There are several different types of business management styles. Some people manage based on their experience; others manage based on their people skills. Dealing with several personality types is one of the most challenging tasks for a manager. Being able to blend those personalities into a working team is essential for the business to reach the next level.
Some managers follow the role of being in control. While it is important for a manager to be in control, obsession with control can often lead to disgruntled staff. Part of being a manger entails learning how to relinquish control a little bit. When the company begins to grow, a manger must learn how to trust their employees. This is one of the hardest tasks a manager must learn to deal with because most managers worry that their employees will not be able to do things as effectively as they can.
Continue reading "Sexual harassment in the salesforce - a bigger issue than people realize"
The topic of this article is sexual harassment in the salesforce. Sexual harassment in the salesforce is a much bigger issue than most people realize. You might think that sexual harassment is a problem of the 50s, and went out in the 80s, but the truth is much different. Take this into consideration: there was an over 50 percent increase in the number of sexual harassment claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (otherwise known as the EEOC) between the years of 1991 and 1999 alone. In the past ten years, the average amount of money that a jury has awarded victims of sexual harassment is $250,000. And who pays this money? Generally, the employer is the one who has to pay, because employers are held liable for any sexual harassment that takes place in their business or organization. Now, this doesn't mean, I think that sexual harassment is actually on the rise, but that more and more people are getting fed up with hostile work environments and inappropriate behavior, and they are finally doing something about it.
Continue reading "The Case for Allowing Office Dating"
Only 5% of companies have policies that prohibit office dating altogether. Some employers are wary of the potential of lawsuits, as there have been lawsuits brought to employers against prohibiting office dating, citing that the policy interferes with personal life. In addition, many companies feel that if handled correctly, office dating poses no risk and no threat to the company.
Continue reading "How to Avoid Sexual Harassment Charges"
These days, sexual harassment is a real issue for all companies. It should never be tolerated in the workplace. Because it is illegal, your company could face fines, lawsuits, and eventual ruin if sexual harassment occurs in the workplace and goes unchecked.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
In order to avoid sexual harassment, you must first make your employees aware of what it entails. Sexual harassment is not just limited to lewd comments and improper touching; it encompasses a wide range of behaviors and comments. Even office décor can be considered sexual harassment. Below is a list of just a few of the actions that can be considered sexual harassment:
In a not so popular recently released Keifer Sutherland movie, the polygraph test was the determining factor deciding who the bad guy was. And we all should have paid more attention because we would have seen that the bad guy was the one who didn't take the test.
In this movie one of the many good guys was wrongly accused because when he took the polygraph test there were things he needed to hide, but he was not hiding what he was being accused of. Regardless, the polygraph test cannot tell the tester what they are trying to hide, but only that they are hiding something - so in this movie, the wrong man ended up going to jail.Continue reading "Using polygraph (lie detector) tests in the workplace"
Personal services range in variety but usually have to do with your personal and home life. Services that can be provided are from the most common, housekeeping, to the least common, in home plant feeding. Choosing someone to provide these services is important because the people they choose will be the people who are entering your home and who will have access to your personal life. You will want to ask many questions before deciding on a company.
How long has this company been in business? A company who is well established will have been in business five years or more. It is important to know how long they have been in business to know if the services they have offered in the past have been well accepted or not. The very best agencies will have been hiring out personal services for over ten years now.
With how much technology has changed it has become rather easy for people to access other people's personal information, all they need to do is hack into the human resources computers and take a peek at what they are looking for. In fact you actually hear about how often this occurs on the nightly news. But even if you are not hearing about personal information stolen from a workplace the information can still be accessed and compromised on accident, meaning the employees accessed some files that they weren't supposed. But no matter what happens you as a business manager are in charge of making sure that your employee's personal information remains safe and secure at all times.
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