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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

More Responsibility but Not More Money

A promotion without a raise? More job responsibilities without a raise or a promotion? The pros and cons of these two related situations deserve thoughtful evaluation.

Publish date: 08/20/2018

Engineers and the Gig Economy

How will the gig economy affect the current and future employment options for engineers?

Publish date: 08/17/2018

Survey Reveals Two Biggest Workplace Faux Pas

The two biggest workplace faux pas you can commit, according to a recent survey from Accountemps, that are sure to upset both your manager and your coworkers, are running late and gossiping, respectively.

Publish date: 08/15/2018

Napping to Improve Workday Productivity

Feeling worn out and the idea of going about the rest of your work day is unbearable? Go ahead and take a nap.

Publish date: 08/15/2018