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# Workplace

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# slip and fall
Spidey senses tingling? You're much more likely to have a workplace accident today
Thursdays in November are the riskiest time of the year.
# like a virgin
Richard Branson is giving his staff as much time off as they like
Here’s why.
# Work Friends
Are you Facebook friends with your boss? Half of people are
Do you get a hammock as well? Some people get a hammock.
# Poll
Poll: If you were being bullied at work what would you do?
Would you tell your boss or keep it to yourself?
# Up In Smoke
Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally
Three premises were also convicted for selling tobacco related products to minors in the first three months of 2014.
Workers risk "losing their jobs" because of transphobia and homophobia
BeLonG To and ICTU have joined forces to launch a campaign to help end discrimination and bullying.
# Employment
Irish employers are still wary of staff with excessive tattoos
73 per cent were “unlikely to employ someone” who had a lot of tattoos.
Opinion: There were days I struggled. I wished I could call in sick and not have to pretend
Should employers be receptive to employees calling in sick for a mental health issue – they should be, writes an anonymous contributor.
# Cheers
What Does Your Email Signoff Say About You?
Warmest regards, xoxox.
Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security
The lack of proper jobs will ultimately cause our economy to stagnate – but employers can’t seem to resist the almost-endless supply of cheap labour.
10 reasons sick days are utterly torturous
Home is where the hell is.
# Workplace accident
Man taken to hospital with crush injuries in Waterford
The workplace accident happened this afternoon at a plant in the Waterford Industrial Estate.
Dead rat stench and mice on desks: Woman gets €20k over rodents at work
Amanda Byrne said she had a life-long phobia and was petrified to go to work in case a rat or mouse crossed her path.
# morto
Boss accidentally sends mortifying text to the employee the text was about
It included sexy talk. SEXY TALK.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever experienced bullying at work?
It’s still a real problem in Irish workplaces, according to a new study.
# meeting schmeeting
11 elements of workplace meetings which make them inarguably hellish
The pointlessness… dear god, the pointlessness.
# Smoke Breaks
Smokers spend an average of 25 minutes a day outside work smoking
And their non-smoking counterparts don’t like it…
# accidents
46 people killed in workplace accidents last year
The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.
# Racism
Racist incidents up by 85 per cent in 2013 --- Immigrant Council
142 incidents have been reported to the organisation since January, compared to 77 in the same period last year.
# productivity
Arianna Huffington: employers should let staff nap on the job
Not all day, you understand. That’s a duvet day.
# career skills
9 office anti-productivity techniques you should have mastered
Read this. Come on, it’s better than working.
# Office space
14 delicious examples of sarcasm in the workplace
Sometimes a person just can’t help it.
# Britain
Workplace testing for alcohol misuse should be considered --- campaigner
A recent study showed that a quarter of the UK workforce — around seven million people — drink at hazardous levels.
Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees
The training programme will also help colleagues cope with the aftermath of suicide in the workplace.
# sponsored by HSA
How much could an accident in the workplace cost you?
And more importantly – how can they be prevented?
# Mental Health
Business people avoid discussing mental health due to fear of appearing weak
The SFA is urging employers in small businesses to address mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
# Workplace
Gardaí issue appeal after man is crushed by forklift at Dublin waste plant
The worker died this afternoon at Tallaght Hospital.
# nemesis
This man is the worst co-worker of all time
We all know one of these.
# Gender Equality
Ireland 9th in the EU for gender equality at work, but only 19th for power
When it comes to health, Ireland took the top spot in the EU.
Column: How practising mindfulness can help your work life
Some of the world’s most successful companies are investing in mindfulness training for their employees to help them deal better with stress and workplace challenges, writes Joanne O’Malley
# Wellbeing
How to manage workplace stress
It’s part of modern life – but there are ways to let go…
# 9 to 5
How to have fun on International Fun at Work Day
It’s today you know. Look busy!
# killer job
17 ways your office job is destroying your body
Heart disease, toxic air particles, dangerous bacteria – your office jobs is trying to kill you. Run away!
# any scandal
13 office Christmas parties we really want an invite to
Address all invitations to, Party Central, Dublin 8.
# Health and Safety
How safe is your workplace?
Even if you work in an office, you could be at risk of health and safety issues. The CEO of the Health and Safety Authority tells us more.
# Workplace
Know-it-alls, working naked and bad excuses: survey reveals workplace habits
A survey of American office workers has revealed the use of excuses such as it being Elvis’ birthday and stumbling upon the love of their life for being late for work as well as other interesting findings.
LGBT in the workplace: online toolkit launched to help employers
GLEN is launching the kit to allow organisations to get the best out of diversity.
# Employment
75 per cent of women in Ireland feel they have experienced sexism in the workplace - research
A new survey suggests a “glass ceiling” may still hold women back in the workplace.
# Workplace
Workers in Ireland hate laziness, moodiness and volume of co-workers - study
A study has uncovered the habits employees in Ireland find most annoying in their co-workers.