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Lessons for HR Technology: AI in Health Care

While many industries are playing catchup when it comes to implementing technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), one industry, in particular, has shown the value such technology offers.  That industry is healthcare. Take note, as much of what AI has done for that industry translates very well into the needs of the HR professional.

The Value and Impact of Meaningful Work on Your Employees

There is plenty of evidence that shows that what motivates people to stay engaged and do their best at work is when they feel their work is meaningful. As I discussed in an earlier post, I think most jobs have meaningful aspects, and highlighting these is key to building and retaining great teams. Here are […]

How Working on Special Projects Can Significantly Boost Employee Engagement

One of the struggles any company faces is finding—and keeping—the right talent to help propel the organization to success. Promotions and salary increases are  good, but results from a recent study suggest that feeling engaged in work, along with feeling like there’s an opportunity to learn and grow, isn’t necessarily tied to a paycheck.

3 Strategies to Ameliorate Workplace Anxiety

These are anxious times. A slow and unevenly shared economic recovery has engendered widespread feelings of anger and despair. Hard work doesn’t seem to bring success anymore. The business world appears harsher than ever. Automation and artificial intelligence, once figments of our imagination, now appear to be a real threat to a wide swath of […]

The Surprising Reason the Majority of Employees Are Ready to Quit Their Jobs

While work-related stress is nothing new, managers might be surprised to learn that the level of sustained stress their teams experience is leading to substantial business and turnover risks. According to new research, an astounding 63% of employees today report a desire to quit their jobs. The reason? It’s not about money, opportunities for advancement, […]

Helping Workers Struggling With Personal Issues Helps the Team

Question: We have received several complaints from employees about two coworkers who are having a hard time keeping their personal lives out of the workplace. The employees claim it is affecting their ability to concentrate and feel comfortable at work. One is going through a divorce and supposedly cries to his coworkers. The other is […]

Feedback

Five Advantages of Employee-Driven Feedback

HR professionals may feel like the sole drivers of performance and development processes, but even though they are responsible for kick-starting continual feedback in the organization, their success is dependent on managers and employees embracing it. When employees feel comfortable sharing, asking for, and receiving performance analyses, notable changes will occur in your company’s operations. […]

Four Easy Steps for Dealing with Stress

Workplace stress is a problem. According to a survey by Northwestern National Life, 40% of workers report that their job is very stressful, and 25% say their job is the primary stressor in their lives. And nearly half of employees say they need help learning to manage stress.