Job Market

How to make a successful hire in a post-pandemic world

Job interviews can be among the most interesting exchanges in the catalog of business interaction. It’s pretty standard to fire off a couple of dozen questions to facilitate discovery into the applicant’s work history, professional accomplishments, skill sets and general demeanor. But it may be how they ask questions that can tell you much more about a potential employee. Reading between the lines and listening carefully is critical, especially given the tumultuous events we have all dealt…

Some U.S. airlines may not enforce new face mask policies

Major U.S. airlines have recently implemented policies requiring all passengers to wear face masks in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But some carriers reportedly may not enforce the rule. Reuters reported earlier this week that while American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have instructed employees to deny boarding to anyone not wearing a mask at the gate, the three major carriers have also told flight crews not to force passengers to do so once on board. According…

Movie Biz: Remembering Fred Willard, who was too original, too spontaneous for shtick

At first I wasn’t going to write about Fred Willard, the comic genius who passed away, age 86, over last weekend. After all, he belonged to television more than the movies, with multiple Emmy nominations and recurring roles on hit shows like “Modern Family” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.” He regularly dropped by late-night talk shows like “The Tonight Show” and “The Jimmy Kimmel Show.” And he made guest appearances on seemingly hundreds of series, ranging from “Family Guy”…

Teleoperated fleet of e-scooters launches at Curiosity Lab

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, an innovation center created by the City of Peachtree Corners, has launched one of the world’s first fleet of teleoperated e-scooters ready for public use. Thanks to a partnership with micormobility startups Go X and Tortoise, 100 teleoperated scooters — scooters that are controlled remotely — will launch on Curiosity Lab’s autonomous vehicle track for testing and data analytics. Go X is behind the scooter development and ride hailing app, while Tortoise…