The lighter side

  • Say it with snap!: Workplace motivational posters from the 1920s by Stephanie Zillman

    Back in the early 20th century many companies subscribed to receive monthly motivational posters for their workplace – how times have changed.

  • Cute animal photos good for workers by Caitlin Nobes

    Did you roll your eyes at the latest puppy video making the email rounds? New research indicates you should pass it on to all your staff to help them work more accurately.

  • If you thought your CEO was a pain, you aint seen nothin’ by Astrid Wilson

    A figure rapidly gaining notoriety, the chief of European budget airline Ryanair has once again landed a spot in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. With the annual Boss Day just around the corner, is yours a boss worth congratulating?

  • A 21st century quandary: grant botox leave? by Stephanie Zillman

    In what could be a case of if you can’t fight ‘em, join ‘em, some companies in the UK are granting employees leave for cosmetic appointments. Yet that’s not where the trends in quirky new types of leave end…

  • “You’re fired!” Reality TV mirrors reality too closely by Iain Hopkins

    In what may be the definitive sign of troubled times, a new US reality TV show will track the employees of struggling small businesses as they decide which one of their colleagues will be laid off.

  • 'Power poses' like Bolt's may make you a champion in the workplace by Human Capital

    With news that Olympic track superstar Usain Bolt will soon hit Aussie shores, studies have revealed there may be something more to his trademark ‘lightning bolt’ pose than putting on a show – and business leaders should take note.

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