Debates by Category: Careers

February 22, 2012

Employee Happiness Matters More Than You Think

Happy workers will produce more and do their jobs better. Pro or con?

January 30, 2012

Forget the Office: Let Employees Work from Home

Businesses are more efficient and employees more productive when people work remotely instead of at one central office. Pro or con?

December 17, 2010

Employers, Get Outta My Facebook

When considering job applicants, prospective employers have no business poking around their profiles on social networking sites. Pro or con?

April 15, 2010

Job Hunters, Forget the Gimmicks

Wearing sandwich-board advertisements and pursuing other such antics sap job seekers’ self-esteem and don’t attract enough employer interest to merit the trouble. Pro or con?

June 11, 2009

Unpaid Internships? No Such Thing

College students who serve as interns in order to train for their desired professions and receive only college credit—or sometimes just the experience—in return are getting a fair trade-off. Pro or con?

September 2, 2008

Pregnant Workers Need Labor Protection

With pregnancy-discrimination claims against U.S. employers at record highs, pregnant workers need additional protection from bias. Pro or con?

June 14, 2007

Corporations Slight Black MBAs

Statistics show a rise in black entrepreneurship, but the numbers hide the sobering fact that many African American MBAs started their own businesses because employers didn’t promote them fast enough. Pro or con?

May 24, 2007

File Office Romances Under ‘OK’

Employers should allow workers to have romantic relationships with one another. They are inevitable and for the most part harmless. Pro or con?

March 11, 2007

Telecommuting Now and Forever

Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine set the goal of having 20% of the state’s workforce telecommuting by 2010. Other states should follow suit. Pro or con?

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