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Why Employers Should Consider Sabbatical Leave Programs

Both the Employer and Employees Benefit From Sabbatical Leave Programs


The word sabbatical comes from the Old Testament practice of letting fields lie fallow every seven years. It was like a sabbath, a day off that lasted for an entire year. ...




Why people eat these 5 stinky foods at the office

Some of the smelly things your colleagues eat at work may actually be good for you.
 
Office etiquette is very important for our well-being, especially considering that we spend a large part of our day sharing a relatively small space with our colleagues. ...




LGBTQ Workers Still Subject to Employment Discrimination

June is pride month, a chance to celebrate victories for many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people who have seen their civil rights expand in the last decade. From representation in the media to the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015, the LGBTQ population have gained many of the basic rights that most Americans take for granted. ...




The Hills and Valleys of a Digital Workplace Road Map

We find ourselves at the convergence of two transformational trends in business: the rise of “digital” and the emergence of the employee user experience as an important factor in success. Companies are finally recognizing that employee satisfaction is just as important as customer satisfaction for organizational success. ...




Business Safety: How to Keep Your Investment in the Clear

Keeping your business safe should always be a top priority for a business owner. While it’s important to focus on common threats to corporate security like hackers, it is also essential to cover the basics of your company’s security when it comes to protecting your staff and clients. ...




Constructing a Business? How to Make the Process Seamless

A career in construction will guarantee that you are never out of work. The next best way to advance your construction career is to start a construction company of your own.
 
Beginning a Construction Business
 
Launching a construction business is quite similar to starting any other new company, with a few key differences. ...




11 Reasons Talented Millennials Get Fired

As part of my job, I regularly work with people who own and run their own businesses. Many of these people are what you might call "thought leaders," highly respected in their fields. They're movers and shakers. And starting a few years ago, they all started saying the same thing:
 
We're firing our millennial employees. ...




4 Tips for Getting the Help You Need at Work

CHICAGO—Most people feel good when they help others, but asking someone else for a hand is another story. While it's not always easy, learning how to reach out is a skill in itself—and one that's essential for HR to master in today's quickly evolving workplace. ...




Employee fakes cancer to get leave: How vigilant manager stopped the abuse

When an employee requests time off because of something as serious as a cancer diagnosis, 99% of the time the person will be telling the truth about their situation. But as a recent case shows, if a manager has even an inkling that something’s amiss, it pays to take a closer look.
 
In the case of former U. ...




Research: Becoming a Manager Increases Men’s Job Satisfaction, But Not Women’s

Who wouldn’t want a promotion, particularly to a role with leadership responsibilities? It’s hard to argue against more power and more pay. And indeed, promotions to managerial roles are typically associated with an increase in job satisfaction. ...