Mike Picarella was only one victim of Eileen Hedges, a Wall Street executive who nurtured a toxic culture of bullying and sexual harassment that went unchecked for years, David Dayen writes. Dayen details Picarella's experience of reporting Hedges to HR, hiring a lawyer and enduring unexpected fallout that overlapped with federal accusations of money laundering, internal investigations and a shocking trial verdict.
Making friends in the workplace can be challenging for an introvert, so you should start by observing and making small talk, find an office group that interests you and join in, introverts recommend. "Many offices offer clubs or after-work activities. Choose ones that are interesting to you and dive in by asking about others' days, jobs, and personal lives," says Nicolas Straut of Fundera.
Researchers are concerned workplace automation in factories throughout Southeast Asia will increase human trafficking and labor abuses, according to a report from supply chain analyst Verisk Maplecroft. As robots replace low-skilled workers, these individuals likely will have to take jobs that pay less and put them at risk of exploitation, Annie Kelly writes.
The House Ways and Means Committee approved a bill that would postpone a tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans until 2022 and suspend employer-mandate penalties incurred from 2015 through 2019. The panel also advanced legislation that would permit anyone to buy a catastrophic plan and allow consumers to use the Affordable Care Act's tax credits for plans bought outside of ACA exchanges.
Regardless of your profession, forming good daily habits can make you more successful, Jennifer Cohen writes. Wake up early to gain a sense of control over your day and lay out the next day's goals the night before.
Entrepreneurs and leaders are busy, but they can work less by making and following a schedule instead of relying on a to-do list, writes John Rampton. This includes starting and ending meetings on time, and leaving space in the schedule for the unexpected.
If you have several job offers, don't just consider the salary; think about the career growth opportunities and how you'll ultimately exit the company, Lisa Evans writes. Consider whether the skills you'll develop in the job, and the network within the company, can help your ultimate career goals when you move to another company.
Leaders can glean lessons on managing through crisis from the 25-year-old Thai soccer coach who was trapped in a cave with his players, Brenda Barbosa writes. The coach taught the boys to remain calm, took responsibility for his actions and sacrificed his food and water to keep the boys nourished, Barbosa writes.
John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's, has resigned as chairman after using a racial slur during media training with the company's marketing agency. Schnatter admits using the slur while defending himself against backlash he received when he opposed NFL players' protests.
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