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Culture Is How You Think, Act, and Interact

Some organizations look at culture as in-person experiences and quality-of-life benefits and perks. I recently asked Cassie Whitlock, Director of HR at BambooHR, if culture could be translated to a remote or hybrid workplace. She agreed, saying that at her organization, they define culture as how you think, act, and interact. Through that lens, culture […]

Combating Burnout by Acknowledging, Listening, and Assisting

I asked today’s “Faces of HR” guest if burnout can be solved. He said no, but you can acknowledge it, listen to the needs of employees, and then assist. Individual approaches to addressing burnout don’t work for everyone, but creating a healthy framework for handling burnout can help at least manage it.

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Taking a New Look at Sick Time/PTO Policies

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.

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How to Address Fertility Issues in the Workplace

Infertility is a rising problem in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With many employees undergoing fertility treatments, there are concerns it will affect their jobs and make it difficult for them to take time off from work. One big question is, “Am I protected if I […]

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Are Your Employees Faking Happiness?

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that sometimes, your employees fake their happiness. What may surprise you is the degree to which this occurs. A recent survey found that a whopping 81% of employees have faked happiness at work.

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The Pros and Cons of Unlimited PTO

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.