What does it take for a company to lead in safety culture? At a seminar titled “Creating a World Class Safety Culture” at the Grainger Show held earlier this week, Dr. W.E. Scott, Ph.D., PE, a consulting services manager at the National Safety Council, provided tips that managers can follow to establish a safer, more effective work environment. Read more
Plus: Construction Industry Confidence Declines, Leading Indicators Point to Economic Growth, CEOs Less Gloomy in 2013, and Jobless Claims Hover at Five-Year Low. Read more
Some of us don’t need to ride a roller coaster or watch a scary movie to get the chills because there are plenty of shocking things to be found in the professional world. From bullying bosses to nightmare interviews, the workplace is full of hair-raising tales.
Plus: U.S. Lags in Engineering Education, an Outsourcing Defense, When Good Ideas Go Bad, Helping Workers Reach Their Dreams and Overcoming Creativity Hurdles. Read more
Are leadership qualities innate or can they be acquired? This question has obsessed leadership scholars for years, and while there is no consensus answer, some research does suggest that leadership skills can be developed and mastered. Here we look at five trainable (and highly valuable) traits of a good leader. Read more
The number of employees who work from remote locations has skyrocketed in the past few years, thanks to technological advances that have enabled a wider range of tasks to be performed outside the workplace. How can telecommuting help your bottom line? Read more