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LGBTQ Employees at Grey Share Their Personal Stories to Celebrate National Coming Out Day

Grey teamed up with VideoOut, an organization that’s aiming to have the world’s largest library of coming-out stories, to celebrate National Coming Out Day today. A short video called “Grey for National Coming Out Day” features LGBTQ employees from the agency sharing their own stories of coming out, stories of difficulty, awkwardness, humor, sincerity and…[…]

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Google employees protest Trump’s immigration ban

Thousands of Google employees walked out Monday in protest of Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from several Muslim-majority nations. Google told Mashable in an email that more than 2,000 Googlers turned up to protests at several company offices, including at the main Google campus in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York.  SEE ALSO:[…]

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For One Agency, the Women’s March Brought Together Employees Like Never Before

The day after Donald Trump's election, the D.C. office of creative agency Huge was a somber place, one where employees seemed uncertain and fearful of the times ahead. "It felt like a funeral," recalls UX lead Natalie Be'er. The atmosphere and the election's impact on the team were clear to executives, as well. "I don't[…]

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Big Brands Are Enlisting Employees to Create an Army of Social Media Mavens

If you are a marketing chief, one of the best return-on-investment channels may actually include your colleagues. Increasingly, marketers are turning their employees into social media mavens, encouraging them to promote positive, intriguing or helpful stories that are on-brand. This past summer, MasterCard quietly launched an ambassador program that had employees share brand-minded news and[…]

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Chipotle can no longer fire employees for complaining on Twitter

Chipotle employees, tweet your hearts out.  The National Labor Relations Board ruled that Chipotle can’t fire employees for airing their grievances with the company on Twitter or other social networks. More than that, the company can’t prohibit employees from posting about their jobs on social media at all.  Chipotle’s social media policy, which prevented employees[…]

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How Treating Employees Well Boosts Brand Value

This election season is putting issues like the fight for a higher minimum wage front and center, shining a light on how corporations treat their workers. And what's become clear is those companies that take care of their employees—and let their customers know about it—stand to boost their brand value. According to a recent Interbrand[…]

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Should CISOs Allow Employees To Use Social Media Messengers At Work?

If your boss walks by your desk, and you have an instant messaging service like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype, Google Hangouts, or Slack open — even if you’re just innocently chatting with a coworker about an upcoming project — you probably immediately switch tabs, don’t you? It’s strange, but most people don’t yet recognize that[…]

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REI Will Be Closed on Black Friday, and Pay Its 12,000 Employees Not to Work That Day

REI is the latest brand to declare war on Black Friday, with the outdoor retailer saying it will be closed the day after Thanksgiving this year, and will pay its 12,000 employees as though it were a regular workday, "so they can do what they love most—be outside." The campaign, called #OptOutside, was developed by[…]

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Jack Dorsey just gave a third of his Twitter stock to employees

Barely a week after laying off more than 300 employees, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just gave a big gift to the company’s workforce. The Twitter founder plans to give one third of his stock —what amounts to 1% of the company — back to his employees, Dorsey announced Thursday. See also: Jack Dorsey wants to[…]