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Workers grapple with new stresses as they return to office

May 10, 2022 7:10:35 pm

As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling child care and physically interacting with colleagues. But such routines have become more difficult two years later.


100-year-old breaks own record for longest service of 84 years, 9 days in same company

May 5, 2022 3:50:24 pm

"He enjoys a calm life and exercises every day. As a result, he has been able to maintain enough vitality and energy to drive to his favorite place every day: the office".


How to build an emotionally safe workspace for employees as they resume office in full swing

May 4, 2022 9:40:33 pm

A few steps businesses and HR managers can take to provide an emotionally safer workplace giving employees a more positive and supportive culture

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Young South Koreans dread revival of work dinners as pandemic eases

April 28, 2022 7:30:42 pm

Even before the pandemic, an increasing number of South Koreans, particularly younger workers, were already souring on company dinners and similar events, such as company retreats or weekend hiking with co-workers.

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Your office is more annoying than you remembered. Here’s how to handle it.

April 20, 2022 10:30:50 pm

The gossip, the loud talker, and the nosy colleague are all manageable with the right mind-set.

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Three ways in which a company can support and retain working mothers

February 14, 2022 9:40:04 pm

Most women leave their jobs in order to take care of their children and don’t find enough opportunities to rejoin work

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From burnout to LGBTQIA+ representation: Toolkit highlights mental health needs at workplaces

January 23, 2022 5:25:57 pm

The toolkit highlights some stressors like difficult relationship with supervisor, inadequate authority to carry out tasks, long working hours, burnout, financial pressure and threat of loss of job that can be experienced by employees.


What makes quitting so contagious?

January 22, 2022 5:30:45 pm

But when it comes to heading for the exit, peer effects are particularly potent


When you’re stuck in the middle of a workplace battle

January 19, 2022 10:30:11 pm

"Earlier this year, I went on a few dates with a guy I liked and thought things were good until he ghosted me. I accepted that he wasn’t that into me and moved on, though I was hurt by the lack of communication. Fast forward six months: He’s introduced as my new co-worker."

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Balancing work and fertility demands is not easy – but reproductive leave can help

November 26, 2021 5:00:04 pm

In Australia, as well as countries such as the United Kingdom, India and New Zealand, "reproductive leave" has emerged as an innovative response to the tensions between work and human reproduction

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For new hires, remote work brings challenges, opportunities

September 10, 2021 10:30:17 pm

Most of all, many young workers say, they know they're missing out when their office is the four walls of their bedroom. They wish they had more chances for everyday social interactions with their colleagues, both to build camaraderie and to find mentors

Feeling anxious about returning to the office? Here’s what you can do

August 28, 2021 8:03:34 am

After a year and a half of split-screen meetings and a morning commute from the bed to the kitchen, getting back to the physical office will likely be a big adjustment for everyone. Disruption fuels stress, mental health experts said, and the shift back to the physical work space presents yet another big transition.

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Sun-seekers enjoy European summer ‘workcation’ before office return

August 3, 2021 5:00:19 pm

Combining holiday destinations with remote work is a growing trend in Spain and Portugal's sunniest archipelagos, as travel bans ease and the starved tourism industry offers discounted stays and dedicated workspaces

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Bumble announces one week paid leave to combat burnout, pandemic stress for employees

June 22, 2021 6:20:50 pm

A Bumble spokesperson said, “Like everyone, our global team has had a very challenging time during this pandemic. We wanted to give our teams around the world an opportunity to shut off and focus on themselves for a week”

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Workplace harassment in the age of remote work

June 9, 2021 1:11:55 pm

According to Pew Research in 2020, 58 per cent of Asian Americans say “it is more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views about people who are Asian than it was before the coronavirus outbreak.” Further, 39 per cent of Asian Americans surveyed report that others had acted uncomfortably around them, and 31 per cent report being the subject of race-based jokes or slurs, including at work.

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From vaccination drives to paid leaves, how companies are helping employees amid pandemic

June 7, 2021 12:30:03 pm

Many organisations are revamping their wellness policies to cater to the current situation and ensure the well-being of their employees

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COVID-19: Bored of WFH? IRCTC offers ‘work from hotel’ package in Kerala

May 13, 2021 1:09:21 pm

IRCTC has launched a special work from hotel' package, providing professionals a refreshing and soothing ambiance in hotel rooms in Kerala

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‘It’s no less productive’: British Airways asks staff to work from home

March 21, 2021 5:25:47 pm

The British Airways headquarters building has been "largely empty" ever since the pandemic-induced lockdown

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Spain to trial four-day workweek: Other countries that have proposed it in the past and why

March 15, 2021 3:00:44 pm

Besides improving work-life balance, researchers have suggested that a shorter working week could increase overall work satisfaction while reducing stress

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EU pushes for ‘right to disconnect’ from work at home

December 2, 2020 8:00:39 pm

In a resolution, the parliamentarians argue that disconnecting from work should be a fundamental right and they want the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to draw up rules allowing people to take time out from the pressures of working at home.

Covid-19: If you are eating in the office cafeteria, then make sure to keep these pointers in mind

October 23, 2020 3:56:20 pm

Adhering to the guidelines at office cafeterias not only makes the experience safe but also comfortable for the employees

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Work spaces at home could potentially harm our mental health; here’s how

October 7, 2020 8:00:51 pm

Working odd hours -- sometimes between episodes on Netflix -- compromising on 'family time' and 'me time', has resulted in diluting the sanctity of each area, says Gopi Krishnaswamy of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute

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Ellen DeGeneres starts ‘a new chapter’ while apologising for toxic work environment

September 23, 2020 8:50:38 pm

'Sometimes I get impatient, but I am a work in progress,' the talk show host said

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Delight for some, dismay for others as WFH here to stay for many companies

September 18, 2020 7:10:37 pm

The old normal has given way to the new and WFH, an acronym that was born in the lockdown and quickly became part of everyday lexicon, is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future

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What do employees seek in a post-COVID workplace environment? A survey finds out

August 12, 2020 9:09:05 pm

Flexible work practices and hygiene remain as the two key aspects of returning to work globally