Tag: benefits

Best Practices for Managing “Lumpy” Workloads

There is a stereotype about life in the broader workforce that suggests work is monotonous, boring, and routine drudgery—being paid to do the same thing over and over and over again. While that may be relatively accurate for some gigs, it’s generally too simplistic to capture the true nature of variable workloads in most jobs. […]

Faces of HR: Jennifer Trzepacz Talks Keeping the ‘Human’ in HR, Her Best Mistake, and Reimagining the Workplace

Jennifer Trzepacz has more than 20 years of experience implementing operational and talent strategies at transformative, industry-leading companies. During her career, not only has Trzepacz held talent leadership positions at fast-growing technology companies, but she has also been an early adopter of HR technology, supporting many start-ups to build out their product offerings for mainstream […]

4 Ways to Encourage PTO Use

Employee well-being is top of mind for most business owners today. The one-two punch of the pandemic and the increased number of resignations has exacerbated burnout. However, with many companies being short-staffed, employees do not feel like they can, or have the time, to take their earned paid time off (PTO). According to Psychology Today, downtime […]

This is Us: What’s the FMLA Got to Do With It?

For six seasons, fans of the NBC hit drama This is Us tuned in each week to watch the Pearson Family saga unfold and to have a collective soul cleansing cry. This is Us delicately weaved in and out of multiple time periods to tell the heartwarming story of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca Pearson (Mandy […]

7 Ways to Make Facilities Better for Mental Health

Nobody wants to work in a dark, cramped place with drab-colored walls and cubicles. Today’s workplaces must take steps to acknowledge that productivity is directly affected by workers’ mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we here at Facilities Management Advisor want to give facilities management professionals the advice they need to help ensure that […]

Employers, Now’s the Time to Invest in Youth Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis among America’s young people, and the problem has also started to bleed into the workplace. Fifty-three percent of working parents have reported missing work at least once per month to deal with their children’s mental health needs, and 30% to 50% of those same parents […]

In the Fight for Top Talent, Organizations Must Rethink Conventional Strategies

Regardless of industry, few organizations have been immune to the impacts of employee attrition, whether due to layoffs necessitated by the pandemic or subsequent voluntary exits as part of the Great Resignation. Across all industries, 4 million people quit their jobs in April 2021 alone, and July of last year saw another 4 million leave, […]

Work-from-Anywhere Policies

The terms “work from home” and “remote work” are often used interchangeably, but there is a subtle but important distinction. If one considers the literal meaning of both terms, the former is more restrictive than the latter. “Work from home” means employees have the ability and the prerogative to work from their homes. They can […]

Are You Ready for the Challenges of an Extended Workforce?

When most people think of a “job,” they think of a full-time, traditional, W-2 relationship in which the worker is an employee of the company paying him or her and works only for that employer, with close supervision of his or her work and performance. Of course, this is a vast oversimplification. Employment relationships can […]

The Older Workers Un-Retiring

While the initial blame for the Great Resignation was placed on younger workers who were happy to sit at home with a government stimulus check instead of a job, data suggests that the driving force behind the current labor shortage may be more closely related to older workers’ choosing to retire early. Baby Boomers Finally […]