Welcome to our weekly roundup of important workplace news, top media trends, current events and the latest from Limeade. At Limeade, we’re busy staying up to date with current events that impact employees and the workplace. This Week in Work highlights the latest industry news so you can be in the know, while at work.
This Week in Work:
1. How to Make a 4-Day Workweek Really Work
Margarita Mondays, nap pods and other surface perks don’t encourage the type of work environment needed to make a shorter week really productive.
2. McDonald’s CEO Promises New Culture
McDonald’s new CEO is going to put a stop to the company’s previous late-night socializing between senior managers and rank-and-file employees.
3. Starbucks Offers Headspace App to Employees
Amid complaints over shorter hours and a slow season for Starbucks coffeeshop workers, Starbucks announced employees will now have free access to popular meditation app Headspace.
4. Potential Employees Swiping Left
One in three people have turned down a job offer because of a company’s bad online reviews — but they’re not always true.
5. Stressed? Cute Baby Animal Photos May Help
Turns out cute baby animal photos may boost your productivity and decrease stress levels.
6. Uber Pushes Back on Gig-Worker Law
Uber is fighting back against the new California legislation that prevents many companies from claiming workers as independent contractors.
7. U.K. Zeroing in on Culture
A U.K. regulator is demanding better corporate governance and reporting practices around culture as hundreds of British companies prepare to release annual reports based on new rules.
8. CHROs on the Hunt for New Skills & Technology
New research shows chief people officers are not ready to meet new workplace demands.
Thanks for tuning in to This Week in Work — see you next week!