Tag: workplace

Migraine: More than a Headache

While commonly associated with headaches, migraine can be so much more debilitating and include light and sound sensitivity, severe nausea, and a range of other symptoms that can make those experiencing them shut down for anywhere between a few hours and a few days. HR managers should be particularly vigilant in addressing this issue in […]

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Pros and Cons of Fragrance-Free Policies

Fragrance or chemical sensitivities can cause a large number of health issues, including coughing, difficulty breathing, migraines, nausea, confusion, anxiety, skin irritation, and more. When someone is faced with symptoms like these as a direct result of irritants in the workplace, it’s only reasonable to try to do something about it.

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5 Ways to Attract and Retain Alternative Workers

The nontraditional employment trend has continued on into the new year—and for good reason. Contingent workers help fill the void when looking for talent on a short-term basis or project. As for workers themselves, staffing agency Rose International found that nearly half of recent survey respondents identify the top benefits of contingent work as a […]

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How Can HR Solve the Workplace ‘Care-Nundrum’?

As Baby Boomers age out of the workforce, younger generations are left to take care of them, themselves, and their children, causing a workplace “care-nundrum.” How is caregiving impacting the workplace? And what can HR professionals and employers do to support these workers who moonlight as family caregivers? A new report sheds some light on […]

Unusual Behavior in the Workplace: What to Ask to Minimize Legal Risk

When an employee is acting “strangely,” a supervisor or manager might innocently ask him or her questions that could lead to legal liability for your company. When it comes to managing mental health in the workplace, it’s important to train supervisors and managers on how to engage with an employee whose behavior is affecting job […]

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Is ‘OK, Boomer’ Age Discrimination? Supreme Court Might Tell Us

Life may be a meme—or at least it may seem that way sometimes, especially after a meme embodying intergenerational conflict recently worked its way into arguments in an age discrimination case before the highest court in the land. At oral arguments in Babb v. Wilkie, Chief Justice John Roberts asked one of the advocates if […]

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What Universal Skills Should All Employees Have?

Employee training programs often focus on company-specific, industry-specific, or role-specific skills and knowledge. For example, a bank might regularly train employees on new banking regulations; a warehouse might train workers on the company’s process for storing certain types of products or materials; and a marketing department might train its staff on new social media trends.