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‘Huge benefits to our organization’: PepsiCo, IBM share why their ‘returnships’ work 

April 11, 2024  ■  7 min read

More than 80% of PepsiCo’s participants accepted full-time positions at PepsiCo after an average of 7 years away from the workforce. 

WTF is keystroke tech? (and how it’s used to spy on workers)

August 18, 2023  ■  4 min read

Keystroke tech is one of a few tools companies have to more closely monitor exactly how staff spend the hours they are expected to work. But how worried do employees really need to be?

Job seekers are relying too much on AI, say HR leaders

March 27, 2024  ■  4 min read

Using AI tools like ChatGPT “can be incredibly beneficial in the job search process, but there are definitely pitfalls you want to avoid.

Latest

Should you disclose your disability during the interview process?

April 17, 2024  ■  5 min read

With most applicant tracking systems, EEO information is hidden from recruiters except on a bulk or statistical basis.

How much does cell phone use zap workplace productivity?

April 17, 2024  ■  4 min read

Smartphones are essential in modern workplaces yet can be a major distraction when not used intentionally.

How employers are supporting their employees at and outside of work — and why they should

April 09, 2024  ■  4 min read

Between the pressures of day-to-day life, compounded by macro-level stressors, many employees are understandably overwhelmed — and some are even caught in a state of permacrisis, the word coined for the feeling of persistent crisis.

Breaking barriers: how neurodivergent leaders play to their strengths

April 16, 2024  ■  8 min read

Neurodiverse professionals say they’ve learned how to effectively harness their unique strengths to succeed professionally and better lead their organization.

‘She secretly wonders if she has dementia’: Menopause awareness online is translating back to the office

April 15, 2024  ■  5 min read

TikTok influencers are providing tips about how to talk to employers about menopause in the workplace, boosting awareness.

When working from home means anywhere but the home office

April 15, 2024  ■  4 min read

Hybrid and remote workers are ditching their home offices to work from kitchen countertops, living room couches and even swimming pools.

WTF Explainers

WTF is an emotional paycheck?

April 10, 2024  ■  4 min read

Workers today want to be compensated with more intangible benefits, like flexibility and better work life balance.

WTF are microcultures? (and why they are important in workplaces today)

February 14, 2024  ■  4 min read

Getting hybrid arrangements right requires embracing specific team cultures more than single corporate cultures, experts say.

WTF is applied improvisation? (and why it’s popular in RTO transitions)

February 08, 2024  ■  5 min read

Companies are leveraging improv training to help staff brush up on their interpersonal and communication skills as they return to offices.

Special Edition
Gen Z Workforce: Reshaping Careers in the AI Era

From navigating wildly varied return-to-office policies in a post-pandemic working world in flux, to working in the shadows of AI, Gen Zers are creating a whole new workforce to suit their needs. This editorial series examines how AI will influence, reshape and evolve career development for this generation, and how exactly they’re using the tech for work.

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The Return

Editorial series

How the pandemic changed parents’ relationships with their kids and jobs

April 02, 2024  ■  9 min read

It’s been four years since Covid-19 brought the world to a halt, but the reality is that many parents are still trying to repair the serious psychological damage those early years of the pandemic had on their children. And there have been some extreme reverberations.

‘It’s a myth that men don’t do night feeds’: Confessions of a stressed out working dad

March 28, 2024  ■  6 min read

For this latest installment of WorkLife’s Confessions, in which we exchange anonymity for candor, we spoke to a working dad who is a senior executive at a global retailer, about his daily challenges.

‘Make it work for you’: Which flexible business cultures are reaping profits and retaining talent

March 25, 2024  ■  12 min read

Jasmine Dawson, svp of digital at BBC Studios, is a mother of two children (ages 2 and 7) and has made it her mission to embed flexible working into her team of 130 people — working parents and nonparents alike.

Leadership

‘More energized by their work’: How Shopify’s dual-track promotion plan is working out

March 27, 2024  ■  8 min read

Employers are seeing higher retention when successful individual contributors aren’t forced into management positions.

‘You get the union you deserve’: Middle managers need more help handling staff union efforts

March 18, 2024  ■  4 min read

In recent years white collar workers in some industries like tech have attempted to organize, putting their managers in a tricky situation.

‘Being a leader, I learned, is not easy’: The employees who left middle management

March 12, 2024  ■  5 min read

Over 40% of managers with less than two years of managerial experience are currently looking for new jobs.

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WorkLife Awards

Company culture has never been more important for organizations looking to attract and retain the best talent and the strongest cultures are built on values that run deep throughout the organization. The WorkLife Awards will recognize the top employers and the values that make them unique.