Human Resources

AGEnda: Buffers or Boosters? Human Resource Management Practices Shape the Way Older Workers See Themselves in the Workplace

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Blog
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AGEnda: Buffers or Boosters? Human Resource Management Practices Shape the Way Older Workers See Themselves in the Workplace
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The Center on Aging & Work at Boston College
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Judi C Casey

Research findings show that not all human resource management (HRM) practices facilitate workplace success among older workers. For instance, age‑awareness HRM practices such as training for older workers have the potential to cue these workers' age as a stigmatizable characteristic.

Workers in Female-Majority Workplaces Have Less Access to Flextime

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News Article
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Workers in Female-Majority Workplaces Have Less Access to Flextime
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Slate Magazine

There were no significant differences between men and women in their access to flexitime across Europe—if anything men getting slightly better access. What’s more, workers in female-majority workplaces had the worst level of access to flexitime compared to their counterparts in male-majority workplaces or workplaces where men and women were equally represented.

10 Workplace Trends You'll See in 2018

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News Article
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10 Workplace Trends You'll See in 2018
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Forbes
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Judi C Casey

From Dan Schawbel

Every year I give my forecast for the top 10 workplace trends for the upcoming year. The purpose is to help prepare organizations for the future by collecting, assessing and reporting the trends that will most impact them.  These trends are based on hundreds of conversations with executives and workers, a series of national and global online surveys and secondary research from more than 450 different research sources, including colleges, consulting firms, non-profits, the government and trade associations.

Dorie Clark on Helping Leaders Stand Out

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Interview
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Dorie Clark on Helping Leaders Stand Out
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Work and Life Podcast

A New Era of Corporate Social Responsibility

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Infographic
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A New Era of Corporate Social Responsibility
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Norwich University

Today, socially responsible companies tend to attract more consumers as well as the best talent, according to a 2015 global corporate social responsibility (CSR) study by Cone Communications, a public relations and marketing company headquartered in Boston, NY. The study revealed that consumers are increasingly demanding companies do more to address global social issues, as well as environmental issues.

Interview with Bob Sutton on Dealing with Difficult People at Work

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Interview
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Interview with Bob Sutton on Dealing with Difficult People at Work
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Work and Life Podcast

New Report on Postdoc Parents

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Report
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New Report on Postdoc Parents
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Pregnant Scholar Initiative at the Center for WorkLife Law

Our next generation of brilliant researchers is facing a challenge that their institutions are ill equipped to address–parenthood.

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