Most employers understand the benefits of workers’ compensation insurance. If an employee is injured on the job, the insurance kicks in to pay for the medical bills and at least a portion of the lost wages while the employee recovers. The employee doesn’t have to fear losing his or her livelihood after reporting the injury, so there is less incentive to keep injuries quiet. The employer doesn’t usually have to fear negligence lawsuits (except in extreme cases) for simple work injuries. (In the past, these suits were the only way for an employee to get bills covered, so they were much more common—workers’ compensation is in place to reduce this issue.)
It’s that time of year again for CareerBuilder’s annual holiday survey that asked workers to share the most unusual gifts they’ve received from a coworker during the holiday season.
Yesterday’s Advisor featured Nicole Price’s take on engagement—it has to be coupled with personal accountability; today, her tips for getting your engagement going.
You would think Santa would be unbiased to all children, but that’s not the case for one mall Santa in Mission Viejo, California. A local Santa and elf committed a cardinal sin recently, and we’re not talking about robbing the mall.
We just gave you the HR slant on the beloved reindeer Rudolph. Flying reindeer are a holiday tradition. But when a chain restaurant in Brooklyn decided to experiment with “mobile mistletoe,” a workplace accident occurred—to an employee of another company!
Can competition among employees serve as a motivator of performance? This is quite a conundrum, because there are arguments on both sides of the coin. Perhaps you’ve just read an article saying that competition is a brilliant way to encourage employees to a higher level of performance by stimulating their competitive spirit. That article may be right, but there are also individuals who shy away from competitive situations—such scenarios could actually hinder their ability to perform well. In short, it depends on the personalities of the employees and whether the work tasks lend themselves well to a competitive environment. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of competitive work environments.