Joan Mooney is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C.

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Is Starbucks Really a Great Place to Work?

News Updates
August 25, 2015


Atheists, Muslims and other employees who don’t celebrate Christmas often feel left out amid the workplace holiday parties and department-decorating contests. How can employers create a spirit of celebration while remaining sensitive to the needs of all workers?

 “It’s fine to have a holiday party,” said employment attorney Doug Kauffman, a partner with Balch and Bingham LLP in Birmingham, Ala. “You have to be careful not to water down the season just to be politically correct or sensitive to those who don’t celebrate.”

News Updates
December 11, 2014

Forget the idea that Millennials would rather have flexible hours than a good salary. A recent survey by Business Insider and News to Live By found that pay came first when U.S. adults ages 18 to 36 were asked what matters most to them in a job, followed by meaningful work and a positive relationship with co-workers.

Flexibility was important, but it trailed in fourth place.

News Updates
August 19, 2014

Morale boosters can lift workers out of January slump 

News Updates
January 2, 2014