The Workplace

The 10 rules found in every good remote work policy

All companies have standards for the office, but remote work can complicate those rules. Here are 10 guidelines to help you establish a professional …

Remote Working

The surprising impact your snarky work email could have

The effects of email incivility at work don’t end after you hit send, according a recent study.<p>Your nasty work emails could have a lasting impact on …

Money

Here’s Another Study About Why Millennials Are Terrible at Taking Vacation

Millennials are neglecting to take vacation days for fear of falling behind at work, according to a survey from LinkedIn.<p>More than half (56 percent) …

Millennials

Are You Losing Employees to a Bad Commute?

If there's one thing most workers would agree upon, it's that a shorter commute is preferable to a longer one. Americans collectively spend over 100 hours each year getting to and from work, which is more than the amount of time they spend taking vacation. And while some people enjoy the downtime …

Work from Home

Cal/OSHA Publishes a Fact Sheet and Poster Regarding California’s Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Program

Article ByTressi L. CordaroJackson Lewis P.C.OSHA Law BlogCal/OSHA just published a Fact Sheet and a Poster regarding Cal/OSHA’s new requirement for …

Law

“No nation will become great when half of her population ends up only in the kitchen and ‘the other room’, or get disproportionately discriminated against in the higher echelon of corporate management and in governance.”

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday urged Nigerian women to get more involved in political activities, saying from his experience, female …

Citizen Journalism

Ann Hopkins Struck a Blow for Assertive Women in the Workplace

Price Waterhouse found her abrasive and unladylike; a court forced the firm to promote her<p>Ann Hopkins, a consultant at Price Waterhouse who advised government agencies on how to operate more efficiently, was stunned in 1983 when the firm refused to make her a partner. Ms. Hopkins believed she had …

Human Resources

The Morning Risk Report: More Boards Getting Compliance Training

By<p>Ben DiPietro<p>Ben DiPietro<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p><i>Readers can subscribe to The Morning Risk Report here:</i> <i>http://on.wsj.com/MorningRiskReportSignup</i><i>. Follow us on Twitter at @WSJRisk.</i> <i></i><p>Good morning. More organizations are requiring their board members to receive compliance training, spurred by …

Sexual Harassment

Over 50? Why employers don't want you

Liz has applied for hundreds of jobs in the past six years - without a single bite, she says.<p>The now 51-year-old is tertiary qualified and has worked …

Employment

Tackling racial disadvantages and discrimination in the workplace with David Lammy, Zubaida Haque and Torsten Bell

Resolution Foundation’s podcast series: bite-size interviews with big names in UK politics and economics, plus the latest RF analysis.

Race & Ethnicity

Share of U.S. Employees Offered Health Care Through Work Rises

The change marks the first time the rate has increased since 2012, indicating employers may be offering better benefits in a tighter labor market<p>For the first time in six years, the share of U.S. workers offered health insurance through their employer has risen, a sign a tighter labor market is …

Health Care

Best CEO’s in Los Angeles With Jason Nazar

Comparably co-founder/CEO Jason Nazar joined us live to talk about their list of Los Angeles’ Best CEO’s and companies for workplace culture. …

Los Angeles

How to train employees to have difficult conversations

It's time to invest in face-to-face training that empowers employees to have difficult conversations, says Tamekia MizLadi Smith. In a witty, …

Employment

bibliography-icon

What Is the Value of Workplace Safety, and Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?<p><i>by Betsy Gallup</i><p>Think of workplace safety as an insurance policy against …

Workplace Safety

How Search Firms Can Team With Businesses To Compete In The Race For Diversity

Diversity and inclusion have long been matters about which corporate America voices good intentions, but has stalled when it comes to implementing them. I have often wondered what the executive search industry can do to shake things up. A few recent events have convinced me that, in fact, search …

Boston Marathon

Sexual Harassment In The Workplace? There's An App For That!

Now, you can use a new APP to get the help you need if you are a worker or owner of a business!<p>Now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, …

Sexual Harassment

Grammar rules you were taught at school that are wrong

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with “And” or “But”?<p>What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are …

Linguistics

Paramount TV president Amy Powell fired over inappropriate comments

Five years after she was hired to head Paramount TV, Amy Powell has been fired. Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos announced the move to staff in an …

Employment

A new survey shows the extent to which women are still discriminated in the workplace

A new survey has revealed the level to which bosses in the UK discriminate against gender in the work place.<p>500 managers were anonymously questioned by law firm <i>Slater and Gordan</i>. The findings concluded that if women were single mothers or if there was a chance that they would be requiring maternity …

Human Resources

Bosses are failing to explain why female leaders boost profits. This could hurt corporate diversity efforts.

Corporate leaders are failing to explain to their employees why having women in leadership positions is good for a company’s bottom line, according to survey results released Thursday by London-based recruitment company Phaidon International.<p>When asked why they thought their co-workers did not …

Gender Diversity

'Virtual Co-Working Spaces' Are Going to Be Part of the Near-Future's Entrepreneurial Lifestyle

Not sure what virtual coworking entails? Picture an online portal where people work from virtual spaces but can see those in their 'space.'<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no secret that the entrepreneurship landscape is changing: In the United States …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon Will Test A 30-Hour Workweek For Tech Employees

"What is novel for Amazon is the creation of teams that are entirely comprised of part-time employees, including managers," read the invitation.<p>The …

Employment

How Do We Design Workplaces For Inclusivity And Diversity

What is an inclusive workplace? An inclusive workplace is one that values individual differences in the workforce, and makes them feel welcome and accepted.<p>Inclusivity and diversity are moral and legal responsibilities and employers are working hard to give diverse voices a platform. However, …

Human Resources

Is Unlimited Vacation Bad for Women?

Could this supposed perk make gender inequality worse, at work and at home?<p>Employers across the country are locked in a rat race to out-dazzle one …

Human Resources

A New 'Summer Fridays' Survey Shows If You're Reading This at Work Today, There's a 46 Percent Chance You Should Work Someplace Else | Inc.com

Today is a Friday in late July. I am not at work.<p>Perhaps, however, you are at work. In that case, perhaps you should think about working someplace else.<p>I say this because a new survey shows that almost half of all U.S. businesses now offer their employees "Summer Fridays," meaning either a free day …

Human Resources

The stress that kills American workers

WORK can make you sick and shorten your life. That is the argument of a hard-hitting book* by Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at the Stanford Graduate …

Health Care

Touring Tesla’s Model 3 production line, ‘the machine to build the machine’

Inside Tesla’s Fremont factory, six red robot arms bob and weave over a small piece of silver metal that will soon become part of a Model 3 sedan.<p>A …

Tesla

OSHA investigating fatal industrial accident at hospital

CONCORD, Mass. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fatal industrial accident at a Massachusetts …

Workplace Safety

SMRT to be fined $1.9M for fatal accident, tunnel flood

Rail operator SMRT will be fined a total of $1.9 million for the 2016 accident that killed two SMRT trainees and the 2017 flooding incident in the …

Workplace Safety

Memo From the Boss: You’re a Vegetarian Now

WeWork is no longer a safe space for carnivores.<p>Earlier this month, the co-working juggernaut announced that it was essentially going vegetarian. The company will no longer serve red meat, pork or poultry at company functions, and it will not reimburse employees who want to order a hamburger during …

Employment