Tag: covid-19 pandemic

How a Hybrid Hybrid Work Environment Could Work for Your Team

It’s been more than two years of on-again, off-again work in the office, and as someone who has been on both sides of the Zoom, the solution is clear: don’t force employees into the office if they don’t want to be there. Remote Control Many leaders across the spectrum are facing the question about when, […]

leadership

Solving Workforce Challenges During the Great Resignation

In today’s fast-changing business climate, growth-minded companies have identified widening gaps between business imperatives and their workforce skills as a critical problem to solve. These challenges – combined with Covid and The Great Resignation – have snowballed. They have forced even many forward-looking companies to change their business models, corporate policies and in many cases, […]

employee benefits

Employer Perspective: How Voluntary Benefits Can Help Your Business Compete for Talent

Employers’ goals for voluntary benefits —increasingly a core component of any employer’s benefit package that allows employees to self-select from a menu of offerings, typically at reduced or increasingly no cost — have expanded dramatically since 2020. According to Buck’s 2022 Wellbeing and Voluntary Benefits Survey, half of all employers (52%) have added offerings in […]

Faces of HR: Ann McCloskey on the Value of Authenticity, Safety, and Taking Risks

Ann McCloskey has more than 25 years of experience working with executive teams to build organizational health with a direct tie to financial performance. Not only does she specialize in culture build, strategic talent management, executive team alignment, and executive coaching, but Ann has also helped transform talent practices for software and tech enabled businesses. […]

Four Tips for Workday Nutrition That Hits Home

The conversation around workday nutrition has undergone seismic changes in the past 2 years. An ongoing shift to remote work means employers have less direct impact on how their employees eat while simultaneously transforming employees’ food options and meal schedules in ways that may challenge them to make sound food choices. These changes have had […]

Recognizing and Alleviating Seasonal Depression in the Workplace

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression related to changes in seasons, can have a significant impact on mental health and employees’ productivity and engagement. Not only can seasonal depression impact employee productivity, but it can also affect the way people engage with their coworkers and customers. As a result, it’s important that HR […]

skills

Upskilling Versus Re-Skilling

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation, companies around the world have been faced with changes in the skills necessary to succeed, as well as more difficulty in hiring new staff or replacing departing employees. Many employers have resigned themselves to the idea that they can’t easily bring on new staff […]

behavior

Annoying Behaviors

Offices often have one or more team members who rub their colleagues the wrong way. It’s simply a function of human social interaction that not everyone will get along swimmingly with everyone else. Much of that boils down to individual personalities, but there are some habits and predilections that are more universally and objectively disliked. […]

Second-Guessing the Great Resignation: 4 Questions to Ask Before Leaving

It seems that everywhere you look lately, people are talking about the Great Resignation. Since April 2021, employees have been leaving their jobs in record numbers, with over 38 million workers calling it quits throughout the year. Initially prompted by COVID-19, employees’ search for better pay, growth opportunities, flexibility, and companies that are open to […]

communication

Coworkers Hate Cheesy Jargon, But to What Extent Can It Be Ditched?

Office slang is great fodder for Internet memes, eye rolls, and coffee mugs, but for those suffering through corporate colloquialisms, that slang can be more annoying than entertaining, research suggests. Communication Habits Can Irk “Almost half of Americans have a colleague they find difficult to work with due to their communication habits, according to new […]