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Before Taking That Break, Have A Clue

Before Taking That Break, Have A Clue

Whether you are traveling for the holidays or taking a break from the world for a weekend, we all need time off. But sometimes the stress of preparing to go on vacation — and the fear that everything is going to fall apart while you’re away — can make you think that it isn’t worth all […]

How To Tell If It’s Sexual Harassment

How To Tell If It’s Sexual Harassment

  As a result, alarm bells have been going off for everyone, from the executive suite to the front lines. And yet, some level of confusion remains: Offenders and targets alike are asking, What exactly constitutes sexual harassment? Targets in particular are struggling to categorize their experiences when those scenarios sound minor compared to those scandals in the […]

Iceland Becomes The First Country To Make Women Earn More Than Men

Iceland Becomes The First Country To Make Women Earn More Than Men

Other countries should follow Iceland which has become the first country to make it illegal to pay men more than women, politicians and equal rights campaigners said on Wednesday. Iceland has been widely praised for introducing legislation on Jan. 1 that imposes fines on any company or government agency with over 25 staff without a […]

What Has Happened To Black Women Lawyers?

What Has Happened To Black Women Lawyers?

A number of black women enter the legal profession each year but how many actually attain real power within corporate South Africa? Black women are still the minority in corporate spaces and we are wholly unrepresented in the power structures Lwando Xaso speaks out about the effects of widely held negative stereotypes in the transformation […]

Become Great At Thanking Your Employees This Year

Become Great At Thanking Your Employees This Year

Thanking people actually fosters more behavior worthy of thanks. You are more likely to leave a large tip if your server writes a thank you note on your restaurant bill, according to a psychological science research article published in the Sage Journals. Gratitude, argue the authors, makes benefactors aware that their actions are kind and appreciated, and […]

Save Your Employees Some Stress

Save Your Employees Some Stress

Does your small business promote the kind of culture that increases productivity? Overloaded, stressed out employees aren’t helping your bottom line. What’s worse, their stress often starts before they clock in. How to Help Employees Reduce Stress Small Business Trends spoke with Stacey Engle, EVP of Fierce Conversations. She supplied 10 ways to help employees reduce stress […]

Men Can Be Allies To Their Female Co-workers

Men Can Be Allies To Their Female Co-workers

He decided to look at the facts. When Pete Gombert was building his third technology company in 2010, an article about pay inequality caught his eye — and sparked some important questions for the serial entrepreneur. “I’m an accountant by training and have always been very, very curious about numbers,” Gombert said. “I wondered if we had […]

Create A ‘Workable’ Environment

Create A ‘Workable’ Environment

As someone who believes there are a lot of similarities between athletics and running a business, I saw the camaraderie and perseverance of my own team at mobile data and analytics firm Ubermedia, rewarded recently when it was named one of LA’s Best Places to Work by the Los Angeles Business Journal and a Best Place to […]

5 Effective Steps For Resolving Conflict In Your Small Business

5 Effective Steps For Resolving Conflict In Your Small Business

Most people say they hate conflict, yet avoiding it causes more problems. In today’s culturally diverse, multigenerational workforce it’s bound to happen. Conflicts can be frequent, often petty, and very costly between people speaking different languages, from different generations, and having different religious beliefs and cultural norms.  Tempers flare and regrettable things are said. You don’t have to […]

What You Can Learn From Millennial Employees About Work Life Balance

What You Can Learn From Millennial Employees About Work Life Balance

We have found that of all the generations mixed in the employment pool for 2017, the Millennials are the recipients of the most negative comments from their co-workers. Perceptions and comments I have heard are: “They are lazy. They only care about themselves. They want everything immediately and don’t want to pay their dues. They’re always on […]

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