The Workplace

Are Indians Mature And Sensitive Enough To Accommodate The Idea Of Menstrual Leave At Workplace?

Women form the core of human capital in most Indian organizations - public and private. While the government has framed legal protections for safety, …

Gender

Mike Moritz and the declining America worker

Storied Sequoia investor Mike Moritz threw fire into the tech Twitter gumbo with his observations of hard-working Chinese workers and slothful Silicon Valley engineers. Moritz, a billionaire, clearly needs page views to fund his retirement.<p>The major money quote about Silicon Valley is this: “In …

Startups

Companies are paying employees to stay healthy

Corporate America is handing out huge cash bonuses this year to workers who hit the gym and knock off pounds.<p>Call it their pound of flesh. …

Business

Building A Company Culture? Make Office Design Your First Priority.

Your office design literally sets the stage for employee wellness, productivity, daily interactions, overall morale, and guest perceptions. Are you forcing people to work in an outdated design?<p>Currently, you're most likely to hear the words "company culture" in terms of internal marketing and …

Human Resources

This Is The One Thing Still Missing From The #TimesUp And #Me Too Conversation

To say I’m optimistic about 2018 is an understatement. With campaigns like #metoo, #TimesUp and #5050by2020, women from all industries have made the …

Sheryl Sandberg

Best Layout Designs to Give Your Home Office a Makeover

Rumor has it that Mary Kay started her business on her kitchen table. In fact, many home business owners get started in a tiny corner of the home …

Small Business

Workplace culture and the alternative workforce

Article<p>Beyond office walls and balance sheets: Culture and the alternative workforce Deloitte Review, issue 21<p>July 31, 2017<p>​Managing organizational …

Human Resources

5 Symptoms of Poor Office 365 Collaboration and How to Fix Them

When organizations adopt Office 365, some expect collaboration to suddenly become both engaging and painless. However, users often find Office 365 …

Management

Too many workers lack a voice – and that hurts employers, too

Media reports describing how some employers – most notably some Tim Hortons franchises – have responded to Ontario’s minimum wage increase illustrate …

Tim Hortons

Parents struggling to cope with ‘intense workloads’ and long hours, study warns

<b>Getting a sensible work-life balance is a tricky one to get right, especially for parents.</b><p>We often find ourselves having to work long hours as …

Parenting

Moose Jaw company fined after worker injured in 27 foot fall

A Moose Jaw company has been fined under Saskatchewan’s occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations after a worker was injured in a fall.<p>The …

Saskatchewan

There Are Apparently Zero Scientifically-Proven Benefits to Open Plan Offices

Executives who implement open plan offices are behaving like climate-change deniers and anti-vaxxers.<p>A recent Harvard Business Review article quoted Facebook's "Chief People Officer" on the company's new 430,000 square foot open plan office:<p>"It really creates an environment where people can …

Business

6 cringeworthy management mistakes that are killing your employees’ motivation

According to behavioral economist Dan Ariely, there’s a reason some people work harder than others. It’s not because they <i>have</i> to. It’s because they <i>want</i> to.<p>As simple as that sounds, creating a workplace where people <i>want</i> to put in the extra mile, as many business owners will tell you, is rather …

Human Resources

An influential Silicon Valley investor said that talking about paternity leave is a sign that society is becoming 'unhinged'

• <b>Influential investor Michael Moritz has argued that Silicon Valley firms will lose out to Chinese rivals because employees expect benefits like paternity leave and time off at weekends.</b>• <b><br>Moritz said Silicon Valley debates around paternity leave and political correctness were signs of a society</b> …

Silicon Valley

Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. By Andy Beckett<p>Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday …

Long-form Journalism

3 things to do when your boss constantly sends late-night and weekend emails

You’re settling into bed following happy hour with your new coworkers when you get an email from your boss. Your anxiety levels immediately spike …

Self-improvement

Open plan offices make employees miserable and distracted

<b>Open plan office spaces could make employees miserable and unproductive.</b><p>A new study suggests that the layout of offices has a major role to play in …

Human Resources

Women, You’re Not The Problem — Our Sexist Workplace Culture Is

After more than a decade of working full-time in various editorial roles and in a range of office environments, I am now, at 35, a freelancer.<p>On one hand, there is an obvious explanation for why I no longer hold a fancy title like executive editor or editorial director. I lost my job in late 2016 …

LGBTQ

Megyn Kelly staffer fired after reporting ‘toxic and demeaning’ work culture

A top staffer on Megyn Kelly’s show has been fired after claiming there is a “toxic and demeaning” environment on set, rife with bullying and …

Human Resources

The Flu This Year Is BAD. Here's How to Keep Yourself Healthy and Your Office Safe.

The flu can wipe out people, productivity, and profits. Use these precautions to keep everybody happy and healthy.<p>Anyone who ever spent a week in bed, or worse, hanging their head over the toilet, knows the flu is terrible. It makes you feel awful, puts loved ones at risk, and takes you totally out …

Public Health

Casual workers five times more likely to become jobless than permanent employees, study finds

Casual workers are five times more likely to drop out of the labour market than those on permanent contracts, a new study finds.<p>Research for the TUC …

Frazzled working parents forced into career sacrifices

For the overworked UK parent worried about missing their toddler’s bedtime and fearing yet another argument with their other half, news comes of the …

Human Resources

4 Ways Your Open Office Concept Might Be Hampering Productivity (Here's How to Fix It)

Open offices are great, but they can be productivity blockers. Here's how to fix that.<p>Open design offices were supposed to be near-magical places where collaboration happened in every corner, but that's not really how it is.<p>Staples' recent workplace survey reveals that 37 percent of workers polled …

Human Resources

3 Ways to Make Remote Employees Feel Valued

Employees are working remotely more than ever today, whether that be from home, a coffeehouse, or a solar-powered van pointed at the horizon. But for …

Human Resources

Millennials Are Happiest When They Feel Connected to Their Co-Workers

In America, it can be hard to see past all the bluster about “self-made men” and rugged individualism. The truth is a lot more pleasant to behold: Nobody is an island, and we all need each other to survive.<p>Some of the surviving we do each day happens in the workplace, where we share common areas …

Human Resources

#InternPro Chat: Toxic Workplaces: How to Fix Them Before they Break You

You find yourself in a beautiful world full of sunshine and happiness. Everything is peaceful and perfect. But… there’s an annoying buzz in the …

Human Resources

Cities Are Killing The Future Of Work (And The American Dream)

In its new-headquarters search, Amazon seems hell-bent on accelerating the rapid urbanization of work. We should be trying to reverse it.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.</i><p>Today Amazon announced that it’s whittled down more than …

WordPress

Distracted Driving, Violence and Drug Use Contribute to Workplace Fatalities

The number of annual workplace fatalities rose for the third consecutive year in 2016, according to data recently released by the U.S. Bureau of …

Human Resources

Help Companies Avoid Layoffs in Recessions

Sometimes government should help people move to accommodate economic change. Sometimes it's better to keep them in place.<p>One of the hardest questions in economics is mobility versus stability. What happens to workers who are displaced by recessions, technological and industrial change, regional …

Opinion

New York City’s fanciest offices are absolutely jaw-dropping

Remember that episode of “Mad Men” when Joan complains about people walking through her office as a shortcut? These days, Joan probably wouldn’t have …

Real Estate