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The Crucial Case for Lunch Breaks: Why Remote Workers Need Them Too

28 May 2024

The Crucial Case for Lunch Breaks: Why Remote Workers Need Them Too

Author: Emily Price

In the realm of remote work, the necessity of taking a lunch break often gets overlooked. Just like in traditional office settings these breaks are crucial for the health and productivity of remote workers. Let's explore why lunch breaks matter for those working remotely and how they contribute to overall well-being and efficiency.

The Work-Life Revolution: How Line Managers Can Drive Change

14 May 2024

The Work-Life Revolution: How Line Managers Can Drive Change

Author: Heather Nezich

Organizations can improve the work-life balance of their employees by training line managers in work-life support. This training reduces burnout in employees who have little control of when or where they work and increases family engagement of employees who have high work-life flexibility.

Resenteeism: The Silent Struggle in Today's Workforce

16 April 2024

Resenteeism: The Silent Struggle in Today's Workforce

Author: Heather Nezich

Another year; another trend – Similar to last year’s trend of "quiet quitting," where employees do the minimum due to burnout and feeling unappreciated, a new trend dubbed "resenteeism" has emerged, reflecting workers' low productivity driven by resentment. These employees feel obligated to stay in their current jobs due to financial commitments or familial responsibilities, yet they harbor dissatisfaction and resentment that hampers their performance.
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.

Meeting Fatigue: How Too Many Meetings Have Employees Feeling Enraged Instead of Engaged

2 April 2024

Meeting Fatigue: How Too Many Meetings Have Employees Feeling Enraged Instead of Engaged

Author: Lauren Cromie

Are you sick of your calendar being full of meetings and never having time to get anything done? Well, you are not alone. Employees now attend an average of 8-17 meetings a week which is three times the number of average meetings than before the pandemic; studies show a 252% increase since February 2020.

Five Lessons Professional Sports Can Teach HR

19 March 2024

Five Lessons Professional Sports Can Teach HR

Author: Dana Weidinger

Whether you're an avid sports fan or someone indifferent to the world of athletics, there's an undeniable power in witnessing a group of individuals collaborate toward a shared objective. Each team member, whether in the spotlight or on the sidelines, plays a crucial role, propelling each other towards their collective vision of success.

The Value of Doodling

27 February 2024

The Value of Doodling

Author: Susan Chance

Last week I read a post on LinkedIn where the poster shared her need to be busy all the time. It caused me to recall how often my dad used to say, “Do something while you are resting.” That fostered a need in me to keep my hands busy all the time.

Fostering a Culture of Appreciation: The Significance of Gratitude in the Workplace

21 November 2023

Fostering a Culture of Appreciation: The Significance of Gratitude in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

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...
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...
Here Come the Holidays – Ready or Not

14 November 2023

Here Come the Holidays – Ready or Not

Author: Susan Chance

It seems like just a minute ago it was January. Now summer, with all of its holidays and vacations, are gone and Halloween is just a memory. We are heading into Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all of the other holidays that come between now and the end of the year.

Unlocking Workplace Trust: Addressing Psychological Safety Disparities Across Organizational Levels

31 October 2023

Unlocking Workplace Trust: Addressing Psychological Safety Disparities Across Organizational Levels

Author: Heather Nezich

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.

Benefits of a Paperless Onboarding

24 October 2023

Benefits of a Paperless Onboarding

Author: Linda Olejniczak

HR professionals are continually seeking ways to cut expenses, enhance operational efficiency, and uphold productivity. When it comes to onboarding procedures, the transition to a paperless approach emerges as a strategic way to realize these objectives. Below, we examine the advantages of paperless onboarding.

Navigating Burnout Challenges in HR

22 August 2023

Navigating Burnout Challenges in HR

Author: Heather Nezich

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.

Take That Vacation! Why Vacation Time is the Ultimate Productivity Hack

8 August 2023

Take That Vacation! Why Vacation Time is the Ultimate Productivity Hack

Author: Heather Nezich

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!

Employee Monitoring: It Could Backfire on Employers Resulting in Reduced Productivity

1 August 2023

Employee Monitoring: It Could Backfire on Employers Resulting in Reduced Productivity

Author: Heather Nezich

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....
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