Americans place one thing above all others when assessing whether an employer is a good corporate citizen: how they treat their workers. That sentiment emerged from a November survey of 10,000 Americans by Just Capital, a nonprofit group founded by billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II that also...
 Last summer, business journalist Jill Suttie  took her niece clothes shopping in New York City. While she shopped, Suttie noticed that the music blaring on the store’s speaker system left her ears ringing and her nerves frayed. She could only stand it for about 30 minutes before she had to bolt...
Forklifts are some of the most dangerous machinery in the workplace, posing great risk of injury and death if operated improperly or not maintained to specifications. In fact, some of the highest rates of warehouse accidents resulting in deaths involve forklifts. Businesses that knowingly and repeat...
Psychological research suggests that the stick works better than the carrot. Corporate wellness programs seem like a win-win idea. In order to get employees to exercise more and take care of their health, businesses can simply reward them with bonuses if they reach a certain number of steps walked ...
Our jobs shouldn’t suck the life out of us. So in the current trend toward enhanced worker wellness, we’ve seen the spread of standing desks, office meditation sessions and healthy snacks in our places of employment. But those measures are just the first step. Recently corporate research firm ...
July marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the great civil rights accomplishments in our nation’s history. Signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, the ADA prohibits workplace discrimination against people with disabilities, and makes sure that an...
A lack of sleep doesn't just kill your energy level -- it also impacts productivity at the office, and can lead to workplace injuries and even fatalities. In a recent study titled "Asleep on the Job: The Causes and Consequences of Employees’ Disrupted Sleep and How Employers Can Help," Virgin ...
[caption id="attachment_6089" align="alignright" width="300"] Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, walks with Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn at the Sun Valley Inn during the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference[/caption] Walking meetings have become standard practice at LinkedIn headquarters. St...
In a major report on U.S. labor conditions just published by ProPublica and NPR, researchers sledgehammer the workers' compensation system, specifically insurers, state regulators and the business community. No matter what industry you work for or how you feel about the issue, if you have a job in A...