Weekly Roundup: Your Desk Contains More Bacteria Than a Toilet Seat, and Other Industry News

Image via MandurahMail.com.au.
Image via MandurahMail.com.au


  • Procure some hand sanitizer: An “unhygienic workplace study” in Australia has found that an average office desk contains nearly 400 times as much bacteria as a toilet seat.
  • The Emily Post Institute has updated its workplace etiquette guide for the digital age. The third edition of The Etiquette Advantage in Business, out this month, tackles everything from pocket-dials to working from home.
  • Zappos has created its own social network for potential hires, where job-searchers “will network with current employees and demonstrate their passion for the company—in some cases publicly—in hopes that recruiters will tap them when jobs come open.”
  • Need a quick energy boost? Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, shares nine that you can try right now at the office.
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