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A survey found six in 10 pet-owning workers left their job for a pet-friendly workplace and seven in 10 were willing to trade pay for a pet-friendly office. (Shutterstock)

Pandemic pet boom has increased the demand for pet-friendly workplaces

The rising number of pets — and their importance to their owners — has prompted organizations to respond to the growing demographic of pet-owning employees.
With a greater reliance on remote workers, how can people forge good relationships at work? Luis Alvarez/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Remote work has made developing relationships with colleagues harder – here’s what workers and bosses need now

Hybrid and remote-heavy work setups have fundamentally changed how people interact at ‘the office.’ What do workers and managers want out of the workplace now?
The aging of the U.S. workforce is further along for librarians than most other professions. kali9/E+ via Getty Images

Diversity of US workplaces is growing in terms of race, ethnicity and age – forcing more employers to be flexible

Employers need good strategies to hire and retain more workers of color and older workers. The mandatory diversity training and requisite skills tests many of them now rely on don’t measure up.
Coffee shops can be a “third space” – not home or the office – where remote or gig workers can go to feel less isolated. Granger Wootz/Tetra images via Getty Images

Working in isolation can pose mental health challenges – here’s what anyone can learn from how gig workers have adapted

Gig workers navigate the challenges of solo work by seeking out relationships and cultivating skills to cope with emotional turbulence
Elon Musk’s cold, impersonal approach to management treats employees like cogs in a machine instead of human beings. (Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP)

Elon Musk’s archaic management style prioritizes profit over people

If Elon Musk’s aggressive management style proves to be successful for Twitter, it could result in other business leaders following suit and turning to unhealthy leadership practices.
The Ontario Assembly on Workplace Democracy examined how everyday people experience work and what they want done to make work better and their voices heard. (Shutterstock)

What do workers want? 5 key takeaways from the first citizens’ assembly on workplace democracy

Improving the ability for worker’s voices and perspectives to be heard in the workplace could have wide ranging benefits for employers and broader society at large.
For women to reach leadership positions, they need to be valued and recognized for their contributions, which may look different than those of their male colleagues. (Shutterstock)

Supporting feminine leadership can help create a just and kinder future

Feminine leadership encompasses aspects of ourselves that have been pushed aside within conventionally male-dominant spaces. Recentring them can foster leadership that is more inclusive.
Inclusion goes beyond diversity by not just identifying differences, but celebrating and integrating them into daily work life. (Shutterstock)

Diversity in the workplace isn’t enough: Businesses need to work toward inclusion

If organizations truly want to retain diverse employees and have them be successful, they need to make consistent and sustained efforts to support inclusion.

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