EAP relevant blogs – Here at HR Web Cafe, we’re delighted to have made the cut at the Employee Assistance Professional Association’s Annotated List of 10 EA Relevant Blogs.
Instant messaging reduces interruptions – it would seem logical to think that instant messaging would pose another workplace distraction. Aren’t employees juggling enough interruptions with phone calls, e-mails, and faxes? But a study by researchers at Ohio State University and University of California, Irvine found just the opposite: that instant messaging often replaces or is a substitute for more disruptive interruptions. While instant messaging led to more conversations, the conversations were briefer.
Diversity – Why are so many employers better at recruiting people of color than retaining or promoting them? Carmen Van Kerckhove was recently interviewed for a Crain’s New York Business article on diversity in the workplace that explored this topic.
Feel the love – not! – If you have been feeling a little lonely and under appreciated lately, you might find a clue in HRagitator’s take on the top 5 reasons why people hate HR.
Compliance – Michael Fox at Jottings By An Employer’s Lawyer discusses and points us to two new compliance documents:
EEOC’s updated Compliance Manual section on Religious Discrimination
NLRB’s Guideline Memorandum Concerning Unfair Labor Practice Charges Involving Political Advocacy.
The despot school of management – A recent poll found that one out of every four U.S. worker describes their workplace as a dictatorship. What’s even worse, only about half of those surveyed think that their workplace promotes creative or inventive ideas or that their co-workers are motivated at work.
Economical motivators – If you are feeling budget challenged this year (and who the heck isn’t?), Training Time suggests employee incentive ideas on a budget. We’d like to see the “simple thank you” gain wider traction.
By the numbers
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