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Cyberbullying in the Workplace – What HR can do  

Experts say there is no one approach to ending or preventing cyberbullying. The most promising strategies generally fall into four major categories: Changes to the organization and its culture. Strategies to help strengthen individual managers and leaders. Support services for the targets of bullying. Accountability measures to coach, counsel and discipline bullies. “HR is usually the first point … Continue reading

Millennials in Workplace – Three key strategies

Is it possible to strike a happy medium between old-school and new school workplaces? Here are the three key strategies that allows for a forward-thinking, balanced culture: Factor 1: Mission, Mission, MissionOftentimes, traditional, Boomer-led workplaces suffer from vague, uninspiring missions that don’t clearly include positive impact on the world. New-school workplaces often are so bold, … Continue reading

Workplace Practices in Europe – Most managers (84%) and employee representatives (67%) report a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ work climate

The European Union’s Europe 2020 strategy aims to address the shortcomings of the European growth model and to create the conditions for ‘smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’. The findings of the ECS 2013 are of particular interest for the ‘innovation union’, ‘industrial policy for the globalisation era’, and ‘agenda for new skills and jobs’ flagship … Continue reading

Unethical Behaviors in the Workplace – The 5 most common

Listed below, according to the ERC study, are the five most frequently observed unethical behaviors in the U.S. workplace. 1. Misusing company time Whether it is covering for someone who shows up late or altering a time sheet, misusing company time tops the list. This category includes knowing that one of your co-workers is conducting … Continue reading

TI at the Workplace in US – 46% Feel more productive Pew Research Center finds

The internet and cell phones have infiltrated every cranny of American workplaces, and digital technology has transformed vast numbers of American jobs. Work done in the most sophisticated scientific enterprises, entirely new technology businesses, the extensive array of knowledge and media endeavors, the places where crops are grown, the factory floor, and even mom-and-pop stores … Continue reading

Workplace – The open-office trend is destroying it

Despite its obvious problems, the open-office model has continued to encroach on workers across the country. Now, about 70 percent of U.S. offices have no or low partitions, according to the International Facility Management Association. Silicon Valley has been the leader in bringing down the dividers. Google, Yahoo, eBay, Goldman Sachs and American Express are all … Continue reading

Connected to the Workplace – Telepressure

“So the dad constantly texting coworkers from the sideline of a youth soccer game, the multitasking mom firing off work e-mails over Saturday morning breakfast and the steadfast employee sleeping with his company-issued smartphone by his pillow – these behaviours all point to the psychological state of workplace telepressure,” says Northern Illinois University, whose psych … Continue reading

“Facebook at Work” – To get a foothold in the office

Facebook is secretly working on a new website called “Facebook at Work” to get a foothold in the office that will see the social network of more than 1bn people compete directly with Google, Microsoft and LinkedIn. The Silicon Valley company is developing a new product designed to allow users to chat with colleagues, connect … Continue reading

What I wish I knew before I entered the workplace

what I wish I knew before I entered the workplace, and if I were writing a letter to the then me from the now me, what advice would I give myself?1. Start thinking about work earlier 2. Research and get advice 3. Get work experience 4. Good pay does not always = a great job … Continue reading

Workplace Stress in US

Despite relative affluence, workplace stress is a prominent feature of the US labour market. To the extent that job stress causes poor health outcomes – either directly through increased blood pressure, fatigue, muscle pain, etc. or indirectly through increased rates of cigarette smoking – policy to lessen job stress may be appropriate. Focusing predominantly on … Continue reading

The Talent War – Workplace flexibility is the key (Infographic)

As if finding great employees wasn’t enough of a problem for small business owners, keeping them poses yet another HR challenge.  Plantronics Workplace Flexibility Survey of 270 small business owners conducted last year by the Corporate Executive Board found that 44 percent say that finding and retaining talent is the most difficult aspect of HR/labor … Continue reading

Conflicts at the Workplace – Most aren’t due to personality

Conflict happens everywhere, including in the workplace. When it does, it’s tempting to blame it on personalities.  But more often than not, the real underlying cause of workplace strife is the situation itself, rather than the people involved. So, why do we automatically blame our coworkers? Chalk it up to psychology and organizational politics, which cause … Continue reading

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