Acoso en el lugar de trabajo: ¿cuál es la responsabilidad de los empleadores?


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La importancia de llevar a cabo una buena organización
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Desde el estudio Arizmendi explican cómo deben actuar las empresas cuando conocen la noticia de que un empleado es acosado por otro o por un jefe. El problema de la indemnización fijada por daño moral. La importancia de llevar a cabo una buena organización
El contrato de trabajo, que normalmente se desarrolla en el ámbito de una empresa, implica para el trabajador su incorporación a una organización ajena, que comparte con otras personas, las que tienen diferentes funciones y niveles de responsabilidad en la gestión de los negocios y la actividad empresaria.
De esta manera, se conforma una comunidad de trabajo que el dependiente integra, al punto que una parte significativa de su vida se desarrolla en aquélla.
El empleado se relaciona con sus compañeros de trabajo y con otras personas a las que el empleador ha asignado funciones que las invisten con una autoridad funcional en la compañía. Estas personas, en las relaciones laborales con el personal, representan al empresario a quien corresponde la dirección de la empresa.
Normalmente, éstas transmiten al resto del personal las instrucciones a las que deben sujetarse para la ejecución del trabajo, que corresponda al cumplimiento del objeto contractual.
Pero en ocasiones, algunas personas aprovechan el ámbito laboral para imponer a otros dependientes conductas que nada tienen que ver con el trabajo o simplemente perjudicar a otros con quienes comparten las labores.

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The Big Trend in Small Social Sites

Apple (AAPL) dove into interest-specific social media this month with the launch of Ping, a service for connecting music fans and artists. Unlike Ping, which has a ready-made feeder community of tens of millions of iTunes customers (and which surpassed 1 million users in just 48 hours), most niche network operators have to do more with less, building features into their sites to secure loyalty and interaction from users. There’s a payoff: They can charge higher ad rates. “The only way for a network to survive in a small community is to have a very high revenue per user,” says Jeff Clavier, a Silicon Valley angel investor who has backed canine site Dogster and video-gamer community Curse.

The exemplar of niche network success is myYearbook, founded in 2005 by siblings David and Catherine Cook. The site pulls in 25 million users, mostly teenagers, via dozens of games such as Blind Date, in which players attempt to match up compatible peers. “Our assumption is essentially everyone will have a Facebook account and use it to connect to friends and family,” says Geoff Cook, who joined his brother and sister soon after they founded the New Hope (Pa.) company, becoming chief executive officer. “Our users are here to meet new people.”


Niche social networks such as myYearbook and Dogster draw users and advertisers, adding up to a sizable portion of the social Web

By Douglas MacMillan
Saltwater fly-fishing pro Tony Biski recently came home with a story so good he couldn’t wait to share it. “It was a 12-foot great white shark viciously thrashing his tail and spraying us as he ran off with the fish,” wrote Biski, a resident of Chatham, Mass., in a post that grabbed the attention of dozens of other anglers on the Web. One commenter wanted to know if Biski had time to snap a photo. Another quipped: “Just in time for the 35th anniversary of Jaws.”

Biski didn’t bother posting his fish tale on Facebook, the 500 million-user site that’s the world’s biggest social network. Instead, he shared his story on GoFISHn, a community of a few thousand anglers. The site features maps that pinpoint where fish are biting, a photo gallery where members can show off their catches, and other quirks that distinguish it from a mass audience site. “We feel like we’re a moon orbiting Facebook,” says Ned Desmond, a former digital publishing executive at Time Inc. (TWX) who launched GoFISHn in December 2009. Desmond plans to create GoHUNTn and up to eight other interest-specific networks in coming years.

Facebook’s six-year rise from exclusive online hub for Ivy Leaguers to global digital directory has inspired a countertrend: niche social sites. Name an affinity, hobby, occupation, or demographic—mustache-wearing men, hamster lovers, moms, research scientists, boomers—and there’s likely to be a dedicated social network for it. While most niche networks are run by fledgling tech startups and are, almost by definition, small, they add up to a sizable portion of the social Web; in July at least 280 million people logged on to social sites other than Facebook and Twitter, according to audience tracker comScore (SCOR). Andrew Lipsman, comScore director of industry analysis, estimates the real number could be as high as 700 million, since many people use more than one social site. Leer más “The Big Trend in Small Social Sites”