Thermostat wars? Employees battling over temperature

January 13, 2016

When it comes to office air temperature, you can’t please everyone.

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A better break room on the cheap

January 13, 2016

Here are three upgrades you can make to your break room, without breaking the bank

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Meeting icebreaker: Get them talking

January 13, 2016
Here’s a quick exercise that will get each meeting attendee up on his or her feet and thinking quickly.
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Workers’ personnel files: Must you grant access?

January 13, 2016
No federal law grants employees the right to inspect their personnel files.
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Disability harassment: Be alert to 2 types.

January 13, 2016
With respect to harassment based on disability, the type of harassment often depends on whether the disability is visible, such as quadriplegia, or hidden, such as a psychiatric disability, Lisa Banks, attorney in Katz, Marshall & Banks, told a task force assembled by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­­tu­­nity Com­­mission on Dec. 7.
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Group prayer causes complaint: Let ’em pray or break it up?

January 13, 2016
PROBLEM: A small group of your employees gathers in an open area during their lunch break to have a group prayer. What would you do in this situation?
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Employees working a snail’s pace? 5 tips to speed them up

January 13, 2016
There is sometimes only a thin line between diligence and delay, but you can always tell when employees have crossed it. Slow workers habitually fall behind schedule, miss deadlines and hinder produc­­­tivity.
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Don’t just celebrate after completing a project

January 13, 2016
Wrapping up a project gives leaders and employees something to celebrate. Don’t, however, get lost in the excitement. Shortly after you complete a project, it is ideal that you sit down with your team to talk about the challenges you faced so that you can learn from your mistakes and improve your processes.
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Master body language at work

January 5, 2016
Is it only trained professionals who can read your body? How about your employees, your peers, your boss? Here’s a brief guide to what people are seeing in your every move.
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Employment Law Q&A: January ’16

January 1, 2016

Q. Our custodian has his own office in a sparsely traveled part of the building. He sometimes leaves his door ajar to the point that his racy wall calendar can be seen by passersby, few as they are. Should I act on this? — Dan, New York

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