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Study Examines How Three Basic Psychological Needs Affect Work Engagement

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Summary of: Sadaf, Q., Aziz, M., and Anjum, G., “Role of organizational culture in psychological needs satisfaction and work engagement” (2019). Business Review: (2019) 14(1) , 1-16.

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Racial Harassment Against Employee Costs Chicago Fencing Company $25,000

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Settling a race harassment case, Chicago-based fencing company, Driven Fence, has been ordered to pay $25,000 and provide other relief.

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Risk Factors for Workplace Interpersonal Conflict: How to Prevent it Before It Begins

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Managers might scoff at the amount of time they have to put toward mitigating workplace interpersonal conflict instead of managing productivity, overseeing innovation, attending important meetings, and networking for individual or team growth.

North Carolina Nursery Pays $12,500 in Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

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A North Carolina-based nursery corporation is set to pay $12,500, as well as provide other relief, to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding religious discrimination. Cottie Strawberry Nursery, Inc.,

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Mental Health America Surveys Detail Psychological Needs of the Workplace

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Summary of: Canady, V., “MHA survey addresses psychological needs of the workforce” (2020). Mental Health Weekly, Volume 30, Issue 5.

EEOC Sues Orlando-Based Wellness Company to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination

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An Orlando-based wellness company has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for firing an employee due to her pregnancy.

Recent Study Analyzes Use of Strategic Conflict Management in the Workplace

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Summary of: Nash, D. and Hann, D., “Strategic conflict management? A study of workplace dispute resolution in wales” (2019). ILR Review Volume 5 Issue 2. 411-430.

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Research Finds Link Between Personality Traits and their Impact on Addressing Conflict

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Summary of: Tehrani, H. D., & Yamini, S. 2019). Personality traits and conflict resolution styles: A meta-analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 157 , 1-10. link]. Background & Theory.

Dealing with Disagreements in the Workplace: How to Keep the Peace and Deescalate Conflict

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You may not consider your coworkers to be close friends or confidants, and yet you tend to spend more time with them throughout the week than with your own family. This means arguments and disagreements are bound to come up, especially with the added pressure of work.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Research Shows Too Much Cooperation Causes Workplace Conflict

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Summary of: Schweiger, S., Konlechner, S. W., & Guttel, W. 2019). How cooperation reinforces conflict over time: The role of simplified images and disidentification. Project Management Journal, Volume 00(0), 1-15. DOI: 10.1177/8756972819891281 journals.sagepub.com/home/pmx.

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Study Considers Role of Individual and Team Agreeableness on Job Performance

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Summary of: Wei, W., Fang, Y., Li, J., Shi, J., and Shenjiang, M., “The impact of conflict on performance: The moderating effects of individual and team agreeableness” (2020). Acta Psychological Sinica 2020, Vol. 345-356.

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Diversity and Conflict Management: How to Foster Inclusivity Instead of Disputes

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Fostering a diverse workplace is a positive thing. Employing people from different backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets is typically fuel for innovation and growth.

Managing Conflict Among Employees: 5 Practical Tips for Managers

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Managing conflict among employees may feel like a distraction; some meaningless hiccup in an otherwise productive week that’s about to throw your productivity off course.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Confronting Conflict in the Workplace: How to Keep the Peace With Your Coworkers

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Everyone, at one time or another, has faced some kind of conflict while on the job. Whether it’s with management, customers, vendors, or your colleagues, working in stressful conditions with different personalities chasing different agendas is all the tinder the fire usually needs.

PPS Founder Jeremy Pollack Appears on The Ty Brown Show

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Pollack Peacebuilding Systems’ founder, Jeremy Pollack , was recently interviewed on The Ty Brown show. Here, he discussed how martial arts led him to peacebuilding, and he explained some of the most common communication breakdowns he encounters and how to solve them.

Scottish Electrical Trade Association Pledges to Reduce Conflict

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In Scotland, an electrical trade association called Select has signed a pledge stating they will focus their efforts on addressing conflicts before they escalate. . What’s the Pledge?

Study Analyzes Relationship Between Workplace Ostracism and Employee Creativity

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Summary of: Chenji, K. and Sode, R., “Workplace ostracism and employee creativity: Role of defensive silence and psychological empowerment” (2019). Industrial and Commercial Training. 360-370.

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How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Research Evaluates the Role of Emotions and Work Engagement in Workplace Relationship Conflicts

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Summary of: Yuan, L., Yu, Y., and Liu, P., “Are teams experiencing relationship conflicts destined to fail: The role of emotions and work engagement” (2019). Chinese Management Studies.

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How to Prevent Conflict Within an Organization Before it Begins

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Conflict in the workplace has the potential to throw productivity and office morale into a tailspin. The mood and energy of employees has a direct relationship to output, collaboration, and customer relations.

Research Analyzes Relationship Between Stress and Company Type Within Software Industry

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Summary of: Latha, G., “Workplace stress and type of company: Is there a link?” ” (2019). Journal of The Gujarat Research Society. 177-180. Background & Theory: Unmanaged stress in the workplace can lead to employees deviating from their normal functioning and health.

Resolving Conflict at Work: Does Mediation Really Work?

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Resolving conflict at work can be a necessary but painstaking task for any manager or organizational leader. Having the right tools in your toolbelt to manage unexpected tension in the office can make or break the tangible results you achieve. Resolving Conflict at Work.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

5 Ways to Handle Conflict in the Workplace

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So you’re new to leadership and have just been hit with the stress of your first conflict among employees. As much as you may want to involve HR or encourage the team to sort it out themselves, chances are you’re likely going to need to step in and provide some mediation support.

Auto Dealer to Pay $125,000 for Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

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Titus-Will, a popular Pacific Northwest auto dealer, will pay over one hundred thousand dollars in a disability lawsuit brought on by the EEOC. . What Happened? The company allegedly allowed one of their employees to take a day off in order to undergo an MRI exam of his head.

13 Tools for Resolving Conflict in the Workplace That Everyone Should Have

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Have you ever been stuck wondering how to resolve disputes at work because office tension grew so high you weren’t sure if you could make it through the week?

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New Study Evaluates the Role of Misconception in Creating Conflict

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Summary of: Süklün H. 2019), A case study: do misconceptions lead to intergroup conflicts at workplaces? BMIJ, (2019), 7(1): 42-57 doi: [link]. Background & Theory. This article explores the idea that misconceptions are in fact a cause of conflicts. It is widely accepted that misconceptions are a root cause of conflicts, but it has not been thoroughly explored. Research Questions. The author explores the following questions in the study: Do misconceptions contribute to or cause conflicts?

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

Study Explores Relationship Between Conflict Management Strategies and Organizational Performance

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Summary of: Nneka, A., “Conflict management and organizational performance: A study of selected breweries in the south east Nigeria” (2019). International Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship. Background & Theory: The increasingly intricate and complicated nature of day-to-day organizational operations easily allows for the infiltration of conflict.

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Past Research Shows How to Leverage Positive Conflict in the Workplace

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Summary of: Trong, T., “Leveraging positive conflict in the workplace” (2019). FMP Consulting. Background & Theory: Past research has divided workplace conflict into three sectors: relationship conflict, process conflict, and task conflict. Relationship conflict happens primarily due to interpersonal incompatibility. Process conflict occurs when there is incompatibility with roles, responsibilities, schedules, and tasks.

Recent Article Explores Unique Factors Influencing Conflict

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Summary of: Steen, A., & Shinkai, K. 2019). Understanding individual and gender differences in conflict resolution: A critical leadership skill. International Journal of Women’s Dermatology , 1-4. link]. Background & Theory. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the differences regarding conflict when it comes to specific perspectives of each individual involved.

3 Ways HR Pros Can Use People Analytics to Help the Bottom Line

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Organizations are regularly faced with a variety of challenges. Right now, many are faced with finding and retaining the best talent. Some companies might be experiencing a slump in sales. Some organizations are finding that a new technology is disrupting their market.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

Recruiting Source Effectiveness: Focus on Quality Over Quantity

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