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Emotions Impact Your Work -- So Why Don't Companies Take Mental Health Seriously?

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business

This story is part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this projec...

Why You're Losing Substantial Money At Work

O, The Oprah Magazine | Joann Pan | Posted 11.13.2015 | OWN

Prepare to give thanks, my friend, because that special time of year is here: open enrollment season, when employers let you make changes to your heal...

5 Reasons Midlifers May Not Want To Work From Home

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.30.2015 | Fifty

Almost everybody, it seems, would prefer to work from home -- including boomers. In fact, 36 percent of all workers said they would choose the abilit...

American Business Should Take the Lead on Paid Parental Leave

David Hanrahan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
David Hanrahan

The state of parental leave in the U.S. sucks. As these charts show, the U.S. is one of only three countries (the other two are Oman and Papua New Guinea) to not mandate some level of paid parental leave at the federal level.

This Company Gives New Hires A Paid Vacation Before Their First Day

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

About 40 percent of American workers plan to let their paid vacation days go to waste this year, thanks to fears about what will happen if they get aw...

A Guide To The Pleasures Of Work

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

You might think this bit would be easy, but one of the hardest things about our working lives is knowing what we ideally want to do with them. It’s ...

Can't Afford a Severance Package? 5 Alternatives to Consider

Val Matta | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Val Matta

One of the hardest parts about being a manager or decision maker is having to let an employee go. While benefits like severance packages can sometimes ease a firing, what happens when you can't afford them?

Dave Jamieson

Trader Joe's Makes Big Obamacare Move | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

After extending health care coverage to many of its part-time employees for years, Trader Joe's has told workers who log fewer than 30 hours a week th...

Why Working In The Office Is Bad For You

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

It's a safe bet that nobody has ever quit a job because the boss stopped providing free Gatorade. But as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is quickly learning, there are some benefits -- like flex time and the ability to work from home -- that are just a little harder to mess with.

Dave Jamieson

Disney Helps Kill Paid Sick Time Measure | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Thanks largely to the pressure brought by the business lobby in Orange County, Fla., it appears the most magical place on earth won't include mandated...

Peaceful Revolution: Champion Real Workplace Flexibility

Netsy Firestein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Netsy Firestein

A key task for the Obama Administration is to filter existing workplace policies and champion those that give workers control over work time without risking wages, benefits or job security.