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Three Little Factors That Wreak Havoc On Workplace Productivity

Employee performance will continue to determine the success or failure of every business entity. Every manager knows this, but not everyone gets it right when it comes to optimizing employee productivity and workplace performance. You can blame this shortcoming on lots of factors. ...




Is Your Health at Risk From Your Work Culture?

In a time when well-being discussions are on the lips of a growing number of business leaders, there are also more mentions of the negative impact of the faster pace of the workplace on employees.  I addressed part of this when I wrote about avoiding burnout at work, and today I’m thinking about a different impact that comes from the unrealistic expectations of many organizations’ executives. ...




5 Simple ways to help improve workplace culture

At the centre of most organisations is a thriving company culture. However, “Change isn’t easy; it’s not smooth; and it probably won’t happen overnight,” Psychologist Dr Tim Sharp says. So how do you work towards a thriving work culture?
Positive Psychologist Dr Tim Sharp says that a healthy, positive culture is more than just a feeling around the office. ...




8 Reasons Why Millennials Are More Productive Than Any Other Generation

Millennials (a.k.a. Gen Y) are stereotyped as lazy and entitled. It’s hard to forget all the stories about participation trophies that each youngster received just for signing up and playing on a sports team when they were young. Things like this helped build a concept in people’s minds that just doesn’t end up proving true in most cases. ...




Employers Should Plan for Stronger Pay Equity Laws

CHICAGO—Pay equity laws have been around for a long time, but the recent focus on closing the gender pay gap has caused many state and local lawmakers to review and strengthen their laws.
 
It started at the federal level with the Equal Pay Act of 1963. ...




These Complaints About Millennials Are Actually Good Reasons You Should Hire Them

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
 
I've spent a fair amount of my career training millennials on a variety of work-related topics. I also work with millennials every day, as the founder and former CEO of the world's largest training company. ...




‘What, you’re pregnant too?’ One comment triggers discrimination lawsuit

A recent lawsuit proves once again that one offhand comment by a manager can be enough to result in a costly legal battle. 
 
Alena Fassbender was a medication aide at Correct Care Solutions, a company that provides healthcare for prison inmates. ...




Why workplace diversity means better business

A diverse workplace tends to improve productivity and business performance, according to a white paper from Thomas International.
 
The paper pulls together pertinent research from around the world on the impact workplace diversity has on organisations. ...




Role of Human Resources in the Workplace

Human resources are the people who work in an organization. It is also the name of the department that exists to serve the needs of those people.William R. Tracey, in The Human Resources Glossary, defines human resources as, "The people that staff and operate an organization… as contrasted with the financial and material resources of an organization. ...




Brace yourself: Your employees want raises, or they’re leaving

If you want to keep employees from jumping ship, you may have to loosen the purse strings a little.
 
Reason: A recent study found that the vast majority of U.S. employees (81%) are dissatisfied with the salary and benefits their employers are offering. ...