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College Basketball Playoff Activities Improve Employee Morale

Are sports-related celebrations in the office a win for workers and employers? In new research from global staffing firm Robert Half, 72 percent of senior managers said college basketball tournament activities have a positive impact on staff morale.

More than half of survey respondents (52 percent) also see
productivity…

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Workers May Gain the "Right to Disconnect", But Can They Live Without Email?

With recent legislation in some countries offering a “right to disconnect” and some U.S. cities looking to follow suit, Robert Half Technology surveyed IT leaders and office workers to see if they could ignore their inboxes after hours.

Two-thirds (66 percent) of technology leaders believe they
could adhere…

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Employee Appreciation Day Is Coming Up

March 1 is Employee Appreciation Day in the U.S. What will you do?

As Trade group Recognition Professionals International reminds us, “Employee Appreciation Day first arrived on calendars in 1995. A Recognition Professionals International’s founding Board member, together with his publishing company, Workman Publishing, created Employee Appreciation Day…

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There Were 20 Major Work Stoppages in 2018, The Most Since 2007

In 2018, there were 20 major work stoppages involving 485,000 workers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

The number of major work stoppages beginning in 2018 was the
highest since 2007 (21 major work stoppages). The number of workers involved
was the highest since 1986 (533,000…

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