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Kenneth Matos

Kenneth Matos, Ph.D., is Senior Director of Employment Research and Practice at Families and Work Institute. He conducts research on a wide range of workforce and workplace issues, including diversity, mentoring, work-life fit, and workplace effectiveness. His responsibilities include identifying emerging employment issues and trends, conducting analyses, writing reports and speaking on the findings from the Families and Work Institute’s ongoing nationally representative studies—the National Study of Employers and the National Study of the Changing Workforce. Prior to joining FWI, Dr. Matos worked for the Department of Defense (DoD), where he developed, implemented, and analyzed surveys of members of the U.S. military, their families and related constituencies.

Entries by Kenneth Matos

State of the US Workplace: Good and Bad News

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 10:29 AM

NSE 2014As the United States moves slowly out of the worst recession it has experienced since the Great Depression, how have employers responded?

The ongoing National Study of Employers -- a study of employers with 50 or...

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Caddy Conundrum: What if This Guy Was Your Boss?

(1) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 2:15 PM

"Were we nuts when we pointed to the moon? That's right, we went up there and you know what we got? Bored. So we left."

This is the way in which Cadillac's newest commercial references one of the greatest achievements of humankind. In the commercial, it's just...

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Bosses Aren't Working You to Death on Purpose

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 4:08 PM

One of the great myths of management is that supervisors want their employees to work long hours. Many employees think their hours are nine to "whenever my boss leaves."

This leads some to believe they have to forget about a personal life if they want to make a good impression...

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HP & Yahoo's Telecommuting Breakup: It's Not You, It's Me!

(3) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 12:02 PM

First, Yahoo said it wanted to break up, and now HP has announced its love affair is on the rocks.

Telework has been having a rough time lately.

In both cases, telework was fed the same line: "It's not you, it's me... I'm going through stuff...

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