8 December 2020
One of the biggest issues for newly minted supervisors and managers is that their buddies now report to them. So how does one go from buddy to supervisor? It’s common for many new supervisors or managers to forget their role and ignore the performance issues. They don’t want to rock the boat and want to keep their personal friendships.
24 November 2020
Office parties are so last year. Planning an office party in 2020 is not an easy task. Its time to think of alternatives to the annual event. Your employees will appreciate any effort you take to make the office holiday party one they look forward to, even if it is through a Zoom call. They deserve it, after all, 2020 has been quite a year.
17 November 2020
Many organizations have had to tighten their budgets due to the pandemic. Employees understand this, but it’s still nice to feel appreciated, and employees have become accustomed to employers expressing that appreciation at year-end. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to show your employees you appreciate them.
27 October 2020
Human Experience Management (HXM) is on the rise. We are all in this big experiment of remote work, return to work, and being an essential worksite. Employees expect and need more than pay and benefits. They want experiences. Their experience involves the technology they use, company culture, agility, and employee development and growth opportunities.
20 October 2020
In a recent survey by Time’s Up and the National Women’s Law Center, seven in 10 people (72%) who report sexual harassment faced some form of retaliation, including termination, lawsuits for defamation, and denied promotions. The report is based on 3,317 requests for legal help submitted to Time's Up between January 1, 2018, and April 30, 2020. In addition, one-third of workers (36%) said they experienced physical harassment, sexual assault, or rape. About 1 in 5 (18%)...
25 August 2020
According to a second pulse survey by KPMG LLP, 79% of U.S. workers from organizations with more than 1,000 employees indicate that over the last four months, the quality of their work has improved, 70% say that their productivity has increased, and 67% indicate their work-life balance has improved. 84% are satisfied with their employer's response to the pandemic.
4 August 2020
The case for reopening schools and day care centers during the pandemic is strong. However, reopening schools also means exposing more kids to the virus, which could mean 14-day quarantines for families. What does this mean for employees and employers?
14 July 2020
In May EPTW published an article conjecturing that employers would likely face masking issues involving inappropriate images and messages on worker face wear. We stressed, for the most part, that employers have control over what employees wear in the workplace unless overridden by formal federal or state safety and health regulation or a collective bargaining agreement.
23 June 2020
Employers can earn the trust of their employees through timely and accurate communication. But how to communicate and how much is a question that came up in a recent ASE Member Roundtable regarding COVID-19 in the workplace.
19 May 2020
Remote work has overcome our culture, and video conferencing has become a standard way of communicating with our peers, teams, leadership, and customers. While video conferencing existed prior to the pandemic, we now find ourselves utilizing this method of communication as a daily activity. The way we present ourselves physically on video says a lot to the other participants on the call.
4 February 2020
With Valentine’s Day coming up in just over a week, what better time to gaze at employer policies addressing relationships as well as review non-discrimination policies that employers passionately hope will keep them out of trouble. Surveys have found up to 85% of 18 to 29-year olds would consider having a romantic relationship with a co-worker. A CareerBuilder survey found that 38% of respondents had dated a co-worker at least once, and 31% of them reportedly went on to marry the...
14 January 2020
Is it a beautiful day in your workplace neighborhood? Mr. Rogers was known for teaching children acceptance, empathy, kindness, honesty, and so much more. As HR professionals, these lessons can be applied to the workplace.
7 January 2020
According to research from Fierce Conversations, the majority of U.S. employees — regardless of gender or seniority — feel they cannot share an idea, opinion, or concern at work due to a fear of disrupting their role at their company. The survey found that nearly 63% of U.S. employees have chosen not to share a concern or negative feedback at work.
10 December 2019
The number one response to coping with toxic employees is to ignore them, with 44% of respondents noting this is their preferred approach, according to new research conducted by Fierce Conversations on toxic workplace culture. Addressing behavior with management comes in second, with confronting them the third-most preferred option.
26 November 2019
Although conventional business wisdom has held that employees should check their political opinions at the door while at work, with the heated presidential election less than a year away that isn’t always the case. A new SHRM survey shows that not only are political conversations occurring at work, they're on the rise—and causing conflicts.