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Onsite Doctors Keeping Employees Healthy

Though not as likely to attract the attention that, say, gourmet meals, napping pods, onsite dry cleaning and pet day care might garner, one valuable benefit attracting employees to some Bay Area tech companies is, by comparison, quite simple.

Publish date: 01/17/2018

The Work/Life Balance Not So Balanced for Remote Workers

As working from home becomes more and more common thanks to advances in technology, experts believe that the boundary between work and life has blurred.

Publish date: 01/17/2018

Laughter in the Workplace

Although not ordinarily recognized as a valuable workplace benefit by employers, humor is an essential ingredient for a successful work environment.

Publish date: 01/17/2018

Internet Use at the Office: Part 2

One potential solution to the social media problem is to create two separate Facebook accounts.

Publish date: 01/16/2018

Stressed-out Bosses Typically Make Bad Bosses

After looking at more than 150 studies from 25 different countries on the topic of stress and leadership, Harms concluded that bosses who are stressed tend to lash out at their subordinates. Consequently, lashing out negatively impacts both employee performance and morale.

Publish date: 01/16/2018

US Labor Market Trends 2018: Gig Economy Strengthens

Up to 61 percent of respondents to a recent survey intend to convert about a third of full-time positions to freelance or contract positions. Employers see advantages to freeing up permanent positions: gaining the flexibility to hire the skills they need at the time they need them and responding quickly to demands for job skills that cannot be predicted.

Publish date: 01/09/2018

Internet Use at the Office

Internet access is a bit of a double-edged sword for employers. While giving employees access to tools that will help them quickly complete tasks and to resources that make obtaining and communicating information much faster, it also opens up a host of problems for managers, including productivity issues and vulnerability to viruses from untrustworthy sites.

Publish date: 01/08/2018

Phone Snubbed by the Boss

According to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, supervisors who continue to look at their phone while meeting with employees are likely to lose their employees’ trust, which will subsequently affect their engagement.

Publish date: 01/08/2018

Jumping Back into the Job Market Through a Returnship

For people returning to work after a years-long gap, a return internship could be the key that unlocks the door to a new position.

Publish date: 01/04/2018

Accessing Your Paycheck Before Payday

The world’s largest retailer, and one that’s often critiqued for its low wages, unveiled financial planning tools designed by Even Responsible Finance Inc. and PayActiv Inc. that lets its employees access earned wages ahead of scheduled paychecks and avoid bounced checks or payday loans.

Publish date: 01/04/2018