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CUHK Business School Research Highlights the Need to Manage Employee Engagement to Avoid Negative Workplace Behaviours

CUHK Business School Research Highlights the Need to Manage Employee Engagement to Avoid Negative Workplace Behaviours

HONG KONG, CHINA, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Ask any human resources guru and they are likely to say unequivocally that employee engagement, or the degree to which workers immerse themselves in performing their jobs, is key to organisational success. Employees who are high in job engagement are described as being “fully there”; They are [...]

‘Home Fatigue’ Prompts Employees to Return to Work

‘Home Fatigue’ Prompts Employees to Return to Work

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — With the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea showing signs of containment, major mobile carriers are transitioning from work-from-home to flexible commuting policies. The country’s top three telecommunication firms — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — decided they cannot sustain business based on work-from-home policies, which [...]

Social Distancing Alters Work Landscape

Social Distancing Alters Work Landscape

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The social distancing movement that is seen as a significant measure in the fight against the novel coronavirus is changing the landscape of work environments as more companies are implementing ‘untact’ working procedures. Lotte Home Shopping Inc., a shopping unit of retail conglomerate Lotte, is implementing untact working procedures [...]

One in Three Employees at Sports Organs Suffer Harassment at Work

One in Three Employees at Sports Organs Suffer Harassment at Work

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) — More than one in three employees at South Korea’s sports-related organizations have suffered workplace harassment, such as verbal abuse, the nation’s human rights watchdog said Saturday, citing its recent poll. According to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK), its poll of 1,378 employees at three major sports [...]

New Anti-bullying Law to Address Malpractices in the Workplace

New Anti-bullying Law to Address Malpractices in the Workplace

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The new legislation that came into effect on Tuesday that prohibits harassment in the workplace is expected by many to put a stop to verbal abuse, ostracism, and other malpractices. The controversy over what constitutes harassment in the workplace, however, is likely to continue. For instance, asking male employees [...]

Department Store and Duty-free Shop Employees Protest Against ‘Customer-only Restrooms’

Department Store and Duty-free Shop Employees Protest Against ‘Customer-only Restrooms’

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Employees at department stores and duty-free shops took to the streets claiming their right to use the restrooms at their workplaces normally reserved for customers. The Korean Federation of Service Workers’ Unions held a press conference at the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) on Monday, claiming that [...]

82 pct of Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Suffer in Silence

82 pct of Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Suffer in Silence

SEOUL, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent data shows that 8 out of 100 employees in the public service or at private companies in South Korea have suffered from sexual harassment at work. However, of the total victims, more than 80 percent suffered the harassment in silence and did nothing about it. According to the [...]