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Business News

Report: Amazon Imposes a Harsh New Penalty for Workers Who Don't Return to the Office

New internal documents viewed by multiple outlets shed light on the strict new policy.

Thought Leaders

The Gender Pay Gap Is About to Widen as Companies Unknowingly Adopt This 'Men First' Work Policy

By scrapping the gains in flexible working environments made during the pandemic, firms are essentially establishing a "men first" hiring policy, whether they realize it or not. An inflexible return-to-office approach is pushing women out, which in turn fosters an environment that is even more exclusive.

Business News

'Super Commuting' Is On The Rise — And That Spells Big Trouble For Mid-Size Cities

Thanks to the flexibility of many hybrid jobs, more and more professionals are rethinking the maximum distance they're willing to travel to the office regularly.

Leadership

CEOs Are Tricking Employees Into Spending More Time In The Office — But Here's Why They're Only Fooling Themselves.

Traditionalist CEOs seem to be turning up the heat to trick employees into spending more time in the office — but at what cost?

Business News

Amazon Managers Can Now Fire Employees Who Refuse to Work From the Office 3 Days a Week

It's the latest update of the company's return-to-office policy.

Business News

We Know Return to Office Mandates Backfire — So Why Are Tech Giants Like Amazon, IBM and Zoom Reinstating This Outdated Policy?

In a landscape where innovation is the ultimate currency, why are tech giants like Amazon, IBM and Zoom clinging to outdated mandates?

Employee Experience & Recruiting

'Control, Surveillance and Manipulation': How TikTok's Office Surveillance Could Backfire and Cost The Company Billions

Recently, TikTok made headlines for the wrong reasons — introducing a badge monitoring app called MyRTO, aimed at enforcing its office attendance policy as part of a top-down return-to-office mandate. While many companies are recalibrating post-pandemic work expectations, TikTok's approach not only raises serious ethical issues but also amplifies broader concerns about its surveillance culture.

Business News

'It's Probably Not Going to Work Out for You at Amazon': CEO Andy Jassy Reprimands Employees Resisting Return to Office Mandate

Amazon employees who refuse to come into the office three days a week will be forced into a "voluntary resignation."

Business News

Leaked Meta Memo Shows Stricter Return-to-Office Policy with Termination Threat for Repeat Violations

Meta wants its employees back in the office to "foster healthy relationships."

Business News

Desperate to Get Employees Back Into the Office, Companies Experiment With New Tactics

Many Americans simply aren't interested in resuming a traditional 9-to-5.

Business News

Quiet Quitting Preceded Another Insidious Workplace Issue That's Unfolding Right Now, Survey Reveals

Many employees and executives disagree on return-to-office mandates — and it's symptomatic of an even larger problem.

Business News

Meta Commands Workers Back to Office, Says It's 'Easier to Build Trust in Person'

Employees will be expected to show up in person three days a week.

Leadership

CEOs Are Blaming The Need For Mentorship to Justify The Forced Return of All Employees. Reality Calls For a Very Different Approach.

You're stuck between a rock and a hard place: You need to ensure the continuity of your team and company through mentoring junior staff, which happens best in person, but senior staff doesn't want to come in three to five days a week just to ensure mentoring by osmosis. However, there's a much more effective approach that results in a win-win-win for all.

Leadership

Hybrid Employees Are More Productive at Home — But This is When You Should Ask Them to Come Into The Office

It's necessary for leaders to determine which face-to-face tasks are necessary to justify the in-office commute.