21 November 2023
Showing gratitude in the workplace is the secret sauce for creating a positive and productive workplace. It's not just a fluffy feel-good thing – it's a game-changer that boosts everyone's mood, amps up team spirit, and helps the whole crew stay strong when things get crazy. Every employee deserves recognition for their contributions. Doing so will foster a supportive team environment characterized by kindness and gratitude. As the old saying goes, “A simple...
21 November 2023
With remote work and the new reality of the workplace since the pandemic, employee loneliness has grown dramatically. Studies show that loneliness brings health problems, reduced productivity, turnover, and burnout. A BetterUp report demonstrates how the pandemic fractured workplace relationships — with 43% of respondents saying they don’t feel a connection to their coworkers. Some 38% said they don’t trust their coworkers, and 22% said they don’t have a single...
7 November 2023
Effective communication is the cornerstone of fostering a highly engaged and motivated workforce within any organization. Enhancing employee engagement through effective communication is vital for organizations seeking to invigorate their workforce, whether dispersed remotely, operating on the front lines, or working in office settings. Here are five strategies to improve engagement via communication.
31 October 2023
New survey data from Wiley suggests workers are far less likely than their managers and senior-level executives to feel psychologically safe taking risks at work. The findings from the latest Wiley Workplace Intelligence report show a particularly wide gap between individual contributors and executives, which could lead to lower trust, engagement, and productivity in the workplace.
17 October 2023
A new survey from the American Heart Association highlights the impact of corporate policies and culture on employees’ self-reported levels of well-being and burnout. The new survey findings may help employers reduce burnout and improve workforce well-being by up to 40%.
3 October 2023
According to a recent ADP Research survey, 40% of respondents now place career advancement on their priority list, marking a substantial increase from the previous year's 23%. In fact, it surpassed the importance of flexible working hours.
19 September 2023
Last week we looked at 10 Leadership Styles and How to Work with Them. This week we are looking at six employee types and recommendations on how employers should address each type.
5 September 2023
While employee burnout is on a slow decline, it remains a significant concern within the U.S. workforce, according to the latest research from Eagle Hill Consulting. The study reveals that currently, 45% of employees report experiencing burnout, which is a decrease from the 49% reported in August 2022 and an even more significant decline from the 58% recorded in August 2020. However, younger workers, at 52%, and women, at 48%, still report the highest levels of burnout.
15 August 2023
Half of your employees are looking to leave. Yes, we said half. 50%. This is according to the 2023 Global Workplace Status report. Is your organization a victim of this statistic? You might not know until it’s too late.
18 July 2023
From "Bare Minimum Mondays" to "Put Your Boss on Blast on TikTok Fridays," there's a bold new trend called loud quitting. Instead of resorting to quiet disengagement, employees are now using social media as a platform to voice their frustrations and announce their resignations in a very public manner. This new trend affects workplace morale, productivity, and employer reputation.
13 June 2023
About half of workers are not fully engaged in their jobs, according to a study conducted by Gallup. This means they are only doing the minimum required to get by – not good for employers. This drop in employee engagement has happened two years in a row. But why?
9 May 2023
It just takes one bad apple…so the saying goes. One negative employee can have a significant impact on the work environment and the morale of other employees. Here are some ways in which a negative employee can affect work:
18 April 2023
Employee compensation is a critical factor in employee retention. When employees feel that they are being fairly compensated for their work, they are more likely to stay with their current employer. However, compensation is not just about salary, but also includes benefits, incentives, and other forms of rewards.
18 April 2023
Nearly 60% of organizations have increased their efforts to boost employee engagement since early 2020. However, a new report from ATD, Employee Engagement and Burnout: Maintaining Morale in Changing Times, shows that there continues to be room to improve engagement and ease employee burnout.
11 April 2023
The Great Resignation and quiet quitting are among the workplace trends ignited by one common theme: a lack (or perceived lack) of care for employees. MetLife’s 21st annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS) reveals feeling ‘cared for’ at work is a key driver of employee health and happiness, which are strongly connected to employee productivity and job loyalty. Yet the study found nearly half of today’s employees (42%) don’t feel cared for by their...