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Former Humane Society chief Wayne Pacelle, flanked by Senators Richard Blumenthal (left) and Chuck Schumer (right), resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Amy Sussman/AP Images for Humane Society of The United States

When do-good nonprofits are bad at dealing with #MeToo moments

Mission-driven workplaces, it so happens, can be pretty bad at rooting out leaders who are sexual abusers.
Renault Trucks supports the World Food Program and trains WFP teams in Africa on truck maintenance. Renault Trucks

Corporate volunteering: underestimated opportunities in aging societies?

Far from being a public-relations gimmick, corporate volunteering can present a strategic tool for companies to better cope with the ongoing demographic shifts and manage their talent.
Sexual harassment scandals have altered and cut short many careers, including those of former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly (left), former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (center) and late former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. AP Photo

How companies can learn to root out sexual harassment

Human resources professionals should be trained at school and encouraged on the job to take employee complaints seriously. But that's not how the profession works now.
Part-time roles become difficult if that employee is the only source of knowledge, contact or sign-off. www.shutterstock.com

More of us could work in part-time roles if they were designed better

Businesses are not considering that roles need to be redesigned to be part-time and this causes problems in managing employees' workloads and interacting with other employees.
The fact is that romance will kindle at work, but there are things employers and employees can and should do to manage these situations. www.shutterstock.com

Where the boundaries lie in workplace relationships

Faced with the reality that romance will kindle at work, here are some things employers and employees can do to manage these situations.
How should you signal that you don’t want to be disturbed? www.shutterstock.com

Business Briefing: are our standards dropping in the workplace?

Business Briefing: are our standards dropping in the workplace? The Conversation22.9 MB (download)
Our workplaces are becoming less formal. But there were some advantages to the old formality.

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