In today’s workplace, work-life balance, flexibility, psychological safety, and advocacy for mental health and well-being are all signs of a positive culture. With employee burnout at a record high, organizations are looking for new ways to keep their employees productive, happy, and stress-free. Fortunately, organizations already a tool they can utilize: paid time off (PTO). […]
It can be hard for managers when employees take vacations, as those vacancies, even brief ones, impact productivity and require others to pick up the slack. Time off, though, is critical for employees and can have a positive impact on their mental health, stress levels, and creativity. The Mental Health Benefits of Time Off […]
While shocks like COVID-19 and the current economic crisis are immensely destructive, they can also lead to healthy realignments of values and creative solutions to old problems. For example, as millions of employees have dealt with dramatic changes in how they work over the past 2 years, they’ve reassessed what they want from employers. The […]
Employee well-being is top of mind for most business owners today. The one-two punch of the pandemic and the increased number of resignations has exacerbated burnout. However, with many companies being short-staffed, employees do not feel like they can, or have the time, to take their earned paid time off (PTO). According to Psychology Today, downtime […]
A new bill introduced in Congress that aims to boost research into pregnancy loss also proposes a minimum of three days’ paid leave for workers who experience miscarriage.
As the vaccine rollout continues across the United States, employers are figuring out their employees’ needs. Some employers have opted to offer incentives for employees to get vaccinated, noting that having a vaccinated workforce can help reduce risks of COVID spread and absences as a result. Others have taken a hands-off approach and are allowing […]
Every HR manager has had the moment where you’re trying to decide whether to waive a notice period for a terminating employee. You also may have had a trickle of doubt about the repercussions waiving the notice period could create. Read on to learn more.
Work/life balance is increasingly important to American employees. A survey using data from 2018 found that work/life balance was considered “very important” by two-thirds of male respondents and over three-quarters of female respondents.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created much uncertainty in the employment sector. One issue employers are facing is how to handle paid time off (PTO) payouts.
Salary, bonuses, and other compensation-based incentives will always be important for the workforce. But increasingly, work/life balance is a key factor for workers considering their employment options, as well. Over half of employees wish their companies offered more flexible work options.