Women are burning out doing invisible ‘office housework’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Women say extra evening, weekend and vacation hours spent supporting colleagues is ignored. Burnout is increasing, finds the Women in the Workplace 2021 report. Employers say they hugely value this wellbeing and […]

MEPs vow to support the EU Public Prosecutor’s Office

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Issues hindering the EU Prosecutor’s investigation and prosecution of cross border crimes against the EU budget were discussed with chief prosecutor Kövesi. In a debate on Friday, EU public prosecutor Laura Kövesi informed the Budgetary Control Committee that the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) […]

Employers hold too much power over information. Workers must claim their data rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Byhovskaya, Senior Policy Adviser, Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD • The pandemic saw a steep increase in the accumulation of workplace data. • Most workers are poorly protected with respect to data access and […]

Back to the office? Here’s how tech company Salesforce thinks that might look

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gavin Patterson, President and Chief Revenue Officer, Salesforce Business must prepare for the ‘great reopening’ of recovering economies in vaccinated markets, while aiding the COVID-19 response in those countries still suffering. Return to workplace strategies will see future […]

Hybrid working is here to stay. But what does that mean in your office?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner, Workplace Intelligence • Both employees and the C-suite recognize the benefits of hybrid working. • Companies plan to define hybrid working arrangements in many different ways: according to specific time commitments, work type, and […]

We spend half our time at work in meetings – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Many of us spend half of our work lives in meetings. US workers say one-third of meetings are useless; 60% see meetings as a distraction. New research says we must think of […]

We can build an inclusive workplace, and it starts with empathy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners “Genius draws no color lines.” In 1939 US Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes said those words as he welcomed renowned contralto Marian Anderson to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Her performance […]

Office workers in these economies clock up the most extra hours

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Most people will have stayed late at work to finish urgent tasks or might even have pulled an all-nighter to hit a really tight deadline. When those occasions are the exception rather than […]