Tag: benefits

Thinking Differently About Incentivizing High Performance

The traditional employment relationship is a relatively straightforward exchange between employee and employer whereby an employee provides labor in exchange for money and benefits—health insurance, paid leave, etc. An employee’s incentive to do adequate work is the desire to keep his or her job; fail to meet expectations on an ongoing basis, and sooner or […]

How a History of Neglected Training Is Contributing to the Supply Chain Crisis

As the United States emerged from the deepest depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new crisis began to emerge and grab headlines: a supply chain in shambles. An already strained labor market has been made worse by early retirements and illnesses related to the pandemic. Companies unable to staff their operations have demonstrated the downside […]

Faces of HR: Candace Smith on Reimagining HR, Strategic Partnerships & More

Candace Smith has been involved in the field of human resources (HR) for more than a decade. For our latest Faces of HR profile, we sat down with Candace to discuss how she got her start in the industry, her biggest influences, as well as what it takes to cultivate a successful employee experience. “I […]

Recruiting the Right Fit for Remote Work in the Face of the Great Resignation

The world of work has changed, and it looks like remote work is here to stay. Pandemic lockdowns changed life for most of us, and almost synonymous with the pandemic is the surge in working from home. Our living rooms and spare rooms, couches, and balconies have become the engine rooms of our economies (pets, […]

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 […]