Tag - Workplace

Communication in the Workplace

Introduction : When we examine the causes of many of our employment relations issues in the workplace, a common theme is misunderstood communication. The addition of email, intranets and social media type platforms into the workplace have multiplied the chances of management and employees bursting into print without thinking through...

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Average worker spends quarter of day on emails

The average worker spends two-and-a-half hours writing emails every day, researchers have discovered. A poll found that more than a quarter of most employees’ time is wasted sending, receiving or sorting out emails instead of doing their jobs. That means that every year workers spend some 81 working days hunched over...

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Facebook using workers hogging workplace bandwidth

Social-network users are hogging more computer-network bandwidth - from the cubicle next door. A growing proportion of the capacity on corporate networks is being taken up by employees actively using social networking applications and file-sharing services, according to Palo Alto Networks, a US computer-security company that tracked network usage at...

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NZ employers feeling more optimistic

New Zealand employers are significantly more optimistic than they were this time last year, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook quarterly survey of hiring intentions. The poll of 650 New Zealand employers shows 29 per cent expect to increase hiring in the fourth quarter of 2011, up from...

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Public Servant wants compensation over motel sex accident

A public servant in Australia who was accidentally injured while having sex at a motel on a work trip is appealing a finding she is not entitled to compensation. Her representative,Leo Grey, has told a federal court there was no suggestion she had engaged in any misconduct. He said her...

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Workplace bullying claims on the rise but few are valid

The number of workers in Victoria, Australia claiming to have been bullied at work has skyrocketed, with complaints to WorkSafe Victoria more than doubling to 6000 in the past year. But no action was taken on the vast majority of complaints, as most fell well short of what constitutes workplace...

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