Yelp's recent acquisition of Eat24 has brought it into closer competition with food-delivery titan GrubHub. But which startup has the better office? Fast Company sought to answer that question by setting up a March Madness-inspired tournament bracket for eight startups with offices in New York City.
Companies should have project-management offices focused on helping the careers of project managers, J. LeRoy Ward writes. Such offices should track performance and engagement and should work to identify career paths for employees, Ward writes. "In other words, the more investment made in the people, the more appreciation the [project-management office] receives," he writes.
Some women with glowing educational credentials are choosing to opt out of their careers after giving birth to their children. This article explores the reasons for that, and asks if it's happening due to a lack of interest or a lack of companies facilitating their return.
A survey from Robert Half International has uncovered some rude workplace behavior. Respondents reported seeing incidents such as shouting matches and employees stealing each other's lunches. One person saw a co-worker sneeze into a manager's coffee. "In most cases, a minor etiquette slipup won't likely be career-limiting if you quickly acknowledge it and learn from your mistake," a Robert Half executive says.
To really engage employees, don't have an office, Marisa Keegan writes. "Some of my most enlightening years in HR happened when I was sitting smack in the middle of a sea of cubicles. I knew when someone hit a milestone, I knew the company gossip, I knew which managers rocked and which ones failed, and most importantly, I knew which processes were broken and I was able to help employees fix them," she writes.