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Recognizing Sexual Harassment

Recognizing sexual harassment in the workplace may not seem like a difficult thing to do. The most commonly reported instances of sexual harassment in the workplace are typically instances wherein the harassment is recurrent and blatantly offensive. Unwelcome touching or kissing, relentless sexual inquiries, or uttering explicit comments all fall under the umbrella of sexual harassment that mistreated women (and, less frequently, men) unjustly carry. ...




Dealing with acidic attitudes: Help for your managers

Every workplace has negative people who erode morale. They’re not always easy to pick out of a crowd, but they can do an amazing amount of damage over time.
 
Most of the time, these folks don’t make the big mistakes that call attention to themselves. ...




Should Workers Over 40 Have Four-Day Weekends?

If new research suggests that cutting the hours of older workers could boost productivity—and a company’s bottom line—should employers take heed? 
 
While the prospect may sound outlandish, consider that Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford was viewed as a radical—and was even called “crazy”—when in 1914 he doubled employees’ pay and reduced their work time from nine to eight hours a day. ...




Make Every Day Labor Day with 3 Creative Ways to Celebrate Your Employees

It’s been over 100 years since President Grover Cleveland established Labor Day as a federal holiday. Officially recognized in 1894, Labor Day was born out of the rise of workers’ rights during the peak of the Industrial Revolution. Today, we reap its benefits, including minimum wage and overtime laws. ...




Advantages of a Job in Advertising

Advantages of a Job in Advertising
 
If you're unhappy in your current job or believe that you're capable of more, consider the field of advertising! Why?:
 

Ability to advance quickly – Moving up the rungs of the ladder can be extremely difficult or nearly impossible in other professions. ...




Sexual harassment at work: 10 myths busted

Sexual harassment at work: 10 myths busted
 
By Stephen Simpson
 
 
 
A TUC report on sexual harassment in the workplace has found that 52% of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work. Stephen Simpson sets the record straight on 10 myths about workplace sexual harassment. ...




5 HR To-Dos That Make The Difference Between Surviving And Thriving For Your Business

I co-founded a company that didn’t get our first full-fledged HR employee until our fourth year in business. Our company is called BambooHR — with “HR” right in our name! So I get that many small businesses don’t feel like they have the resources yet to hire an HR specialist — much less a team of HR specialists. ...




Something to believe in (The not-so-dark art of employee engagement)

Something to believe in (The not-so-dark art of employee engagement)
 
By Sam Hollis on July 29, 2016 in HR Practice
 
Depending who you ask, it’s either the key to unlocking your workforce’s potential or a fluffy HR issue not worthy of the C-suite. ...