28 November 2023
They say money can’t buy happiness – but can it? I think we can all agree, it sure helps! According to a new financial happiness survey by Empower, 59% of Americans agree that money can buy happiness, and the price tag is apparently $1.2 million.
14 November 2023
One of the latest trends in the workforce is overemployment, a trend in which people hold multiple full-time positions. This is beyond moonlighting with a small, part-time job. It’s as extreme as someone holding two, sometimes three full-time positions – meaning they are “on the clock” for multiple employers at once - unbeknownst to the employers.
31 October 2023
In the past year, the AI market has experienced significant growth. Beyond ChatGPT, Google introduced its Chatbot, Bard, in March 2023, and other companies such as monday.com and Wix have integrated comparable technology into their current product frameworks. A tech.co article recently outlined some statistics regarding AI that I found interesting and important to know.
17 October 2023
In a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, they asked five luminaries what the best advice is that they’ve ever received from a boss. This advice is applicable to most professionals. It’s not new, but they are good reminders that have held true over time.
3 October 2023
The concept of conducting weekly employee surveys is somewhat unique. Most organizations conduct an annual, quarterly, or at times, monthly employee survey. But I recently read an article about how Google will soon be surveying their employees weekly versus monthly, so I looked into the concept of a weekly employee survey.
19 September 2023
Creating an effective office design is crucial for productivity and comfort. Over the pandemic many remote employees threw together “temporary” workspaces in their home. But with so many people now working remotely on a more permanent basis, I like the following tips I found in the Wall Street Journal recently for optimizing your workspace:
5 September 2023
According to a recent study, employees who exhibit high levels of agreeableness are gaining more appreciation from their colleagues and managers. Shockingly, in past studies, agreeableness did not affect teamwork or organizational success in the workplace, but today, it does.
22 August 2023
I have always been fascinated by psychology. In fact, my undergraduate degree is in psychology and sociology. But being a remarkable leader doesn't necessitate having a degree in psychology.
8 August 2023
Earlier this month ASE released the results of our 2023 Workplace Flexibility Survey, and to no surprise, a majority of employers offer some form of remote or hybrid work. This new way of working necessitates that employers develop solutions to the challenges hybrid and remote work present.
25 July 2023
For over 500 years, Finland has embraced a concept known as "sisu," a way of living that has become deeply embedded in its culture. Sisu encompasses the essence of determination and fortitude while facing adversity and seemingly insurmountable challenges with unwavering grit and courage.
11 July 2023
Do you ever feel like time is moving faster than it ever has? You’re not alone. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal says that most of us experience time going faster as we get older. But today people of all ages feel that way.
27 June 2023
In recent years, mental health has become a priority for employers. Numerous companies are introducing additional personal days for their employees to specifically address stressful events occurring outside of the workplace. In addition to these personal days, they are also implementing companywide mental health days.
13 June 2023
I am an avid reader. So far this year I’ve read 16 books – all fiction. So, when I came across an article on Inc.com that reading fiction improves your memory, I was pleasantly surprised.
30 May 2023
In today's competitive business landscape, companies must find innovative ways to incentivize and reward employees in order to remain competitive in order to both attract and retain employees. We have all seen articles on recruitment and retention strategies, but it is sometimes good to be reminded. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal does not necessarily showcase anything new, but it does serve as a reminder to all of us. It was a good reminder for three important...
16 May 2023
As layoffs are starting to increase, HR departments face an important dilemma: What is the most effective and humane approach to letting employees go? An article in the Wall Street Journal recently outlined six key questions to consider when facing layoffs.