It’s no question that for most of us, what we do and where we do it are key elements of our identity. After all, if we’re working 40 hours per week, that means about half of our waking lives is spent working, and for many professionals, it’s much more—not to mention the amount of time […]
We all need a breath of fresh air sometimes. With spring finally arriving, we’re emerging from our winter hibernation—perhaps better described for some of us as winter avoidance. This article addresses the unwanted consequences of work stress, and the benefits of encouraging employees to spend time outside.
These are anxious times. A slow and unevenly shared economic recovery has engendered widespread feelings of anger and despair. Hard work doesn’t seem to bring success anymore. The business world appears harsher than ever. Automation and artificial intelligence, once figments of our imagination, now appear to be a real threat to a wide swath of […]
Workplace stress is a problem. According to a survey by Northwestern National Life, 40% of workers report that their job is very stressful, and 25% say their job is the primary stressor in their lives. And nearly half of employees say they need help learning to manage stress.
When you’re in the business of serving people, you’ll inevitably experience some stressful challenges. But when they start following you home from the office, it’s time to make a change. Use these strategies to improve your stress levels in five key areas of Human Resources (HR).
Do we really need to separate life from work? Or are we just not keen enough to ask for so much “life” in our work that we do not have to worry about balancing something out?
The current tight job market has organizations looking to stand out from the crowd. Job hunters are frequently weighing multiple job offers and have come to expect health coverage and retirement savings options as part of the benefit offerings. Employers are finding they need to differentiate themselves from competitors in the marketplace. One way to […]
I recently sat down with Catherine Mattice, a consultant, coach, and trainer, to discuss the nature of workplace bullying. Research varies on how many people experience bullying, but they agree that the problem is widespread, destructive and, with the help of people like Mattice, solvable.
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 […]
Many people work multiple hourly, part-time jobs but still can’t afford their full-time bills. While these employees are hardworking, they often struggle financially because of unstable hours and low hourly wages. This group of people falls into the category of the underemployed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8% of all American workers, hourly […]