From Glass Art Urns to Female-Focused Workplace Policies

By: Jana Pijak - Apr 23, 2016
These April 2016 life trends range from glass art urns to female-focused workplace policies. While the concept of death is no longer such a final notion -- planter-inspired urn designs suggest that a person's legacy will be carried on through nature -- unique employee perks are changing the way women are perceived withing the workforce.

A standout example includes a period pain policy in England that offers female staff members a leave of absence during their monthly menstruation cycle. This flexible workplace policy sympathizes with those that endure pain during their cycle and makes a once taboo topic more accepted both socially and within a corporate setting.

Other innovative April 2016 life trends include Millennial-targeting insurance plans, emergency rideshare hotlines and employee-evaluating platforms that let staff share feedback in real time. Each of these specific examples targets a youthful demographic that is concerned about safety and long-term stability while staying connected in the process.