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Should Non-Smokers Get Extra Vacation Days Each Year?

According to a recent report, many nonsmokers in the workplace want to be compensated for the time smokers spend taking smoke breaks, which according to researchers roughly adds up to the equivalent of six work days’ worth of smoking each year.

Publish date: 03/26/2018

Staying Relevant in an Increasingly Automated World

A new surge of investment in automation could stimulate millions in investments in the US economy and lift interest rates by the 2020s, according to a recent report by Bain and Company. How do we stay competitive against the surge of automation? How do we stay relevant against the robots?

Publish date: 03/22/2018

The Reason You’re Out of Work Affects Interview Invitations

New research from the University of North Carolina indicates that the reason a person is unemployed affects the way the hiring manager evaluates her or his application. Specifically, the research indicates that employers prefer candidates who were laid off over those who opted to stay home with children.

Publish date: 03/22/2018

Hitting Rock Bottom After a Job Loss Could Be Good News, Study Says

Hitting rock bottom — in terms of losing a job — can actually be beneficial, possibly resulting in radical solutions that may lead to an entirely new work identity. So says research from the University of Notre Dame.

Publish date: 03/19/2018

An App to Report Harassment, Discrimination

As workplace harassment and discrimination continue to make headlines, developers have created an app to report such incidents.

Publish date: 03/19/2018

Yes, There are Benefits to Stabbing a Voodoo Doll of Your Boss

Many of us have had a boss that’s gotten under our skin or we didn’t see eye to eye with. Rather than letting resentment and anger build, new research says this form of “therapy” can help ease tensions. Get a voodoo doll.

Publish date: 03/14/2018

Are Standing Desks a Sham?

While standing and treadmill desks in the office are considered to be better for employees than prolonged sitting, researchers from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland suggest that there is little evidence to support that claim, calling it marketing-speak in a new study.

Publish date: 03/12/2018

You’ve Sent Out Your Resume, Now What? Part 2

Part 2 of You’ve Sent Out Your Resume, Now What?

Publish date: 03/12/2018

Why Do People Change Jobs?

With so many shifting trends in modern employment, this data can provide a slice of insight for how the future of the workforce will look.

Publish date: 03/08/2018

Not Everyone Wants to See Dogs in the Workplace, Study

Fast-becoming a popular benefit in the workplace, letting employees bring their beloved dogs to work with them is not viewed as a benefit by everyone, according to a new survey from YouGov.

Publish date: 03/05/2018