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60 per cent of millennials seek flexible working options: Survey

June 8, 2019 6:00:46 pm

The survey was conducted with professionals across functional areas including accounts and finance, production and human resources working in full-time jobs.

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Just 16-minute sleep loss may put your job at risk: Study

April 24, 2019 12:11:51 pm

A study, published in the journal Sleep Health, found that reducing your sleep routine during the work-week greatly interferes with job performance.

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Companies increasing focus on employees’ emotional, financial health: Study

November 21, 2018 5:21:15 pm

The study concluded that this year over 80 per cent of the organisations have taken at least one action in health risks or condition management, weight management, physical activity and nutrition and managing employee stress and mental health.

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Strict, yet kind boss can boost employees’ performance says study

September 13, 2018 12:13:55 pm

The study noted that employees with bosses who were authoritarian almost always had negative results on job performance, while those with benevolent chiefs always had a positive impact on job performance.

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This company embeds microchips in its employees to make their life easier

August 29, 2018 12:23:21 am

According to the company officials, these chips were embedded to make life easier for their employees - from using it as a company badge to buying things with a wave of the hand.

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Workers in open-plan offices more active and less stressed than in private offices: Study

August 21, 2018 6:36:55 pm

The study said that office people tend to be more sedentary compared to other workers and are thus likely to have more health problems. The most common ones include heart diseases, increased stress levels, and tiredness.

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Coworking spaces spawn a new generation of workers and a new style of working

August 21, 2018 2:26:08 pm

The coworking movement reached India almost five years ago and has only grown since. From being cost-effective to its vibe, there's a lot that attracts people to coworking spaces.

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Working It Out: Did the education system fail us?

June 11, 2018 3:34:02 pm

Is the education system flawed? Identify the job skills that are relevant for the next couple of decades, and if your school or college is not imparting those skills to you, you can learn them on your own.

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Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate

June 6, 2018 12:07:23 pm

Job pressure can cause a rapid and irregular heart rate called atrial fibrillation. Research by Jonkoping University in Sweden finds that work stress is a risk factor for preventing atrial fibrillation and coronary heart disease.

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Working It Out: The future of work and digital

May 21, 2018 3:54:59 pm

Robotics adoption, carbon 3D printing will affect business and economics structures, resulting in massive unemployment in manufacturing as well as agriculture sector. Learn the skills that are going to be highest paid skill in the year 2020 or 2025.

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Working It Out: 7 productivity hacks for success

April 25, 2018 11:52:49 am

When you do a task happily, you are very productive. Thus, in order to be productive at work, either do only what you love or love everything that you have to do. Do not argue too much with people who pay you.

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Working It Out: 16 ‘no-nonsense’ lessons for professional success

April 2, 2018 9:08:46 pm

There is nothing great about poverty. Adversity makes you strong but eventually, it breaks you if you do not get out of it soon. Money may not bring happiness, but poverty guarantees unhappiness. So here are some tips that may give you a successful career.

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Working It Out: Ten Hacks for a Super Memory

March 21, 2018 6:30:37 pm

In the age of smartphones with instant access to calendar, reminders, and online search engines, we have significantly reduced the usage of memory function all humans have been blessed with.

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Why an eight-hour workday is not a good idea

February 15, 2018 10:37:26 pm

Recent studies have shown that an eight-hour workday is a terrible idea as it has nothing to do with your productivity or efficiency. While some have called for a four-day work week, others think a four-hour workday is sufficient. Though the debate rages on, one thing is clear - an eight-hour workday is not the answer!

Indian working women as ambitious as men: Survey

December 11, 2017 4:50:12 pm

Keeping in mind these disparities, the survey suggested that companies must spend their time and effort on time-tested and effective initiatives like anti-discrimination policies and regulatory requirements, providing parental leave and child care and offering flexible working models.

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Creativity flourishes when boss is humble

November 29, 2017 2:27:53 pm

Results showed that humble leaders promoted higher levels of creativity on their teams when team members expected them to be humble.

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Indian BPO workers say racial abuse happens almost daily: Study

November 27, 2017 1:52:13 pm

"It is a post-recession reality. Western clients are extremely cagey. If they think you are an Indian, their biggest fear is you are stealing their job and that everything is being outsourced,” said its author.

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Working It Out: 8 real hacks to get rid of office politics

April 2, 2018 5:30:53 pm

People who understand politics may be a little miserable but those who fail to read the situation in advance lose badly. Conquering office politics takes a right balance of speed, patience and stakeholder management.

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Harassing employees may cut your well-being: Study

September 30, 2017 12:39:28 pm

Communicating with workers may help supervisors by releasing negative emotions through sharing, receiving social support and gaining relational energy from their co-workers.

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Dream job: Disney is hiring new princes and princesses, here’s how you can apply!

September 8, 2017 10:25:45 pm

One would be ready to move to Paris and must be fluent in English and French. Of course, they will get ample time to spend in the magical Disneyland, but as entertainers who would require dancing skills and will also have to participate in strenuous parades.

Come into the Light

August 30, 2017 12:00:30 am

A grim factory in Noida turns into a sun-filled learning space, even as it holds on to its industrial past

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Working It Out: Management lessons from the Ramayana

July 31, 2017 7:54:35 pm

Be a curious student and see what you should learn from Ramayana to take your professional life to the next level. The characters of Rama, Ravana, Kaikeye and Dashratha, among all the others, have much to teach, if only you know where to look.

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Nitish Kumar, and the guide to survival at work (office politics, et al)

August 1, 2017 6:58:12 pm

In a lofty speech, as Nitish Kumar declared that his mandate was to serve the people of the state, not one particular family, he is being compared to the wily Chanakya and termed opportunist at the same time. Should he have stuck it out and become the beacon of hope as leader of a fragmented Opposition?

Bonding among women co-workers can reduce conflict

July 18, 2017 2:33:57 pm

When employers encourage an office environment that supports positive and social relationships between women co-workers, especially in primarily male dominated organisations, they are less likely to experience conflict among women employees.

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Working It Out: Best professional advice for your 20s

October 11, 2017 3:59:09 pm

Academic success does matter although the topper of the class need not turn out to be the most successful necessarily. Yes, those toppers do not fail miserably in life and do well for themselves, but there are more factors that create extraordinary professional success than just academic excellence.