The Secret to Avoiding Checked Bag Fees Every Time You Fly

Gifts aren’t the only thing to bust your budget this holiday season. Most major U.S. airlines have recently raised their checked bag fees, which means transporting presents home may cost a little bit more this year. American Airlines baggage fees, JetBlue Airlines baggage fees, United Airlines baggage fees, and Delta …

Work&Place new issue showcases most informed and challenging workplace thinking

The new issue of Work&Place has been published and is free to read on the journal’s new website. Its overall readership is now around 100,000, including in the new Spanish language edition, so it’s not just more accessible, it is even more influential. The journal continues to explore the most …

38 Genius Items the World’s Best Travel Agents Always Pack

Fine, call us nosy. But we can’t help but wonder what other people have packed in their suitcases, especially if said people are seasoned professionals at this whole packing-for-a-trip thing. It’s our favorite way of discovering new packing tips and tricks. We’ve asked the editors at T+L for their favorite …

Which Sears Stores Are Closing? Here’s the Full List as Sears Files for Bankruptcy

The long-predicted Sears bankruptcy is finally here. On Monday, Sears Holdings announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an attempt to restructure the company and save the troubled retailer from oblivion. Shoppers can expect more Sears store closures, as well as liquidation sales, in brick-and-mortar locations around the …

A third of employers report rise in time off as mental health becomes less taboo

  Around 30 percent of businesses have seen an increase in the number of staff taking time off for mental health reasons, according to a survey conducted by business organisation British Chambers of Commerce, and insurer Aviva. One in three (33 percent) business leaders have also noticed an increase in …

Major League Baseball Teams Lost $93 Million This Season Because No One Is Going to Games

Major League Baseball attendance dropped 4 percent this year, continuing a steady decline for “America’s Pastime.” It’s the lowest league-wide attendance since 2003 and the largest single-season drop in a decade. What does that mean for a team’s bottom line? Bloomberg News crunched some numbers to get a better understanding. …

Facebook Says 30 Million Accounts Have Been Hacked. Here’s How to Check If Yours Is One of Them

If you have a Facebook account, now would be a good time to check on it. The social media giant announced Friday that a Facebook hack last month compromised about 30 million users’ names, phone numbers, emails and other personal details. According to a company blog post, attackers found a …

America’s Biggest Employer Isn’t Hiring Seasonal Employees This Year. Here’s the Reason Why

With a new slew of perks, pay, and benefits to lure workers, retailers across the country are pulling out all the stops to lure temporary employees ahead of the busy holiday season. But not America’s largest private employer. For the third year, Walmart won’t be hiring tens of thousands of …

Majority of staff check emails on holiday, even if bosses don’t care if they keep in touch

The majority of UK employees check their work emails while on holiday despite the fact that their employers do not want or expect them to keep in touch, new YouGov research has revealed. It seems the majority (60 percent) of those who use email for work check their inboxes while …

Employers urged to err on the side of caution when the staff commute counts as work

A call for employers to pay staff for the time they spend emailing while commuting has opened up the debate on what constitutes working time for employees. Researchers from the University of the West of England who found that commuters used free Wi-Fi provision on their journey to and from …

These Are the Best Tools for Making Jack-o’-Lanterns, According to a Pro Pumpkin Carver

Come October and Halloween season, there’s nothing as festive as a glowing carved pumpkin or jack-o’-lantern on your front steps or in the window. But creating art out of a giant gourd — especially if you’re not artistically inclined — can seem daunting. You must not only have some great …

This Chart Shows Which Airline Is the WORST When It Comes to Delays

Flight delays around the holidays are about as sure a thing as families bickering over Thanksgiving. This year will be no exception. In the first eight months of 2018, a whopping 19.37% of all domestic flights were delayed according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The average amount of …

RICS announces standards to tackle unfair commercial property service charges

New mandatory requirements that will ensure service charges to commercial tenants are transparent, upfront and fair, and that any costs incurred are in accordance with the terms of the occupational leases, have been announced by RICS. The Institute, which has long called for a fairer and more professional approach to …

A new era of technology could resolve UK low productivity at last

The report describes how declining labour productivity growth characterised many advanced economies after a boom in the 1960s, and how since the mid-2000s that decline has accelerated. Against that backdrop, the United Kingdom stands out as one of the worst performers among its peers. Its absolute level of productivity has …

Majority of staff won’t admit tiredness is affecting their performance at work

Almost half of employees regularly turn up to their job feeling too tired to work but according to a new survey the majority (86 percent) are not able to speak openly with their line manager about how tiredness is impacting on performance. The research from Westfield Health has found over …