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COVID-19 Pandemic Reduces Sexual Harassment at Work: Poll

COVID-19 Pandemic Reduces Sexual Harassment at Work: Poll

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The changing working environment caused by the pandemic has led to dwindling cases of sexual harassment, a survey showed Tuesday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family conducted a poll of 15,158 employees at public institutions and private companies, with 4.8 percent of respondents saying that they had been [...]

Office Workers Frustrated over ‘Wedding Rushes’ and Cash Gifts

Office Workers Frustrated over ‘Wedding Rushes’ and Cash Gifts

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A 27-year-old office worker surnamed Kim has been ‘bombed’ with three wedding invitations. Now, he has to give out 300,000 won (US$233) in cash as gifts. “There were almost no weddings happening during the pandemic era, so I didn’t have to spend as much,” he said. “Now, though, wedding [...]

Companies Step Up to Offer Better Welfare Benefits as Employees Prioritize Work-Life Balance

Companies Step Up to Offer Better Welfare Benefits as Employees Prioritize Work-Life Balance

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — With a growing number of Koreans choosing to focus on their work-life balance, particularly among office workers from the MZ generation (those born between the 1980s and 2000s), companies are setting out to provide more welfare benefits to employees. Battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd. introduced a “Healing Trip” [...]

With Social Distancing in the Rearview Mirror, Unhappy Return to Pre-pandemic Lifestyle for Many

With Social Distancing in the Rearview Mirror, Unhappy Return to Pre-pandemic Lifestyle for Many

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Office workers and students who had been enjoying indoor, solitary hours when social distancing measures were still in place during the pandemic are now worried about giving up that lifestyle. Those with introverted personalities, in particular, are beginning to feel more frustrations. “I was always able to use the [...]

Workers Shun Shipbuilding Industry Due to High Labor Intensity and Restructuring Trauma

Workers Shun Shipbuilding Industry Due to High Labor Intensity and Restructuring Trauma

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s shipbuilding industry, which clinched a string of new orders early this year, is suffering from a shortage of manpower due to poor working conditions. Centered on the port cities of Busan and Ulsan where the shipyards are clustered, this year’s shortage of workers is estimated at up [...]