One study conducted by J. Ryan Lamare, a professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois, revealed that an employee’s workplace environment has a direct correlation to how he or she interacts with the greater society and whether he or she becomes civically engaged.
The halo effect refers to the idea that our overall impression of someone will directly impact how we perceive almost everything they do. If that person has an overall positive impression—a halo as it were—then we’re more likely to perceive everything they do more positively.
Productivity, at its basis, signifies the rate of output per unit of input. The phrase echoes an era where people were seen as elements in a production line, measured by the amount of time it would take them to produce a single item. But in today’s knowledge-based economy, this measure of productivity no longer holds […]
With the rise of opioid and other drug addiction in the US today, employers have to wonder – is it possible one of my employees is dealing with addiction? In the first article of a three-part series, Littler shareholders Dale L. Deitchler and Jeffery E. Dilger, discuss how an employer should approach an employee who […]
Employers are often looking for ways to better combat harassment in the workplace. Some of the most obvious prevention methods include:
Ohio’s new medical marijuana law, which takes effect on Saturday, September 8, should spur employers to evaluate their workplace policies.
Are workplace friends really friends? That’s a question recently asked by Olivet Nazarene University, which survey people across 21 industries. Their goal was to learn about circles of friends in the workplace. HR managers are always looking for ways to engage employees. Workplace friendships, or the lack of them, is an important piece of the […]
As the economy continues to grow and the job market becomes increasingly robust, many employers around the country are probably starting to get antsy, wondering how they can entice their best employees to stick around instead of looking for a bump in pay or responsibilities elsewhere. Building employee loyalty can be a tough task for […]
In part one of this article we explored the value of internal social media (ISM) and it’s impact on the workplace. Today we’ll look at how to make ISM easy to access and ideas for making ISM work for your business.
In yesterday’s Advisor we began to explore how organizations might deal with the very real aging workforce issue. Today we’ll look at more tips, including succession planning and making the most of an older workforce.