Human Resources

Tax office staff are not happy about the introduction of hot-desking

A plan forcing Tax Office staff to leave their familiar desks behind has met fierce resistance after a union threatened to take its fight against the …

The Workplace

Work-life balance: Why we should only work 15 hours a week

A reduction in work would make us happier, healthier and more productive, according to Dutch historian and writer Rutger Bregman.

The Workplace

What is the OSHA On-Site Consultation Program And How Can It Benefit Your Small Business?

Small business owners often treat health and safety inspections with a certain amount dread because of all the red tape and potential sanctions for …

The Workplace

Comic for August 20, 2017

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Workplace flexibility is the way to win the war for talent

There’s a war on for top performing tech talent. Growth companies realize this coveted group of employees is critical in providing a competitive edge and delighting customers. However, top performing employees have an edge in today’s employment market fueled by a perfect storm of factors:<p>Tech …

The Workplace

A virtual reality: Remote workers reflect on life after the office

There are definite benefits and challenges to working from home<p>As technology improves, more employers are saving money on overhead costs by forgoing …

The Workplace

How to Create The Bully-Proof Workplace

Usefulness<p>Content<p>Freshness<p>Summary<p>Think your job is free from workplace bullies? Think again. A recent study found that 1 in 4 Americans experienced …

The Workplace

Everything #HR Needs to Know About Bots

I’ve been looking forward to writing this post. Since this HR technology series has started, we’ve talked about enterprise resource planning (ERP), …

Chatbots

10 ways to survive constant stress at work

The world is groaning for authentic, powerful, compassionate, and wise leaders. No matter what your ranking on the corporate ladder, you can make a …

The Workplace

The Costs of Workplace Rudeness

When we’re pressed at work, it’s tempting to let manners slip. Whether it’s ignoring a colleague’s email request, snapping at someone in a meeting or interrupting a conversation to respond to a text message, modern workplace rudeness is varied and rampant.<p>Because rudeness—offensive words or deeds …

The Workplace

How can bosses put a stop to workers idly browsing online?

A spot of online shopping, checking out your holiday snaps on Facebook: if you break up your work day with non-work online activities you may be guilty of 'cyberloafing'.<p>Cyberloafing – engaging in non-work online activities while “on the clock” – is a modern form of counterproductive workplace …

The Workplace

This Company Uses Sensors to See If Employees Are at Their Desks

Quick, look under your desk.<p>Barclays Plc has installed devices that track how often bankers are at their desks.<p>Managers were peppered with queries …

The Workplace

8 Job Features That Appeal to Millennial Employees

Free-Photos / Pixabay<p>Millennials are entering the workforce in droves. They’re eager, they’re enthusiastic, they’re enterprising, and as most …

The Workplace

The ancient roots of the modern office

Working from home is not a new concept – it was common in medieval times. So how did the modern workplace become what it is today?<p>For centuries people have been getting up, joining a daily commute or retreating to a room, to work. The office has become inseparable from work.<p>Its history illustrates …

The Workplace

6 ways to master the art of the first impression

Amy Cuddy, a psychologist at the Harvard Business School, has been studying first impressions for more than a decade. She and her colleagues found …

The Workplace

Identifying the Missing Link in Remote Working Strategies

IBM announced it was ending remote working for US employees in February. At the time some speculated it was just thinly veiled layoffs in …

The Workplace

Overtime – diligence driver or stress signal?

To get ahead in life, we’re usually told we need to work hard. Be this at school to achieve the grades we want, university to secure a degree or at …

The Workplace

7 Strategies For HR People to Speak Up and Be Heard

Janet is a human resource manager who’s lost her mojo when it comes to asserting herself in her newest position.<p>“I’ve become afraid to speak up when …

heard

6 ways to handle unreasonable work requests

Here’s a familiar scenario: your boss or client asks you to increase performance, revenue, or volume without a commensurate lift in budget or …

The Workplace

6 Roles That Can’t Be Performed Remotely

Free-Photos / PixabayRemote work is all the craze right now, and for good reason. It’s a no-brainer way for your company to save money on overhead, …

The Workplace

Which is more likely to lead to a heart attack on the job – prolonged sitting or standing?

Jobs that require workers to stand most of the time put their employees at a greater risk of heart disease than workers who mainly sit, a new …

Diabetes

How Working Remotely Increases Your Work Productivity » Gadget Flow

Running a company with a nearly 100% remote workforce is not easy. However, statistics show that nearly half of the world’s employed population will …

The Workplace

Cracking the Collaboration Nut Takes More Than Tools

To communicate or to collaborate? That is the question for the digital workplace.<p>But for companies, it isn't a binary choice. It's more along the …

The Workplace

Want more women in top positions? Provide them with more flexibility at work

The recent BBC report on the pay of its top earners laid bare the disparities between men and women’s earnings. But it should come as no surprise. …

The Workplace

Why Employers Might Be Justified In Paying Mothers Less

Researchers now admit that the biggest pay gap isn’t between men and women, but between mothers and non-mothers. To many, especially liberal …

Conservative View

Tour the Clever, Multi-Purpose Office Designed for This Growing Moving Startup

Associate Editor<p>Updater knows moving. This technology startup builds software to manage the moving process, helping people organize everything from logistics to transitioning between utility companies.<p>But in January 2017, the Manhattan-based company moved itself. Its 55-person team had outgrown its …

The Workplace

How SA’s biggest companies plan to tackle the problem of robots coming for your job

Deloitte has released its Human Capital Trends report for 2017 – detailing how South African businesses think and feel about human workers.<p>The survey …

The Workplace

3 Must-have Qualities When Hiring Your First Employee

Nothing will make or break your new business more than the first employee you hire. As an entrepreneur just starting out, you’re probably not too …

Employment

Taking a Breather Might Be the Best Trick To Solving That Big Workplace Issue

A vacation brings a bounty of benefits, for both you and your colleagues.<p>It's actually pretty simple: If you're not energized in your everyday life, you definitely won't be energized at work.<p>That's why I encourage my employees to take regular vacations, and use every day of their paid time-off each …

The Workplace

Recognition Can Help You Win (and Keep Winning) the Talent War

The battle for talent is as fierce as it has been in nearly a decade, prompting business leaders to reexamine people strategies and practices in …

Employee Engagement