Radio Show #182
Lauren Weber, Careers & Workplace Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Show Date: August 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT
Lauren Weber has been The Wall Street Journal’s “Careers and Workplace” reporter for four years, also part of the “Management” reporting team.
Previously she was a “private investigator” (don’t ask, don’t tell) and a staff reporter at Reuters and Newsday. Her freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and other newspapers. Her first book was In Cheap We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue (2009), a cultural history of frugality in the United States.
On the show, Lauren will talk about her year-long project investigating the next great change in HR, Performance Management; how another hot topic, pre-hire assessments, are changing the rules for applicants and the companies that hire them; and the emerging quagmire of legal issues around classifying workers that you need to know to avoid getting bit on the butt.
Lauren Weber writes about careers and workplace issues for The Wall Street Journal. Her coverage has included such topics as the growing use of sophisticated pre-hire assessments, the mystery of what happens to a resume when a candidate hits the submit button, and controversies surrounding the classification of independent contractors and employees, among many others.
Lauren arrived at The Wall Street Journal in 2011 after a stint as a private investigator. She has also been a staff reporter at Reuters and Newsday, and her freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and other newspapers. Lauren is the author of In Cheap We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue (2009), a cultural history of frugality in the United States.