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Advocating for LGBTQ Equality in Your Workplace

If you’re planning to advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer fairness in your workplace, read on to get started, and find out how you can ensure your own protection while you work towards equality. 
Identify Allies
In order to gain support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer fairness in your workplace, it is important to build relationships with the key decision makers in the highest echelons of your company. ...




Corporate Wellness Magazine Building Resiliency in the Workplace Enhances Health and Wellbeing

We all experience stress in our daily lives. From raising families and managing finances to juggling schedules and caring for loved ones. And that’s all before we set foot into the office in the morning. When we arrive at work, we have emails piling up, urgent meetings and looming deadlines waiting for us. ...




Candidates "Ghosting" Job Interviews? Just More Proof of a Bad Candidate Experience.

Here’s a hiring trend we could live without – job candidates who are “ghosting” (aka, blowing off ) scheduled job interviews, or, failing to show up to work for new positions they had accepted.
 
Last week, USA Today published a story that indicated that this new phenomenon was due to the strength of the job market and our near-record low unemployment. ...




The Gender Wage Gap in the Legal Profession

Learn More About the Gender Wage Gap Affecting the Legal Industry


By now, you’ve likely heard about the gender wage gap—it exists in all industries, although the percentages vary. The gender wage gap is defined as “the difference between women’s and men’s average weekly full-time equivalent earnings, expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings. ...




WeWork bans meat at company events and won't let employees expense meals that include meat because it's bad for the environment

WeWork is going vegetarian.
 
In an email to about 6,000 employees on Friday, the $20 billion office rental company announced that it will no longer reimburse employees for meals that include red meat, poultry, or pork and will stop serving meat at company events. ...




How Office Lighting Affects Productivity

There are certain factors that everyone knows affect workplace productivity, but there is one important factor often overlooked by most employers across the globe: lighting. Sure, it’s common knowledge that reading in the dark can harm your eyes, but lighting has effects well beyond that, and an employer’s choice of lighting can have a significant impact on the productivity of her company. ...




7 ways to avoid straying from a healthy diet at work

Two dietitians share seven helpful tips on keeping your nutrition on track at the office.
 
Stress is a common factor when it comes to unhealthy eating and weight gain. Think about when you're on a deadline – chances are you'll reach for something sugary and unhealthy, or make a dash to the vending machine for a pick-me-up packet of chips. ...




7 Surprising Traits That Make Millennials Excellent Employees

History's most technologically adept generation is perhaps also its most humane and collaborative.
It happened without much fanfare. Three years ago, millennials overtook Gen Xers to become the largest generation in the workplace in the United States. ...




How work friendships could be the secret to productivity

Having a best friend at work can make you feel happy, and therefore more engaged and productive
 

Business magnate Henry Ford may have captured the power of friendship in the workplace when he said: “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me”, but can that special relationship be the key to employee happiness and productivity? 
Research seems to point that way with Gallup finding a link between having a best friend at work and the amount of effort employees put in. ...




Dealing with the opioid crisis: 3 important steps for HR

The opioid crisis has invaded the majority of workplaces, and for HR pros, controlling this growing problem can seem like an impossible task. In this guest post, Ian Cook, head of workforce solutions at Visier, offers three critical steps HR should be taking to deal with the opioid crisis. ...