Tag: Workplace Flexibility

Why Leaders Should be Creating a Culture of Genuine Employee Well-Being 

Human sustainability and employee well-being are consistently innovating board-level agenda items. However, despite leaders feeling positive about their efforts and initiatives, statistics indicate that workers are not so convinced.  According to Deloitte’s latest Well-being at Work survey, 74% of employees say improving their well-being is more important than career advancement. Human sustainability, therefore, is still […]

Adult Autism is Increasing: How HR Can Support Business Evolution 

Ideally, businesses hire and retain great employees. Yet as every business owner knows, the balance of finding, hiring, and fully utilizing talent is difficult. The challenge becomes more difficult as younger generations have differing workforce demands and needs. The number of American adults with mental health disorders is rising. Over the past decade, studies have […]

Four Years of Workplace Evolution Four Years on from COVID-19

Four years ago, the world of work underwent a tectonic transformation with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conventional norms of work, entrenched in commutes and linear office hours, were suddenly upended as the virus rendered the physical aspect of work impossible, for a limited time at least.  Then came the call for everyone […]

Are Companies Using Remote Work as a Scapegoat for Poor Corporate Performance?

The evolving corporate landscape, particularly in the post-COVID era, has sparked a significant debate around Return-to-Office (RTO) policies. A recent Forbes article by Q Hamirani puts forward a provocative perspective: some CEOs may be using RTO mandates to mask poor management. RTO as a Mask for Poor Management “According to a recent research paper published […]

Tackling Employee Burnout – Apple’s Approach

Burnout is an increasingly prevalent issue in today’s fast-paced business world, affecting employee well-being and productivity. Recognizing this challenge, Apple, a well-established leader in innovation, has implemented a surprisingly simple yet effective strategy to combat employee burnout. Understanding Burnout and Its Impact on Business Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused […]

Are We in the Midst of a New Labor Movement?

A new labor movement is taking shape in the American workforce, one marked by growing demands for flexibility, remote work, and even a four-day work week. A major factor in this movement has been the COVID-19 pandemic, which simultaneously forced employers to experiment with widespread remote work while also giving workers a taste of that […]

Flexibility for All! Making Workplace Flexibility an Equitable Employee Perk

When we hear about workplace flexibility, many of us think first about employers being flexible with childcare obligations and healthcare needs. But flexibility is a perk valued by employees of all kinds, including those without a lot of medical appointments or kids. Varying Needs for Flexibility Just because an employee doesn’t necessarily need the ability […]

Trends in Addressing Employee Work/Life Balance Needs

The push for greater work/life balance is a much-talked-about shift in employee needs—in fact, demands—over the past several years. This demand was heightened by employees’ experiences during the pandemic. As many enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of remote or hybrid work schedules, they got a taste for the balance they now increasingly demand. Changes in […]

EntertainHR: Olympian Tori Bowie’s Pregnancy-Related Death and the Pervasiveness of Implicit Bias

American track and field champion Tori Bowie recently died suddenly from complications related to childbirth. The three-time Olympian, who was once known as one of the fastest women in the world, hadn’t been seen for several days when the local police department sent deputies to her Florida home as part of a welfare check. When […]

The Rise of the Nonlinear Workday

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed so many aspects of everyday life, not least of all in the workplace. The explosion in remote work is perhaps the most obvious example, but that foundational shift has also had repercussions in other areas of work life. Goodbye to the 9-to-5 One example of this is the rise […]