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August 01, 2012

This week we reported on swearing in the workplace, coworker competitiveness, and the dangers of sedentary lifestyles. Here’s this week’s HRSBT week in review.

Watch Your Language–Fifty-one percent of workers report that they swear in the office, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. The majority of those (95 percent) said they do so in front of their coworkers, while 51 percent cuss in front of the boss.

Combating Coworker Competitiveness Is an Olympian Feat–As athletes from around the world prepare to compete in London, workplaces in the United States appear to be hosting competitions of Olympic proportions on their own, according to a new OfficeTeam survey.

Sitting Has Its Side Effects–A recent article in the New York Times, fittingly called “Is Sitting a Lethal Activity?” looked at several studies on the health effects of leading a sedentary lifestyle. For office workers, the article may have you asking your boss for one of those “stand-up desks.”

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