The Workplace

5 ways to transition into a new career

Career transitions can be a bumpy ride: you leave the familiar routines of your daily job responsibilities and suddenly everything’s up in the air …

Human Resources

How To Make Your Office More Ergonomic

Absenteeism is a massive impost on businesses. A recent survey has found that workers are, on average, away from work for about 9.5 days per year. …

Human Resources

Stanford Professor: 3 Unmistakable Signs You're in a Toxic Workplace

Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University, Bob Sutton, explains the clear signs that you're in a bad work environment.

Human Resources

Make Your Office the One Comfort Zone You Don't Need to Get Out Of

Removing distractions and enhancing creation comforts at work is likely to boost productivity.<p>Think about your workplace. Is it comfortable? Do you like spending time there? Or do you take bathroom breaks just to restore circulation to your chilled hands, get home with a sore back and feel the …

Human Resources

How the media oversold standing desks as a fix for inactivity at work

Sitting is so culturally ingrained at work, at the wheel, in front of the TV and at the movies, it takes a great effort to imagine doing these things …

Human Resources

Starting a Business Can Increase Older Workers’ Quality of Life (Even When It Doesn’t Pay Well)

As a result of declining birth rates and increasing life expectancy, the average age of the global population is increasing. This demographic trend has important implications for the labor market. Aging individuals are not always able to find satisfactory outlets for their abilities. Moreover, …

Harvard Business Review

Is the four-day week something rich millennials made up?

Quit your tedious nine to five job and carve out a living where you can spend the majority of your days drinking mojitos on a sundrenched beach. Or, …

Human Resources

Newsflash! Flexible working in 2017 isn’t just for women - it's time to bust the 'Mum Myth'

No one could argue that the challenges faced by mothers in the workplace are the impetus behind calls for more and better, flexible jobs – and I should know.<p>After struggling in the jobs market myself as a parent, I have devoted the last 15 years of my career to driving change, and helping more …

Human Resources

Workers feel pressure to be available out of hours on mobiles or email

Firms are failing to tackle the "always on" culture in the workplace despite the impact of modern communications on their staff, new research reveals.<p>…

Manchester

Weighing up casual work — why doing it right might be for you

Claire Hill spent more than a decade receiving the benefits of being permanently employed but has now joined a growing number of Australians opting …

Australian News

The workplace fable of the sharp sales director and her warring team

<i>Mark Price shares his workplace fables - true stories form the business front line which can teach us lessons about career success.</i><p>THE SHARP SALES DIRECTOR AND HER WARRING TEAM<p>The Sharp Sales Director had not been at Fit Finance for very long. She knew it had been flagging for a while, so decided a …

Human Resources

Digital Workplace Development Fueled by the Cloud

Two themes emerged on the first day of the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit in London. First, enterprises are still unclear what a digital workplace …

Employee Engagement

The Agile Insight Handbook: Technology, Trends, Choice and Organisational Objectives for 2018

I attended a fantastic CoreNet chapter conference in Melbourne last week. It was particularly refreshing as most of the presenters were …

Human Resources

Only 2% of EY’s intern class says diversity is a key factor in choosing an employer

Millennials, the conventional wisdom holds, value diversity and seek it out when applying for jobs.<p>Or maybe not.<p>In a July survey, just 2% of interns at EY—the accounting and consulting firm formerly called Ernst & Young—said they prioritized a company’s reputation for diversity and inclusion when …

Human Resources

Automation Leads to Mixed Feelings for Knowledge Workers

Although many information workers think their jobs could be replaced by automation, many think automation could lead to more efficient and meaningful …

Automation

How to keep work from ruining your life

In our ever-connected world, the good thing is you can work from anywhere. The bad thing is you can work from anywhere.<p>That constant accessibility …

Happiness

Bearing Children: How to Bring Your Baby to the Office for a Visit

Most mornings, I get in early enough to turn on the lights in my office. I unpack my bag uninterrupted, to a background of almost complete silence. …

Fashion

The man behind @NYCFoodFomo on the importance of having a hobby

AJ runs the popular Instagram account @NYCFoodFomo, which covers his adventures trying out new food all over New York and beyond. However, running an …

Happiness

10 passive-aggressive work phrases and what they really mean

You know the feeling: After explaining how your team’s latest project is going in a detailed email that’s super easy to read, the one person who …

Happiness

Travel The World: Top 30 Companies Hiring Freelancers

With freelancing and remote work, it’s possible to travel the world and live anywhere. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)<p>Tovah Burstein and her husband had been living and working in Chicago, but they were tired of being tied down by the 9-5 and wanted to travel. So they took a chance, moved into a …

Freelancing

If you’re stressed, new study says to think of yourself as someone else

To put your problems in perspective, it helps to give yourself some objective distance.<p>But when our problems only exist in our heads, stepping back …

Happiness

Why the Future of Workplace Design Looks Like Your College Campus

Miss your college campus, when a trip across the quad would occasionally take 45 minutes because you just couldn’t stop talking to every friend and …

Human Resources

5 Ways You Can Create a More Inclusive Workplace Immediately -- and Why You Should

The more diversity you bring to your team, the greater your chances of finding groundbreaking insights and solutions.<p>Between President Donald Trump, Uber and Google, diversity and inclusion issues have dominated the headlines recently. In response, companies like Facebook, Lyft and Netflix have …

Management

Want to be Happier at Work and in Life? Ditch the Balance Metaphor

Who really is able to balance work and life anyway? You're probably more of a juggler, segmenter, blender or eclipser.<p>You've certainly heard of the idea of work life balance. But is balance the only way to describe how we manage our work and our lives? What if they're not in balance at all? …

Human Resources

How to Work From Home

Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in October 2012 while I lived in New York and juggled three jobs. Along with working at a restaurant and a news agency on nights and weekends, I spent my weekdays commuting from Brooklyn to a media company in Manhattan. When the hurricane made landfall, it …

Productivity

8 hot IT hiring trends — and 8 going cold

We’re seeing a number of shifts this year in hiring as technologies mature, new ones emerge and companies work to cut costs by blending full-time IT …

Gig Economy

Coworking spaces and IoT — what could possibly go wrong?

The IoT and coworking spaces have a lot in common. Both need to strike a careful balance between forging accessible yet secure connections to engage with and protect their growing communities.<p>It’s a tough call. Lucas Seyhun, co-founder at The Farm Coworking, said: “While we work with some of New …

Internet of Things

Not Driving to Work Is the Hot New High-End Job Perk

And the more money you make, the more likely you are to take public transportation.<p>Among the many, many things that the Census Bureau asks in the annual American Community Survey, the 2016 results of which were released last week, is this:<p>How did this person usually get to work LAST WEEK? If this …

U.S. Census

Three ways a Mobile App will Improve Staff Engagement and Your Business’ Bottom Line

The Employee: Lost in the On-Demand Economy<p><i>Why is staff turnover so high?</i> <i><br>What can I do to improve worker retention?</i> <i><br>How can I keep track of staff that</i> …

Human Resources

How British companies are 'out of step with staff' on flexible working

Firms are under-estimating the demand for flexible working amid growing popularity of part-time, home-based or remote jobs, research shows.<p>A survey …

Human Resources