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What Do We Do About Bickering Employees?

January 30, 2014
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We have employees in a work area who are constantly bickering among themselves. They start rumors about each other, even though they've been warned of disciplinary action regarding their behavior. How close are we to completely losing our professional environment? — Frazzled, compliance and ethics officer, contracting and consulting, Madison, Mississippi
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Eliminating Mad Men Workplace Policies #SOTU

January 30, 2014
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Having flextime policies will keep quality workers engaged and employed, which is a win-win for everyone.
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A Dunce's Need for Flextime Before Such a Thing Existed

January 29, 2014
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While flextime is gaining in popularity in the 2010s, one Pulitzer Prize-winning author used the idea to paint his most famous character as a lazy employee by 1960s standards.
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Generational Condescending Aboard the Confederate Raider Shenandoah

January 29, 2014
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Civil War book reveals older generations have dismissed younger generations for, well, generations.
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The Workplace Ethics of Class-Segregated Bathrooms: The Results

January 24, 2014
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By a margin of two to one, my readers expressed that it is not acceptable for a business to segregate its restrooms by class of workers.
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‘Friday Night Tykes’: Here’s Some Tough Talk on the Show’s Tough Talk

January 23, 2014
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I’ve seen the same mentality in the workplace, too, where intimidation and berating prevail over human kindness and educating.
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Stand by Your Employees: An Ode to Norah and the Troopers

January 21, 2014
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Stick with your employees, especially in times of difficulty and adversity. They might just surprise you, and may even do something amazing.
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The Cynic’s Guide to Creating a Great Place to Work in Five Easy Steps

January 17, 2014
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My rationalization for feeling jaded and cynical every time I see a list like this is simple: I know how hard business is today.
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Be Like Mary Barra: How HR Leaders Can Become CEOs

January 13, 2014
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As much as we want to believe the Mary Barra story says we can become CEOs, it’s only true if we’re brave enough to leave.
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Context Matters: Cursing as Religious Harassment

January 13, 2014
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A line exists between the use of general profanity in the workplace and the use of profanity directed at somebody because of their religion. Nevertheless, employers should take seriously all harassment complaints in the workplace.
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