Present but unproductive.
We're increasingly afraid of missing work – even when sick. New research reveals why.
A new study finds that men who earn most of the dough are willing to give it up for more time at home.
Even in a dreary office, by understanding how your brain works you can change how it feels to be there.
In many of the workplaces I visit as a neuroscientist, stressed workers behave much like addicted lab rats. But you don't have to quit the rat race to start feeling better at work.
Abercrombie says it will no longer require employees to be constantly on call.
A significant share of the workforce wakes up every day without knowing at what time they'll work – or even if they will earn anything at all.
Workplaces should try to eliminate situations where bullying can occur, rather than put responsibility on workers to behave nicely.
Like cancer, bullying will affect a majority of employees during their working lives, as a victim, witness, or perhaps as the alleged bully. And like cancer, there's no silver bullet to cure bullying.
Why three-day weekends are not only feasible but the basis of a better standard of life.
After a hard day at work, children still expect their mom to spend quality time with them.
How successful a mother or career scientist one can become depends on how one's available time is divided between the two activities.
What keeps workers going when the goal isn’t even in sight?
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What does it take to devote your life to a work goal with such a long time horizon you might never reach it in your lifetime?
Some firms are ditching annual performance reviews and replacing them with more regular evaluations.
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Much of the work we do cannot be properly measured, and yet we often get judged unfairly for it.
Not just for the workless.
MPs will vote Monday on a welfare bill which imagines a world where work is a gilded path away from poverty.
Engine of growth.
The way the UK thinks about workplaces and workers means that those learning a trade are at a disadvantage. And that's bad news as we attempt to add 3m apprentices to the mix.
Time to punch out?
The changes President Obama proposed are hardly radical and are in keeping with the original spirit of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Bedding in. Have we set a dangerous new precedent for work/life balance?
When workers are living their lives online, it's hard to see the joins between home and office. So how can employers answer the growing desire to seprate the seemingly inseparable?
Union City Blues. Activists join anti-Thatcher protests in 2013.
British orgainsed labour has remained relevant despite the onslaught suffered during the 1980s, but it lacks the institutional structure that would make the future secure.
Get stuck in.
It has been a long road back for Britain from the economic crisis of 2007/8. The chancellor’s Autumn Statement is an indication of how he aims to keep growth on track, but the prime minister has already…
Richard Branson: shortly to receive 150,000 job applications.
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Richard Branson has introduced a radical new policy for Virgin employees, offering his personal staff unlimited holiday rather than a fixed number of days in a given year. Announcing the idea on his blog…
Flex that 9 to 5 away.
Flexible working time, once a perk for successful professionals, has gone mainstream. From June 30, the right to request flexible working will be extended to all workers in the UK. In a time where most…
Work is important, but so is fun.
In a world of iPhones and drones, people are right to wonder why they are still working so hard. The past century saw huge technological advances and yet there hasn’t been a corresponding increase in leisure…
The good life.
How happy are you in your job? Very happy or very unhappy? New data suggests that the happiest workers in the UK occupy jobs in the clergy. The next happiest workers are CEOs, and “managers and proprietors…
Comedian Bill Bailey inspires people to work harder.
Economists at the University of Warwick have found happiness increases productivity by around 12%. Andrew Oswald, Eugenio…