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Rise of the Robots: Jobs Machines Can Do Better Than You

The robots are coming, and this time it’s for your job. They’re bypassing the interview process and heading straight for your desk, not to mention the desks of your co-workers. And it looks like they’re here to stay.
 
With technology advancing and the labor market evolving, the encroachment of robots is more widespread than you ever dreamed of. ...




Culture of Sexual Harassment a Global Issue

Sexual harassment in the workplace is "widespread and commonplace" in the United Kingdom, according to a six-month study by members of Parliament (MPs), but employers are ignoring the problem and legal protection often is not available.
 
That country's Women and Equalities Committee urged leaders to raise the issue to the top of the policy agenda and called for employers to stop using nondisclosure agreements, which prevent victims from reporting sexual harassment "and unwanted sexual behavior. ...




‘Diversity Fatigue’ In A Profession Where There’s Not Enough Diversity

I had not come across the term “diversity fatigue” until recently. Yes, I know, I’m  a long-term resident of Planet Oblivia and so, I’m not “au courant,” so to speak, on many things, including this. “Diversity” is certainly not a new concept to me, being a dinosaur woman lawyer  admitted to practice way back in 1976, but coupling the word “fatigue” with “diversity” is a new concept to me, and one that I am not at all happy about. ...




Recruiting Should Not Be an Act of Desperation – Friday Distraction

I’m a fan of comic books and superheroes. While I must admit my tastes do lean toward the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are some DC Comics that I enjoy.
But I digress. One of the most well-known comic book superheroes is Batman. When Gotham City was in trouble, the Commissioner would put out the ‘bat signal’ and Batman would respond. ...




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. ...