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Fidgeting while you work might be good for you

People who can't resist fidgeting while they work may want to stop trying to kick the habit, because a new study suggests all that toe tapping and pencil rapping may be good for their health.
 
 
Previous research has linked long stretches of sedentary time – whether facing a computer or watching TV – with poor health outcomes even in people who get plenty of exercise, the researchers note in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. ...




10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

Having great company culture is no longer just an option. Today’s workers consider it as much as they consider salary and benefits. In fact, fantastic company culture is almost expected along with other traditional benefits.
 
While the culture that works for one company might not work for another, you can learn a lot from companies who are doing it right, and get started on company culture hacks of your own. ...




Top 8 Advantages Of Cross-functional Team Collaboration

Many of the innovative software companies like Google, Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon have started adopting the benefits of cross-team collaboration. You know why? Because of inspiration and innovation, coordination and organization and speed. You need to re-think if you are still dependent on siloed departments. ...




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. ...