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Alphabet scrutinizing handling of misconduct claims

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Google would provide 'more granularity' regarding sexual harassment investigations and their outcomes, according to CEO Sundar Pichai.

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Office Blues

Sep 13, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Feeling mo walang katapusan ang trabaho. Pero don’t worry, wala ring katapusan ang kuwentuhan at diskarte para may peace of mind ka sa office.

Co-working spaces around Metro Manila that offer a little something extra

Aug 27, 2019 - 8:45 AM

From swing seating to 3D printers, these co-working spaces offer more than just a table, an electric socket, and a hot cup of coffee

Why some of your colleagues and boss are paid more than you

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:37 PM

Traditional salary models rely on the so-called 'tournament theory,' but new research suggests that it may be unfair and lead to unhealthy competition

Support pours in for trans woman after workplace discrimination tweet

Jul 17, 2019 - 2:29 PM

'It's clearly transphobia. I have been wearing [clothes] appropriately to the best of my understanding. And I have been doing my job well,' says 21-year-old trans woman Aeron Jade Parena

'Burnout' is an 'occupational phenomenon' not disease – WHO

May 28, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The clarification comes a day after the World Health Organization mistakenly said it had listed burnout in its International Classification of Diseases for the first time

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WHO recognizes 'burnout' as medical condition

May 27, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The World Health Organization defines burnout as 'a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed'

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Women's unpaid work worth trillions of pesos – PIDS study

Apr 08, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The monetary value of the time women spend on housework can make up about 20% of the country's gross domestic product, PIDS senior research fellow Michael Abrigo says

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If you're not sleeping at work, you should be fired

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:00 AM

We want employees to be focused on producing the highest quality outputs possible. Sleeping on the job can make this happen.

POWER NAP. Many companies, such as Ben & Jerry’s, Zappos and Nike, allow employees to nap at work. Image from Shutterstock

Actress Michelle Williams pushes for pay equality

Apr 03, 2019 - 10:42 AM

'If it was like this for me, a white woman in a glamorized industry, how were my sisters suffering across their profession?' says Michelle

How to build better bosses for better business

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM

It's said that 'people join companies, but leave managers' – so how do you make sure managers improve and people stay?

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Let go of toxic workplace 'emotional labor' in 2019

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A Harper’s Bazaar article that went viral last year dubbed emotional labor 'the unpaid job men still don’t understand'

WORK HAZARDS. Deep acting at work could be a protective factor for employees in challenging situations, but it can also take a toll and lead to burnout.

Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claims

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:28 PM

Facebook, like Google, allows complaints of sexual harassment to be aired openly in court

Google outlines steps to tackle workplace harassment

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai promises Google will be more transparent with how concerns are handled, and provide better support and care to those who raise such issues with the company

SUNDAR PICHAI. Screen shot from YouTube.

3 ways companies can promote SOGIE equality in the workplace

Nov 08, 2018 - 8:56 PM

‘Other issues might take precedence over this, but that doesn’t mean we can’t push for it…. All rights are important,’ Cogencia chief executive officer Paulo Edrosolano says

[ANALYSIS] Women, women, women in economics: Where are you?

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We need to eliminate barriers to women in economics from entry level to leadership roles

Google says it fired 48 for sexual harassment over 2 years

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Google releases an email sent to employees from Sundar Pichai saying 48 people had been terminated for sexual harassment in the past two years, including 13 who were senior managers and above and that none received 'an exit package'

Joy Pinaroc: Championing women's rights in the workplace

Oct 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

P&G's Joy Pinaroc is a mom of 3, a CFO, and manages to squeeze some yoga in between it all. This is how – and why – she does it.

House approves bill on stiffer penalties vs sexual harassment on 2nd reading

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:33 PM

House Bill 8244 also seeks to expand the definition of sexual harassment in the office, schools, and training institutions

NO TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Lawmakers seek to increase penalties for sexual harassment in the workplace and schools.

LBPI Design International: Reaping the rewards of flexible solutions

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:54 PM

The workplace is an ecosystem. it must provide the right balance of performance, engagement, and well-being.

House approves bill punishing more acts of job discrimination vs women

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:05 PM

House Bill No. 6769 seeks to penalize those who would favor male over female employees in the assignment of duties in the workplace

NO TO WOMEN DISCRIMINATION. Lawmakers are backing a bill that would increase prohibited discriminatory acts against women in the workplace.

Workplace software startup Slack valued at $7.1 billion in new funding

Aug 21, 2018 - 11:44 PM

'The way people work is changing, and we are committed to delivering the best product and experience for our customers in this new era,' a Slack statement says

New law aims to ensure safer workplaces

Aug 20, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Employers, contractors, and sub-contractors must provide protective equipment for free and respect workers' right to refuse unsafe work. Violators of the law face a P100,000 fine for every day violations are not corrected.

Gabby Lucero, University of the Philippines Diliman student, raises a banner calling for the national minimum wage during the Labor Day rally at Mendiola, Manila on Tuesday. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

House seeks to punish more acts of job discrimination vs women

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:47 PM

'The role of legislation in this case is to rip away the protective veil of sexual discrimination,' says Labor and employment committee chair Randolph Ting, who sponsors the bill on second reading

GENDER EQUALITY. Lawmakers want to expand the discriminatory acts against women in the workplace that would be subject to penalties. Photo by AFP

#HustleEveryday: How to work with a boss who doesn't like you

Aug 05, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Here are possible reasons why your boss may not like you, and some tips on how to improve your relationship

#HustleEveryday: How to manage a co-worker who acts like your boss

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'You feel you’re going to lose your patience soon. But you know you’re better than this because you got class and you’re not going to make a scene out of it.'

#HustleEveryday: 5 tips to work better with your boss

Apr 07, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Here are 5 things you can do to make sure you and your boss work harmoniously

#HustleEveryday: How to deal with office gossip

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:00 PM

We often think a little gossip in the office is harmless. It’s just break time chatter after all, right?

3 simple exercises you can do at your desk

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:54 PM

Exercises to lift you up when the grind is dragging you down

#HustleEveryday: 6 tips for dealing with a moody boss

Jan 28, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Got a boss who's sunny one minute and stormy the next? Here's what you should do.

#HustleEveryday: 5 tips for handling difficult situations in the workplace

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Overcome the challenges of a demanding boss or client, a new project, or a difficult workmate

Everyone is talking about sexual harassment and this is why you should, too

Oct 18, 2017 - 9:30 PM

If it hasn't happened to you, it's happened to someone you know

German minister pushes deadline to boost female execs

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:35 PM

I am giving businesses one more year to take care of this themselves Barley tells the media group RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland If nothing is done by then we will take action with legislation

Google fires defender of tech gender gap – U.S. media

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:36 PM

UPDATED Google chief executive Sundar Pichai while supporting the right of employees to express themselves says To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK

GOOGLE. The new Google logo is displayed at the Google headquarters on September 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Here's what to do when you’re smarter than your boss

May 28, 2017 - 10:10 PM

So you think you re smarter than your boss? Here are a few tips on how to deal

A PWID's success story: Angelo Jardeleza in his workplace

Nov 26, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Angelo Jardeleza works twice a week and earns a decent living despite being diagnosed with autism during his childhood This is his story

NORMAL. Angelo Jardeleza makes a box in his workplace. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong/ Rappler

Microsoft leaders to see pay tied to diversity gains

Nov 18, 2016 - 2:22 PM

The company is making a bid to increase the number of women and minority workers in its ranks

Rodrigo Duterte, Leila de Lima, Antonio Carpio | 6PM wRap

Oct 11, 2016 - 10:29 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

Facebook launches intra-office 'Workplace' network

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The social network s new product hopes to tap 2 5 billion employees worldwide

WORK INTEGRATION. The social network tries to capture a new market – office workers. Image from Facebook

1 in 5 Japan employers face workers' 'death from overwork' – report

Oct 08, 2016 - 1:42 PM

Hundreds of deaths related to overwork or karoshi are reported every year in Japan sparking lawsuits and calls to tackle the problem

BUSY. People cross an intersection in Tokyo on February 4, 2015. File photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Job matching site promotes employment for PWDs

Jul 26, 2016 - 12:21 PM

Press release: There s a new PWD centric website to promote their skills capabilities and work preferences in order to find gainful employment

Millennials in the workplace: How to get the best out of them

Jun 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The key is to look at their context: what kind of world they grew in what values they prioritize

MILLENNIALS AT WORK. Here's how you can help them be better

LA weather reporter asked to cover up on air: workplace sexism?

May 17, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Los Angeles based weather reporter Liberté Chan is asked to cover up on air and addresses a controversy dubbed by observers as Sweatergate

COVER UP. KTLA weather reporter Liberté Chan is asked to cover up on air, but she clarifies that this was done in the spirit of fun as her co-anchors were teasing her. Screengrab from from Life of Liberte (

DOLE: Maximum 12 hours a day for movie, TV industry workers

Apr 30, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Workers and talents shall not work for over 8 hours in a day says a DOLE advisory If required to work beyond that they can only do so for a maximum of 12 hours

WORK HOURS. Members of the media industry speak up about working hours following the death of directors Wenn Deramas and Francis Pasion

[Podcast] Office politics and your work email

Apr 25, 2016 - 8:47 PM

Like it or not an inbox bursting with work emails is a reality many employees face everyday It can also be a tool for office politics Here are some common work email mistakes and how to deal

OFFICE POLITICS. Work email can be used as a tool for others to play in work politics. So what do you do when this happens to you? Take it offline. Illustration by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

Employers urged: Offer free mental health screening

Dec 12, 2015 - 11:13 AM

A Harvard Business Review report says depression a common and treatable condition is affecting the productivity and performance of up to 9 5 of adults in the US

Rappler Talk: Should Filipino companies focus more on workplace culture?

Jul 19, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Rappler talks to Bryce Maddock founder of TaskUs

5 tips to communicate better at work

Apr 08, 2015 - 8:10 PM

Not getting the right message across? Here are a few tips on how to handle yourself at work

When bullies are doctors and nurses: How Fil-Am nurses cope

Feb 06, 2015 - 11:18 AM

Rank Nur a registered nurse at a New York hospital says bullying by doctors is commonly experienced by foreign nurses