It is an "ism" that many have never heard of even though it has become so culturally entrenched in our community that even those with good intentions are guilty of this form of discrimination.
25 August 2019
Fragrance allergies are a scent-sitive issue
Are you a scent-sitive worker who suffers from adverse reactions to your colleagues' overpowering perfumes, aftershaves and body lotions?
19 August 2019
Hover parents are invading the office
A surprise threat is challenging the airspace above an increasing number of workplaces around the country, leaving bosses to shake their heads in collective disbelief.
18 August 2019
Don't let tech bullies in the box seat
The idea of trashing colleagues through bullying is far from new, nor is it news that repeated, unreasonable behaviour directed towards an individual or group of employees creates a risk to workplace health and safety.
14 August 2019
Stop and think before posting about work - or face fallout
Cast your mind back to pre-social media days when the only platform available to bemoan unfair treatment in the workplace was an informal get-together with supportive colleagues around the water cooler.
11 August 2019
Closing the door on the open-plan office
Of all the workplace fads that have inspired grumbling, none has spawned more acrimony than the open-plan office.
21 July 2019
Taking a sickie might just make you feel sick
Have you ever taken a sickie - a day when you phone your boss to say you are unwell, despite being fit as a fiddle in both mind and body, to get a day off work?
07 July 2019
Think before complimenting colleagues
Clumsy compliments are being dished up in our workplaces on a daily basis. Handing out compliments to your work colleagues can be fraught with difficulties.
30 June 2019
Whispering ways risk bullying, suspicion
Workplace whispering will usually make others feel uncomfortable if not anxious.
26 June 2019
Why the customer is NOT always right
The much-maligned motto of ‘the customer is always right’, which has been drilled into anyone working in a customer service role, is just so wrong.