The Workplace

Open Office Plans Often Breed Contempt Rather Than Success

We often wonder how great ideas happen at the workplace. While most of us are stuck working in drab cubicles, attending a regularly scheduled, and …

Human Resources

Work-at-Home Opportunities With UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group is the largest health insurer in the United States. They offer work-from-home positions and positions that are considered for …

UnitedHealth

Stay-at-home moms could be the secret to energizing America’s economy

Kristen Whirrett, a former Lutheran school teacher in Fort Wayne, Ind., always planned to take a career break to focus on motherhood.<p>“When we were …

Lifestyle

Higher Employee Engagement Brings Work Satisfaction

Employee engagement is a serious bottom-line issue. It fuels organizations during times of economic growth and, more critically, when market …

Employee Engagement

Three Keys To Effectively Managing Remote Workers [Infographic]

In a mere 3 years the mobile workforce is projected to comprise roughly three-quarters of U.S. employees.<p>Is your organization ready?<p>According to Gallup, remote working has been on the rise since 2012: from 39% in 2012 to 43% in 2016. The desire to work remotely is here to stay and it isn’t limited …

Leadership

Do You Have a Bad Boss? Here's What to Look For. (Infographic)

One of the top things employees can't stand is when their boss takes credit for their work.<p>Whether they are taking credit for your work or promoting the wrong people -- having a bad boss can make going to work miserable.<p>A recent study by BambooHR, which surveyed more than 1,000 employees across the …

Leadership

Stoicism in the Workplace

getting a better perspective towards work and peoplePhoto by Nick de Partee on UnsplashTime and time again I keep hearing how people hate their jobs. …

Self-improvement

Yoga in the office? Firms should help us stay well, says public health chief

Yoga clubs, ‘walking meetings’ and standing desks are among the strategies small and medium-sized companies should adopt, according to Duncan Selbie<p>Lunchtime yoga classes, providing help to remove ingrowing toenails and holding meetings while walking around the office – these are just some of the …

Human Resources

We asked a manager if it's appropriate to wear shorts in the office now

During those hot summer months, what's appropriate office wear and what's not? We asked you for questions earlier this week, and we sent them along to Alison Green, office advice extraordinaire over at AskaManager.org.<p>Send us your questions about summer office attire and you could be on …

Clothing

Another Country launches furniture designed to make offices feel more like home

Another Country's adjustable Work Series furniture is designed to combat perceptions of the office as "cold and clinical".<p>The range features wooden …

Furniture

Free beer and funky decor: working the WeWork way

Stepping out of Bank Underground station in the heart of London’s financial district this summer, commuters have been handed an enticing offer.<p>“Get …

Real Estate

Bullying Bosses and Incivility in the Workplace

Over the past two years I’ve written a lot about the rise of abusive bosses, toxic work cultures and rise of incivility in America and other …

Leadership

China sees fewer workplace accidents in H1

BEIJING - China's workplace safety record improved in the first half of 2017, with the number of accidents and fatalities both dropping, latest data …

Workplace Safety

More than 1000 nurses experienced workplace violence in three months: survey

Queensland Nurses and midwives in remote and aged care facilities are exposed to more violence than their colleagues in major cities and more than …

Human Resources

13 Companies That Are Hiring and Offering Insane Benefits (Like Working From Home) Right Now

Hurry and apply now. These remote jobs will go fast.<p>Do you work from home? If not, you might want to start looking into it. Remote.co, an invaluable resource for anyone interested in joining remote work, lists hundreds of remote companies with scores of of openings.<p>Since competition is fierce, top …

Human Resources

The digital future of work: Is the 9-to-5 job going the way of the dinosaur?

Independent work is on the rise, thanks in part to new digital platforms that allow people to find work and offer their skills. What will this do to …

Human Resources

The Best Leaders Don't Label Their Employees, They Do This Instead

Management discussions often focus on generational differences, but personality variations cut across generations.<p>It's almost impossible to have a discussion about management or workplace culture without talking about different generations, how they differ, and the things they prefer.<p>A lot of these …

Business

Research Shows 3 Ways to Bring More Humanity to the Workplace

I believe in eliminating the false dichotomy of work versus life and instead infusing work with humanity.<p>Work can be dehumanizing. I’m not only talking about truly hard work, like laboring in a coal mine or on an oil rig. A 9-to-5 job, despite its privileges, is a vestige of a time when …

Human Resources

This is how responsive office design affects human behavior

The average American worker will spend about 35% of his or her waking life in an office. And yet, close to half of U.S. workers are not satisfied with their workplace environment. This group is facing inefficiencies at the office that result in lost productivity, lackluster engagement, and an …

Human Resources

Report suggests globally mobile workforce is critically important to business

Despite the unstable economic climate, unexpected political change and the impact of technology on societies the world’s biggest companies still view …

News (Ireland)

Setting the Table for DevOps Team Structure

Building a DevOps team is about people, organization, even tables, chairs and office space.<p>Implementing a true DevOps structure for a team is …

DevOps

Grind closes Loop coworking space after four years, retreats to New York

Even the free Wednesday booze cart couldn’t sustain Grind, a coworking space in the Loop that closed its doors in late June.<p>Grind, which opened in 2013 at 2 N. LaSalle St., offered 24/7 access, coffee and general office amenities, as well as bagels on Mondays in addition to the weekly liquor …

Chicago

GovCloud: The Future of Government Work

Wind back the clock to 1971. Jane, a freshly minted college graduate, joins the government as a clerk. Jane’s work consists largely of entering information into databases and creating reports, which requires her to spend the better part of her work day seated at a terminal near a mainframe computer …

Human Resources

The future of work in India is funky co-working spaces, not stuffy offices

A thriving startup ecosystem, costly commercial real estate, and increasing acceptance of unconventional offices are spurring the demand for co-working spaces in India.<p>By the end of 2017, such facilities will increase by between 40% and 50% to reach a million square feet in India, according to a …

Human Resources

Bench Accounting Office Interiors / Perkins+Will

<i>From the architect.</i> Bench Accounting, a rapidly growing technology company that provides service-focused bookkeeping solutions, engaged Perkins+Will …

Human Resources

Artificial intelligence, analytics help speed up digital workplace transformation | ZDNet

New study says gaining competitive advantage and improving business processes are among companies' top goals.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) and …

Artificial Intelligence

Why PR and Marketing Companies Should Not Ignore Glassdoor – Adweek

On a job site like Glassdoor, now the second largest job site and fastest-growing in the U.S., a powerful combination of reviews, salaries, benefits …

Advertising Industry

Coworking in India Expected to Grow by Over 50% in 2017

Coworking spaces can lead to a 20-25% cost savings as opposed to working in the traditional office spaces

India

Tomorrow’s Workplace: Flexible and Secure

Balancing workplace flexibility and enterprise security is not a new challenge for IT and technology decision-makers—but getting it right is …

Human Resources

New president of B.C. Wildlife Federation aims for stability

The new president of the 50,000-member B.C. Wildlife Federation, the province’s largest fishing and hunting organization, is a former senior …

Canadian News