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"Winterizing" the Workplace

There are many things that can be done to brighten up the office until spring comes around. Consider these tips to increase productivity and keep the gloom and doom out.

Publish date: 11/19/2018

 
Praise for a Rising Star May Hurt Others in the Department

Branding an up-and-coming employee as a future leader or rising star may have unintended consequences for other employees, according to a study from the Universities of Queensland, Exeter, Groningen and Rotterdam.

Publish date: 11/19/2018

 
Study: Robots in the Workplace Will Increase Productivity

According to a recent study, introducing industrial robots into the workplace has not only increased workplace productivity, but it also means increased wages for employees.

Publish date: 11/19/2018

 
Sailing Through an Applicant Tracking System

Humans apply intuition to resume interpretation, understanding that a particular word or phrase means the same thing as language from a job description, for example. The following advice will help applicants nail resume-writing when the initial screener is not human.

Publish date: 11/14/2018

 
Tech Fields Are Not Immune From #MeToo Moments

A study, commissioned by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, provides additional evidence that women in scientific and technical fields are still fighting an uphill battle to be accepted and treated as equals to their male colleagues.

Publish date: 11/14/2018

 
Top Ten Challenges Facing Employees Today

According to a recently released LinkedIn survey of over 1,000 people, the most challenging issues facing employees in the workplace today — thereby sapping both passion for and engagement in the work that they do — include the juggling workload and achieving a work-life balance.

Publish date: 11/13/2018

 
Researchers Discover Key to Being More Likeable on Dates, Job Interviews

Because dating and interviewing for a job are relatively similar in that candidates for both a job and for affection need to first win someone over, it stands to reason that the key to successfully winning over an employer or a potential romantic partner would likewise be similar.

Publish date: 11/13/2018

 
Managing Distractions While Working From Home

While it saves time on commuting, getting ready for the day and eliminates in-office distractions, remote work presents a new set of distractions.

Publish date: 11/09/2018

 
Frequently Checking Email Can Affect Managers’ Ability to Lead

According to research from Michigan State University, dealing with a steady stream of email traffic prevents managers from successfully leading their departments.

Publish date: 11/06/2018

 
Humor Type Can Alter Work Environment

It is generally accepted that humor in the workplace is linked directly to employee happiness. However, according to research from Murray State University, the type of workplace humor is actually the driver of workplace happiness.

Publish date: 11/06/2018