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A new survey by The Hartford shows opioids are having a growing impact on the workplace, and urges employers to take action now.

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Opioids In The Workplace: Employers Need To Act

A new survey by The Hartford shows opioids are having a growing impact on the workplace, and urges employers to take action now.

Employers, Workers Out Of Sync On Popular Office Perks

A recent survey from Robert Half shows that professionals want more choices when it comes to when — and where — they work. 

Friday Funny: ‘Tis The Season To Be Shopping

Despite their bosses' concerns over productivity and security, 64% of employees plan to shop online at work this holiday season. Which cities are most guilty of "workshopping?"

Friday Funny: Here Come The Holidays!

Companies are full of holiday cheer this year: Most plan to host holiday parties to end 2018, and 41 percent will spend more than last year. (Don’t even think about skipping.)

The Toll Of Politics In The Workplace

Nearly all executives surveyed by Korn Ferry say they'll be happy when the U.S. mid-term elections are over. 

Co-Working Expected To Rise Dramatically

Companies project nearly one-fourth of global workforces will use co-working spaces in five years, according to recent survey.

Cyber Security Readiness Requires Top To Bottom Commitment

Keeping data, devices, and networks safe and secure requires an all-hands-on-deck mentality, according to CompTIA security experts.

New Report Examines Next Level Of Workplace Safety

Despite a notable reduction in total workplace injuries, worker fatalities are at an eight-year high, with 5,190 people dying in 2016.

Workers In LEED Green Buildings Are Happier, Healthier, More Productive 

Healthier, more sustainable buildings give employers a hiring edge to attract best in class talent, according to a new USGBC survey.

What Has Changed In Workplace Strategies?

In a fifth biennial global benchmarking study, “once alternative” workplace strategies were examined with insights from more than 130 organizations.

Friday Funny: Day Off With Dog

A Delaware pet supply company is now offering employees annual “Paw-ternity” leave as part of its benefits package. Do pet-friendly workplaces make for happier employees?

OSHA Awards $9.3M In Training Grants

The workplace safety and health training grants will help 74 nonprofit organizations educate workers and job creators.

69 Percent Of Employees Are Tired At Work

Workers in construction, transportation, manufacturing, and utilities have more risk factors for fatigue, but are less concerned about it, finds NSC report.

Question Of The Week: Do Flexible Work Arrangements Lead To Better Performance?

Half of employers feel productivity would increase under a compressed schedule, according to a new survey from The Creative Group.

OSHA To Address Whistleblower Issues In Finance Industry

Scheduled for October in Washington, DC, the meeting will solicit public input on whistleblower issues in the finance industry.

Is Hand Washing Happening In Your Workplace?

The Healthy Hand Washing Survey by Bradley Corporation reveals that 56% of workers have seen colleagues leave the restroom without washing their hands.

UPDATE: OSHA To Award $10.5M In Workplace Safety Training Grants

The Susan Harwood Training Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and will fund workplace safety and health hazard training and education.

Are Insider Threats A Cyber Security Risk In The Workplace?

In a new study from ObserveIT, the majority of respondents understand the definition of an insider threat, but data shows the risk of insider threats is growing rapidly.

Quiet Mark Launches In U.S. To Combat Noise Pollution

Proprietary testing program from the Noise Abatement Society offers support for nation’s health and well-being by helping to find the quietest solutions in over 50 product categories.

McDonald’s Opens New Global HQ In Chicago

The new nine-story building in Chicago’s West Loop exemplifies the company’s commitment to become a better McDonald’s, more closely connected to its customers.

Friday Funny: Is Your Job Making You Fat?

If you think your job is making you fat, you're not alone: 45% of workers say they've gained weight in their current job, according to new survey.

OSHA To Kick Off Safe + Sound Week

Over 200 organizations and businesses will partner with OSHA to promote the importance of workplace safety and health programs August 13-19.

IWBI Launches Global Network Of Concept Advisories

Experts from around the world will share their insights on the impact of 10 WELL concepts on human health.

Friday Funny: Is There A Jerk At Your Work?

Are you being treated like dirt at your job and don’t know what to do about it? A Stanford professor has created a guide to working with bullies, creeps, jerks, tyrants, tormentors, despots, backstabbers, and egomaniacs.

New Survey Template Measures Employee Belonging, Inclusion

The template helps companies determine areas of focus to foster an inclusive workplace for underrepresented groups across race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and more.

Siemens Acquires Comfy App Company

Expanding its smart building solutions portfolio, Siemens has acquired Building Robotics, whose user-friendly Comfy app empowers building occupants.

Friday Funny: Are Managers More Rude?

Senior managers think people become less rude as they move up the corporate ladder, according to a recent survey. Employees have a different take.

Office Coffee Service: If You Brew It, They Will Work

In honor of National Donut Day, we take a look at the donut's favorite sidekick, coffee, and its potential for boosting employee productivity and retention at your facility.

Taking A Break

In offices that feature a variety of space types, breakrooms still remain a central draw.

The Productivity Problem In Office Design

Which aspects of the physical workplace impact employees most, and what can facility planners do about it?

Friday Funny: Surf By Day, Work At Night

As teleworking and coworking grows in popularity, the village of Tofino, British Columbia, is exploring the feasibility of creating a new community for global nomads.

Is There A Battle Over Temperature Raging In Your Office?

Fifteen percent of workers have argued with a coworker about office temperature, and 19 percent have secretly changed the temperature during the summer, according to a new CareerBuilder survey.

Question Of The Week: Do Better Lunch Breaks Make Better Employees?

The hour-long lunch break may be dead, and its demise may be killing employee job satisfaction at American workplaces, according to a recent survey by Tork.

Friday Funny: Do You Need To Chill?

Cold showers have long been recommended as a cure for the overly amorous. But can a chilly rinse off also cut down on sick days?

Employees The Focus Of New AAA HQ Interior Design

In keeping with the organization's mission, HGA designed the headquarters to include collaborative spaces and embrace a fun, road trip atmosphere.

Top 10 Causes Of Serious Workplace Injuries Ranked By Cost

Workplaces are getting safer, but the cost of the most serious workplace injuries is rising, costing U.S. companies over $1 billion per week, according to the 2018 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index.

Seven Trends Shaping The Future Of the Workplace In 2018

An improved workplace experience is key to increasing companies' performance and leads ultimately to better employee engagement, finds Sodexo's newly-released 2018 Global Workplace Trends report.

Getting Emotional In The Workplace

More than four in 10 workers have cried on the job; Nearly the same number of executives say that’s fine, according to a new Accountemps survey.

Workplace Miscommunications Impact Bottom Line

A new study from Lucidchart and The Economist Intelligence Unit reveals the causes and consequences of communication breakdowns in the workplace.

Question Of The Week: Ways To Prevent Cigarette Litter?

Although cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28% in the past decade, cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the U.S. and across the globe.

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