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Study Looks at Top Productivity Risks Heading Into 2022

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 […]

Favorites from 2021: Learning & Development

Over the past year, HR professionals have consistently adapted to the COVID-19’s ever changing circumstances. Leaders have found ways for employees to flourish in remote environments, and companies sought out new methods to maintain and develop company culture.

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Overcoming the Great Transition: What’s Next for HR in 2022

The last two years have been tough for HR departments, from navigating the pandemic to this year’s great transition. The stress from last year still lingers for many teams and continues to impact work today. Even as HR professionals face one of the biggest hiring and retention crises of their career, they still need to […]

The Long-Term Impacts of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Unfortunately, sexual harassment is a reality in workplaces around the world, including advanced Western economies that one might expect to be more progressive. Workplace sexual harassment is also notoriously underreported, due in large part to the stigma that is sometimes felt by the victim, the fear of retribution, and the belief that nothing will be […]

4 Best Practices for Measuring Productivity Without Tracking Time

Tracking employee productivity used to seem straightforward: Calculate hours worked against raw output, rinse, and repeat. But it has become increasingly clear that tracking time isn’t the best way to study or measure worker productivity—it only tells part of the story. Employees who sit at their desk for 8 hours might appear more productive on paper […]

How Can Happy Employees Increase Your Bottom Line

Everybody knows stress is responsible for killing creativity. If people are happy, they are likely to have greater energy and creativity levels, but businesses have historically not prioritized employee happiness; instead, they tend to focus on keeping their clients and customers happy. But there is a definite connection between having happy employees and satisfied clients. […]

Recognizing Mental Health’s Importance

The pandemic has disrupted lives, communities, and businesses around the world. It has also laid bare some severe economic and social issues, including mental health. Research shows that the pandemic increased adverse mental health conditions for many. In fact, a new Conference Board survey shows that 57% of workers say their mental health has declined […]

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3 Mental Health Mindsets: A Short but Useful Guide

Although mental health issues are often unseen, hidden, and stigmatized, they are on par in importance with physical health challenges. An employee with a mental health issue can be just as significantly sidelined from being productive as one with an injured limb. The following insights aren’t designed to make the reader a therapist or fix […]

Assisting Employees Through Mental Health Struggles

Millions of American workers are struggling with work-related pressure and anxiety daily, and it is severely impacting their mental health. According to findings, over the last year, the heightened stress levels associated with the pandemic and other external factors have affected the coping ability of employees and increased substance abuse among the workforce to adjust […]

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Encouraging Paid Free Time

For generations, one of the primary roles of managers and supervisors has been to keep their teams on task, to maintain high levels of productivity, and to ensure employees are spending their time appropriately. After all, companies don’t want to pay their staff for personal projects, right? The 20% Project As it turns out, employees […]