October 10th is International Mental Health Day. As social media draws attention to quiet quitting, burnout, and the importance of mental health, workplaces need to prioritize their employees’ wellbeing.
Twitter. Google. Facebook. These three tech giants announced during the fairly early days of the pandemic that their employees were likely to retain the option of working from home indefinitely.
Despite a recent Gallup poll that found only 55% of Americans reported owning stock, a Rutgers study showed that most Americans report they would prefer to work for a company that gives them a stake in the business.
Employee engagement is a loosely defined term. Enter it into a search engine, and you are likely to come up with as many definitions as search results.
Right before the coronavirus really took hold in the United States, there was some very encouraging research conducted by Gallup, which uncovered record-high employee engagement.
According to seminal studies, over half of the American workforce is disengaged, costing organizations between $450 billion and $550 billion annually.
The “future of work” has been the topic of much conversation of late. It’s not surprising—after all, forewarned is forearmed. With that hunger for credible and actionable predictions in mind, Gallup has identified some “disruptive workplace trends” that employers should take heed of, and begin preparing for, sooner rather than later:
Have you noticed? Some of your employees are pairing off, not necessarily in a romantic way, but as workplace besties. With work taking a huge chunk of peoples’ lives, many employees—especially Millennials—are making colleagues their office BFFs.
It may start with the alarm clock ringing a little too stridently one workday morning. Or, it could happen when you’re staring at another work assignment and failing to muster enthusiasm. Or, it’s the day you say to yourself, “I just can’t do this anymore.”
By Sean Kelly, SnackNation cofounder and CEO There’s an epidemic in the American workplace. It’s undermining your company’s ability to reach its full potential, and zapping individual employees of their energy and purpose.