Posts Tagged Workplace


California enacted new occupational safety and health laws last year that will impact Golden State employers in 2015. These new statutes deal with harassment training, cool-down periods, penalty abatements and workplace violence prevention.

Except for the violence prevention law, all legislation went into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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February 6, 2015

Casablanca is viewed by many as one of the greatest movies of all time, and it is certainly among my favorite movies.  It is hard to argue with Humphrey Bogart in his prime, especially as a cynical nightclub owner, simultaneously wooing Ingrid Bergman and sticking it to the Nazis.  Here’s what IMDB has to say:

Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

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July 31, 2014

On March 27, @weknownext chatted with Jonathan Segal (@Jonathan_HR_Law) about "The Boys' Club Scene at Work."

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat ...

March 28, 2013
Companies must reach out to people with disabilities to make sure such individuals know they are welcome, experts say. Some of the people with in-demand workplace skills who need certain accommodations are people—including military veterans—with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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February 9, 2012
When I was a teenager my parents told me to be careful about the character of my circle of friends.  Positive friends make good friends and will likely improve your quality of life and decision-making.  Negative friends, on the other hand, will have the opposite effect. Before you know it, toxic friends will craftily lead you to make poor decisions, ultimately directing you to a bad place in life.
You are eventually the product of your environment. That’s why I highly recommend you surround yourself with good, smart and honorable people.
February 9, 2012
“If you come to work with ten fingers and ten toes, then that’s how we intend to send you home each day.”  
That was the oft-uttered phrase of an Operations Manager with whom I worked.  It was the foundation of his message to new hires during New Employee Orientation and he repeated it at all staff meetings. Safety mattered.
January 31, 2012
European workplaces that are homogeneous—staffed with similar-looking and similar-minded employees—lack the broad range of insight and experience needed to meet the challenges of a highly competitive global business environment, according to a study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global firm, and the European Association for People Management (EAPM), which represents personnel management organizations in more than 30 European countries.
December 15, 2011

HR embraces gaming as way to inspire, motivate and train employees 

More companies are choosing “serious” games and simulations over traditional training methods for their ability to mimic real-world work challenges and keep employees engaged in learning.

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December 7, 2011

File this one under Idle Curiosity.

CareerBuilder has released a survey noting senior leaders’ workplace habits and personal characteristics. Ever wonder if CEOs go out for lunch or bring a brown bag? What kind of car does the chief finance officer drive? Is the senior vice president of marketing more likely to wear black or red?

Now you know:


Typical Office Attire

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December 2, 2011
Is working from home an efficient alternative to the traditional office job or a productivity killer? The results of a CareerBuilder survey on telecommuting might bolster the arguments for both sides.
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November 25, 2011

Most companies keeping their salary budgets relatively tight 

Reflecting uncertain economic conditions and a conservative cost management environment, U.S. employers are projecting moderate pay raises for employees in 2012. Employers do expect to fund their annual bonuses fully for workers in 2011, as corporate profits have increased, according to survey data from consultancy Towers Watson.

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September 16, 2011