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Friday Funny: Perfect Employees Are Anything But Perfect

Researchers advise managers to be wary of employees who express perfectionism as one of their strengths.

Survival Staffing Mentality Threatens Business Growth

Organizations must break their recessionary mentality in order to drive objectives forward.

Friday Funny: Interview Questions – Illegal Or Just Odd?

Some interview questions seem inappropriate because they are. Others, however, seem inappropriate because they are unfamiliar.

Open Plan Offices: Seven Tips From Siemens Real Estate

This interview with Siemens' Michael Kruklinski shares lessons learned.

Friday Funny: The Worst Ways To Quit A Job

A new survey reveals the strangest ways workers have resigned from their jobs, forgetting the fact that how they quit can follow them around from job to job.

Employers Will Be Challenged To Re-engineer The Workplace, Attract And Retain People

Bold, innovative, and forward-thinking human resource strategies are needed to develop leaders, engage employees, and improve workplace culture as the global economy starts to grow rapidly.

Discrimination Can Happen Anywhere

Business entities should be prepared for all contingencies to deal with discrimination claims.

Office Bullying Plagues Workers According To CareerBuilder’s New Study

The schoolyard practice isn't confined to the schoolyard anymore; it can effect workers across all races, job levels, and educational accomplishments.

Human Resources Just Doesn’t Get It

New ADP Research Institute® study shows continuing disconnect between human resources departments and employees; rift exists across company sizes and global geographies.

Tricks Of The Trade: Prepping For Cold And Flu Season

Facility managers are in the position to provide convenient and accessible tools to help break the chain of germ transmission. These tools can include hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, paper towels (drying with towels can reduce the spread of germs up to 77%), soap, and facial tissue.

Friday Funny: Has Your Boss Asked You To Do Anything Weird?

Did you know that more than one in five workers say their boss asks them to do things unrelated to their job? Fortunately, the same study finds that a majority of workers think their boss is doing a better than average job.

Friday Funny: Do Bosses Prefer Night Owls Or Early Birds?

Even after statistically controlling for total work hours, employees who started work earlier in the day were rated by their supervisors as more conscientious, and thus received higher performance ratings.

Friday Funny: Are You A Vacation Saver Or A Spender?

Just in time for summer, a new survey indicates that four in 10 workers don't use all their time because they want to save days or have too much work.

Mother’s Day Survey: How Do Working Moms And Dads Compare?

Working dads who are sole financial providers in their households are four times more likely to earn six figures than working moms who are sole financial providers.

Friday (Fitness) Funny: Workers Feel Like Beached Whales, Not Beach Bodies

New CareerBuilder survey reveals who is most likely to gain weight on the job.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: What’s The Verdict On Office Romance?

Economy up, economy down, one thing remains the same: love is in the air at the office. Nearly four-in-ten (37%) workers said they have dated a co-worker at some time during their careers, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. So happy Valentine's Day!

FRIDAY FUNNY: Outrageous Excuses

CareerBuilder’s Annual Study reveals that three in 10 workers go to work sick to save sick days for when they’re feeling well.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: One Out Of Four Workers Have Encountered Employment Discrimination

A December 2013 report from Pew Research indicates that Millennial women are getting closer to salary parity, however, broader discrimination issues may still be present in the workplace.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What To Do If Someone Has The Flu?

When an important employee appears to be coming down with flu-like symptoms, what can—and SHOULD—facility managers do?

Workplace Financial Wellness Guide Has Been Released

A new best practices guide for employers has been released to help them establish financial wellness programs that can assist employees struggling to manage tough economic times.

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