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Deloitte Survey Highlights the Value of Workplace Volunteer Programs

16 July 2024

Deloitte Survey Highlights the Value of Workplace Volunteer Programs

Author: Heather Nezich

This past June, Deloitte released the results of a new survey that reveals workplace volunteer opportunities are important to employees and can help them feel more positive about their work experience, more connected to their colleagues, and have a greater sense of personal fulfillment and purpose.

Work Besties: The Secret to Modern Workplace Happiness

9 July 2024

Work Besties: The Secret to Modern Workplace Happiness

Author: Heather Nezich

Lately, there's been a surge in conversations about the importance of having a best friend at work. On platforms like Instagram and TikTok, the hashtag “#workbestie” has become increasingly popular. Research from Gallup consistently shows that employees who have close friends at work are more engaged and productive.

Do Your Benefits Support Employees Living in Permacrisis?

16 April 2024

Do Your Benefits Support Employees Living in Permacrisis?

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Recent data from a study by MetLife reveals a concerning trend: employees are experiencing heightened levels of stress, burnout, and depression in the workplace. The pressures of the ongoing permacrisis state, compounded by financial concerns and persistently high living costs, have created a challenging environment for employees to navigate.

Cheers! The Revival of Happy Hour in the Workplace

12 March 2024

Cheers! The Revival of Happy Hour in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

In 1914, the concept of "happy hour" emerged when the U.S. Navy organized evening events for on-duty sailors, aiming to provide entertainment through food, music, and dancing. During the era of prohibition "happy hour" took on a different connotation. With the ban on alcoholic beverages, the term came to represent the clandestine act of enjoying a drink after work but before heading home, as noted by the Huffington Post.

Employee Appreciation Day is March 1st – What do Employees Want?

27 February 2024

Employee Appreciation Day is March 1st – What do Employees Want?

Author: Heather Nezich

Employee Appreciation Day is this Friday, March 1st. Do you know what makes your employees feel appreciated? It might differ by generation according to a new report by Talent LMS.

4 Workplace Romance Policy Points for Employers to Consider this Valentine’s Day

13 February 2024

4 Workplace Romance Policy Points for Employers to Consider this Valentine’s Day

Author: Heather Nezich

Love is a prevalent theme on Valentine’s Day, and recent studies suggest that it often extends into the workplace. Despite the increasing trend of remote work, office romances remain common, highlighting the need for clear guidelines to mitigate legal risks and maintain employee morale in case of relationship breakdowns. Crafting realistic policies that align with your company culture and effectively communicating expectations to employees are essential steps. Here are four key...
The Election Year is Upon Us - Be Prepared for Workplace Political Discussions…or Worse

23 January 2024

The Election Year is Upon Us - Be Prepared for Workplace Political Discussions…or Worse

Author: Michael Burns

While it seems like elections and politics have been on-going rather than every two or four years, we are now entering the actual election year, and employers should prepare themselves to address possible employee dissent, rancor, or worse.

Strategies for Dealing with an Entitled Coworker

5 December 2023

Strategies for Dealing with an Entitled Coworker

Author: Susan Chance

Entitled is a word that we hear a lot these days. It is often thrown around casually to describe groups of people and individuals even when not necessarily a fair assessment. But have you ever had to work with people who are truly entitled? They could be a boss, co-worker, or perhaps a vendor or supplier.

Is Loneliness Impacting Your Workplace?

21 November 2023

Is Loneliness Impacting Your Workplace?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

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...
6 Employee Types and How to Address Them

19 September 2023

6 Employee Types and How to Address Them

Author: Heather Nezich

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.

10 Leadership Styles and How to Work with Them

12 September 2023

10 Leadership Styles and How to Work with Them

Author: Heather Nezich

Navigating various types of leadership in the workplace can be challenging. There are many contrasting styles of leadership – some easier to work with than others.

The Ripple Effect of Impulsive Employees

20 June 2023

The Ripple Effect of Impulsive Employees

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Impulsive employees can have a profound impact on the overall dynamics of a workplace. Their impulsive behavior is often driven by lack of self-control, emotional reactivity, short attention span, disregard for rules, and lack of accountability.

10 Toxic Traits to be Aware of in the Workplace

20 June 2023

10 Toxic Traits to be Aware of in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

Do you work with employees who consistently exhibit negativity, criticism, and lack of support? Perhaps you have encountered a coworker who is unaware of the ways in which their actions affect you, or someone who frequently tells lies. If any of these situations resonate with you, it is likely that you have encountered toxic traits. It is crucial to be aware of the following ten toxic personality traits and remain vigilant in identifying them.

How One Negative Employee Can Sour the Bunch

9 May 2023

How One Negative Employee Can Sour the Bunch

Author: Linda Olejniczak

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:

Dealing with Negative Feedback and Conflict

11 April 2023

Dealing with Negative Feedback and Conflict

Author: Linda Olejniczak

One of the hardest things about getting feedback is not reacting defensively. Defensiveness in the face of criticism is a perfectly natural response.  The quote, “listen to learn, not to react” is a great standard to live by.

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