Overworked in the agency world

Japanese authorities raided Dentsu offices following a court ruling that found workplace pressure partly responsible for the suicide of an employee. The company eventually faced trial, was formally held responsible and paid a nominal fine. This archive covers the situation and reactions by Dentsu, as well as the broader workplace-culture issue of whether advertising companies work young people too hard.

Jan 5, 2021

Pinduoduo faces scrutiny following death of staffer

The ecommerce platform has been known for its pressurising work practices, and is facing backlash after the death of an overworked staff member.

Dec 2, 2020

Unilever to test four-day working week in NZ

Employees will slash their working hours by 20% on the same payroll.

Feb 20, 2020

GO Communications implements 4.5-day workweek

The Malaysian agency becomes a rarity in the region for introducing a shorter working week.

Mar 25, 2019

The case for an asshole-free creative industry

In a new book, Paul Woods discusses how the industry can improve its working practices. Here, he explains why cutting down on hours worked is one key way to achieve this.

Feb 20, 2019

Programmatic traders risk workload burnout: study

TOP OF THE CHARTS: New research from CtrlShift highlights the increasing complexities faced by programmatic traders, and the accompanying heightened risk of burnout.

Nov 16, 2018

Why the events world struggles with talent

Event360 recap: Challenges in attracting and retaining talent in the industry.