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‘A deeply unequal act:’ HR execs alarmed by SHRM’s decision to drop the ‘E’ from ‘DE&I’

July 19, 2024

Some canceled their memberships, others withdrew speaker proposals from SHRM’s Inclusion Conference, and few agreed with the decision. 

A year in: Nestlé employees save 45 minutes per week using internal generative AI

July 23, 2024

Nestlé's internal GenAI tool has had more than 7,000 users who generated 230,000 prompts in the last three months.

‘It’s like they just rolled out of bed’: Employers boost business etiquette training

July 22, 2024

Ideas around what constitutes socially acceptable behavior at work have shifted widely following the pandemic and in new hybrid arrangements.

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Employers back pop-up kids camps to help workers through summer child care woes

July 24, 2024

More companies are offering the benefit to make returning to the office less logistically difficult for staff.

A year in: Nestlé employees save 45 minutes per week using internal generative AI

July 23, 2024

Nestlé’s internal GenAI tool has had more than 7,000 users who generated 230,000 prompts in the last three months.

How ‘agency learning days’ are transforming staff development

July 23, 2024

Frankie Stokes, senior associate, strategic marketing and corporate communications, CMI Media Group Organizations across sectors invest in learning and development programs to engage and motivate employees. For one agency, CMI Media Group, investment lives in every corner of its operations. Last year, the company introduced Agency Learning Days, the latest example of how it consistently […]

Employers lengthen time off allowed with paid medical leave

July 23, 2024

Workers today get about six weeks of paid medical leave as part of their companies’ policies, up from about three and a half weeks as of March 2022.

‘It’s like they just rolled out of bed’: Employers boost business etiquette training

July 22, 2024

Ideas around what constitutes socially acceptable behavior at work have shifted widely following the pandemic and in new hybrid arrangements.

‘A deeply unequal act:’ HR execs alarmed by SHRM’s decision to drop the ‘E’ from ‘DE&I’

July 19, 2024

Some canceled their memberships, others withdrew speaker proposals from SHRM’s Inclusion Conference, and few agreed with the decision. 

WTF Explainers

WTF is Shadow AI?

July 17, 2024

A 2024 report found that 27.4% of corporate data employees put into AI tools was sensitive, up from 10.7% a year ago.

WTF is app sprawl (and how does HR get organized)?

May 23, 2024

The average knowledge worker today uses approximately 30 apps per day and will context switch close to 3000 times in a single day. This is creating an unwieldy tech problem within organizations – known as app sprawl.

WTF is an unbossed culture? (and does it really drive productivity)

May 17, 2024

It’s not the complete elimination of managers, but more about making them less hands-on and granting staff more autonomy.

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

April 02, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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.