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Addiction in the Workplace: Tips for Employers

Ted is an account manager in a productive financial firm. He's fun-loving and always a hoot at the company happy hours. But over the five years Ted has worked at the firm, his drinking has escalated. As he gained responsibilities and more stress, the weekly happy hour quickly transitioned into a drink every day after work, and then a few drinks. ...




Higher earners most likely to experience work-related stress

Just under three-quarters (72%) of respondents earning more than £40,000 per annum experience work-related stress, making this the most likely earnings group to do so, according to research by Perkbox.
Its 2018 UK workplace stress survey, which surveyed over 3,000 British workers over the age of 18, also found that long working hours are the most common cause of work-related stress, cited by 21%, followed by concerns about work performance, be it respondents’ own (13%) or that of others such as junior members of staff (14%). ...




Politics In The Workplace: What You Can Do To Keep Things Civil

While the presidential elections are past, there are still a wide number of people strongly debating what current policy and events will mean to people’s immediate — and long-term — futures. This isn’t a bad thing: Becoming an engaged member of democracy means that co-workers and peers are more likely to share their voice. ...




Failure is the New Success

What quality do bosses look for most in an employee these days? A willingness to fail — big. Fail fast also means learn fast and succeed more
Einstein was a failure. He was also preternaturally brilliant, a rare quality we assume should have shielded him from the Average Joe method of trial and error. ...




Ideas for Participating in Black History Month in the Workplace

Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is celebrated in February. The month-long observation gives your company a chance to celebrate the achievements of African Americans from both the past and today. It also gives you a way to share and teach cultural acceptance among your staff or co-workers, which can lead to a more accepting work atmosphere resulting in greater productivity. ...




Why the ‘Pence Rule’ is exactly how you shouldn’t go about preventing sexual harassment

With new high profile sexual harassment allegations coming out on a daily basis, a lot of companies are considering policy changes and putting new protocols into place. One new rule not to establish? The Pence Rule.
 
The Pence Rule is referring to a principle created by Baptist Minister Billy Graham — that a man should not eat, travel, or meet alone with any woman who is not his wife — and is now touted by Vice President Mike Pence. ...




The 5 Must-Ask Interview Questions to Determine if Someone's a Fit

I often tell my teams “it is all about the people” and for that to be true, you need to make sure everyone you bring on fits the culture of your business. And whether you are leading teams at a Fortune 500 company or just starting up, the need to make great cultural hires never goes away. ...




Job Seekers Want to Keep Their Job Search to Themselves

Looking for a new job is a clandestine affair, according to research conducted by Indeed, the world's largest job search engine.
 
Two-thirds of 10,000 job seekers surveyed by the Austin, Texas-based site said they worry that others will find out they are looking for a change in employment. ...




Paid leave policies: How does your company stack up to the competition?

Forward-thinking employers are finding a number of creative ways to tweak their paid leave policies to give employees the most from the benefit.
 
That’s according to the International Foundation’s recent report, “Paid Leave in the Workplace: 2017 Survey Results. ...




My View: Veterans offer plenty to local workforce

On Veterans Day, we honor the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed in uniform, risking their lives for the country we love. Unfortunately, when our nation’s veterans return home to their communities from duty, they often have difficulty connecting with careers that fully capitalize on their experience and potential. ...