Family-friendly policies, such as paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and childcare, are not a reality for most new parents around the world. Parents need time and support to give their children the best start in life. So what can business do? Here are 10 ways businesses can help create a more family-friendly workplace.
Learning how to ask for (and accept) help is perhaps one of the greatest skills you can develop. Luckily, new research shows that asking for and actually getting help is a lot easier and less daunting than it seems
Your self care tool kit is something you can reach for whenever you feel overwhelmed and need a break. Use the tools inside this kit to help reduce your stress, boost your mood and increase your comfort.
As the worldwide situation remains uncertain, taking care of your own health and wellbeing is more important than ever. If you don’t feel like you have the time for self-care, it’s probably a sign that you need it the most! In this microsite, explore why self-care should be part of your routine and how to work it into your daily life, no matter the situation.
The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture provides the latest research, sample campus policies, protocols, best practices, and information on how to access training opportunities and technical assistance.
Last week we revealed the Best Places To Work in the UK: a timely reminder that not all games developers are suffering. Within those group of winners, a large proportion of them boasted about "zero-crunch policies" and "avoiding crunch at all costs". So we asked a few of them if they'd be willing to share with the world their advice on preventing crunch from happening.
Here are five ideas that can help you strengthen your support network.
Discrimination complaints can be particularly costly to a small business, which is not always equipped with the legal resources to deal with such issues. Defending a formal charge of discrimination involves a significant amount of time, expense and attorney fees and can damage the company’s reputation, affecting your ability to recruit talent in the future. Your small business can prevent these incidents by implementing policies to prevent discrimination at all levels of the organization and promptly investigating any allegations of discrimination.
Safe In Our World is challenging all companies within the video games industry to unite and commit to change. The worlds we create are a refuge for many, but we must consider our teams and the impact our industry has on their lives. We’re asking the entire video games industry to #LevelUpMentalHealth within their workplaces, ensuring that the environment is safe and supportive for their team’s mental health at all times.
UC policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Students, academic and staff employees, and members of the public who believe they have been denied access or discriminated against due to their disability are encouraged to bring their concerns to the attention of the appropriate party who will make every attempt to address the issues raised and/or will refer the matter for investigation per campus policies and procedures.
The TUC's guide, Supporting Women through the Menopause, recommends the following.
Plenty of opportunities to save energy and enhance your workplace experience exist. No matter your title or role, you can help make your workplace a little greener and reduce emissions that are contributing to climate change.
If you look at teams that are happy, engaged, and doing their best work, they typically have one thing in common—they work in a healthy and supportive work environment. But the opposite is also true, and a toxic work culture can not only cause serious issues for your team—but serious issues for your business.
This white paper explores video game workers’ experiences and challenges in the game development industry, taking a close look at how game development companies can mitigate negative impacts and cultivate healthy, productive employees who can make great games.
Having a child is one of life's greatest transitions, even if you've done it before. Returning to work afterward can be a crossroad in an employee's career and life. If employers don't provide enough support during this time, they could lose some of their best talent to an organization that does.
If there was one thing that changed the future course of Rad Magpie, it was this book of essays compiled and edited by Incite! INCITE! IS A NETWORK OF RADICAL FEMINISTS OF COLOR ORGANIZING TO END STATE VIOLENCE AND VIOLENCE IN OUR HOMES AND COMMUNITIES.
Within this toolkit, you’ll find information on common issues in the games industry, such as anxiety, depression, imposter syndrome and burnout. We offer tips about how you can practice self care and get support as a student.
Diversity encompasses the qualities and characteristics that distinguish individuals from one another. Some common characteristics that signify diversity in the workplace might include gender identity, race and sexuality—but there are many more characteristics and experiences that people can bring to their work that employers and HR teams should be aware of.
Workplace Wellbeing relates to all aspects of working life, from the quality and safety of the physical environment, to how workers feel about their work, their working environment, the climate at work and work organization. The aim of measures for workplace well-being is to complement OSH measures to make sure workers are safe, healthy, satisfied and engaged at work.