Category: Learning & Development

Employees are valuing career development more than ever—it’s a sign that the company is willing to invest in their future. How are businesses approaching training today? What are their pain points, and what topics are being addressed in training?

Toxic Positivity

Can positivity really be “toxic”? Isn’t toxic positivity a bit of an oxymoron? Not if you ask some employees. Lighten Up on The Lightness Years ago, the stereotypical boss was a strict authoritarian, quick to yell and criticize. Partially as a negative reaction to this management style, Corporate America developed a business dialect of sanitized, […]

Valuing Multilingual Employees

Communication and connection are at the core of being human. Interacting with others and the world around us is critical not only for collaboration and progress but also for inclusion and belonging. It’s ironic, then, that something as universal as language can be so limiting. Language differences significantly impact people’s ability to connect with one […]

The DEI Journey—5 Stages of Progress

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have continued to evolve since they swept through the business world a few years ago. They now go beyond any one initiative, program, or single effort. More than just a “thing” we do, DEI is becoming a part of who we are, giving shape to the fabric of our organizations […]

How to Measure the Success of Your DEI Initiatives 

When businesses begin implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, they may have a lot of ideas about what those initiatives will look like but not how to measure their success. DEI measurements identify areas of risk of exclusion, prioritize initiatives, set targets and program goals, assign accountability, and measure the ultimate impact of the […]

5 Tips for Conducting Remote Performance Reviews in 2023

Remote work offers increased freedom and flexibility, but it poses a few challenges, too. As a manager in a hybrid workplace environment, you may face difficulties in delivering effective performance reviews to your remote employees. If so, you’re not alone. In a recent survey, more than a third of hybrid workers agree that getting feedback […]

Addressing Employee Mental Health in Your Workplace—On a Tight Budget

Mental health has become one of the most pressing issues for HR leaders in recent years—and for good reason. The statistics surrounding mental illness in the workplace are staggering. Every year, around 35 million workdays are lost due to mental illness, while more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults live with a mental illness. Additionally, […]

Never Underestimate the Impact a Relocation Has on the Whole Family

Global mobility is playing a more critical role in organizations that are employing all types of mobile employees. International mobility is now being seen as an opportunity for potentially the entire workforce, not just the chosen few. Global Mobility Executive’s 2022 report reveals that international assignments remain the most popular type of move, but the […]

Return to Office: Hot Desking and the Power of Flexible Workspaces

If you’re new to hot desking, it’s an office setup that serves as a temporary workspace in hybrid work models. See how this office trend is helping companies better serve hybrid employees. For the better part of the last few years, millions of employees have clocked in from the comfort of their own home. Now, […]

The Great Mismatch: Navigating a Win-Win Relationship Between Employers & Employees

Finding a new normal in the workplace after Covid-19 has been more difficult than many people expected. Some organizations have demanded a return to the way work was done pre-pandemic. Others have tried to find new, hybrid ways of working or greatly expanded remote work. Much of that is in response to the fact that […]

How to Build a More Creative, Productive Workplace Today

Creativity is often associated with artistic pursuits, but it’s a skill that has become increasingly important in the workplace, regardless of the field. Creative employees can think outside the box and develop innovative solutions to the problems businesses face daily. However, many companies are not taking the necessary steps to ensure creativity is fostered in […]