Hi and welcome back to another great week with FOT! Here are five things you need to know this week:
1. What’s a workplace? Wherever the employee may be, court says: Welcome to the Digital Age: Technology has changed the workplace so much that employers may not be able to reject a telecommuting accommodation request by saying physical attendance is mandatory.
3. This Chat App Is Way Better Than Email For Work: Email can feel overwhelming. Messages that don’t feel that important can build up until unread messages can number in the dozens, or worse — and then, the task seems too daunting for reading through to be worth it.
4. Is Your Hiring Process Too Friendly?: Even Vladimir Putin can seem charming if you only ask questions like “What are your career goals? What motivates you? and What are you looking for in a job? ” before making an offer.
5. The Origins of Office Speak: What corporate buzzwords reveal about the history of work (and what a corporate-buzzword quiz reveals about you).
Have a great week!
Cara is the Marketing Manager here at Kinetix and resident Renaissance woman. She refers to herself as a writer, but we think that’s limiting. Instead we call her many things: co-strategist, idea machine, brand builder, Kinetixizer, social-media plugger, blogger, and all-around creative specialist. If you wanna schmooze, try talking DIY and fitness, then top it off with a quick kid or pet mention—gets her every time. Tweet her at @caralucas44.