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The Rush Toward Paid Parental Leave: Why Now?
As Hilton joins other employers offering the perk, experts explore reasons behind the sudden interest.

In Focus: Mom Was Wrong: Words Can Hurt—and Confuse, Anger or Embarrass
Choosing your words carefully can prevent workplace friction.

Tackling a ‘Macho’ Mentality at Work
How to counter a culture that’s a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination. 

Working parents start new academic year struggling with work/life balance. 


In Focus: Here’s Why We Feel Overworked and Stressed Out
The secret to job contentment and productivity is really, really simple.


Want a Promotion? Go Light on Lipstick, Stop Smoking, Lose the Nose Ring
Managers reveal top turn offs when considering who to promote.

EAPs May Not Be Best Route for Angry, Threatening Employees
If co-workers fear for their safety, a workplace threat assessment is in order.

When Workers Act Like Teens
Whining. Pouting. Tattling. Mocking. Throwing tantrums. Refusing to share. Sound like preschool? It’s actually what CareerBuilder calls “adolescent” behaviors in the workplace.

Is the Annual Performance Review Dead?
Companies are turning away from time-consuming paperwork and forced rankings.

If ‘Banker’s Hours’ Are Passé, How Will DOL’s Overtime Rules Apply?
Study finds many employees work outside established work hours.

How to Handle Difficult Conversations  
Asking three basic questions can strip challenging conversations of emotion, friction.

Abercrombie Case Leaves Companies in Dark on Dress Codes
Many remain ‘frustrated’ about how and when to enforce policies without discriminating.

Political Debates at Work: Where to Draw the Line
2016 presidential campaign likely to spark debates, create ill will.


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