This Valentine’s Day, about a third of Americans will send flowers to romantic partners, mostly at their workplaces, according to the Society of American Florists. But a floral display can stir up colleagues’ dismay — and the rumor mill.
Improvement to everyday tech tools such as videoconferencing, shared calendars, computer monitoring programs and instant messaging will help bosses track progress and focus on accomplishments rather than face time.
As they try to attract and retain workers, employers are starting to offer nontraditional benefits — such as cooking classes, student loan assistance and free meals — in addition to the standard health packages, 401(k) plans and vacation weeks.
Even with more than 400 women at Miami’s S.H.E. Bacardi Women’s Summit, all eyes are on four men on stage. If this conference is any indication, a major shift has taken hold in the “Can we do it all?” debate: Men have joined the conversation.