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Communication, Software

Not Just Little Words: Gender Pronouns Demanding Attention in the Workplace

August 16, 2019

Via: HR Hero

They’re showing up in e-mail signatures and personal introductions—a quick listing of pronouns such as she/her/hers or they/them. Those small words sprinkled in conversation and written communication to take the place of the seemingly more important nouns is gaining in […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development, Research, Software

Rise of the Machines: Which Roles Will Be Replaced in 10 Years?

August 13, 2019

Via: HR Hero

In the Johnny Depp movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket’s father works in a toothpaste factory but is quickly replaced by robots that can do his job—screwing toothpaste caps onto tubes of toothpaste—at a fraction of the speed. […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Do You Really Know Why Employees Leave Your Company?

August 7, 2019

Via: SHRM

More employees are voluntarily leaving their jobs than at almost any other time this millennium. When an employee quits, it can feel like a gut punch, leaving managers scrambling both emotionally and operationally. The loss can be particularly acute when […]


Good case practices, Workplace wellness

How HR Can Help Reduce Workplace Conflict

August 6, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Work can be stressful, particularly when the stakes are high. While conflict is uncomfortable, it can also be productive and, at times, even necessary to help drive progress and break through impasses. But not all conflicts are created equal.conflict Some […]


Good case practices, Workplace wellness

Introducing a New Theory of Workplace Pettiness

August 6, 2019

Via: SHRM

Pettiness, the word that is, dates back to the 14th century, and derives from petit or “small”, “minor” in Middle English/Old French. Today, we understand pettiness as a construct based on twentieth-century theories of motivation and personality informed by various […]


Methods & techniques, Workplace wellness

Workplace injuries may drive rise in overdose deaths and suicides

August 5, 2019

Via: HR Dive

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a yearly list of the top 10 most frequent workplace safety violations. “[I]f all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Why Would an Employee Decline a Raise?

August 2, 2019

Via: HR Hero

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently published an article discussing the legal ramifications of an employee turning down a raise from his or her employer, and it brought up a very perplexing question: Why would an employee turn […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Do You Understand the Most Common Employee Learning Styles?

August 2, 2019

Via: HR Hero

One obstacle that many instructors—whether they’re in primary schooling, advanced graduate education, or training in the workplace— run into is getting through to an audience with a variety of learning styles. Not everyone learns the same way. Tools that are […]


Methods & techniques, Workplace wellness

Mental Illness and the Workplace

August 2, 2019

Via: SHRM

Like most firms, tech company Buffer has a variety of Slack channels. It’s doubtful that many have one that replicates Buffer’s conduit for employees to discuss their mental health issues. That’s where founder and chief executive Joel Gascoigne posts about […]


News

Obesity discrimination is now unlawful in Washington. Could others follow?

August 1, 2019

Via: HR Dive

Three weeks ago, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal under state law to refuse to hire an obese individual if they are otherwise qualified for a job when it defined obesity as a disability under state […]