David Crary, Ap National Writer Updated 12:31 am CDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington before dawn. A Gallup poll in December 2018 asked respondents in the U.S. to rank 20 different occupations in terms of their ethical standards _ members of Congress ranked the lowest, below car salespeople and telemarketers. Nurses were at the top. less FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington before dawn. A Gallup poll in December 2018 asked respondents in the U.S. to rank 20 different occupations in terms of their ethical ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington … [Read more...] about Admissions scandal unfolds amid cynicism about moral values
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Workplace harassment is depressingly common. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 90,000 complaints in 2015, and estimates that three-fourths of all incidents go unreported; in a separate study, it concluded that anywhere from 25 percent to 85 percent of women have experienced workplace harassment of a sexual nature. The Washington Post, meanwhile, found in a recent survey that 10 percent of men have experienced sexual abuse at work — a small slice of the one-fifth of Americans who say they’ve been harassed by coworkers, according to CNBC. The sobering state of affairs inspired Sabrina Atienza, formerly a software engineering consultant at DNA Health and chaos theory researcher at the University of Maryland, to found Valued (formerly known as Qurious), a San Francisco startup that today emerged from stealth with $1.7 million in seed capital led by BootstrapLabs. Its mission, she says, is to provide companies with the AI-driven tools they need … [Read more...] about Valued raises $1.7 million for Slack chatbot to combat workplace harassment
Morale isn’t something businesses spend a lot of time thinking about, but it’s certainly worthy of more discussion. Because, while perhaps not as directly as some other things, low morale ultimately impacts the bottom line. The Importance of Employee Morale “Employee morale describes the overall outlook, attitude, satisfaction, and confidence that employees feel at work,” management consultant Susan M. Heathfield explains. “When employees are positive about their work environment and believe that they can meet their most important career and vocational needs, employee morale is positive or high.” When employees feel underappreciated and under-resourced, employee morale can take a dip – which can cause ripple effects throughout other areas of the organization. “Less engaged teams are less productive, less customer-focused and prone to withdrawing their efforts and adopting counterproductive behaviour,” recruiting consultant … [Read more...] about Is Low Morale Holding Your Team Back?
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 4, 2018 / 1:15 PM GMT By Alyssa Newcomb Technology companies must take a moral stand against hate speech, said Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday during a speech at the Anti-Defamation League. “I sometimes say that I worry less about computers that think like people and more about people that think like computers, without values or compassion, without concern for consequences,” Cook said, as as he accepted the Anti-Defamation League’s first-ever “Courage Against Hate” award on Monday night, an honor that will be given each year to a business leader who champions equality. The Apple CEO had a message for anyone trying to push hate, division or violence: “You have no place on our platforms. You have no home,” he said. Technology companies have faced increasing pressure this year to stop acting as a … [Read more...] about Apple CEO Tim Cook says tech needs to take a moral stand against hate speech
Results from a new survey reveal cultural differences in whom participants prefer to be spared in fatal accidents. Charles Q. Choi, Contributor, Inside Science Published 10:58 am PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 FILE-- The dashboard of the software-updated Tesla Model S P90D shows the icons enabling Tesla's autopilot, featuring limited hands-free steering. FILE-- The dashboard of the software-updated Tesla Model S P90D shows the icons enabling Tesla's autopilot, featuring limited hands-free steering. Photo: Chris Walker / Chicago Tribune The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted a nine-page letter seeking information from Tesla about Autopilot and why it failed to detect a tractor-trailer that crossed in front of a Model S sedan May 7 in Williston, Florida. A spokesman said the agency hasn’t determined if a safety defect exists with Autopilot. less The National Highway … [Read more...] about The Moral Dilemmas of Self-Driving Cars