27 August 2019

Time to end use of 'ableist' language

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.