The dawn of a new year is a time to reflect on the accomplishments and struggles of the previous year and a great time to celebrate successes and acknowledge shortcomings. It’s also a time to look forward and plan for the future. While a lot of that planning will focus on taking advantage of new […]
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It seems like every office has at least one employee who’s constantly complaining about one thing or another or just generally has a bad attitude. Sometimes their complaints are legitimate; sometimes they just like to complain. Often coworkers and managers will just roll their eyes and do what they can—or are willing to do—to be […]
Few tools are as effective at quality employee development than a mentorship program. Having a mentor in a senior role within one’s organization helps a protégé gain useful insight into the formal and informal strategies, behaviors, and qualities that can allow them to rise through the ranks and otherwise excel within the organization. A well-run […]
There’s been a lot of debate about the impact on employee productivity with the shift to remote work. Some say productivity has gone way up, and employees themselves say they’re getting more work done without the typical office distractions. Still others say productivity has tanked, with employees spending less than half their time on work-related […]
While many organizations scaled back on hiring during the pandemic, there were many that did the opposite. What was their experience like? How did they handle onboarding? Today, we have a Q&A with Todd Cunningham, chief people officer at AvidXchange.
Even before the recent pandemic upended everything about the way we work, HR departments already had a difficult job.
Have you heard of human capital management (HCM)? HCM refers to the entire suite of activities an organization undertakes to optimize and maximize the value derived from the organization’s employees. Essentially, HCM strives to make recruiting employees, managing employees, and employee productivity as optimal as possible.
For many employees, the COVID-19-prompted transition from working in the office to working from home has provided a sense of greater autonomy and flexibility.
Employers know that workplace stress can lead to burnout, a situation best avoided! But stressors outside of the workplace can also cause problems within the workplace. Employers should be aware of the common life stressors that could significantly impact employee productivity and have ways to reduce these impacts.
In a previous post, we discussed the high cost of workplace interruptions. Specifically, we referenced data from Basex research, demonstrating that interruptions cost the U.S. economy $588 billion per year, as well as research from employees reporting that interruptions cost them between 3 and 5 hours of productivity each day.