Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Job Searching While Black: What’s Behind The Unemployment Gap?

In research for her book The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism, DiTomaso began by interviewing several hundred white people from across the country about their job histories. She found … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Goshen Hospital Employees Fired After Refusing Mandatory Flu Shot

The age-old debate between personal liberty and public responsibility has found contentious new participants: health care workers. The debate recently reached a fever pitch after eight employees at Indiana University Health … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Irresistible’ worker fired in Iowa: ‘I don’t think it’s fair’

Melissa Nelson, a worker fired for being “irresistible” to her boss, spoke out Saturday about a high court decision that said her termination broke no discrimination law… Nelson spoke one day … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Stale Ph.D.’s Need Not Apply

When Harvard University and Colorado State University recently posted job ads indicating that applicants should be very recent recipients of Ph.D.’s, many people saw the ads as confirmation of something … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Long-Term Unemployment Worse Than A Criminal Record When It Comes To Job Placement: Survey

A new survey has found that hiring managers and recruiters believe it is easier to place a candidate who has a job — but who also has a criminal record … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Who Are The Happiest Workers in America (And Who Is Getting Happier)?

Work paradise is, in fact, to be found in the ranks of independent professionals. MBO, a company that specializes in providing services to this happy group, has just published its second State of … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Spain’s Crisis Reignites an Old Social Conflict

Outmaneuvering the police, hundreds of jobless farmworkers charged through a hole in a fence and turned the manicured gardens of a vacant estate here in Spain’s agricultural heartland into a … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Nation of Temps

These workers are often called the “precariat,” a combination of “precarious” and “proletariat,” because the traditional social safety nets for workers don’t cover them. They have no job security as … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Starbucks expanding effort to help businesses create jobs

Starbucks is expanding an unusual effort to create jobs through small business loans, which the company launched last fall after chief executive Howard Schultz lambasted politicians for not doing more to fix … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment


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