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After returning from vacation to 765 unread emails, I tried ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt's hack of responding to everything ASAP. It just created a bunch more work.

Eric Schmidt. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach I tried a productivity hack for my 765 unread emails. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt replies to emails as soon as possible, even with one or two words. I tried it out and from what I learned, it's not a useful technique for most people. See more stories on Insider's business page. I recently took a couple of days away from work, and although I enjoyed it, I've returned to a common problem: An overflowing email inbox - 765 unreads to be exac...
Tags: Google, Productivity, Careers, Trends, Silicon Valley, Eric Schmidt, Emails, New York University, SCHMIDT, Stephen Jones, Harvard Business School, Beck Diefenbach, Weekend BI UK, Radi Cati Joint


A study of 61,000 Microsoft employees suggests remote work is bad for communication between different teams

Remote workers can pose "insider threats" to companies, not always intentionally. Justin Paget/Getty Images Fully remote workers communicate less with people outside their team, a study suggests. They are also slower to engage new starters, the study found. Researchers analyzed the habits of 61,000 Microsoft staff before and after they switched to remote working. See more stories on Insider's business page. People working from home in the pandemic spoke less frequently with colleagues...
Tags: UK, News, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Research, University, Working From Home, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Jamie Dimon, Hybrid, Stephen Jones, Berkeley Haas


A cleaner who helped organize a protest at a Facebook office over 'impossible' workloads has been suspended and could be fired, a report says

Cleaners protesting outside Facebook's HQ at Ten Brock Street in central London in August. Anadolu Agency / Contributor via Getty. A cleaner who helped organize protests at a Facebook office was suspended, the Observer reported. Guillermo Camacho failed to maintain a high standard of cleaning, the building's owner said. A union said staff were protesting "impossible" workloads. See more stories on Insider's business page. A cleaner who helped organized a protest over working co...
Tags: Facebook, UK, London, Trends, Union, Churchill, London UK, Brock Street, Observer, Stephen Jones, Camacho, London Living Wage, JLL, CAIWU, Cleaners Allied Independent Workers Union, Guillermo Camacho


If the 4-day week is going to work for everyone, we need to stop seeing it as a perk just for wealthy, young tech workers, an expert says

Rep. Mark Takano. AP Photo/Cliff Owen A four-day week is more likely to mean a cut in overall hours, rather than a reduction in days. There are many ways it can work, said Rachel Statham, a senior researcher from the IPPR think tank. Trials from Iceland and a newly published report from Scotland offer a potential blueprint. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Mark Takano, the democratic representative for California's 41st district, introduced his 32 Hour Work Act to...
Tags: Congress, California, Scotland, Trends, Iceland, IPPR, Stephen Jones, Statham, Takano, Mark Takano, Charlotte Lockhart, Rachel Statham, Institute for Public Policy Research Scotland


A coffee chain owned by Cola-Cola gave 14,500 staff a 5% pay rise - having made 600 people redundant last year

A Costa store. Getty/Dan Kitwood UK chain Costa Coffee is giving its 14,500 staff an hourly pay bump of at least £0.45 ($0.62) per hour. Costa, owned by Coca-Cola, says the rise is in recognition of staff's work during the pandemic. In 2020, Costa got rid of 600 workers - now, it plans to hire 2,000 more. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK coffee chain Costa Coffee is giving all its 14,500 staff a 5% pay rise, and plans to recruit 2,000 more people amid increasing ...
Tags: UK, Trends, Eu, Coca Cola, Costa, Stephen Jones, Costa Coffee, Getty Dan Kitwood, Cola Cola, Barista Maestros


Mohamed Hadid on his doomed masterpiece

For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Please Allow Javascript and reload this page. Mohamed Hadid on his doomed masterpiece A developer, a Bel Air mansion and city corruption New York Los Angeles Issue / Mohamed Hadid (Photography by Kevin Scanlon) In November, a judge ordered Mohamed Hadid to destroy a 30,000-square-foot Bel Air mansion that the developer has kind of built. The extraordinary order from Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan...
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A woman who says her employer denied her request to finish at 5 p.m. so she could collect her daughter from day care won $254,000 after a legal challenge

Nopparat Khokthong / EyeEm Alice Thompson wanted to world flexibly in order to collect her daughter from daycare. Her employer didn't seriously consider her request, so she quit, she told the BBC. A tribunal ruled that she suffered indirect sexual discrimination, and awarded her $254,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. A real estate sales manager who says her employer failed to seriously consider her request to work flexibly has been awarded $254,621 (£185,000) at an...
Tags: UK, Trends, Bbc, Thompson, BBC Radio, Stephen Jones, Manors, Alice Thompson, COVID


AI tools that companies use to scan resumes are stopping 27 million people finding new jobs, a Harvard report says

A man hands his resume to an employer at the 25th annual Central Florida Employment Council Job Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images 27 million "hidden workers" in the US are being filtered out of job applications by automated tech, a report says. Their skills are regularly overlooked by the AI-driven hiring practices many employers rely on. Groups that are disproportionately overlooked include caregivers and immigrants, according to ...
Tags: Florida, News, Germany, US, Careers, Employment, Trends, Strategy, Harvard, Recruitment, Vacancies, UK US, Stephen Jones, Harvard Business School, Paul Hennessy, COVID


These junior bankers explain why they quit $150,000 jobs at JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs to launch YouTube channels

Afzal Hussein started his channel in 2018 after leaving Goldman Sachs. Afzal Hussein Insider spoke to two junior bankers who quit six-figure jobs for YouTube. One told Insider he earned more than $150,000 but quit to help care for his sick mom. A second said he wants to help candidates from underrepresented groups breaking into finance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ben Chon knew what he was signing up for when he began his career as an investment banking analyst at JPMo...
Tags: New York, London, Youtube, US, San Francisco, Trends, Korea, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Jpmorgan, Hussein, Stephen Jones, Takumi, Chon, Goldman Sachs London, JPMorgan He


Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he secretly lived in Argentina for a month after reading 'The 4-Hour Workweek' by Tim Ferriss

Wales cofounded Wikipedia in 2001. Getty Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales appeared on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast. He was asked for book recommendations, and said that he moved to Argentina after reading Ferriss'. He didn't specify when, but said that no one knew he was there. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jimmy Wales, cofounder of Wikipedia, revealed he secretly moved to Argentina for a month after reading Tim Ferriss's book "The 4-Hour Workweek."Wales, a fu...
Tags: Productivity, Books, New York, Milan, Wales, Wikipedia, Careers, Success, Trends, Strategy, Korea, Argentina, Jimmy Wales, Buenos Aires, Founders, Tim Ferriss


These junior bankers quit $150,000 jobs at JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs to give careers advice on YouTube

Afzal Hussein started his channel in 2018 after leaving Goldman Sachs. Afzal Hussein Insider spoke to two junior bankers who quit six-figure jobs for YouTube. One told Insider he earned more than $150,000 but quit to help care for his sick mom. A second said he wants to help candidates from underrepresented groups breaking into finance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ben Chon knew what he was signing up for when he began his career as an investment banking analyst at JPMo...
Tags: New York, London, Youtube, US, San Francisco, Trends, Korea, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Jpmorgan, Hussein, Stephen Jones, Takumi, Chon, Goldman Sachs London, JPMorgan He


Pinterest and Yahoo are giving staff a day off to avoid burnout

Pinterest's HQ. Smith Collection/Gado / Contributor via Getty Pinterest and Yahoo gave staff a global day off on Friday. They a join firms like Nike, Bumble, and LinkedIn in announcing plans to combat burnout. Staff took to social media to celebrate the news. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pinterest and Yahoo are the latest companies to give staff paid time off to unwind and alleviate symptoms of burnout.Pinterest said in a post on its own Pinterest page that all of i...
Tags: Verizon, Pinterest, Yahoo, Australia, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Nike, Aol, New Zealand, Burnout, Apollo, Mckinsey


Pinterest is giving staff a day off to avoid burnout

Pinterest's HQ. Smith Collection/Gado / Contributor via Getty Pinterest gave all its staff a day off on Friday. It joins firms like Nike, Bumble, and LinkedIn in giving employees bonus time off to combat burnout. Yahoo also gave staffers a day off to celebrate the firm's acquisition by private equity firm Apollo. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pinterest is the latest company to give staff paid time off to unwind and alleviate symptoms of burnout.The image-sharing ...
Tags: Verizon, Pinterest, Yahoo, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Nike, Aol, Burnout, Mckinsey, Stephen Jones, Dukes, Pinterest Pinterest


Amazon is offering some staff a $69 weekly bonus for showing up on time

The marketplace giant will start offering some UK workers a bonus if they reach 100% attendance. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Amazon is set to pay UK warehouse workers a £50 ($69) bonus if they turn up on time for work. At least 2 sites in Northern England will pay the weekly bonus, the BBC reported. The company said the reward was in order to support demand for the summer and festive seasons. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon...
Tags: Amazon, UK, England, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tesco, Bbc, Bonus, Canada, Recruitment, Kpmg, Northern England, Durham, Arla


The number of bosses saying they plan to downsize their office space has dropped from last year. It's a sign that hybrid working is set be a long-term trend.

The physical office is here to stay. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images The number of CEOs planning to cut office space has decreased from last year, a KPMG study found. Instead they're favoring increased flexibility, according to KPMG's latest CEO Outlook survey. KPMG also found more than half of CEOs are looking to increase investment in shared office space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many CEOs of some of the world's largest companies are reconsidering thei...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Office, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Future Of Work, Remote Work, Ceo, Canada, Hsbc, Deloitte, Kpmg, Hybrid, WPP


Patty Jenkins Calls Putting Wonder Woman 1984 on Streaming Services ‘Heartbreaking Experience’

Wonder Woman 1984 launched day-and-date in theaters and on HBO Max, making it one of the first films to adopt the format during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to director Patty Jenkins, that decision might have hurt the film. RELATED: Wonder Woman 1984 Dominates Vudu & FandangoNOW Charts Speaking during an appearance on a panel at last week’s CinemaCon (via Deadline), Jenkins touched on the day-and-date model that the film followed, and called the decision to release it that way “a heartbreaki...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Digital, Action, Netflix, Streaming, Wonder Woman, Dc, Warner Bros, Connie Nielsen, Comic Book, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Gal Gadot, Jenkins, Warner Bros Pictures


A diamond dealer lost her job in the pandemic and set up a daycare business from her lounge - here's why she has no regrets

Casmira Nan said she'd never been happier since setting up her nursery. Casmira Nan. Casmira Nan was made redundant from her role as a diamond valuer at the start of the pandemic. She set up an online childcare business from her lounge, using the platform Tiney. "I've never been happier," Nan told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. No two days were ever the same for Casmira Nan during her career as a diamond dealer in London's Hatton garden. Clients wou...
Tags: UK, England, London, Trends, South Africa, Hatton Garden, Mckinsey, Hatton, Stephen Jones, Nan, Burlington Arcade, Casmira Nan, Casmira Nan Casmira Nan


Netflix cofounder Marc Randolph said the 'glorification of entrepreneurship' has set up a mistaken perception of what it takes to launch a business

Marc Randolph. Courtesy of Marc Randolph Many aspiring founders misunderstand what running a company takes, said Netflix's co-founder. Marc Randolph said the availability of startup education had 'glorified' the idea of running one. He said it's a often a much more repetitious, grinding and disappointing career choice. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix cofounder Marc Randolph says that the "glorification of entrepreneurship" has given many aspiring...
Tags: Business, Leadership, Careers, Entrepreneur, Success, Trends, Startup, Netflix, Reed Hastings, Founders, Stephen Jones, Randolph, Qatar Foundation, Tech Insider, Marc Randolph, Marc Randolph Courtesy of Marc Randolph


China says a media worker collapsed in the break room and died as a result of the country's brutal '996' work culture - and now the state is promising to clamp down on unpaid overtime

Office workers walk along a street during lunch time in Beijing Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images China has produced a document that it says highlights the dangers of some companies' "996" work culture. 996 refers to people working 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., six days a week. The practise has come under fire from workers, some companies, and now the state. See more stories on Insider's business page. China says a media worker collapsed in a company break room and later died from heart ...
Tags: News, China, Careers, Trends, Bloomberg, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Alibaba, Jack Ma, Wellbeing, Afp, Ma, Stephen Jones, Supreme People s Court, Tech Insider, Work Culture


The CEO of a Silicon Valley startup sees a future where global employees in locations like India make the same salary as those in San Francisco

Wutthichai Luemuang / EyeEm/ Getty Images During the pandemic, many white-collar workers left behind big cities for cheaper areas. In response, some companies have said they'll cut salaries for remote workers in different areas. But CEO Phil Libin says he hopes to pay workers worldwide a San Francisco-level salary. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amid the Great Reshuffling of the pandemic, Americans are moving out of big city hubs like San Francisco. The wave of the f...
Tags: Google, Evernote, India, US, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Phil Libin, Bay Area, Stephen Jones, India Today, Libin, ITO, Juliana Kaplan, Wutthichai Luemuang, Aki Ito Phil Libin


This self-proclaimed 'Stepford wife' retrained as a lawyer in her 40s. Still practising at 72, she insists nobody is too old to make a 'life-affirming' career change.

"You have a tremendous sense of self-renewal," Elizabeth Hepworth said of retraining as a lawyer. Nopparat Khokthong / EyeEm Elizabeth Hepworth told The Guardian she was a "Stepford wife" who supported her husband's career. She retrained as a lawyer in her 40s after her husband walked out. She described her career change as "life-affirming." See more stories on Insider's business page. A self-proclaimed "Stepford wife" who retrained as a lawyer in her 40s insists that nobody is t...
Tags: London, Trends, The Guardian, Borough Market, Hepworth, Stephen Jones, Philip Juma, Stepford, Elizabeth Hepworth, Nopparat Khokthong EyeEm Elizabeth Hepworth


A conservation charity says it's giving some staff extra long lunch breaks because climate change is making it harder to work in the midday heat

Ham House, Richmond, UK. Heritage Images / Contributor via Getty The National Trust is letting UK workers adopt "Mediterranean" work hours during the summer heat. Volunteers at Ham House will be able to start earlier, and take longer lunch breaks. The charity said climate change will increasingly impact working conditions in the tourism sector. See more stories on Insider's business page. A UK conservation charity is giving some staff and volunteers longer lunch breaks during the summ...
Tags: UK, US, Trends, Spain, Italy, Union of Concerned Scientists, Athens, Miami, National Trust, Mediterranean, Fahrenheit, Stephen Jones, US West Coast, Intergovernmental Panel, Meteorological Office, Ham House Richmond UK Heritage Images Contributor


Netflix cofounder Marc Randolph says successful entrepreneurs all share 3 key traits, including knowing exactly when to leave a business behind

Marc Randolph, former Netflix CEO. George Pimentel/Getty Images for Audi Marc Randolph cofounded Netflix in 1997, and later founded multiple successful startups. Speaking to the Qatar Foundation, he said all successful entrepreneurs share three common traits. They think less and act more - and crucially know when it's time to walk away, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Marc Randolph was Netflix's first CEO. Before he left in 2002, he played a crucial role...
Tags: Google, News, Advice, Careers, Entrepreneur, Success, Trends, Strategy, Netflix, Audi, Stephen Jones, Randolph, Qatar Foundation, Marc Randolph, George Pimentel Getty, Looker Data Services


An expert explains why you're exhausted by video calls and gives 3 simple tips to combat Zoom fatigue

A man (working from home) using a laptop, in an online meeting with a woman, feeling mental burnout. Basak Gurbuz Derman/Getty Images Video calls are looking like a regular fixture as office workers shift to a hybrid working model. Endless video calls can be exhausting, and aren't always the best format for conveying information. Insider spoke to communications coach Karin Reed for some tips on how to cope with Zoom fatigue. See more stories on Insider's business page. With hybrid ...
Tags: Stanford, US, Trends, Robert Half, Reed, Stephen Jones, Basak Gurbuz Derman Getty, Karin Reed


PayPal's CEO says his father is the leader he most admires, teaching him the value of humility and listening

Evan Agostini/AP PayPal CEO Dan Schulman has a reputation as being one of Silicon Valley's more sympathetic bosses. He credits his father as his leadership hero because he taught him soft skills. Schulman told the that humility and respect are what truly inspires people. See more stories on Insider's business page. PayPal CEO Dan Schulman can boast at least one great business mentor, having spent eight years being personally mentored by Virgin founder Richard Branson.But he c...
Tags: Verizon, New York, Trends, Paypal, Ap, American Express, Richard Branson, Silicon Valley, Branson, My dad, Stephen Jones, Krav Maga, Evan Agostini, Dan Schulman, Schulman, Mel Schulman


A Silicon Valley veteran hired by Jeff Bezos says he spent 5 years searching for the perfect notepad - it's an important part of his routine

David Selinger was an early employee of Jeff Bezos. Deep Sentinel and MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dave Selinger is a former Amazon exec and cofounder of real estate firm Redfin. He said he spent five years looking for the perfect notepad for to-do lists. He spoke to CNBC Make It about some of his daily habits and leadership lessons. See more stories on Insider's business page. A veteran tech CEO has added to Silicon Valley's growing list of idiosyncratic productivity hacks w...
Tags: Amazon, Productivity, Facebook, Leadership, Steve Jobs, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Success, Trends, Strategy, Patagonia, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Redfin, Bezos


A permanent 4-day work week isn't all upside. One company had to introduce strict planning cycles and cut workplace chatter.

Getty Images / martin-dm The CEO of British legal firm Arken introduced a 4-day workweek in June. Although the firm experienced uplifts in productivity and wellbeing, there were challenges too. These included getting out of the 5-day mindset, cutting extra chatter, and ruthless planning. See more stories on Insider's business page. The normalization of hybrid working has reignited discussions around the four-day working week, and whether cutting employees' hours while retaining ...
Tags: Business, UK, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Companies, Culture, Stephen Jones, Flexible Work, Kent UK, Employee Wellbeing, Arken, 4 Day Work Week, Weekend BI UK, Hybrid Work, Dave Newick


A community about secretly working 2 full-time jobs has exploded as users swap advice on hacking their way to a $700,000 salary

Getty Overemployed.com was set up in April to help people find and work multiple jobs at once. Membership to its Discord channel more than tripled last week as people joined to swap tips. Two users claimed they worked multiple jobs to earn $750,000 or more. See more stories on Insider's business page. A growing number of people appear to be hacking working from home by working multiple full-time jobs at once.While many white-collar workers have found themselves reassessing work-life b...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Strategy, Future Of Work, Working From Home, Wall Street Journal, Isaac, Stephen Jones, Tech Insider, Discord, Rachel Feintzeig, Side-hustle, Overemployed, Feintzeig


Overemployed is a community about secretly working 2 full-time jobs and has exploded as users swap advice on hacking their way to a $700,000 salary

Getty Overemployed.com was set up in April to help people find and work multiple jobs at once. Membership to its Discord channel more than tripled last week as people joined to swap tips. Two users claimed they worked multiple jobs to earn $750,000 or more. See more stories on Insider's business page. A growing number of people appear to be hacking working from home by working multiple full-time jobs at once.While many white-collar workers have found themselves reassessing work-life b...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Strategy, Future Of Work, Working From Home, Wall Street Journal, Isaac, Stephen Jones, Discord, Rachel Feintzeig, Side-hustle, Overemployed, Feintzeig


Remote interns who created virtual water cooler moments with managers significantly boosted their chances of getting hired, a study shows

Carol Yepes/Getty Images A Harvard study looked into how interns' interactions affected their job prospects at a company. Remote interns who created 'water-cooler moments' with managers boosted their shot of landing a job. The study hasn't been peer-reviewed, and didn't show if the findings apply over a longer internship. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of the dominant reasons cited by bosses for workers to return to the office is the importance of...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Strategy, Internships, Harvard, Career Advice, Stephen Jones, Harvard Business School, Job Advice, Carol Yepes Getty, Karin Reed, Iavor Bojinov Prithwiraj Choudhury, Jacqueline Lane