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4 in 10 Koreans Subject to Retribution After Reporting Harassment at Work

4 in 10 Koreans Subject to Retribution After Reporting Harassment at Work

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 40 percent of people who have reported cases of harassment at the workplace have been subject to retribution of various types, a pro-labor civic group said Monday. Gabjil 119 analyzed 1,442 tip-offs on workplace bullying cases between January and August this year in which they identified the [...]

Workplace Harassment Increases as People Return to Office: Survey

Workplace Harassment Increases as People Return to Office: Survey

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) — With more people returning to the office amid easing of social distancing restrictions, instances of workplace harassment have also been on the rise, a survey showed Sunday. According to a poll by Embrain Public, conducted between June 10 and 16 on 1,000 office workers aged 19 or older, 29.6 [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals the Interplay of Competition and Cooperation in the Workplace

CUHK Business School Research Reveals the Interplay of Competition and Cooperation in the Workplace

HONG KONG, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) - Inspired by this the rise in highly competitive work ethics in modern China, a group of researchers choose to examine the effectiveness of competition as a motivational tool, especially as it relates to how well people who are driven to compete with each other are also able to cooperate [...]

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 [...]