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5 Tips to Optimize Your Work-From-Home Office

19 September 2023

5 Tips to Optimize Your Work-From-Home Office

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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:

Categories: Blog
The Power of Agreeableness

5 September 2023

The Power of Agreeableness

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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.

Categories: Blog
How to Bring Out the Best in Your Employees

22 August 2023

How to Bring Out the Best in Your Employees

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
Hybrid Work Creates New Challenges

8 August 2023

Hybrid Work Creates New Challenges

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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.

Unleashing the Power of "Sisu": The Finnish Way to Happiness and Resilience

25 July 2023

Unleashing the Power of "Sisu": The Finnish Way to Happiness and Resilience

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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.

Categories: Blog
Mental Health in the Workplace: A Growing Priority for Employers

27 June 2023

Mental Health in the Workplace: A Growing Priority for Employers

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
Another Brain Hack: Reading Fiction

13 June 2023

Another Brain Hack: Reading Fiction

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
Strategies to Improve Employee Retention

30 May 2023

Strategies to Improve Employee Retention

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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...
Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
Layoffs – Considerations When Facing Those Hard Decisions

16 May 2023

Layoffs – Considerations When Facing Those Hard Decisions

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
Brain Training Hacks

2 May 2023

Brain Training Hacks

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Lately my memory fails me more than I’d like to admit. So, when I came across an article in Fast Company about how to train your brain to improve your memory, it piqued my interest. The article contains tips from memory coach, Dave Farrow, who is also a two-time Guinness World Record holder for most decks of cards remembered after just one look.

Categories: Blog
Work Wives and Husbands – Are They Acceptable?

18 April 2023

Work Wives and Husbands – Are They Acceptable?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Have you ever had a work wife or work husband? Not everyone agrees that these close work relationships are acceptable. A new poll by Redfield & Wilton Strategies shows that opinions on work spouses vary by generation.

Categories: Blog
So Little Time – So Much to Do

4 April 2023

So Little Time – So Much to Do

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Do you ever feel like you have more things to do than there is time to do them? You’re not alone. It can be tough to maintain productivity when you are managing multiple tasks.

Categories: Blog, Productivity
My ChatGPT Experiment

21 March 2023

My ChatGPT Experiment

Author: Mary E. Corrado

There has been a lot of discussion recently around ChatGPT and how it affects HR and the workplace.  So, as an experiment I tried it.  I asked ChatGPT to write me 500 words on the effect of ChatGPT on HR.  This is the unedited response it generated:

Categories: Blog, AI, Workforce Trends
The Future of Work According to Today’s Leaders

7 March 2023

The Future of Work According to Today’s Leaders

Author: Mary E. Corrado

A recent article on Safeguardglobal.com shared some quotes from leaders on their thoughts about the future of work. With our upcoming Future of Work panel discussion at the HR Conference on March 16th, I thought I would share some of the quotes shared in the article as well as some from our panelists.

Categories: Blog, Workforce Trends
Tips from Bill Gates on How to Think Smarter

21 February 2023

Tips from Bill Gates on How to Think Smarter

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Can we train our brains to think smarter?  According to Bill Gates, yes.

Just like we must exercise our heart and other muscles to keep them in shape, we must also exercise our brain. According to Gates, it takes more than the occasional Wordle or Cross Word Puzzle.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
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