22 November 2022
The COVID pandemic has caused a lot of change. The workplace continues to change as a result of remote work triggered greatly by the pandemic and employee expectations changed with it. As employers and leaders, we’ve had to embrace these changes in order to keep up. I have always found that the effect change has is greatly dependent on your attitude towards it.
8 November 2022
Over the past few years, the workforce and workplace have dramatically changed. In order to be successful, organizations must be future ready and have strategies in place to help their talent – both tenured and new – thrive.Over the past few years, the workforce and workplace has dramatically changed. In order to be successful, organizations must be future ready and have strategies in place to help their talent – both tenured and new – thrive.
25 October 2022
I recently read a statistic that I found shocking – 45% of voluntary turnover is from employees who have been at a company less than a year. Another 20% leave after one to three years. Organizations experiencing this type of turnover have a difficult time engaging and connecting with employees.
11 October 2022
Stoicism is considered one of the first life philosophies. It is described as “the endurance of pain or hardship without the display of feelings and without complaint.” In addition, Stoics believe that we are all equal regardless of wealth, status, power, or possession.
27 September 2022
A few years back the trend in HR was to bring your whole self to work. We promoted being psychologically safe at work and not hiding our true selves. While there is still some validity to this notion, the new emerging trend as many of us return to the office, is to leave part of ourselves at home and only bring our best, professional self to work.
13 September 2022
In recent issues of EPTW we’ve covered quiet quitting and quiet firing, and now I’m hearing about the newest recruitment trend – quiet hiring.
30 August 2022
Recently a CEO’s post on LinkedIn stirred up a bit of controversary over calling one’s work a family. The post by Daniel Abrahams read, “Stop calling your company a ‘family.’ Parents don’t fire their children for poor performance or lay them off to cut household costs when they’re struggling to put food on the table.”
16 August 2022
For those of you close to my age, do you remember as a child thinking about what the year 2000 would be like? I envisioned us all living like the Jetsons. I even had my own personal robot. But as we got closer to the actual year 2000, it didn’t feel that different. Yes, technology had advanced, but we weren’t the Jetsons!
2 August 2022
I hear a lot of talk around remote and hybrid work for employees, but not as much about leading from a remote location. While there might be some unique challenges in leading from afar, great leaders can lead from anywhere.
19 July 2022
My summer reading list just keeps getting longer, and I just stumbled upon this list of seven New York Times bestselling business books that all professionals should read. I’ve only read one of them, so I guess my list just grew by six more books!
5 July 2022
Burnout has become a negative trend in the workplace today. It seems more common today as workplaces deal with the pandemic and a potentially impending recession. Leaders are trained to identify and manage burnout in their employees. But who is looking out for them?
21 June 2022
Elon Musk recently met with the staff of twitter and during that meeting he talked about his 7-word rule for working remote – “if somebody is exceptional at their job.”
21 June 2022
George Brown, ASE Senior Vice President, began at ASE 20 years ago to work on a grant project. Normally, once a grant ended, we would have to let go of the employee handling that work. But George was different. I had to find a way to keep him. In just two short years, he had become an integral part of ASE and a leader. Thankfully for ASE, that lasted for the next 20 years. Now, as we said at his retirement party last week, the Legend is retiring. George retires July 15th.
7 June 2022
I'm sure by now you’ve seen or heard about the Elon Musk memo leaked on Twitter telling his senior staff that all employees must report to the office for a minimum of 40 hours per week. When another Twitter user asked, “Any additional comment to people who think coming into work is an antiquated concept?”, Elon’s response, the Tweet heard around the world was, “They should pretend to work somewhere else.”
24 May 2022
In my last blog I wrote about 4-day workweeks. Since then, I learned about another option some organizations are implementing – the 4 + 1 workweek. A week like this reserves one day per week for training and development.