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Thursday Workplace News Round-up

I haven't done a workplace news round-up in a very long time, and thought I'd assemble one just for fun. Hey, it's almost summer here in the Northern Hemisphere! We deserve a break today.

Maybe the workplace news round-up will become a regular thing again? In the meantime, here are ten workplace headlines catching my eye:

The Millennials expect the workplace to "adapt to them." Good luck with that, Millennials.

Scripps Networks Interactive, the parent company of HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel, is expanding family leave support and is offering a new transition-back-to-work option for employees returning to work after taking their leave. That's cool.

OSHA's new workplace injury regulations are here. Break a leg, employers.

The smartphone is making us all a bunch of workplace slackers. PS: Don't forget to check your Slack updates.

Ready, set, go! Get ready for the age of the workplace sprint! Why does this classic Monty Python skit suddenly come to mind?


British employees toil away in the more uninspiring, ugliest offices in the entire world. Well done, Britain!

Harris Interactive/Express Employment Professionals finds 59% of long-term unemployed Americans have stopped looking for jobs, and 43% have given up their job search entirely.

New work visa restrictions in Britain could lead to the deportation of thousands of foreign workers.

Japan wants more foreign workers, and is moving toward the world's most quickly-issued skilled-migrant permanent-residency card to prove it.

The number of apps we're downloading to our smartphones each month? Zero. Don't let the door hit you on the way out, app economy.

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