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The most twisted list of holiday party fouls you’ll read this year

OK. It’s time for the annual holiday party no-no story — the one where we run down all the bad things that might get employers in legal trouble during a get-together that’s supposed to celebrate the season and raise morale. Except, we’re going to turn the entire concept on its head. ...




3 Ways To Empower Employees To Promote Diversity In The Workplace

It's easy to have a page on your company website devoted to diversity and inclusion initiatives, but what good are these without committment from your employees? Diverse thinking is a necessary ingredient for a company to remain innovative. One of the many benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace is that there's never a shortage of creative ideas and different solutions to keep it moving forward. ...




How To Help Remote Workers Feel Included During Holiday Festivities

Remote employment can be a boon to employer and worker: The worker is freed from the cost and hassle of commuting, while the company saves on providing workspace for the employee. But during the team-building holiday season, how can HR managers make sure "remote" is just about physical distance and not the relationship between employer and employee?
 
With telecommuting on the rise, ensuring that there is no disconnect is going to become a more common task for HR managers. ...




Want to Project Confidence in the Workplace? Don't Make These 5 Communication Mistakes

In the world of business, appearing insecure to clients, colleagues, and superiors is the kiss of death. People want to do business with those who project confidence, and they shirk away from those who second guess themselves.
 
It is important, therefore, to ensure that we are not subconsciously apologizing for our power in the way we communicate with others. ...




The key to the HR Revolution: Capacity

It is time for an HR revolution. For far too long we have been dismantled and outsourced, denied the respect we so rightly deserve, and suffered an incredible backlash when we try to solve the issues of our constituents.
In my view it’s no longer sufficient to review our organisational models or the sophistication of our systems to solve these problems. ...




3 Ways These Green Companies Are Promoting Healthy Workplaces – and How You Can, Too

A formalized, measured employee wellness program makes a maximum impact, but even small steps can create a fitter work environment.
 
Mental and physical health are like heads and tails: two sides of the same coin. Whether it’s a lunchtime run or our weekly office yoga class, at my cleaning supply company Method, I like to sneak in a workout whenever possible, and I encourage my team and colleagues to do the same. ...




A Checklist for Success in Hiring Employees

How to Recruit and Hire the Best
 
Want to recruit and hire a superior workforce? This checklist for hiring employees will help you systematize your process for hiring, whether it's your first employee or one of many employees that you are hiring. ...




The Importance of Health and Safety in the Workplace

In the workplace, health and safety regulations are paramount to the well-being of the employees and the employer. Many hazards are present in today's work environments, and it's the employer's job to keep their employees safe from these hazards. It's a job that is so important that there are occupational safety standards and regulations set by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ...




Why is Diversity Important in Recruiting and Retention?

Diversity is important in recruiting and retention. It’s no doubt that employers want to hire the best people for their company. While skills are a valuable asset in the workforce, diversity must be a priority as well. By including diversity in a company, the recruiting and retention rates are more successful because it puts a company at a competitive advantage, there is greater productivity and engagement, and increased customer service. ...




Are You Pushing Your Team Hard Enough?

Leaders often struggle with the dance of when to apply pressure to teams to ensure great work, and conversely, when they should pull back in order to foster room for autonomy and growth. In an effort to strike this balance, leaders can give their teams – and themselves – whiplash. ...