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Say Goodbye to Spain’s Glorious Three-Hour Lunch Break

For decades, campaigners in the country have complained that the average Spaniard’s habit of keeping extremely late hours and taking delightfully long lunch breaks was making everyday life harder for … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wells Fargo CEO to forfeit $45 million in pay over fake-accounts scandal

Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive John Stumpf will forfeit compensation worth about $45 million as the bank tries to appease angry lawmakers and regain the trust of customers amid the still-unfolding scandal over fake accounts… Steven … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Patagonia’s CEO Explains How To Make On-Site Child Care Pay For Itself

To date, three states and the District of Columbia offer paid family leave: California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. The United States is one of only two countries in the … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

U.S. Women’s National Team Files Wage Discrimination Complaint Against U.S. Soccer

Five big-name members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a federal wage discrimination complaint on Wednesday, alleging that the U.S. Soccer Federation pays them up to 40 percent … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cutting back on useless meetings

Companies are starting to rein in pointless meetings because they hurt the bottom line. Video length: 2:19 Access the video here.

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Managers Turn to Computer Games, Aiming for More Efficient Employees

BetterWorks makes office software that blends aspects of social media, fitness tracking and video games into a system meant to keep employees more engaged with their work and one another. … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

McDonald’s Seeks Its Fast-Food Soul

McDonald’s is having an identity crisis. For years, it has lurched from showcasing new items — salads! Egg White Delight McMuffins! sliced apples! — to mining nostalgia for its basic … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

To Attract Millennials, A Company Changes Its Product And Workplace

Lunchtime volleyball is part of the new image that the company — which sells video conferencing technology — is trying to cultivate to attract millennials like Heery. Her generation is … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Germans Work Fewer Hours But Produce More: A Study In Culture

The German work culture is very different from the average American office, but there are certainly lessons to be learned from our German counterparts. The diligent focus Germans bring to … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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