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Non-smokers want extra days off to make up for smokers’ cig breaks

The ongoing battle between smokers and non-smokers apparently extends to the workplace.
 
More than 40 percent of non-smokers believe they should get three to five extra vacation days per year, to compensate for all the time their smoking co-workers spend on cigarette breaks, a recent survey says. ...




7 simple burnout remedies to try all week

While it may feel like quitting your job and running away from your relationship, and your family, and whatever else is stressing you out, might be the only solution, is the only solution, there are some simple ways to counter burnout.
 
The first step is taking care of yourself — both mentally and physically. ...




5 Ways To Reduce Stress At Work

Stress at work is inevitable, regardless of your position and place of work. Whether you work from an office environment, home or freelance, stress is a common factor. Knowing the different ways to reduce stress is important as you plan to circumvent problems associated with stress at work. ...




Opioid Testing by Employers Is Becoming More Common

Extra screening isn’t just by employers covered by new DOT rule
The opioid epidemic—the growing problem of individuals abusing prescription painkillers—has resulted in more employers testing for these drugs in the workplace. But is such testing legal? It is, drug testing experts say, as long as certain procedures are followed. ...




3 Touch Points to Better Engage a Multigenerational Workforce

Smart HCM technology can help organizations create compelling work environments that make employees feel valued and treated fairly - regardless of their generation, employment status, or position.
 
Many workplaces today are in the unprecedented position of having five generations working together, side-by-side. ...




Boldly “All In” – Driving Diversity and Inclusion and Making Strides

I attended elementary school back in the late 1970s. I remember this practice during recess where the self-appointed “cool kids” would take it upon themselves to pick teams for the game of the day. I was faster than most then, so I was always pretty much chosen in the first round. ...




11 signs your workplace's culture is toxic (and what you can do to be happier)

If going to work every day and being around your coworkers and managers feels more like a burden than a benefit to your career, your workplace might have a toxic culture.
 
Whether it's a bad boss or blatant drama, your unhappiness at work is taking a toll on not only yourself but on the entire organization. ...




How Will Businesses Handle Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace?

Human Resources is really up against an ill-defined wall. For decades, they have been able to test job applicants and employees for the presence of marijuana in their systems. With a firm drug policy in place, they could – somewhat officiously – discipline or fire you. ...




A brilliant New Yorker cartoon reveals the sad truth about women at work

It can be hard to keep track of all the different expectations and assumptions people have about women.
 
Luckily, illustrator and designer Maddie Dai compiled some of them into a handy cartoon for The New Yorker to help us keep track:
 
To say women walk a tightrope in the workplace would be an understatement. ...




What’s Gone Wrong? – The Gender Gap Is Widening

A new World Economic Forum report shows we are actually going backwards.


As if the scandal engulfing the film industry and now the political environment weren’t troubling enough, this week the World Economic Forum published its latest Gender Gap Report. ...