(Image: Guinness World Records) As a teambuilding exercise, the Finnish energy firm St1 had 130 employees wear and use one pair of skis. The custom-built skis (yeah, you can't find these in sporting goods stores) were 140 meters long. Show More Summary
“Saturday Night Live” posted a YouTube video Wednesday of a sketch that featured Drake. The rapper/singer was playing a Kinko’s employee named Derek, who held a Michigan mug and said that he not only attended that school but grew up in Ann Arbor. That had Wolverines Coach Jim Harbaugh thanking Drake, via Twitter, for the free […]
The Zika outbreak is creating complicated situations in the workplace as bosses, employees and entrepreneurs try balancing health and safety with privacy rights. The virus, which spread across Latin America and the Caribbean last year, poses severe risks of birth defects in the offspring of pregnant women and couples who are trying to conceive. Show More Summary
Back in September of 2013, the Android community was bracing itself for the next Nexus smartphone. Funny enough, during the unveiling of Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” at Google HQ, a Googler (an employee of Google) accidentally revealed Google’s upcoming smartphone. Show More Summary
An online petition accusing Starbucks Corp of “extreme” cutbacks in work hours at its U.S. cafes, hurting both employee morale and customer service, has been signed by more than 9,000 people. The world’s biggest coffee chain, trying to address cooling growth at its U.S. shops,...
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) has contributed to increased occurrences of shadow IT, that is, the use of IT systems and services by employees that have not been approved by their organisations. Some workers are even creating their own apps and using them to work more efficiently. Show More Summary
Hiring high-level freelance talent can deliver big returns, but you need to keep your company safe. When you need to shore up talent on your team but don't want the expense of a full-time employee, an independent contractor can be an effective solution. Show More Summary
If there is one thing the employees of Deadspin love, it’s a super tight pool dunk. Now that the weather’s warm and the kids are out of school, it is once again time to do nothing but watch pool dunks all day at work. Are you with us? Read more...
I recently devoured Dan Charnas’ intriguing book, Work Clean: What Great Chefs Can Teach Us About Organizations. The book outlines the method of mise-en-place. Mise-en-place is a way of working, being focused and disciplined — many chefs believe it is a way of life. I enjoyed reading the book and could not help but think of the important lessons for all […]
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan on Thursday signed an executive order banning the state from discriminating against its employees on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. The order also applies to the administration...Show More Summary
Priceline founder Jay Walker is launching a new travel booking site in September. The focus is business travel for small and mid-size companies, and the goal is to save the company money while offering gift cards to employees. Signup is quick and free. Show More Summary
Thank you for inviting me to testify today. I am Ross Eisenbrey, the vice president of the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions.
In early June, Vanity Fair ran a lengthy excerpt of Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, a purported tell-all from Antonio Garcia Martinez, a former Facebook employee who was fired after two years at the company. Show More Summary
Four California and New York men have been charged in an internet-based sports gambling ring that handled nearly $1 billion in bets during a single football season and ran a team of employees in Costa Rica, prosecutors said on Thursday. Gordon Mitchnick, 58, Joseph Schneider, 39, Arthur Rossi, 66,...
Serious allegations emerged Wednesday against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his conduct toward employees at the Mar-a-Lago Golf Club and Resort. According to Buzzfeed.com, campaign personnel have flatly dismissed the charges as untrue, but at least six former...
Dozens of International Business Times journalists affected, with Newsweek cuts reportedly set for Friday.
Creating the right environment is crucial to productivity -- and you don't need a Google-esque office to pull it off.
Did Donald Trump use a secret phone console to listen in on guest and employee calls at his Mar-A-Lago resort? Probably! Via Buzzfeed: At Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort he runs as a club for paying guests and celebrities, Donald Trump had a telephone console installed in his bedroom that acted like a switchboard, connecting […]
by Sydney Brownstone Michael Katze sometimes referred to black people as "negroes" and women as "fucking bitches," a university investigation found. UW Libraries BuzzFeed science reporter Azeen Ghorayshi has published a deeply reported...Show More Summary