A survey I read not long ago said that 14 % of the UK’s workforce are bullied at work and 21% aware of bullying going on at their workplace. It reminded me of a few encounters I have had with office bullies, and how I dealt with them.
My first encounter with an office bully happened when I was working as part of a sales team and this new guy joined as Director. From day one we didn’t really hit it off. We were similar ages and had similar…
A busy workplace can be a stressful environment, especially when you've got a large number of staff crammed into a tight space - all working to deadlines. Not only is a workplace stressful - but it can also be unhealthy. Often, these two things go hand in hand and actually make the other worse. A happy and healthy workforce is also less stressed - and therefore more productive. We're going to look at how to make your office healthier, so your business flourishes.
Added by Peter Ellington on April 14, 2016 at 6:27am — No Comments
Now, this is the first time I’ve ever been called a faggot. Typing that f-word twice actually makes me feel really uncomfortable. I don’t think it’s an ok word to use. In fact, I can’t think of a single instance in which using it is ok. I googled just to…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on October 16, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Everyone has reason to become negative about his/her work from time to time. Workplaces are composed of people with various personalities and attitudes, which can become negative when there are deadlines to be met, and challenging tasks to be completed. There is no set solution to preventing negativity in the workplace, but guidelines should be put in place so the employees are held to a certain expectation of behavior when the environment…Continue
Added by Stacy Carpenter on August 18, 2015 at 12:51am — No Comments
When we think about our work life, we fundamentally want to be happy. Studies have shown that performance and job satisfaction (“happiness”) go hand in hand in making an organization successful. Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology at Yale University, Amy Wrzesniewski, discovered that people have one of three…Continue
Added by Stacy Carpenter on July 14, 2015 at 4:07pm — No Comments
If you’re a manger of an office team or you own your own company and you have many members of staff working for you, it can’t be under estimated just how important it is to keep up moral around the workplace. Obviously, one of the main reasons that everyone chooses to work is for monetary reasons so making sure that everyone is paid on-time and the correct amount is the first step towards good moral. However, after a while, workers can lose their good moral and this can affect the company’s…Continue
Added by James Richings on April 16, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments
Way back when, my since dear departed brother and I worked together in the classified advertising department of one of the UK’s leading quality newspapers. No big deal – except that we were the only two men in a team of twenty. Were we tempted? Read on.
You would think perhaps that faced with such odds it would be hard to resist or avoid some kind of romantic liaison with one of our female colleagues. Indeed the guys from next door in production used to…Continue
Easy. They have each won recognition in 2014 for not only creating a great work environment but translating that commitment to the treatment of their candidates – even the ones they don’t hire.
They’ll also be…Continue
At Great Rated, we recently analyzed 50,000 confidential employee surveys to create our list of People’s Picks: 20 Great Workplaces in Technology. For human resources professionals, the no.1 organization in the large-companies category offers a telling example of the practices that help create a true sense of connection between team members and their organization. …Continue
Added by Kim Peters on October 10, 2014 at 3:57pm — No Comments
I was talking with a friend the other day who, was lamenting that she had too much work and not enough time to get it all done. Her manager contended the reason was that she and her teammate did not understand how to manage their time. This is an age-old argument that I hear often in the workplace.
It is a…Continue
Oh, c’mon! Go ahead! Take a crack at it! It’s really not that intimidating. A couple tweets here, a couple tweets there; aContinue
Recruiting the best candidates isn’t always easy. HR outsourcing firms and hiring managers know this. With recent college graduates entering the workforce, different factors are at stake when it comes to making a decision about where to work. Whether you…Continue
Effective October 1, 2012, Ontario Ministry of Labour OHSA health and safety inspectors require Ontario employers to post the new workplace poster called “Health & Safety at Work - Prevention Starts Here”.Continue
Added by Steve Jones on September 21, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments
You go on the interview and the person asking you questions about your job skills suddenly turns things up a notch. Or, you are at work and one of your co-workers, perhaps your boss, begins showing you unwanted attention. In either scenario, what do you do?
Added by Dave Thomas on June 15, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments
Following the popularity of my original series of 20 interview questions and how not to answer them, I've once again revisited the job interview scenario and present for your delectation a bit of Friday afternoon fun:
Interviewer: "How do you manage people?'.
Interviewee: "I don't so much manage as tolerate them to be honest"
Interviewer: "Describe a complex problem you had to deal with"
Interviewee: "Chlamydia wasn't much fun, but…Continue
Remember before all this online technology shenanigans when we just turned up to work - to work? Did we insist that we had access to Pac Man, Pong or Space Invaders, or any of the other trivial pursuits you care to name, during working hours? Of course not. Then, when the good old 'Messenger' came along - Yahoo, AOL etc. - and enabled us to chat with strangers at our will - did we insist that our new distraction of choice be installed on our PCs in the office? No. So why, pray tell, is there…Continue
Bullying seems to be the new buzzword. Be it in the schoolyard or on the job, there are increased outcries about one person trying to dominate another through intimidation. Most of the time the intimidation employed is psychological. But often enough it is physical as well. It is nothing to minimize, but then by the reaction of some, it would appear bullying only recently appeared on the scene. With the plethora of articles, seminars, workshops, and panel discussions, bullying or…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on March 28, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Its a typical Monday morning. The staff comes in to work in the usual fashion. The beginning of the workweek yet again, however, something is different. Over the past couple of years, sales have been "OK" but you have seen better years in the past. You have shrugged it off and blamed it on the bad economy. Yes, it must be the economy. The worst financial times since the great depression.... Right??
You check your year over year…Continue
Added by Tonie Snell on March 20, 2012 at 6:36pm — No Comments
Whether working for a small, mid-size or large business, you know like everyone else at the office that you need to stand out from the rest and not in a negative manner.
Each and every day you set foot in the office or telecommute from your residence, be it a small business start-up or a company that has been around for some time, how do you go about making sure that the boss notices you?
Having worked for several companies now over a 23-year span, I have always gone into a…
Added by Dave Thomas on March 19, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments
This week, I saw an interesting Pinterest quote that made me take pause. It said, "May the bridges I burn light the way."
In business, I've always been…Continue