Tag: workplace

3 Benefits of Combining Workplace Training with Civic Engagement

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.

How the Halo Effect Impacts Your Workplace

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.

The 5 Biggest Productivity Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)

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 […]

How to Approach an Employee Who Might Be Dealing with Addiction

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 […]

Worker Engagement: The True Nature of Workplace Friendships

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 […]

Managing Different Generations in the Workplace

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 […]