The most influential writer of the French Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne, once said, “The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.” Almost 5 centuries later, this still rings true!
Category: HR Strange But True
Catch up on the latest odd, offbeat, and humorous HR stories.
Having dreams about work sounds like a nightmare! Sleep is an essential component in workplace productivity, but according to a new CareerBuilder® survey, 26% of respondents feel they don’t get enough sleep each night, and 60% say that a lack of sleep has negatively impacted their work.
When starting a business, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. However, how much consideration is taken for the overall design of the company office space? A new survey shows that employers may want to consider overhauling their office space; it may produce happier, more productive employees, and, in turn, increase the […]
Having employees who are constantly at each other’s throats can’t be good for your business or office moral! How much time do you spend refereeing your employees’ squabbles? A new survey sheds some light into how long it takes to calm the storm among fighting employees.
Let’s say you’ve been in the office for 2 hours and your coworker, “Sally,” has talked your ear off for 11/2 of those 2 hours. You can’t get anything done because Sally just doesn’t know when to stop. Don’t you wish there was something to help you escape the constant chatter?
A while back, HRSBT reported on a new benefits trend involving paid leave to care for your adopted pet. It looks like this trend is catching like wildfire because a brewery in Ohio is now offering this work perk as well.
Do you think your job is stressful? If so, what makes it so stressful? According to a new survey released by CareerCast, the most common workplace stressor is deadlines. CareerCast surveyed over 1,000 employees and found that 71% of respondents say they have higher-than-moderate stress levels in the workplace.
Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, written in 1906, portrays the harsh conditions immigrant workers faced in the meatpacking industry at the turn of the century. Sinclair’s novel helped pave the way for reform in the meatpacking industry and probably spawned the vegetarian movement, but that’s just neither here nor there.
Think about all the aspects your role entails, and then ask yourself if your direct supervisor can perform your job. What’s the answer? If you said “no,” chances are, you hate your job—at least that’s what Harvard Business Review (HBR) is implying with newly released research.
Interviewers take note: It’s best to check who you are sending your text message to before actually sending the message. One interviewer learned the hard way after the interviewee received a text that was intended for the manager.