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Want to fix sexual harassment? Don't hire jerks

Robert Sutton is an organizational psychologist at Stanford University. This piece is based on his books "The No Asshole Rule" (Business Plus, 2007) and "The Asshole Survival Guide" (HMH, 2017). Unless otherwise noted, the facts in this piece reflect research from those works. ...




Four Steps To Motivating A Multigenerational Workforce

Disengaged workers cost the U.S. between $450 and $550 billion in lost productivity each year, and it’s up to business leaders to pinpoint and understand the workforce issues that are to blame. What’s getting between employees and their drive to stay actively engaged with their work?
For the first time in history, up to five generations of Americans are working side by side. ...




Don't Shuffle People Into the Wrong Job Just Because They're Already on the Payroll

The old adage that a “bird in hand is worth two in the bush” may work in some instances in business, but slotting people into employee roles is definitely not one of them. I can’t tell you how many times I see early-stage entrepreneurs put someone in a role simply because it's convenient. ...




Why 3 out of 4 employees are looking to jump ship

Heads up: There’s a good chance a lot of your employees are currently looking for another job.
 
A recent study showed that almost three out of four employees are so unhappy with their jobs they are looking for employment elsewhere.
 
Mental Health America (MHA) and the Faas Foundation’s 2017 Mind The Workplace report found that 71% of the 17,000 U. ...




New EEOC Training Helps Employers Create Respectful Workplaces

Creating a respectful workplace environment is the focus of new training by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) beginning in October, the agency announced Oct. 4.
 
Its two new harassment prevention programs—"Leading for Respect" for supervisors and "Respect in the Workplace" for employees—deal with civility, acceptable workplace conduct and behaviors that contribute to an inclusive workplace. ...




Want to Hire Veterans? Support Your Military Community

This year's list of standouts for military veteran recruiting and retention is made up of organizations that spend a lot of time focused on the military community.
The top 10 companies named to Monster's annual Best Companies for Veterans in 2017 are already known to recently separated veteran job seekers because they continuously engage with military servicemembers, their spouses and their families. ...




Brooklyn company employs more than 100 blind workers

When Ted Rios turned 50 recently, his co-workers threw him a surprise party at a bar near their Borough Park office.
 
“It was amazing! They told me how much they appreciate me and what I do,” says the sales manager at Alphapointe, a 106-year-old company that facilitates manufacturing, third-party product assembly, warehousing and product fulfillment for city and state agencies. ...




5 Ways to Make and Leverage Connections to Land a Job

Networking is an integral part of job hunting. That much is clear. Things get a lot murkier, though, when it comes to actually figuring out how to network. To help demystify the process, we asked several career experts to suggest some best practices for making and using connections to land a job. ...




Why should a company hire a person with a disability?

A good reason a business should hire a person with a disability is because the individual is a good match for a specific business need. In an article called Employing, Serving All Equitably: The Nordstrom Way, the author points out, "You may not have the very best person in the job if you didn't recruit any disabled job candidates. ...




Why diversity matters

New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.
We know intuitively that diversity matters. It’s also increasingly clear that it makes sense in purely business terms. Our latest research finds that companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians. ...