Many employees have signed non-disclosure agreements or non-compete agreements, but a love contract? With all the recent news around sexual harassment in the workplace, employers are taking a new, stricter stance on romance in the office.
While the use of emoticons and emojis are more commonly utilized in texting and personal conversations, they are now making their way regularly into the workplace. But, can the use of emojis in work communications be a risk to your reputation?
Many of us have a hard time getting enough done in an eight-hour workday, but can you imagine a three-hour work day? Some employers are testing shorter work days or weeks.
According to a new survey by Korn Ferry of nearly 5,000 professionals, being bored and lacking challenge is the number one reason employees will seek a new job in 2018.
As technology continues to evolve, it affects the workplace and the workforce. For organizations to remain competitive in a tight talent market, they must keep up with these changes.
At the close of 2017 and the start of 2018 experts provide forecasts and data on what this year’s economy may experience. The following are some of those forecasts.
Surprising all pundits including ASE, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) came out with three decisions last week that were not expected until 2018.
Despite decades of experience trying to address sexual harassment in the workplace, the recent wave of workplace harassment complaints all over the media have put employers back on their heels. Supervisors and managers must know how to respond to a situation of harassment as well as the complaint.
Dress codes have become increasingly less stringent over the past several years. Even industries known for their conservative, formal attire such as law and finance are moving towards less rigid restrictions.
Many pundits accuse human resources of enabling a sexual harassment environment. HR is “as bad as FEMA after Katrina,” said Gary Namie, a social psychologist and director of the Workplace Bullying Institute. “HR is a management support function,” Namie said. “They’re all about liability protection, and they’re worried about protecting the organization.”
With November arriving, so has the official start of the flu season. An outbreak of the flu in the workplace can cause significant reduction in productivity. Employers should educate their employees on how to avoid the flu and how their sick policies apply should an employee get sick.
A recent survey by the American Psychological Association shows that stress in America is at an all-time high. While main sources of stress for more than 66% of the respondents tend to be about our country’s future and political issues, money and work still tend to be major stressors.
In the US employers are trying to stay competitive with basic or extended maternity leave, and more progressive employers now offer paternity leave as well. But a business in Scotland is now offering “paw-ternity” leave for new pet owners.
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