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An employee of a camera chain promotes the release of Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system in Tokyo on October 26, 2012. Microsoft announced that Windows 8 would launch on October 26 in 37 languages and 140 worldwide markets.

Microsoft Japan trialed a 4-day workweek over the summer and says it saw a 40% increase in productivity from its staff

The company's Tokyo headquarters gave workers every Friday in August off as a form of "special paid leave."
15Five pays its employees to go to Burning Man for the first time.

A San Francisco startup pays its employees to go to Burning Man. Their pictures show what it’s like to live in the art-filled desert festival on...

The cofounder of 15Five views Burning Man as the "greatest possibility for creating transformation in somebody's life."

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and 8 other Senators sent Sundar Pichai a letter urging him to reclassify Google’s army of temp workers as full...

In a letter addressed to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, 10 Democratic Senators called out the search giant's "anti-worker practices."

Bosses, take note: Workers say lack of engagement is a top reason they’d quit their jobs

A lack of career growth is one of the biggest reason workers leave, second only to pay, according to a survey from Instructure and The Harris Poll.
Companies that emphasize value over fun perks are attracting more employees.

Top companies are promoting perks like student-debt relief instead of Ping-Pong and nap pods, and job seekers are taking notice

Companies that emphasize personal and social values attract more interested applicants than those with luxurious perks, LinkedIn found.
Reynolds American, maker of tobacco brands like Newport and Camel, will offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave with an additional eight months of flexible scheduling.

Tobacco giant Reynolds American will soon start offering a paid parental leave benefit among the best in the US

In January, major tobacco company Reynolds American will begin offering 16 weeks of paid parental leave, for both mothers and fathers, with an additional subsequent eight months of flexible work time. It will be among the best policies in the United States.
Facebook employees have access to free snacks at the Menlo Park office, but employees in Mountain View will have to eat off site.

Cayenne pepper ginger shots, homemade lemon tarts, and Michelin-starred chefs — here’s what employees at Silicon Valley’s biggest te...

San Francisco's proposal banning the new construction of on-site cafeterias, which would offer employees free food, wouldn't touch companies with existing subsidized meal plans. Here are the gourmet perks Silicon Valley employees are currently offered.

Walmart is now offering college tuition to employees for $1 a day

In an effort to improve retention rates, Walmart announced on Wednesday that it will pay for part-time, full-time, and salaried Walmart and Sam’s Club employees to take college classes. But there's a catch.

A $35 million tech company is giving employees the freedom to choose their hours, where they work, and the meetings they attend — and it’s...

Millennials have a reputation as the "job-hopping" generation. Tech company Verve is trying to keep millennials employees on the payroll longer by offering sweet perks, such as the freedom to choose their hours, where they work, and the meetings they attend.