Juul to its employees: No more vaping at your desk

Pax Labs Juul told its employees on Dec. 11 that California-based employees can no longer vape at their desks, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The company, based in San Francisco, is enforcing a 2016 California law in which e-cigarettes are banned in the workplace. Juul will erect a tent outside of its San Francisco […]

What happens when you show up at Costco without a membership card, according to employees (COST)

Tim Boyle/Getty Images Costco members are usually asked to show their membership cards at the door. Business Insider spoke to seven Costco employees about what happens when a Costco member can’t — or won’t — show them their card. They said that if you ever forget your membership card on a Costco run, bring your […]

The 50 best places to work in 2019, according to employees

Best Picko/Flickr If you’re looking for a new job, you might want to check out companies where employees are happier than the norm.  Glassdoor has released its annual ranking of the best places to work, which takes into account its database of 45 million company reviews provided by anonymous current and former workers.  Tech companies […]

Samsung reaches final settlement with cancer-stricken employees

After 11 years of controversy, Samsung has apologized for creating an unsafe work environment that resulted in a number of former employees contracting leukemia and other cancers, according to the Associated Press. The company has vowed to compensate ill workers by 2028, per Reuters. The announcement comes weeks after Samsung reached a final settlement with […]

Costco employees share 31 things they’d love to tell shoppers but can’t

Hallory Sindelar/Flickr Costco membership can go to some people’s heads, according to workers. Business Insider reached out to 49 Costco employees to find out what they wish they could tell shoppers but can’t. Common requests were to control your kids, hang up your phone, and help unload the cart. Costco membership comes with some obvious […]

A Swedish sex toy brand is giving its employees 4 ‘self love’ days off each year because it thinks they’ll be more productive if they have more orgasms

Shutterstock Swedish sex toy brand LELO is giving its employees four extra days off every year to let them have more orgasms. The idea is that staff who are more sexually fulfilled will be more productive. Studies show that orgasms make people happier, which could make them better workers. From encouraging lunchbreak strolls to installing […]

Top tech companies like Netflix and LinkedIn say they have no problem with employees interviewing for other jobs — in fact, they might want to help

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/Fllickr The best management strategy is encouraging employees to be open about next steps in their career, according to top tech companies like Netflix and LinkedIn. Executives at these companies have said publicly that they have no problem with employees interviewing for other jobs — in fact, they sometimes […]

McDonald’s adds new perks for employees as fast-food chains battle for workers (MCD)

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images McDonald’s is debuting new career and academic advising tools for workers, the fast-food giant announced on Tuesday.  The move follows McDonald’s announcement earlier this year that it plans to triple employee tuition assistance.  Fast-food chains are looking for creative solutions to win over workers as competition for labor heats up.  McDonald’s is […]

These are 7 of the qualities bosses want the most in their employees

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/flickr The best way to succeed at work or get a job is to show you have the traits that bosses want. Career experts named seven characteristics that are crucial for employees in any industry.  Resilience, focus, and likeability are all important in the workplace.   Every employer looks […]

The American President Who Screened Federal Employees for Their Loyalty

Loyalty is clearly a trait of paramount importance to U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration. “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty,” Trump reportedly told former FBI director James Comey. Even before the “enemies list” that surfaced in August, Trump has claimed that many federal employees are disloyal and pursue their own political interests, and […]