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Should You Track the Social Media of Fired Employees?

Firing an employee is never easy, and in many cases it's inevitable that the dismissed worker will leave angry and hurt. While many behave professionally, say their goodbyes and move on, others storm out the door feeling bitter and vengeful.
 
Today, social media offers workers a number of platforms on which to share their displeasure, and there are also websites that provide a place for people to say what they feel. ...




Unequal Pay Is a Form Of Gender Discrimination

Statistics show that women frequently earn less

Men are not supposed to be paid more for performing a particular job just because they are men. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 made it a legal federal requirement that pay scales for identical work be the same regardless of whether the employee doing the labor is male or female. ...




Communication Is Key to Positive Employee Experience

Imagine for a moment that you’re a business leader at a midsize firm. Your company is facing stiff competition. The corporate leadership has seen drastic changes. Customers are ambivalent about the products the company sells. And the employees, well, they are struggling to keep pace with the changes and may not even know what the company’s big picture vision is, which leads to major challenges with customer service efforts. ...




Halloween Celebrations Can Lead to Scary Situations

Forget about witches, ghosts and vampires. Some of the scariest things HR professionals might face on Halloween are inappropriate costumes, safety issues and an overabundance of sweets.
Potential pitfalls are largely preventable, experts say. In deciding how—and whether—to celebrate Halloween at work, employers should consider the organization’s culture and its approach to diversity, as well as office traditions and customer impact. ...




Listening Is Your Secret Superpower

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m a reader. I’m constantly seeking out ways to learn, absorb, and grow. Right now, I’m finishing up Eric Barker’s book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong, and there’s a particularly interesting section on the power of listening as dispute resolution. ...




How to Navigate the New Realities of Technology in the Workplace

Technology has completely revolutionized the ways in which we work. From video-conferencing that allows employees to meet from anywhere in the world to wearable watches that notify us of emails while we’re out for a run, almost every area of business has been impacted by technology in some way, shape, or form. ...




Women Working with Women: How to Support One Another

In recognition of International Women’s Day earlier last month, I wanted to talk about how to deal with women at work who seem to want to tear each other down instead of building each other up. Personally, I had the unfortunate experience of working with a woman who was a badass. ...




Boost your happiness at work

We all get the Monday blues from time to time, but there are ways to improve your working life and be happy at work.

We all get the Monday blues from time to time, but there are ways to improve your working life and be happy at work. If you're going through a rough patch at work or are lacking job satisfaction, check out these ways to boost your mood and have a happier work day. ...




4 Careers You Can Start From Home

It's understandable to feel tired of getting out of the house and going to work each day. Considering that, you might be interested to know that there are ways you can work from home and be successful. For many, working from home allows them to spend time with their families while earning a nice income. ...




Lost Your Job? 6 Signs You Have Been Wrongfully Terminated

If you have been fired, it could have been because you weren’t a fit for the job. However, it also could be an example of wrongful termination. What are some signs to look for when determining if you were illegally let go by your employer?
 
Your Employer Said It Was Age Related
 
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) says that workers 40 and older cannot be terminated solely because of their age. ...