Generational stereotypes at work are pretty common. For example, the thinking sometimes goes that older workers are more loyal to their jobs than younger workers or that younger workers are lazy and don’t make good managers.
While commonly associated with headaches, migraine can be so much more debilitating and include light and sound sensitivity, severe nausea, and a range of other symptoms that can make those experiencing them shut down for anywhere between a few hours and a few days. HR managers should be particularly vigilant in addressing this issue in […]
Fragrance or chemical sensitivities can cause a large number of health issues, including coughing, difficulty breathing, migraines, nausea, confusion, anxiety, skin irritation, and more. When someone is faced with symptoms like these as a direct result of irritants in the workplace, it’s only reasonable to try to do something about it.
Conflicts in the workplace invite immediate action and swift resolution. I recently spoke to a couple of experts who disagree with that approach.
The nontraditional employment trend has continued on into the new year—and for good reason. Contingent workers help fill the void when looking for talent on a short-term basis or project. As for workers themselves, staffing agency Rose International found that nearly half of recent survey respondents identify the top benefits of contingent work as a […]
As Baby Boomers age out of the workforce, younger generations are left to take care of them, themselves, and their children, causing a workplace “care-nundrum.” How is caregiving impacting the workplace? And what can HR professionals and employers do to support these workers who moonlight as family caregivers? A new report sheds some light on […]
When an employee is acting “strangely,” a supervisor or manager might innocently ask him or her questions that could lead to legal liability for your company. When it comes to managing mental health in the workplace, it’s important to train supervisors and managers on how to engage with an employee whose behavior is affecting job […]
Life may be a meme—or at least it may seem that way sometimes, especially after a meme embodying intergenerational conflict recently worked its way into arguments in an age discrimination case before the highest court in the land. At oral arguments in Babb v. Wilkie, Chief Justice John Roberts asked one of the advocates if […]
Employee training programs often focus on company-specific, industry-specific, or role-specific skills and knowledge. For example, a bank might regularly train employees on new banking regulations; a warehouse might train workers on the company’s process for storing certain types of products or materials; and a marketing department might train its staff on new social media trends.
In recent years, employee engagement, or “the level of an employee’s commitment and connection to an organization,” has been the pinnacle of a successful business strategy. This workplace attribute has set organizations apart from their competitors and maintained their productivity long after.