The National Institute of Justice recently published a study comparing the cost-savings and benefits associated with various scheduling strategies for police officers. As noted in this month's The Police Chief, the findings hold promise for agencies looking to control costs without sacrificing the health and well-being of their law enforcement personnel.
Successful leaders know the importance of disciplined, consistent treatment of their subordinates, but they must also recognize when it’s better to forgive and forget mistakes from the past. Courageous managers and executives balance accountability and generosity, realizing that compassion is often the wisest course to follow.
Despite repeated warnings and "reminders" like Hurricane Sandy, recent evidence shows employees may not be prepared for disasters or emergencies at work. A 2012 survey conducted by Staples.com found that 50% of office workers have either never taken part in a safety drill or participate only once every few years.
WorkSmart's CEO was interviewed today on Channel 5 and Channel 3 concerning the recent school shooting in Connecticut. Dr. Jensen discussed both the causes of this traumatic event and how caregivers can help children to cope in the wake of this horrific tragedy.
Do rotating shift assignments lead to physical, mental, or behavioral problems for police officers? The Chairman of University Circle Incorporated, Mr. Jamie Ireland, recently asked WorkSmart to investigate this issue and help resolve concerns expressed by NECOPS #15, the union representing police officers from University Circle's Department.
This Veteran's Day we send a sincere and heartfelt "Thank You!" to our veterans, the brave and courageous who for centuries have worked to protect our country. Today 21.5 million military veterans live in the U.S., and we are deeply indebted to them for the sacrifices they've made to keep us safe and secure.
Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic tropical storm on record, has left billions of dollars in damage and untold human suffering in its wake. Many would like to help ease the pain and distress of those impacted by this disaster, but are unsure as to how to best respond.
Surveys and studies show that lies by job applicants are on the rise, with reports of fables, fibs, and fabrications now as high as 50%. Given this disturbing trend, managers are turning to research-proven strategies to help level the playing field and expose even the most clever of con artists.
As the saying goes, ‘age is just a number,’ and Mark Zuckerberg has certainly set a new record. Facebook’s recent move to a publicly traded company made 28-year-old Zuckerberg the youngest CEO at a Fortune 1000 company.
Although interviews can give you some insight about a potential job candidate, they are not always the best indicator for selecting the right individual for the position. Selection assessments can help you determine if your new-hire has the skills, intelligence, and attitude necessary to perform the job.