22 August 2023
A recent Gartner survey has revealed a concerning rise in burnout cases among HR staff. A significant majority—close to 75%—of HR leaders who participated in Gartner's survey expressed that burnout among HR staff has become more challenging compared to the period before the pandemic.
8 August 2023
Taking a vacation is the ultimate hack to recharge both mind and body, fostering renewed creativity and productivity upon return. It's a transformative pause that fuels personal growth and revitalizes work performance. However, according to a new Pew survey, only 46% of employees are utilizing all of their vacation time. Take that vacation!
1 August 2023
In today's digital age, the integration of technology in the workplace has become increasingly common, revolutionizing the way we work. One notable aspect of this transformation is the implementation of employee monitoring tools, which have raised concerns among employees about their productivity and privacy. A recent survey conducted by Glassdoor revealed that over 40% of U.S. professionals feel less productive when they know their employer is monitoring their work devices....
11 July 2023
Recently an article on process mapping, also known as workflow mapping, was brought to my attention and it reminded me that although process mapping is typically used for product manufacturing, engineering, or other organizational process improvement this organizational improvement tool can also improve human resource functions.
20 June 2023
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.
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?
30 May 2023
Allergies seem to be at a peak this year. Pollen season has started earlier and earlier in the past years, especially exacerbated by the mild winters. Generally, allergy season is April to June, but it continues to start earlier and end later. A study published in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2021 found that the North American pollen season starts earlier and lasts longer than it did in 1990, with higher concentrations of pollen. Not good...
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:
4 April 2023
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.
21 March 2023
We are officially in a post pandemic workspace now. What does that mean? We probably are managing remote teams, figuring out smarter ways to work, and meeting more efficiently.
21 February 2023
Employee development is essential for organizational success and long-term sustainability. Organizations that invest in employee development initiatives can expect to see increased productivity and improved morale.
21 February 2023
In a world where the labor participation shortage is not going away, employers are looking for real ways to drive productivity, performance, retention of talent, and new strategies for attracting incoming generations. Just paying employees more is not driving major improvements and may not be financially sustainable over time. What else can be done?
14 February 2023
Organizations faced hard decisions in Q4, and the downsizing continues into 2023. The question now is who the lucky ones really are. The employees who are left or the ones that got the ax?
29 November 2022
Presenteeism is when employees come into work even when they have a justifiable reason to be absent, such as a physical or mental illness. Absenteeism occurs when employees don't show up for work. Presenteeism is largely an issue of workplace culture. Take the right steps to combat presenteeism at your organization.
16 November 2022
November is the best month to plan and prepare for the new year. December is consumed by holidays, parties, and things winding down. January tends to find people hibernating, lower energy, and not picking up the pace until the month is almost over. November is the best time to set clear goals for hitting the ground running in 2023.