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.
While there has been considerable grassroots support for the concept of a 4-day workweek, employers—those with the ability to make such proposals a reality—haven’t been quite as energized by the idea. After all, the current labor market, particularly in the United States, has made it difficult for many employers to find workers. But some business […]
In a politically charged era where activism is considered noble, HR managers are confronting new challenges in the workplace in an attempt to find balance between the expression of disparate views while maintaining a productive and cohesive workforce.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]