Shabdita Pareek

Shabdita is a content writer for SmartSign. A graduate from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, Shabdita began her writing career with the Hindustan Times and contributed to the newspaper sporadically for over five years. When not struggling with people mispronouncing her name, she spends her time reading about historical monuments and daydreams about making a career as an archaeologist.

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More and more employees are failing drug tests

More and more employees are failing drug tests

| March 15, 2017

Employers may raise their eyebrows at a recent study that reveals an increase in the number of employees failing drug tests. A Quest Diagnostics analysis of 8.5 million urine, saliva, and hair workplace drug tests reveals that the number of workers who tested positive between 2003 and 2013 increased by 5.7 percent relatively year-over-year. The report has […]

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Austin passes gender-neutral bathroom ordinance

Austin passes gender-neutral bathroom ordinance

| March 15, 2017

Using public restrooms will no longer bring anxiety to the transgender community in Austin. The city has approved a resolution which requires all single stall public bathrooms to be gender-neutral. The city has become the first in Texas to enact an ordinance that is aimed to address public restroom issues plaguing the transgender community, people with disabilities, and parents […]

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Maine court decision on school restroom is a win for transgender rights

Maine court decision on school restroom is a win for transgender rights

| March 8, 2017

Maine Supreme Court’s decision guaranteeing a transgender student the right to use the school bathroom of the gender she identifies with has elicited a positive response from the LGBT community and supporters. In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the Court also stated that it was unlawful for school administrators to force the student to use the staff bathroom. […]

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How to deal with high spirits and low inhibitions at office holiday parties

How to deal with high spirits and low inhibitions at office holiday parties

| March 1, 2017

Holiday party season is now in full swing, and while last year, we doled out survival tips to the party-going employees, this year, we’d like to take a moment to caution the employers. Employers planning holiday parties for their businesses should prepare to handle overindulgent employees and the ensuing uncomfortable situations. Additional efforts on the part of the employer […]

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Facebook at Work makes daytime newsfeed browsing OK

Facebook at Work makes daytime newsfeed browsing OK

| November 25, 2014

Presumed to be a major reason behind productivity loss and workplace distraction, Facebook is trying to make peace with angry bosses with the new Facebook at Work—a service that is likely to receive positive response from employers, as well as expand the horizons for the social media kingpin in the professional sphere. Facebook at Work is […]

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MA workers win the right for paid sick leave, but employers still need to loosen up

MA workers win the right for paid sick leave, but employers still need to loosen up

| November 11, 2014

In Massachusetts, workers calling in sick will no longer feel the pinch as voters have approved a state-wide paid sick leave mandate last week. The law applies to public as well as private employers who have a staff of at least 11 people. Seen as a measure to help workers recover from illness or attend to […]

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Employee retention is becoming a priority for small businesses

Employee retention is becoming a priority for small businesses

| October 14, 2014

Small business employers are struggling to hold on to their top talent as employees switch jobs to advance their careers. This is forcing businesses, especially smaller ones, to think on their feet and make radical changes to retain their valuable workforce. The last five years have seen an increasing  number of Americans leaving their jobs, making employee retention […]

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Google Glass finally finds place among ‘hands-on’ working professionals

Google Glass finally finds place among ‘hands-on’ working professionals

| September 19, 2014

With a San Francisco-based startup integrating workplace software with Google Glass, the wearable technology can now expect something better than the criticism it often receives for breaching privacy. Drawing upon features of Google Glass to improve the performance of professionals at work, Wearable Intelligence (one of the five partners certified by Google) is creating professional […]

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Your freezing office is killing productivity

Your freezing office is killing productivity

| August 7, 2014

Can’t seem to concentrate because you’re shivering in your chair while your co-worker a few cubicles away is sweating bullets? It could be the symptoms of meeting an impossible deadline, but more often than not, it is just an effect of bad building design. A combination of factors is responsible for situations in which a […]

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Attention office workers: these tips will reduce digital eye strain

Attention office workers: these tips will reduce digital eye strain

| April 2, 2014

Many of us have jobs that require us to stare at the computer screen for most of our day, our social lives then compels us to further spend time looking at our cell phones, and when it’s time to go to bed we can’t help but fix our eyes on the digital screen for one […]

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