Human Resources

3 Myths About Remote Workers You Need to Stop Believing

If your company is thinking about hiring remote workers you will face challenges. However, it won't be one of these three common myths.<p>Leading a remote team has its challenges. However, most of the common fears managers have about remote employees aren't true. Managing a remote team, or even …

The Workplace

Is Your Office Design Stifling or Streamlining Communication Between Employees?

Let's fix that before it destroys your company culture.<p>Communication is universally considered one of the most important attributes of a successful business, both between colleagues and with customers. Good communication improves efficiency, helps spark innovation, enhances the customer experience, …

The Workplace

The Secret to Remote Work? It’s Not All About You

Posted by Jessi Craige on 12 Dec 2017<p>You’re at a holiday party, and invariably, someone asks what you do. You respond, explaining that you work …

The Workplace

Sexual Harassment Cases Show the Ineffectiveness of Going to H.R.

Emery Lindsley was addressing her food and beverage staff at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel in Texas in 2012 when a corporate executive suddenly placed his hand over her mouth to keep her from speaking.<p>The executive then began commenting on the appearance of a woman on Ms. Lindsley’s staff, even …

Business

The Next Evolution Of Office? Service-Oriented, Well-Designed Space

The co-working and flexible office trend exploded this year, with new providers entering the sector at an aggressive pace. But next year’s office design is expected to push beyond basic flexible office functions.<p>For niche flexible office provider Servcorp, 2017 revealed the need for additional …

The Workplace

Addressing the Leadership Gap: Diversity is an essential ingredient to development, succession

<i>Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a three-part series on succession planning as an important function for organizations. The authors are Mike Fucci, chairman of the board, Deloitte, and</i> Audrey Murrell<i>, associate dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration and director</i> …

Leadership

Top 10 workplace hacks of 2017

From a diverse internship scheme to reserving Fridays for side-hustles, these hacks made workplaces better in advertising and marketing.<p>To continue …

Advertising (UK)

The Choose-to-Engage Barrier: Why Chat Bots Are an Effective Alternative to Apps

The value proposition for rich-media solutions like apps and websites for corporate learning support is appealing because the user experience looks …

Mary Meeker

Japan turns to drones, earsplitting sound to force overtime staff to leave

The horrendous noise produced by the drones aims to tackle Japan's back-breaking work culture.<p>A drone which hovers in the air will shriek and produce …

The Workplace

How cold does your office have to be before you can get sent home?

Winter is biting in the North East.<p>Temperatures have barely been climbing above zero this week.<p>Heating systems at home and in the workplace have been …

The Workplace

Workplace kitchen wars: bosses urged to look past dirty dishes to address behaviour

Battle lines drawn over the state of the office kitchen are likely to be the symptom of something much deeper than what’s on the dirty surface, a …

The Workplace

How Many Germs Are In A Kitchen? Science Says Your Office's Kitchen May Be Filthy

Office tea-drinkers, you might want to sit down before you read on, because there's something pretty upsetting going on with your tea bags. But it's …

Adorable

Companies can gain advantage by looking after staff's work-life balance

Companies that make an effort in providing a meaningful work-life balance for their staff can gain a competitive advantage on rivals, research by a …

The Workplace

How better parental leave can reduce sexual harassment at work

Any company serious about addressing sexual harassment in the workplace should care about the women’s leadership gap. And this is one way to fix it<p>While the gruesome details vary – massages in hotel rooms, the button under the desk, men literally just showing their penises in the office – every …

Gender

Gunman says 'Good morning,' then kills coworker in workplace shooting, police say

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — Fulton County Police say they are no longer searching for the suspect from a fatal workplace shooting, Tuesday morning, after …

The Workplace

Montana ranks among the most dangerous states to work in, and officials don't know why

Montana ranks among the worst states in the country for workplace injuries and illnesses, for reasons that continue to elude state officials.<p>“We …

Montana

So, You Got Drunk and Hooked Up at the Office Holiday Party ... Now What?

When 10 a.m. is just around the corner...<p>The first rule is, never get so drunk at the office holiday party you live to regret it. Too bad not many …

The Workplace

Sexual Scandals Causing Men to Fear Workplace Relationships

Sexual scandals are changing platonic male-female workplace relationships. There is a fear of scandal that could be stopping men from wanting to …

Psychology

Dynamic Workplace Release 6: Smooth workplace migration to the cloud

The new version of Dynamic Workplace, the Workplace-as-a-Service offering from T-Systems, is available now: With Release 6, T-Systems has made the …

The Workplace

Alice nearly had to drop out—now she helps girls stay in school

<i>This article is by Camfed and was originally featured on Camfed.org.</i><p>Alice grew up in rural Zambia, helping her hard-working widowed mother of ten by …

Employment

PTSD presumption and Ontario first responders: an explainer

As of 2015, 31.8 per cent of lost-time injuries due to violence in the workplace occurred among health care workers, according to a report published …

The Workplace

Labour-hire exploitation under scrutiny

<b>OPINION:</b> In current times, businesses are engaging workers in increasingly different ways.

New Zealand News

How Facebook is tackling workplace harassment

Facebook has recently made its internal harassment policy public in an effort to encourage other companies to adopt its very strict standards.<p>The world’s biggest social network posted the policy — all 3,671 words’ worth — of acts it considers offensive. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg also wrote a …

Sheryl Sandberg

Training Staff: An Expensive Cost or Key Development?

<b>This article has bee submitted by Boss HR</b><p>According to the Chartered Management Institution (CMI), 63% of managers said they received no training and …

News (Wales)

These Are the 20 Best Tech Companies to Work For Right Now

Tech companies are renowned for their over-the-top perks, super competitive salaries, and fabulous workspaces.<p>So it comes as no surprise that several …

The Workplace

Career Development Programs: Investing In Employee Engagement And Retention

<i>By Tess C. Taylor, PHR, SHRM-CP, CPC</i><p>Organizations are increasingly investing in career development programs to keep employees engaged while helping them to improve their skills. According to the Association for Talent Development, the average employee participated in these programs for 32.4 hours …

Employment

GDS staff survey reveals concerns over leadership and evidence of bullying and harassment

The annual staff survey at the Government Digital Service (GDS) has revealed an organisation where employees are concerned about leadership and …

Business Technology

Want to be Trusted? - Here are Eight Places to Start That Most Executives Forget

Being self-employed is hard. Even harder is gaining peoples trust each and everyday.<p>When I built my first company, I didn't understand that trust was so valuable. I had read every book in the world but didn't fundamentally understand the basics.<p>Building trust among your team is one of the most …

Leadership

The Reason Why Millennials Don't Want The Typical Office Job

According to a 2014 report by the Intelligence Group, 72% of millennials want to be their own boss one day. Being your own boss defines freedom. It determines a certain lifestyle, making choices for yourself and shows a meaning of independence. With the technology we have today, anyone can do …

Careers

HR 2020: Future Challenges Facing HR Leadership

HR 2020: Key challenges for Human Resources<p>SOCIAL December 2017<p><b>Author: Anthony Ryland, Co-founder, Tap’d Solutions</b><p>READ PART 1<p>The IT Insider is …

Employment