Profile: Bayer Inc.

Organizational and scientific innovator engaging the world at all levels Bayer Inc. shines as a leader in healthcare innovation, producing pharmaceutical and consumer products, and generating innovations in animal health, material science and crop science. A subsidiary of Bayer AG, a world leader in the healthcare and medical products industry, Bayer Inc. stands out as […]

Burning the Midnight Oil

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The adverse effects of shift work For some time, anecdotal evidence has suggested that the lifespan of shift workers is decreased by about ten years. Recent research by Dr. Moore-Ede in the United States determined that, particularly for train engineers and long-distance drivers, this is the case. Another study in Britain found that police officers […]

Star Performers

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Finding and Keeping Them So you’ve got a star in the office who constantly delivers a knockout performance, drumming up sales, making great business connections, and generally wowing the workplace—and you want to keep it that way. How do you reward significant dedication, and how do you encourage other staff to take your star’s level […]

Intuition at Work

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Pulling a rabbit out of a hat “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~Albert Einstein Often, it is our rational mind that is put to work to come up with ideas. It […]

Cubicle Workout

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Exercises for the desk bound During a busy workday, completing the task at hand often takes precedence over maintenance of the body doing the job. Forgetting to move on a regular basis can lead to stiffness in the neck and shoulders, listlessness, and back pain. To increase your productivity and health, here are some tips […]

Oops! Why They Didn’t Get the Job

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Employers have provided Your Workplace with some of the more amusing reasons for refusing potential candidates. Bosses may welcome a bit of comic relief while sifting through large piles of résumés, but it’s rather unfortunate for the individual hoping to get hired.

Get Your People Moving

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City of Hamilton rises to the challenge The workplace wellness goal was to motivate employees with a fun “Race to Dublin” and to be active the equivalent of 10,000 steps a day. In a diverse workplace with multiple physical locations, an online virtual challenge was seen as the best opportunity to reach a greater number […]

Balancing Workplace Control

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Leadership and the positive work environment Control systems in the workplace are necessary tools to monitor, forecast or diagnose performance and performance deviations. Some control systems like Six Sigma have reportedly saved organizations millions of dollars. There are numerous mechanisms available to help detect operational performance issues. However, control systems may seem to run an […]

Back After Baby: Return-to-work Rights for Moms

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Mar 2, 2009 12:45 pm In my practice as a lawyer, I have seen a number of recent cases where a woman planning to return to her job after taking maternity leave, is informed by her employer that her job no longer exists and that her employment must therefore be terminated. What many women do […]