Holding workers accountable while keeping them engaged in their work is possible. Here are five tips on how to motivate employees.
Busy season is often called "opportunity season," but it could easily be called "gain-a-few-pounds season." Unhealthy food abounds during busy season, triggering poor choices. Consider ways to manage cravings, emotions and brain chemistry.
Nearly 200,000 job sites broke the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's electronic record-keeping rule by failing to file 2016 annual injury and illness log summaries by the end of 2017. The low compliance rate is likely due to a false belief on the part of contractors that their size or industry made them exempt from the requirement, according to legal experts.
A report from The IIA's Internal Audit Foundation and Crowe Horwath looks at the increasing responsibility facing internal audit with regard to assessing cyberrisk management. Meanwhile, a PwC report says 75% of internal audit "evolvers," which are advanced in their technology adoption, are seen as bringing significant value to their organizations, although only 14% of respondents met the criteria to be considered an "evolver."
Culture dashboards for boards of directors are a new development likely to go mainstream among companies that want to deliver a positive work environment, KPMG's Dennis Whalen said. "I'd be shocked if, by the end of 2018, most companies didn't have some kind of culture dashboard that somebody monitors and presents for the board on a regular basis so they can see outside the C-suite and the corporate office," he said.
More whistleblower complaints are emerging about data breaches and cybersecurity vulnerabilities as well as poor internal controls related to these issues, write William Barry and Brian Fleming of Miller & Chevalier. The intersection of cybersecurity and whistleblower issues requires a consistent approach involving an organization's compliance efforts and internal investigations, they write.
Improving leadership begins with mindfulness, selflessness and compassion, according to authors Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter, who surveyed tens of thousands of leaders. "Leaders who manage their mind in a way that creates less unconscious bias will be able to see the potential of their people and therefore will foster a stronger sense of commitment with their team," writes Jennifer V. Miller.