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Telepresence robots let employees 'beam' into work


Engineer Dallas Goecker attends meetings, jokes with colleagues and roams the office building just like other employees at his company in Silicon Valley.


Sears, Dish Network among worst workplaces


Companies often tout their workplaces as an inviting environment for employees. Yet many are far from it, and workers at many of the largest corporations dislike, or even hate, their jobs.


Google's death benefits pay dead employees' families for 10 years

Google Death Benefits

Google treats its dead employees better than some companies do their living workers. Google's unusual "death benefits" include paying the deceased's spouse or domestic partner 50% of their salary for 10 years, the company's "chief people officer" Laszlo Bock revealed in an interview this week with Forbes.


'Take Your Kids to Work Day' fades away

Thursday is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work day, although perhaps you didn't notice. The annual event, started 20 years ago as a way to expose girls and young women to workplace and career opportunities, has attracted less attention in recent years.


Bankrupt Kodak wants to give $13.5M in bonuses

Eastman Kodak Co. has filed a request with the district court overseeing its Chapter 11 bankruptcy asking for permission to pay around $13.5 million in bonuses to approximately 300 employees.

Senh: As long as they go to the employees and not the executives.


Tweeting about a bad day could lose you your job

Tweeting at Work

Employees who tweet or update their Facebook status saying ‘I had a bad day at
work’ could face losing their jobs, says a leading employment lawyer.


Employee Loyalty Dropping Worldwide

Employee Loyalty Dropping Worldwide

At a time of lingering economic malaise, gyrating markets and high unemployment, it's not surprising that workers around the world are less than content at their jobs. They're also feeling a diminished sense of loyalty, according to a new global analysis of data gathered by Mercer, the giant New York City-based human resources consulting firm.

Senh: It's hard to remain loyal when businesses to cutting jobs left and right.


Can You Trust Your Employer's 401k Plan? Not If Company Stock Is An Option.

The presence of company stock within a 401k plan is a major red flag. On the other hand, it provides a simple way for employees to assess whether they can trust their employer and any of the products and services offered within a plan. The more company stock within a 401k plan, the less an employer can be trusted. It's that simple.


East Coast Verizon workers going back to work

East Coast Verizon workers going back to work

The 45,000 land-line employees who have been on strike for two weeks will return to work Tuesday, though contract negotiations are ongoing. Thousands of striking Verizon telecom workers will return to work Tuesday, though their contract dispute isn't over yet.


Companies Assail Whistleblower Bounties

More than 260 firms warned the SEC in a letter that plans to pay bounties will undermine internal compliance programs and turn financial fraud into a "gold mine" for employees.


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