Paid sick days, flex time and free lunches have become rather cliché in the world of popular employee benefits. Forward-thinking employers have invented new ways to boost staff morale, productivity and happiness. Here are unique, sometimes wacky, employee perks from around the world.Macaroon Making ClassesWho: EvernoteWhere: Redwood City, CaliforniaLifestyle-cum-tech brand Evernote, which has a g...
Technology has evolved in leaps and bounds over the past few years. While these advances make many areas of our lives better, one of the hallmarks of great innovations is that they make it easier to do business. Since studies have shown that happy employees are up to 20 percent more productive than their gloomy colleagues, it's obvious that increasing worker happiness could have financial benefit...
Managing a staff of employees makes “work-life balance” seem even more like a myth.How do you cope with challenges when launching new projects is stressful? Perhaps your employees begin to get on edge when the strain of deadlines takes its toll. Some may face exhaustion due to negative circumstances in their family or relationships.Finding Flow“Work ebbs and flows,” notes Cali Yost, founder and C...
Nowadays, virtually all businesses need to manage workers in different locations, be it a different county or even a different continent. Managing remote workers can be a challenge, though, which is why we’ve put together tips to help your process go smoothly.Balancing Schedule InconvenienceOne of the main challenges when managing remote workers is the time difference. For example, If you're base...
The things the world shares in common are what brings everyone together. One look at the holidays celebrated in countries around the globe shows that people have far more in common than some would think. From Earth Day to April Fool's Day, there are countless celebrations everyone recognizes. Of course, it's the unique holidays that really stand out, and these are some of the most interesting.Mou...