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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. ...




Company Crafting: Why Solid Employees Are a Must

As a new business owner, you will likely have all kinds of ambition. There are certain things you need to prepare, from supplies, a good location, and of course, a valuable product or service. You’ll have to do a lot of work yourself in the early stages. ...




10 signs your workplace culture is toxic (and how to fix it)

Are your employees tired? Discouraged? Burnt out?
 
If the answer is yes, you may have a toxic culture at work.
 
That’s a problem.  Unhappy workers are less productive, make more mistakes, and are more likely to seek employment elsewhere. ...




How Companies Are Grappling with Sexual Harassment—From Firings to Oversight Panels

Companies take several approaches to protect workers
 
Firings, forced resignations, independent investigations and HR-led oversight panels are some of the ways companies across the nation are dealing with revelations that their employees have engaged in sexual harassment. ...




Deutsche Bank CEO suggests robots could replace half the company's 97,000 employees

Some very smart people say that robots are going to steal your job.
Researchers at Oxford University estimate that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be replaced by robots, automated technology and automated intelligence (AI) within the next 20 years. Jeff Hesse, PwC principal and U. ...




How The Co-Founder Of ‘Rent The Runway’ Beat Sexism On Her Way To The Top

Jennifer Hyman is running a nearly $1 billion startup, but before that she had to wade through gender bias, misogyny and harassment.
 
BROOKLYN, N.Y. ― On a September morning in Cobble Hill, Jennifer Hyman, the 37-year-old CEO and co-founder of Rent the Runway, was sitting criss-cross applesauce on her couch, her long legs clad in stretchy black pants. ...