Relationship in the workplace

A smile. A whisper. A shared joke. An affectionate hug. Where do you draw the line for relationships between members of staff?

According to new rules set by Ipswich Borough Council local government offices in the UK, a kiss at the staff Christmas party may have to be reported to a line manager. They have told employees short-term relationships of a ‘romantic’ nature with colleagues should be declared in order to prevent conflicts of interest in the workplace.

They say it is part of broader rules that ‘close personal relationships’ between staff should be made known to line managers. These include not only short-lived affairs, but anything that could be construed as anything other than totally professional. The council plans to ensure work is not compromised by moving staff into different jobs where necessary.

But employment lawyers believe this could be unlawful under European human rights legislation. Statistics suggest that this will be very difficult to manage, too, since somewhere in the region of 40-50% of people have been involved in some form of workplace relationship at some point in their careers.

What is the best way of managing this? Should managers turn a blind eye unless workplace efficiency is compromised? Or should it be kept under tight control as Ipswich Council is seeking to do? Are there guidelines to follow? Or does it not matter anyway? Should businesses keep their noses out of private relationships?

Regarding another type of engagement, a recent discussion was “Are employees unhappy at work”. Many members responded with very interesting perspectives. Dan Evetts suggested the reasons for disengagement is overworking employees and lack of involvement in, or understanding of, the employee’s lives, while Michael Jones believes employees don’t feel valued.

Judy Wortsman felt the quality of the relationship between the employee and manager is the biggest predictor of engagement, but Jacob Andrews says employees by default are motivated and demotivated at a later stage. John Low had a simple formula: Negative manager = negative recognition.

There were also common themes for increasing engagement: autonomy; communication, gratitude, utilize skills, respect, give responsibility and expect accountability, mental focus, and emotional connection.

Underlying it all was a strong recognition this is a three-way street between management, HR & the employee.

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MSI Qatar Health Team is hiring a Clinical Supervisor BCBA for a client in Bahrain

Role: Clinical Supervisor BCBA

Location: Bahrain

Requirement

The candidates must meet the following skills:

Education: Masters or Higher Certification: BCBA Experience: Have at least 5 years experience working with children with autism ages birth to 21 and supervising at least 10 clinicians; 3 years of administrative experience preferred. Skill Based Requirements:

  1. Expertise in ABA/VB. Expertise in implementing ABA/VB programs for children with autism, with the ability to see the big picture and program appropriately, train direct care staff to implement the programs and share with parents the future direction and progress clients have made.
  2. Expertise in Verbal Behavior. Ideally would have at least 3 years experience in supervising high Quality Verbal Behavior programs and adopting them to individual programs.
  3. Able to effectively Train Staff. Experience in classroom and direct training of direct care staff. Ability to train upcoming supervisors, shaping their behaviors and increasing their skills both with the programs, with parents and with other staff members.
  4. BCBA Supervision: Have experience in effectively providing supervision for employees who are seeking to achieve certification as a Behavior Analyst.

Job profile:

Supervise a team of ABA therapists, implementing quality ABA/VB based services in both a center based clinical setting as well as in the community for clients ages 2-18. In this position, the Clinical Supervisor will be responsible to supervise all of the direct 1:1 therapists implementing the programs. In addition, performing assessments and intakes as well as supporting the various activities, projects, and programs requiring knowledge in behavior analysis including developing trainings.

How to apply for the job?

  • Applicants must mention the current salary, expected salary and availability
  • Applicants must send Cvs to aluinka@outlook.com  with the subject “Clinical Supervisor BCBA-Bahrain”.Image

Clinical psychologists to work in Doha

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Our client is a Reputed Special Needs Centre for children in Qatar is looking for Special Needs Teacher

Role: Special Needs Teacher

Location: Doha, Qatar

Qualification:

Education:

Bachelor of Art (BA) in Psychology. Preferred: Post graduate Master/ Doctorate level qualification in Clinical Psychology

 

Remuneration:

USD 6100+Transportation+Benefits

How to apply for the job?

 

  •   Applicants must mention the current salary, expected salary and availability
  •   Applicants must send Cvs aluinka@outlook.com with the subject “Special Needs Teacher”

Great Opportunity for Psychologists to work in Qatar

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Our client is a Reputed Special Needs Centre for children in Qatar is looking for Special Needs Teacher

Role: Special Needs Teacher

Location: Doha, Qatar

Qualification:

Education:

Bachelor of Art (BA) in Psychology. Preferred: Post graduate Master/ Doctorate level qualification in Clinical Psychology

 

Remuneration:

USD 6100+Transportation+Benefits

How to apply for the job?

 

  •   Applicants must mention the current salary, expected salary and availability
  •   Applicants must send Cvs aluinka@outlook.com with the subject “Special Needs Teacher”

Market research in Poland- I am hiring!!

LIPTON DRAFT RECRUITMENT SURVEY

Country: Poland

 

 

Project Specification

  • 6 week qual project (English speaking)
  • Each respondent will engage with a moderator to take part in a variety of 1:1 discussions (online text and video) across the fieldwork period.  These will be pre-arranged as the fieldwork progresses
  • Weekly tasks will be set in which respondents will be asked to upload video, pictures, write journals etc.

Project Dates

19TH May 2014  to 27th June 2014

Country

Poland

Number of participants

15 FOR 10