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Study shows that demographic faultlines can alleviate injustices, including bullying, within the workplace

December 27th, 2010

Psychological distress in the workplace costs American businesses about $193 billion annually, according to the National Mental Health Association. Therefore organizations need to understand and address employees’ mental health which can have a significant impact upon corporate effectiveness and profitability, said Chester Spell, associate professor of management at Rutgers University.
“Psychological distress is often caused by an [Read more...]


Effective management of mobile employees ranked by executives as top concern, according to national study

December 23rd, 2010

New survey outcomes announced by Runzheimer International on December 22 cite effective management of remote employees (54 percent) as the biggest concern for executives in managing a mobile workforce. Despite this concern, employee satisfaction (26 percent) and competitive advantage (25 percent) were also ranked as the top benefits gained with a mobile workforce as well [Read more...]


Board invites briefs on appropriate makeup of units in long-term care facilities

December 23rd, 2010

The National Labor Relations Board has invited interested parties to file briefs on what is the appropriate composition of bargaining units in long-term care facilities. The invitation stems from a case that the NLRB is currently reviewing, in which a local of the United Steelworkers has petitioned to represent CNA’s at a Mobile Alabama nursing [Read more...]


Right Management finds half of workers did not take all their vacation in 2010

December 22nd, 2010

Nearly half of employees failed to take all their vacation time in 2010, according to a survey by Right Management. Of the 627 surveyed workers, 46 percent of respondents said they have used all their vacation time while 54 percent said they had not.
“This may appear to be a disturbing finding,” said Douglas J. Matthews, [Read more...]


EEOC lawsuit alleges that Kaplan Higher Education Corp’s use of job applicants’ credit history discriminates based on race

December 22nd, 2010

Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, a nationwide provider of postsecondary education, engaged in a pattern or practice of unlawful discrimination by refusing to hire a class of black job applicants nationwide, according to a Title VII lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
A complaint filed in the Northern District of Ohio alleges that [Read more...]