Every year at around this time, we HR professionals generally issue warnings about the perils of the works Christmas party.
In a nutshell these boil down to a simple piece of advice: Just because youre not at work, doesnt mean work rules dont apply.
This year, the office festive bash has largely been confined to the scrapheap. But theres another area where that piece of advice is growing ever more important the Zoom, Microsoft Teams or virtual meeting.
It might be new technology, but the emergence of Zoom, Microsoft Teams ad all the other video conferencing platforms weve had to get used to over the past eight or nine months has brought the return of an old foe.
Sexism, it seems, is back in the workplace (not that it ever truly went away).
Women across the country have been reporting a series of uncomfortable experiences whilst using video conferencing for work during the pandemic.