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Here's What Sexual Harassment Costs Its Victims

When Kyle Godfrey-Ryan worked as an assistant to television host Charlie Rose in the mid-2000s, she experienced a workplace environment that was anything but professional. The position didn't pay well, she says, but it required being on call 18 hours per day, and Rose's conduct sometimes involved berating her verbally, recounting a specific sexual fantasy about her and walking naked in front of her in his home, she told the Washington Post. ...




10 signs your workplace culture is toxic & how to fix it

It’s a hard thing to admit … that your work culture may be toxic. But identifying the symptoms and finding the antidotes for them can quickly improve morale, engagement, retention and productivity. Let’s get started. 
 
Here to help is Ross Kimbarovsky, founder and CEO of crowdspring, who has some unique insights into the signs of a toxic workplace and how to remedy them. ...




We Interviewed 57 Female CEOs to Find Out How More Women Can Get to the Top

Only 6.4% of Fortune 500 companies are run by female CEOs, and while there is incremental progress — there are 32 female CEOs this year, the highest percentage ever, compared with only 21 last year — the rate of change can feel excruciatingly slow. ...




4 Springtime Strategies to Liven up Your Company Culture

Spring into the season at your company: Spend these warming months building a world-class work environment.
 


 

From Google, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to HubSpot, Glassdoor’s annual list of the  best places to work-- 2018 all bring something a bit different to the table. ...




What HR Pros Need to Learn From the Rest of the Company

Human resources occupies a unique role in any company. Unlike other departments, HR has a strong connection to every department, from seeing how each team contributes to overall business strategy to zeroing in on individual employee needs. The modern HR professional goes beyond the administrative call of duty and embraces a relationship to everyone in an organization. ...




6 Ways to Control Allergens at Work

For those in cold climates, the approach of spring is a welcome relief, unless you suffer from allergies. Sneezing, wheezing and runny eyes can make it tough to get through the work day, causing lost focus and productivity. The American Academy of Asthma and Immunology says 10 to 30 percent of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal airways caused by breathing in allergens). ...




Struggling with allergies on the job - Health - Allergies and asthma - Fall Allergy Guide

Life can get difficult when allergies bring on itchy eyes, stuffy noses and sneezing episodes. But just when you thought mornings couldn’t get any worse and enjoying the outdoors wasn’t that big of a loss, allergies show up again — at work. ...




How Should HR Respond to a Scandal?

HR professionals are typically responsible both for supporting the executive team and for advocating on behalf of employees. So what should HR do when a senior manager oversteps legal boundaries and the ramifications of his or her behavior affect the entire workforce?
 
Inappropriate and unlawful behavior happens. ...




Politics Is Killing Workplace Productivity

Feel like you can’t get anything done at work anymore? Blame the politicians.
The contentious political climate isn’t just infiltrating our personal relationships and social media feeds. It’s also creeping into the workplace and killing office productivity. ...




It's Time To Start Taking Naps At Work

Napping at work is officially a good idea. Generally napping on the job has been frowned upon in most workplaces, but the tides are beginning to turn on this topic, thanks to the introduction of EnergyPods, a pod designed to be used for naps at work.
 
I could have used an EnergyPod when I was pregnant and attempting to take a nap in my car over my lunch break. ...