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WeWork bans meat at company events and won't let employees expense meals that include meat because it's bad for the environment

WeWork is going vegetarian.
 
In an email to about 6,000 employees on Friday, the $20 billion office rental company announced that it will no longer reimburse employees for meals that include red meat, poultry, or pork and will stop serving meat at company events. ...




How Office Lighting Affects Productivity

There are certain factors that everyone knows affect workplace productivity, but there is one important factor often overlooked by most employers across the globe: lighting. Sure, it’s common knowledge that reading in the dark can harm your eyes, but lighting has effects well beyond that, and an employer’s choice of lighting can have a significant impact on the productivity of her company. ...




7 ways to avoid straying from a healthy diet at work

Two dietitians share seven helpful tips on keeping your nutrition on track at the office.
 
Stress is a common factor when it comes to unhealthy eating and weight gain. Think about when you're on a deadline – chances are you'll reach for something sugary and unhealthy, or make a dash to the vending machine for a pick-me-up packet of chips. ...




7 Surprising Traits That Make Millennials Excellent Employees

History's most technologically adept generation is perhaps also its most humane and collaborative.
It happened without much fanfare. Three years ago, millennials overtook Gen Xers to become the largest generation in the workplace in the United States. ...




How work friendships could be the secret to productivity

Having a best friend at work can make you feel happy, and therefore more engaged and productive
 

Business magnate Henry Ford may have captured the power of friendship in the workplace when he said: “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me”, but can that special relationship be the key to employee happiness and productivity? 
Research seems to point that way with Gallup finding a link between having a best friend at work and the amount of effort employees put in. ...




Dealing with the opioid crisis: 3 important steps for HR

The opioid crisis has invaded the majority of workplaces, and for HR pros, controlling this growing problem can seem like an impossible task. In this guest post, Ian Cook, head of workforce solutions at Visier, offers three critical steps HR should be taking to deal with the opioid crisis. ...




Working Well With Colleagues of All Ages

A new employee spots the company CEO in the office parking lot. The worker, fresh out of college, waves and hustles over. With a big smile on his face, he plants himself in front of the gray-haired executive and says, "I've been looking for you! I'd like to share some ideas that would be helpful for our organization. ...




4 Red Flags to Watch Out for on a Resume

Here are some of the most common signs to look for when hiring new employees.
This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog
As an employer, you probably receive hundreds of resumes every day, especially if you are the hiring manager of a well-known brand. However, do you know the red flags to watch out for in these resumes? Below are the most common signs to look for. ...




The Summer ‘Slump’—Is It Real?

With summer approaching, HR managers may find that employees are distracted by planning summer activities for the kids or a coming vacation. Do these distractions make employees less productive at work?
 
According to a 2012 study by Harvard Business School, increasingly sunny days are directly related to a decrease in worker efficiency and productivity. ...




Catching a Boomerang? Pros and Cons of Rehiring Former Employees

In today's highly competitive talent market, companies that have opted not to recruit former employees might want to reconsider. More employers appear to be open to returning workers.
 
Kronos, in a dedicated section of its website, encourages former employees to "boomerang back" to a career with the workforce management software company. ...