Workplace

Whether it’s the office environment or the way your colleagues interact, there are always ways to improve the workplace. Keep them engaged with these insights.

Holiday characters in the workplace

A Christmas fairy tale: the workplace edition

December 24th. 8:55 am. Coffee in hand. Just like every weekday morning for the past five years, you’re about to walk into your ...

15 workplace horror stories we wish were not real

Workplace horror stories we wish were not real

When we were kids, we used to share scary stories with our friends. And, more often than not, we would exaggerate a little bit (...

employee burnout

Employee burnout for employers: costs, causes and cures

Have you ever felt so exhausted and disheartened that you just don’t want to go to work? Many of us have these moments — passing...

controversial topics at work

Can we discuss politics or other controversial topics at work?

Let’s say that one of your employees posts a racist joke on their personal social media page. Even if it was meant by that emplo...

Why HR for startups is a good thing

HR doesn’t have to be a chokehold for growing startups and small and medium size businesses. There are ways to organize your hum...

Why even ‘casual’ companies should have dress codes

The days of the formal company dress code are numbered. Even traditional suit industries like banking are loosening their standa...

The problem with employee wellness programs

Employee wellness programs are morally questionable and misguided. Companies usually turn to them to reduce health costs, but th...

The limits of euphemism

As individuals it is likely that we have differing degrees of tolerance for being spoken to indirectly. And yet most of us are e...

The most popular company policies

Most employee handbooks include policies like anti-discrimination, confidentiality, code of conduct and attendance. Though ...

Holacracy after the hype: lessons for business

It has often been tough to separate Holacracy from its accompanying hype. The alternative management system, meant to distribute...

How to get employees to actually take vacation

A vacation? What’s that? In 2015, more than half of American workers didn’t use all of their paid vacation days. In comparison, ...

Employee monitoring: to track or not to track?

As anyone who has ever worked in the corporate world knows, it’s easy to clock up a 9-5 day and get absolutely nothing done. Bef...

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