It may not be surprising to hear that a large percentage of workers in the United States and the United Kingdom suffer from work-related stress. But the actual number may come as a bit of a surprise.
Category: HR Management
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In a previous post, we discussed Paul Petrone’s recent LinkedIn research, which focused on the skills companies need most in 2019. He splits them into two categories; soft skills and hard skills.
Employees across the nation have rung the alarm—fitness challenges and one-size-fits-all well-being programs are not what they want or need. Yet, the majority (84%) of employees say their company offers the same resources to all employees. A new survey, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Welltok, found that nearly 60% of respondents are getting irrelevant […]
The beginning of a new year is a natural time to look at self-improvement and set goals for the coming year. For professionals, that often involves focusing on improving professional skills. But, according to LinkedIn® data, there are over 50,000 professional skills out there. Obviously, that’s far too many for any one person to absorb. […]
We’ve all been exposed to company values at one time or another. Actually, “seen” company values is probably more accurate. They tend to manifest in the form of lofty statements a company puts on its website and in new employee manuals to bolster its standing in the eyes of employees, customers, and shareholders. And that’s […]
In part 1 of this article, we explored what design thinking is and how it can be valuable. Here, we will explore how to implement design thinking at your workplace.
In an illuminating TED Talk, “The way we think about work is broken,” Barry Schwartz encourages us to think about whether it’s human nature that creates institutions or institutions that shape human nature. In traditional factory lines, work was simply based on the exchange of labor for money. However, money doesn’t have to be the […]
Carmen is a new hire with lots of potential. Her last employer described her as a star performer, even right out of college. “She can handle anything,” her previous manager raved. “Whatever we threw at her she accomplished—and she did it well.” While her new position is a stretch-role, she’s confident she can do it […]
Many employers celebrate holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Halloween with office parties and offer workplace feasts and a chance to socialize with coworkers as a way to show they appreciate their employees. Ironically, there’s a holiday designed specifically for that, and it’s often completely ignored by employers.
Helping employees manage conflict successfully can be critical to maintaining positive employee morale in the workplace. And this task falls not just upon direct managers and supervisors, but also upon the entire HR team. HR professionals need to be able to provide both employees and managers/supervisors with tools, tips, and training to be able to […]