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Bank of England Enhances Scrutiny of Lloyd’s Whistleblower Systems

The Bank of England has stepped up its monitoring of Lloyd’s of London’s whistleblowing systems, the central bank said on Monday, after reports this year about sexual harassment and bullying at the 330-year old insurance market. The Prudential Regulation Authority …

Lloyd’s Expects ‘Sobering’ Results from Survey of Workplace Culture

Lloyd’s of London expects “sobering” results from a survey of the workplace culture at its member firms, the insurance market’s chairman said on Wednesday as a rise in investment income drove a four-fold profit rise. In May the 330-year old …

How a ‘Sharing’ Workplace Can Undermine Leadership

Sharing personal information with friends and family has long been held by researchers as a way to build rapport and healthy relationships. But between coworkers, that’s not always true. That is at the center of new research conducted at Georgia …

Being Nice to Employees Pays Off

Want the best results out of your employees? Then be nice to them. New research from Binghamton University, State University at New York finds that showing compassion to employees almost always pays off, especially when combined with the enforcement of …

Worked to Death? Employees with Little Control Over Their Work Die Younger

Previous academic research has found that having greater control over their job can help people manage work-related stress. But it’s never suggested that it was a matter of life and death — until now. New research from the Indiana University …

Why Some Employees Get Away with Unethical Conduct and Others Do Not

Take that coworker who wastes time. He mismanages resources. He’s been known to engage in activities that others in the office consider conflicts of interest. Yet, he seems to “do no wrong” in the eyes of the company. Why? Because …

Employee Loyalty Highest at Small, Local Businesses

Employees of small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers — and for rural workers, size and ownership of their company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction does, according to Baylor University …