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Solutions for LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace and in School

A safe work and learning environment is critical to building strong self-esteem and encouraging productivity for LGBT people. In 2015, the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that 34 percent of LGBT students were bullied on school property. Similarly, Out & Equal reports that one in four LGBT employees face discriminatory treatment in the workplace. ...




4 Reasons to Start an HR Lab

I was at a conference recently where a speaker used the term “HR Lab”. I thought it was pretty cool. My vision of a lab is a place where you test out new things. Or you take existing things and tweak them a little. Human resources could definitely use a Lab. ...




When Employees Leave: Conduct Comprehensive Exit Interviews

Give workers the opportunity to return company property and provide feedback
 
The exit interview can be a useful way for employers to protect their property, identify any morale or culture problems, and limit the risk of lawsuits being filed later. ...




Why It's Important and How to Cultivate It

Whether you are managing a startup, a small business or a large corporation, it’s no secret that fostering creative thinking within the workplace is vital to the growth and success of your organization.
 
With the increasingly complex issues your business faces every day, sometimes, the same tired concepts and means to solve problems just won’t cut it anymore. ...




4 Practical Tips to Negotiate a Pay Raise for Women

You’ve heard all about the gender pay gap in the US, and can probably recite the statistics in your sleep—particularly the 79 cents on the dollar that women earn compared to their male peers.
 
We’re not about to try and solve the national pay gap. ...




33 Thoughtful Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas for 2018

It pays to be really good at employee recognition.
 
Companies with a solid strategy to recognize team members enjoy stronger engagement, increased employee morale, better customer service, and lower turnover. Acknowledging achievement can have serious ROI – to the tune of 50% higher productivity and as much as 20% increase in business outcomes. ...




Hazards Of Mold At Your Workplace

If you have mold present in your workplace, you need to take immediate action. Mold, also known as fungi or mildew, comprises of fungal organisms that don’t belong to neither animals nor plants. Outdoors it is an essential part of the ecosystem, as it takes part in the process of breaking down and recycling organic matter. ...




What is ergonomics and could it make you a happier worker?

Ergonomics is a science which tries to increase our well-being... and it does not only apply in an office setting.
 
 
Most people haven’t heard of the science of ergonomics, and many who have think it only applies to office-based employees. ...




What neuroscience can teach you about engaging your employees

Imagine some day in the future you are sitting at your computer and suddenly it starts playing soothing music to help alleviate your stress levels. Or after a long morning, it advises you to take a break as you are starting to look tired.

 

Although such ideas will either sound like a great approach to health and wellbeing, or rather creepy, depending on your point of view, much of the technology to transform such notions into reality already exists. ...




4 Tasks Successful Leaders Should Delegate

Starting your own business is about more than just doing what you love -- it's about doing it on your own terms. Independent of their choice of industry, many entrepreneurs are drawn to the idea of being their own boss.What they don't bargain for is how much they will have to deal with constant interruptions and tedious minutiae. ...