Job stress can lead to poor health and injury, suggests the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Addressing workplace stressors is the key to reducing these risks, with strategies that help reduce hours, lengthen deadlines and eliminate physical hazards.
Sharing salary information with co-workers or other contacts can give you a better idea as to whether you're underpaid. Use this, along with market data, to determine a fair salary target to negotiate your next pay raise.
The Wall Street Journal is working on an in-depth look at Netflix's workplace culture from employees' perspectives, sources say. Netflix has not publicly responded, but executives reportedly have told employees to prepare for the report.
Claire Busby has sued Berkshire Bed, saying she has permanent spinal damage after being "catapulted" from a bed during intercourse. The UK company denies improper assembly of the bed, but Busby maintains its malfunction is responsible for her paralysis.
Take inventory of your strengths and weaknesses, and figure out how to make improvements in areas where your skills are not as developed. Setting specific goals, embracing the challenge of improvement and being consistent can help you to make real progress, writes Timothy Sykes.
Becoming more engaged in your work is achievable by examining your typical tasks and focusing on the ones that define your purpose, writes Matthew MacKinnon. Spend more time engaging in these meaningful tasks, and strive to complete less-meaningful tasks efficiently.
Employees are often the best source of material for leadership positions, but workers sometimes find training that would prepare them burdensome. Hireology CEO Adam Robinson recommends four tips to remedy the situation, beginning with emphasizing opportunities for training in recruitment material to get hires excited from the start.
According to research by neuroscientists at Emory University, dogs can understand some human language when they have been trained to differentiate between objects. The study had owners and their respective dogs identify objects with two different textures only using speech -- without gestures or change in tone -- and then dogs were scanned in MRI machines to observe their brain pattern while seeing the objects.
Walmart is moving toward automation in grocery warehouses and, in preparation, will open a supply chain academy to teach workers skills related to science, technology, engineering and math. The idea is to educate the workforce on not only warehouse operations but also "skills that you need to grow with the company professionally," logistics executive Tim Cooper says.