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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....
Process Mapping HR

11 July 2023

Process Mapping HR

Author: Michael Burns

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.

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.

Are Employer Demands Resulting in a Loss of Engagement and Productivity?

13 June 2023

Are Employer Demands Resulting in a Loss of Engagement and Productivity?

Author: Heather Nezich

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?

Are Allergies Affecting Employee Productivity?

30 May 2023

Are Allergies Affecting Employee Productivity?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

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...
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:

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.

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