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Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help

If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips.
 
One in four South African workers suffers from depression. ...




Millennials Make Themselves Miserable Fretting About Work but Boomer Colleagues Can Teach Them to Chill

We often hear in the media about the exploits and dealings of millennial millionaires such as Kevin Systrom (Instagram), Evan Sharp (Pintrest), Jessica Alba (The Honest Company), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)...etc.
 
This parade of high-profile 20-and-30-something entrepreneurs, coupled with the continuing advance of technology, globalization and collaboration, feeds the assumption that younger people are better prepared to be productive workers in the growing internet-based macro-economy than older employees. ...




Changing Business Needs Place New Demands on Aging Payroll Systems

The HR technology industry has experienced a renaissance over the past few years as vendors have introduced a bevy of modern, user-friendly features designed to meet client's new needs. Yet arguably, one of the most important platforms has often been left behind in that movement: payroll systems. ...




7 Tips for Working for a Much Younger Boss

Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. workers report to managers who aren’t as old as they are. Here’s how to transform those relationships from awkward to awesome.
 
 
When Ashley Steiner took a position as director of human resources at Grove City Medical Center in Grove City, Pa. ...




Millennials are taking over the workforce

Millennials are taking over your office.
 
More than one in three (35 percent) working Americans are millennials, eclipsing other generations in the labor force, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of US Census Bureau data. The organization defines millennials as the generation aged 21 to 36 in 2017. ...




3 No-Fail Ways to Handle a Coworker Who's Too Loud

Q: My colleague makes loud personal phone calls all the time. I work in an open office and sit right next to him. How can I get him to be more quiet without creating an awkward situation?
A: Dealing with noisy neighbors is one of the many curses of working in an open office space. ...




Why Pay Equity Keeps Getting More Complicated

With state and local pay laws more common, audit pay to uncover disparities
Momentum to ramp up requirements on employers to address the pay gap between men and women, and between white and minority employees, is shifting to the states and cities, said Mickey Silberman, a shareholder in the Denver office of law firm Fortney & Scott and chair of the firm's affirmative action and pay equity practice group. ...




How to Create a Culture of Gratitude in the Workplace

With the holidays in full swing, it’s easy to think of reasons you’re grateful. But what happens when the lights come down, the Christmas trees sit discarded on the side of the road, and the New Year’s resolutions diets begin? Suddenly, it’s not so easy anymore. ...




ICE to Employers: Expect More Form I-9 Audits, Arrests and Outreach

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) wants employers to understand that, going forward, the agency will increase Form I-9 audits, conduct more worksite raids and promote involvement in the government's voluntary compliance program.
 
ICE agents conducted workplace raids on 77 businesses in San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose Feb. ...




Fighting the Culture of Silence in the Face of Tragedy

Over a year ago on June 12, 2016, my morning unfolded much like that of many of you. I was horrified at what I was learning as details of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando came in. As the day rolled on, the number of dead rose. We later learned 49 died and 58 were wounded after a murderer went into a gay nightclub on Latin night and opened fire. ...