Tag: productivity

The Truth About Digital Distraction in the Workplace

Workplace productivity has been a top issue for human resources professionals since the inception of work. Every organization strives to maximize the return on labor and minimize wasted hours. Technological advances have aided that pursuit in many ways, but they have also complicated an age-old problem.

Should You Switch to a 4-Day Work Week?

Have you seen the news articles lately touting the success of a 4-day work week for a New Zealand company? They took a test group of employees and allowed them to work four standard work days, without increasing the length of the work day and without decreasing total compensation. They found that not only were […]

Employees Become Frustrated When They Can’t Access Company Expertise

In part one of this article we looked at part of our recent interview with Ari Bixhorn, Vice President of Marketing, at Panopto concerning the loss of company knowledge when employees leave an organization. Today we’ll look at how not being able to access information creates frustration among employees.

Can Allowing Remote Work Improve Productivity?

When employers consider allowing remote work or hiring freelance contractors, they often have the fear that productivity may drop as a result. They fear that allowing someone to work from home will result in more distractions. After all, the TV is there, the laundry needs to be done, the dog needs a walk, etc. They […]

It’s Time for HR to Plugin to Augmented Reality

What is augmented reality (AR)? With AR, an environment is created that has virtual elements added in (often superimposed) over existing views of the surroundings. This is usually accessed through a device, such as a smartphone, tablet, specialized glasses, or headset. The result is a situation in which the individual can continue to see what […]

Opioids Hitting Manufacturing Industry Hard

Today we are joined by Jenn Callaway, VP of Research at MAPI to discuss opioids in the manufacturing industry. This industry has been hit hard by the epidemic, and the HR Daily Advisor wanted to learn more.