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?

Why Workplace Well-Being Is Critical Now More Than Ever

A recent Gallup Survey of workers around the globe uncovered wide-spread low employee satisfaction and highlighted the need for a focused and intentional effort to support overall employee well-being. The survey showed 33% of workers across multiple fields considered themselves to be “thriving” in their workplace, with 19% reporting that they are “miserable.” Additionally, a […]

4 Employee Engagement Trends for CEOs to Follow

It’s no secret that an engaged employee is more likely to stay at their place of work. That’s why CEOs understand the importance of fostering engagement among their staff, which increases an organization’s chances of retaining talent and cutting down on turnover. Retention remains a major challenge for leaders, with one in five workers who […]

Understanding the Value of Stock Options and Reducing Option-Related Taxes

With hopes of a hotter IPO market on the horizon, many private company employees seek to better understand their equity. Two major factors come into play when thinking about equity in startups: how to value it and how the option-related taxes work. Employees need to understand their equity’s value to confidently exercise or sell, and […]

3 Reasons HR Leaders Should Keep Corporate Fitness Centers Running in 2024

We’re almost four years removed from the first days of the pandemic. But the work world continues to evolve. And HR leaders continue to evaluate their employee benefits and what they believe will attract—and retain—key employees. One of those benefits that’s being evaluated are corporate fitness centers. Budgets are top-of-mind with many corporate teams right […]

How Workplace Drama Can Impact a Company’s Bottom Line: How to Avoid It

We know it when we see it—the drama that insidiously creeps into our workplaces, chipping away at morale, well-being, productivity and, yes, the bottom line. This drama can include both gossiping about co-workers and undermining institutional change. In other words, workplace drama is everything that commandeers mental energy, directing it away from the organization’s mission […]

Crafting High-Performance Remote Teams

In a world where traditional office settings are increasingly giving way to remote workspaces, the approach to leadership, performance management, and team cohesion demands a radical transformation. My recent conversation with Tyler Jordan, the Founder and CEO of Jordan Digital Marketing, sheds light on this paradigm shift. Through this dialogue, we explore the intricacies of […]

Supporting Employee Volunteerism

In recent years, workplace volunteering has emerged as a key area of focus in the realm of corporate social responsibility, with an impressive 84% of companies in 2022 offering flexible scheduling or paid time off to support their employees’ volunteer efforts. This trend not only underscores employers’ commitment to making a difference in their communities […]

8 Mental Health Tips for Coping with Layoffs

Losing a job can hurt not only your bank account – but also your mental well-being. The aftermath of a layoff can leave you feeling a wide array of emotions, and it’s important to recognize that the impact of unemployment extends far beyond finances and career trajectories. Layoffs Affect Mental Health: Going from having a […]

The Great Greenification: Integrating Sustainability into HR Practices

Sustainability has evolved from a box to check to a competitive advantage for savvy companies. HR now has the opportunity to spearhead an eco-conscious cultural shift that future-proofs its workforce and boosts recruitment, retention, and reputation. By championing green initiatives such as renewable energy, paperless systems, sustainability education, and flexible remote work policies, forward-thinking HR […]

Have You Adopted a Push or Pull Approach to RTO?

Almost one quarter of the way through 2024, the return-to-office (RTO) battle rages on in many organizations. While the medical necessity of remote work has long since passed, employees have gotten a taste of the good life and the flexibility that comes with it, and they are reluctant to give that up. Pulling on the […]