Tag: productivity

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If You Have ‘Actively Disengaged’ Employees, It’s Costing You Dearly

When it comes to employee engagement, there’s no shortage of information online about how to measure and improve engagement levels. But perhaps less talked about is the fact that an employee who is not a fully engaged employee may not simply be indifferent. There are different types of disengagement, ranging from mere indifference to active […]

More than a hunch: making better hiring decisions

by Tracy Lindow Recently, I overheard a conversation between two department managers in the hallway of a client organization:  Manager A: “I will not be in our staff meeting today because I have to interview a candidate for the vacancy in my department at 9:00 a.m. If she shows up on time and has no […]

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3 Strategies for Improving Employee Productivity and Prosperity

The digital economy forever changed the face of the workplace through greater automation, higher performance collaboration, and globalization. And with the always-connected, instantaneous work culture comes blurred lines between when work starts and ends.  As a result, many employees find themselves overwhelmed, working longer and harder than they need to, likely because their organizations aren’t […]

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New High-Value Approaches to Musculoskeletal Disorders Can Pay Off for Employers

Employers can better manage the health and cost burdens of musculoskeletal disorders by implementing prevention strategies such as ergonomics training and movement-friendly workplace design, providing onsite physical therapy for those with acute or chronic pain, and paying for surgery with bundled pricing, says a new report from Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH).

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Workplace Technologies and Employee-Centric Design are Redefining HR, Says Bersin

Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP’s digital destination for the Human Resources professional, has found in its latest “High Impact HR” research that new workplace technologies and changing workforce expectations are creating unprecedented opportunities for HR organizations to transform the way companies and their people interact.

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Preparing for a Natural Disaster or Emergency

In the aftermath of a natural disaster (or other emergency situation), a lot of organizations learn what they should have done to prepare in advance. For example, does your organization have a clear point of contact for employees to turn to for the latest information on the status of the workplace and when they should […]

Need to boost productivity? Go to war against workplace distractions

Ever stop to consider just what your employees do all day? If they’re like a lot of today’s workers, they’re fitting in their core work around a host of distractions and interruptions.  A Harvard Business Review report from March 7, 2016, cites a study showing that the average worker checks email 74 times a day. […]