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The grubby story of sexual harassment

Since the news broke about the sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein, the lid has been lifted on many other cases in the arts and politics. Those in the public eye are under scrutiny, but what lies behind the curtain in other workplaces?  Half of women (and a fifth of men) say they have been […]

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Don’t ignore mental health

Recruiters might shy away from people with past mental health problems. But there’s a case for bringing them on board, after all they’ve proven that they can work through hardship and learn lessons for the future. We should keep a look out for common causes of breakdown, such as perfectionism, family breakdown, and overwork and […]

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Social attitudes affect women’s ambitions

Despite females doing just as well as their male counterparts in school and university, social attitudes in the classroom affect girls’ science ambitions detrimentally, especially in engineering and computer science.  Maybe girls need to experience more role models, such as these female STEM TED talkers and these STEM interviewees. Self-doubt follows women (and other minority […]

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Preventing employee turnover

Engaged employees are 44% more likely to stay in their jobs, and tapping into intrinsic motivation is key. Alas, many HR leaders attribute up to 50% of their employee turnover to employee burnout, which can be prevented, but not with a one-size fits all approach. Hootsuite’s CEO holds onto his employees through people movement – encouraging […]

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Food glorious food

Dentists criticize the frequency of cakes and other sugary snacks in the workplace. Providing sweet treats is impacting health. This is not helped by our inability to get the relation between pleasure and (food) size right, so we eat bigger portions than we need. Some companies are offering free food as an incentive, but without […]

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