Tag: collaboration

Sexual Harassment

Mentor Sued for Sexual Harassment Points to Lack of Training as Excuse

A male scientist allegedly expressed his interest in having a sexual relationship with a female graduate student on numerous occasions while mentoring her on remote research excursions deep in the woods of Alaska. The student later sued him and the university where she was pursuing a doctorate degree, alleging hostile work environment.

In A World of Competition, A Little Collaboration Goes a Long Way

Whether the topic is recruiting, human resources, or leadership, the businesses that lead in these fields are in constant competition. They might compete to get more business, to get the best hires, or to have the best brand. The powerful market force of competition, however, has a twin force: collaboration.

HHS Collaborating with Private Employers to Encourage Marketplace Enrollment

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a commitment from 17 companies to support enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace. These companies will connect freelance professionals, entrepreneurs, and customers with information and resources to encourage enrollment in affordable coverage throughout the Open Enrollment period beginning November 1 and ending on January […]


What Obstacles Are Involved When Using Gamification as a Training Method?

Gamification is an effective tool to make training engaging and fun, because it uses the “dynamics of games,” such as collaboration, chance, and progression, to tap learners’ intrinsic desire to master and complete tasks, says Monica Cornetti, founder and CEO of Sententia Games.

Gen Z and Millennials Crave In-Person Collaboration

Despite popular belief, 41% of Gen Z say corporate offices are their workplace preference, according to a global study released by Future Workplace, an HR executive network and research firm, and Randstad US, an HR services and staffing company. The “Gen Z & Millennials Collide @ Work” report focuses on the impact of Gen Z […]

The 3 essential behaviors I look for in my team members

by Dan Oswald A few weeks ago, our company held its annual strategic planning session. In a meeting of our executive team, a consultant we work with shared an insight that I want to pass along. What did he say that I found so profound? He told us that successful leaders “make it clear which […]

Collaboration vs. solitude: a search for balance in the workplace

It’s in vogue now to tout the benefits of collaboration and the importance of breaking down silos, but employers are seeing a backlash against an overly collaborative work environment that can make a little siloing seem like a relief. Where once a high-achieving lone wolf was celebrated as an employer’s coveted asset, now high-performance teams […]

The Battle of Control vs. Collaboration

I think it’s a natural tendency for people to want to be in control. In fact, I read the other day that the feeling of a lack of control contributes significantly to a person’s stress level. So, it makes sense that all of us would prefer to be in control. It certainly beats the alternative […]

Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World

HR writer Sarah McAdams reviews the book Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World by Don Tapscott. There are a handful of reasons to read Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World HC. Among them: 1) You don’t “get” the youngest workers at your organization; 2) You […]