Intercultural relations between manager can be a difficult art.
French managers often envision relations with their international partners in distinct – and not always ideal – ways. A specialist in cross-cultural relations looks at what can be done.
Companies are likely taking notice as more women speak up about workplace harassment.
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Companies have long tended to protect rather than punish high-profile harassers. That may change as the #MeToo movement inspires more women to speak out.
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.
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.
It's something that affects all women – but few companies have menopause-specific health and well-being policies.
Cultural misunderstandings can leave immigrant professionals feeling overwhelmed and burned out.
Chinese professionals are influenced by the Confucian values. This means they are uncomfortable with refusing tasks or questioning directions, unlike their Australian counterparts.
Part-time roles become difficult if that employee is the only source of knowledge, contact or sign-off.
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.
Flexible working reduces the likelihood that women cut their hours or leave the labour market after childbirth.
Gen Z is the first generation born into a fully technological environment.
Managers have barely got to grips with the challenges posed by Millennials. What are they going to do with Generation Z?
The fact is that romance will kindle at work, but there are things employers and employees can and should do to manage these situations.
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?
Business Briefing: are our standards dropping in the workplace?
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Our workplaces are becoming less formal. But there were some advantages to the old formality.
Ironically, one of the biggest advantages of a bot-based application system is that it can come across as more personal than a human.
If companies are using automated software in hiring, then job applicants should be able to use the same technology.
Businesses are considering making the change from a formal review to regular feedback.
Finding the feedback balance is hard. Millennials are seeking more feedback while baby boomers tend to want to get on with the job.
Silly labels for well-paid roles just add another layer of elitism.
Without loyalty, employees don’t go the extra mile that’s needed to make a business competitive.
Breach of a psychological contract in the workplace can irreparably damage relationships and produce a number of undesirable outcomes.
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By responding to passenger violence by training staff, airline management fail to address fundamental issues with their low cost profit model.
Phishing for information and money.
You know it's a serious problem when even Google and Paypal have been targeted.
Uber is the latest Silicon Valley company to find itself accused of sexism.
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The escalating indifference with which Uber allegedly reacted to a software engineer's harassment claims is the norm in the corporate world, where enforcing civil rights laws is seen as a tax on profits.
The study found business students were concerned about their future employers’ corporate social responsibility.
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Results from a study of business students show how committed they are when it comes to working for socially responsible companies.
Hot-desking tends to affect different employees differently – it tends to produce winners and losers.
Burnout is a growing problem for the modern workplace. It has an impact on organisational costs, as well as employee health and well-being.