The Workplace

7 Pieces of Bad Career Advice No Longer Relevant in Today's Job Market

I’ve been receiving bad career advice since I was first asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”<p>Hearing that question when I was young, I …

Employment

Teflon and steel are out. Indian are switching back to cast iron and earthen cookware.

Traditional pots and pans encourage sustainable living. And the taste is better too.<p>It is said that even the best of recipes, handed down across …

Human Resources

Inside Jessica Alba's New Offices For The Honest Company

It's been about six years since actor turned CEO Jessica Alba started her non-toxic brand The Honest Company, and the business has outgrown quite a …

Jessica Alba

Employers hustling harder to keep workers happy

When Jason Vazzano and Kurt Steckling started a new tech company in 1999, the best friends who tested disciplinary boundaries when they were in high …

Human Resources

Search is on for the 2017 Free Press Top Workplaces

Is your company one of the best places to work in Michigan?<p>Starting today, the nominations are open for the 2017 Free Press Top Workplaces …

Human Resources

What Generation Z Wants From The Workplace - Are You Ready?

Just when you thought you figured out Millennials, Generation Z is now entering the workforce. A whopping 72.8 million individuals are included in this group born between the mid-1900s and the early 2000s.<p>Are you ready?<p>While we have learned how to create a culture where Millennials can thrive, what …

Leadership

This Fox News Host Just Suggested His Coworker Was Giving America an Erection

Two different commentators at Fox News made derogatory comments about a female co-worker on air, and one insinuated that she gave the show’s audience an erection.<p>On Friday, while filming a segment of the program <i>The Five</i>, the panelists were discussing immigration enforcement during the Trump era. As …

Workplace Harassment

Serena Williams’s maternity break leaves women’s tennis with a lot to look forward to

The 35-year-old is expecting her first child with fiance Alexis Ohanian later this year.<p>In the spate of the few hours that the news of Serena …

Serena Williams

This is how much time you spend on work emails every day, according to a Canadian survey

The mounting flood of emails employees receive at work every day is becoming such a problem within workplaces that it’s hurting productivity and …

Productivity

Diversity in IT and its workforce helps boost performance, output

<i>Introducing diversity in IT and its</i> <i>workforce</i> <i>is not just about gender or race, according to Bruce Maas, vice provost for IT and CIO at the University</i> …

Recruitment

British lawmakers say high heel workplace ban is a step too far

The bill was introduced to change what many see as sexist dress codes imposed on professional women in Britain.<p>April 21, 2017 —Calls to introduce a …

Human Resources

This Company Is Offering Employees with Pets "Pawternity Leave"

A publishing company in India just introduced “pawternity leave” for its employees, and it definitely needs to be a thing worldwide.<p>HarperCollins India, which employs more than 200 people out of its Noida office, began offering five working days paid leave to new pet parents.<p>A new pet requires a …

Human Resources

Who could it be? Someone is prompting more political talk in the American workplace

posted at 4:01 pm on April 21, 2017 by Andrew Malcolm<p>Call it trickle down politics.<p>Americans are reporting they are talking more about politics with …

Human Resources

AI now and tomorrow: Robots can handle a third of our workplace tasks, study finds

SAN FRANCISCO -- Human workers are far from obsolete, but robots are ready to give us a run for our money.<p>Amid the global proliferation of artificial …

Robots

How to Survive Workplace Mistakes

From walking in on the CEO in the bathroom to falling asleep at work, there’s a way to survive every career misstep.<p>You screwed up. Big time. That ranty email meant for your office BFF just went out to your boss — and her boss. Now you're wondering if you can spend the rest of the day hiding in …

Human Resources

6 Ways to Keep Your Millennial Employees From Quitting

Worried that your Millennial employees are going to quit on you? Maybe you shouldn't be.<p>When you hear the word Millennial, a lot of dumb stereotypes probably pop into your head.<p>One of those stereotypes might be the idea that Millennials are "job hoppers." Even though this is actually a myth, the …

Generations

Work-Life Balance Is More Important Than Salary [ Infographic ]

Despite its status as one of the most famous rambling of a psychotic killer, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” is an important mantra to …

Human Resources

To know how likely a company is to be investigated, look at its employee reviews

When companies commit fraud, lawmakers and regulators usually start at the top when looking for problems in the corporate culture. US senators excoriated former Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf personally in a September hearing on the banks’ widespread practice of opening fraudulent customer accounts. …

Human Resources

How to Fix Your Toxic Office Culture in 5 Steps With Tools You Already Have

Breaking free of homogeneous workspaces is easier than you might think, as long as you know the specific actions to take.<p>Across America and around the globe, people of all different walks of life are mixing together. Even so, it still takes some finesse and deliberate choice to create an …

Human Resources

Intrapreneurship is failing. The answer is sitting in the cubicle

Companies can compete with VCs if employees own and self-fund their ideas.<p>Let’s face it, large companies’ attempts to drive intrapreneurship are largely failing.<p>If we’re honest, how many of us employees are truly empowered to go beyond our day jobs and build a startup? Are you better off building …

Venture Capital

Great Companies For Work-Life Balance

These days, for companies looking to compete, attracting top talent means allowing workers to strike a fair balance between their efforts in the office and the management the rest of their lives.<p>And work-life balance has never been more accessible, with flexible schedule, perks like childcare …

Human Resources

The 20 Best Companies for Work-Life Balance

Where downtime is a guarantee.<p>“Work-life balance. ” It's one of those well-worn corporate cliches that most companies are, quite frankly, pretty bad …

Human Resources

A third of employees say it's common to take corporate data with them when leaving a company

Today’s workforce is caught between two imperatives: be productive and efficient on the job and maintain the security of company data.<p>The results of …

Cybersecurity

Your next office might be inspired by an elementary school

When it comes to office design, most business leaders look to the latest research, the newest trends, and industry competitors to understand where the future of work is headed. But as an interior designer, it’s only taken me a couple of years as the mother of an elementary school student to realize …

Education

Uber extends investigation into its toxic workplace because there’s so much evidence

Findings are now expected by the end of May<p>The team investigating Uber’s toxic workplace and culture must have found a lot of evidence, because they just asked the company’s board of directors for an additional month to sift through everything before submitting their findings.<p>In February, Uber …

Uber

You're more likely to have a work burnout the less you are paid

LONDON — Employees earning more than £100,000 ($128,017) a year almost half as likely to suffer a burnout at work than those earning less than £20,000, according to a study.<p>Nine out of 10 employees on less than £20,000 said they had suffered a burnout, compared with 53% of those earning more than …

Human Resources

It is not hard to manage difference if you have an open mind to ways of working

Share<p>Tweet<p>Flip<p>+1<p>Share<p>Email<p>Shares 2<p><i>I wanted to hear about diversity and divergency from a creative business leader’s point of view. So I asked Paul</i> …

Leadership

Anita Hill and Ellen Pao on Workplace Harassment

Brandeis University's Anita Hill and Kapor Capital's Ellen Pao discuss harassment in the workplace. They speak with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde on …

Workplace Harassment

Keep Your Employees Happy for a Prospective Business Growth

<i>“When employees are happy, they are your best ambassadors” </i><b>— James Sinegal</b><p>Mrs. Smith, the managing director of a big multinational company, believes …

Employee Engagement

These Amazon warehouse workers may never call in sick

Imagine losing a work bonus because your co-worker called in sick.<p>That’s the situation facing Amazon’s German warehouse workers, who stand to get a …

Amazon