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Jobseekers Among Those Most Likely to Delete Facebook Account

Jobseekers are among those groups most likely to deactivate their Facebook accounts, according to a recent study.

Publish date: 09/12/2018

An Open-Plan Office Can Work for You

Workers in open-plan offices can implement strategies for taking back control of their space and maintaining their productivity and their sanity.

Publish date: 09/12/2018

An Overlooked Office Perk

A recently released survey by the HR advisory firm Future Workplace called “The Employee Experience” found that access to natural light and a place to see the outdoors were the number one most important attribute of an office environment.

Publish date: 09/11/2018

Letting Go When the Workday is Done

Most of us have a set of tasks we do each morning to get out the door and ready for the day, but what about at the other end of the day? Having a workplace shutdown ritual is beneficial not only to your personal sanity but for the sake of others you interact with.

Publish date: 09/05/2018

Microsoft to Contractors: Provide Paid Maternity Leave

Microsoft announced that, starting in 2019, it will require its contractors to offer U.S. employees paid maternity leave.

Publish date: 09/05/2018

An Argument for the Four-day Workweek

After a two-month trial of a four-day workweek, a New Zealand company is entertaining the idea of making such a scheme permanent.

Publish date: 09/04/2018

Study Finds Open-office Plan Not Ideal for Collaboration

The proliferation of open-plan work spaces has been the topic of much debate in recent years. One school of thought is that the open-concept invites increased collaboration and interaction among workers while another school of thought suggests that such an environment invites the opposite.

Publish date: 09/04/2018

Tattoos Equal Jobs?

It used to be that people bearing visible tattoos during a job interview would risk being passed over for the job. Yet, now that an estimated 20 percent of American adults and 40 percent of millennials have tattoos, researchers from the University of Miami Business School and the University of Western Australia have discovered that tattoos might actually give job candidates an upper hand in a competitive labor market.

Publish date: 08/22/2018

Rude Work Emails Just as Likely to Annoy Your Domestic Partner as They Do You

Those work-related emails, the kind that range from either slightly curt to blatantly rude, are apt to affect your partner just as much as they serve to annoy you, according to research from the University of Illinois.

Publish date: 08/22/2018

Companies Offering "Pawternity" Leave When Employees Adopt a Pet

Bringing home a new furry friend can be a lot of work, especially at first as they get acclimated to your home. Some companies are offering a way to ease the transition with what’s being called “pawternity leave” or a few paid days off to care for a new pet.

Publish date: 08/21/2018