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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.

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...

Why parental leave laws aren’t working

If we want to have a workforce in the future we need to have children. The necessity to create tomorrow’s employees means today’...

How to create an employee retention program

Employee retention programs can help you protect your most valuable assets: your people. High turnover rates cost time and money...

The false economy of unpaid internships

The word ‘intern’ has an ironic double meaning: to work as a trainee and to confine someone as a prisoner. Most articles about u...

Performance review alternatives to the traditional approach

The traditional approach to performance appraisals has long been in need of a rethink, with some smart companies looking at...

Workplace, salary and benefits for startups

You’re not going to compete on salary with Google and Facebook but you need to get survival out of mind. Even your earliest hire...

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