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Workforce Insider (Sep 1)

By EverwiseSeptember 1, 2014

Can a fast-growing startup assure work-life balance for employees? Should you manage stress and your weight together? The answers to those questions and more in this week’s edition.


Alibaba Shakes Up the Silicon Valley Boys’ Club

Bloomberg  |  Shared by Gillian Muessig

Lack of diversity in the tech workforce has been notable lately, so it’s refreshing to hear about Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, which counts 9 women among its 27 partners. That’s triple the ratio of women in board seats and senior executive roles at the largest companies in California. Read more…

Aligning Professional Success with Personal Health and Happiness

Psychology Today |  Shared by Matt Staggs

Slumping on the couch in front of TV with a bag of chips can seem perfect to end a rough day of work. It’s easy to see why research directly links workplace stress with weight gain. But better health habits and professional success are also proven to reinforce each other, and benefit personal happiness too. Read more…

Insider Statistic of the Week


The Startup Where They Leave at 5:30pm

Business Insider  |  Shared by Gene Marks

As Facebook’s CTO Bret Taylor was entrenched in round-the-clock efforts. But there are no 100-hour weeks at his new startup Quip. The company emphasizes work-life balance, and finds employees can be more productive in less time. Read more…

The CEO Who Learns from the Interns

Fortune  |  Shared by Bill Gurley

Some managers pretend to know all the answers. Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff isn’t one of them. He focuses on what he doesn’t know, and seeks instructions from colleagues and people outside of his company. The former intern who taught Rascoff about Twitter years ago now runs a five-person Zillow social media team. Read more….

And a few more not to miss…

Diversity in the workplace (Design TAXI infographic)

The employee handbook that’s become a recruiting tool (Brazen Life)

Tech firms hire in-house chefs to boost “work-life integration” (SFGate) Want even more to read? Here’s our take…

Get Ahead Using an Arm, a Leg, and Your Whole Self (Everwise)



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