Mother’s Day—since it’s always on Sunday—doesn’t typically get a lot of attention in most workplaces. Moms might get a quick shout-out during a meeting or in the office newsletter, but for most moms appreciation on their special day comes outside of work. The human resources department, however, might be smart to remember the benefits of [...]
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Employers tout the importance of an engaged workforce—a place where employees are devoted, eager, interested in their jobs and happy to boot. But how much of a payoff does a nominally engaged workforce provide? Can an engaged workforce still be steeped in drama that holds an organization back?
Nicole Price, vice president of training for [...]
by Jerry Glass
Leaders of organizations must navigate constantly changing times, whether it’s in the form of unpredictable events or the competitive marketplace in which they operate.
Think your employees are satisfied with their work-life balance? They may be, but a recent survey signals they may not be as satisfied as you think.
WorkplaceTrends.com, a human resources research portal, and CareerArc, a recruitment and outplacement firm, released their 2015 Workplace Flexibility Study in February. The survey of 1,087 professionals—both employed and those seeking [...]
by Justin Lessner
For many sports fans, March means March Madness and hour upon glorious hour of college basketball. There’s a good chance that some of your employees are planning office pools, just waiting for Selection Sunday, the day the official brackets are released. While they view office pools and other office gambling as a harmless [...]
It’s in vogue now to tout the benefits of collaboration and the importance of breaking down silos, but employers are seeing a backlash against an overly collaborative work environment that can make a little siloing seem like a relief. Where once a high-achieving lone wolf was celebrated as an employer’s coveted asset, now high-performance teams [...]
by Richard Reinhardt
Unscheduled absenteeism costs American businesses billions of dollars every year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There are myriad potential costs to take into account, including:
by Vanessa L. Goddard
Many thanks to Dr. Seuss for the inspiration.
The human resources staff may not be able to pull off a Miracle on 34th Street, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make life better at work. In fact, HR professionals looking for holiday “gifts” for employees have an array of options.
While they may not rival the hottest gifts of the season, a few [...]
Everybody knows the importance of effective communication in the workplace. Achieving it, though, can be tricky. Some people speak without listening. Others find themselves too distracted to understand what someone else is trying to say. Written communication often gets bogged down in jargon and misinterpreted. And those are just some of the problems that can [...]