For the enterprise, the focus on sustainability is not just about saving the planet; it’s about saving money and impacting the bottom line, too. As major companies like Wal-Mart introduce sustainable business practices to the mainstream, it may soon transform the way we think about going green.
The words ‘green’ and ‘eco-friendly’ are near ubiquitous today. With just about every company from Wal-Mart to Seventh Generation jumping on the bandwagon, we thought we’d take a look at what it takes to really be green.
Today’s moms are hooked on smartphones, browsing the web constantly, and using social media. They also hold a lot of weight when it comes to family purchasing decisions. We take a look at how moms are spending time online and how they react to marketing in the infographic below.
A long day feels like a long day no matter where you live. In some countries, though, the working day actually does last for a few more hours. In July, we looked at overtime laws from around the world. This week, we pulled data from the OECD to find out which country has the longest average working day. We also compared unpaid working time by gender. Guess who spends more time gardening; the answer might surprise you!
The thrill of starting college and moving out of your parents’ home can be swiftly undermined by the sight of your new dorm room. Concrete walls, dingy floor and lousy lighting – this is hardly an ivory tower! Don’t despair. With a little creativity and very little cash, you can transform your space from an institutional cell into a cozy campus retreat.
Employees and employers agree that exit interviews are incredibly useful (as illustrated above, three-quarters of executives say they “always” or “somewhat frequently” act on comments collected during exit interviews) and there are many tools available online to help you run an effective interview. Hopefully this summary gives you a good head-start on the process if you don’t already have your interviews formalized.
It is easy to miss the number of taxes and additional fees that are applied to airline tickets in the United States. With airport and airline security at it’s highest and a down economy, the government continues to increase the rates on taxes and fees that have gone unnoticed by many over the last decade. Let’s define and shed light on these rates and charges that will be applied to your tickets the next time you travel with the airlines.
Character Gigs: What do the television characters of your favorite Primetime Emmy-nominated actors do for a living? From Jon Hamm’s Mad Men ad exec “Don Draper” to physicist “Sheldon Cooper” played by Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons, it’s quite a job mix.