If you have a teenager in your home, you’ve likely heard many of their terms….and maybe had to ask them what it means or secretly google it. This year, Gen Z will turn anywhere from 11 to 26 years old. This means many of them are now bringing their slang to the workplace.
Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation expanding the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA). The bill reaffirms legal protections for sexual orientation and expands coverage to include gender identity and expression.
The mental health crisis in the U.S. is not going away anytime soon, and managers are on the front lines of a rapidly evolving mental health crisis in the workplace often without the resources they need to support workers. That’s according to the findings of Lyra Health’s 2023 State of Workforce Mental Health Report. The third annual survey compiles responses from more than 2,500 employees and 250 employee benefits leaders.
Aon plc has published its 2022-2023 Global Wellbeing Survey revealing that improving employee wellbeing factors can enhance company performance by at least 11% and up to 55%.
Toxic work culture is the number-one reason employees leave jobs and is the cause for many employee health issues. A toxic workplace is an environment where employees are subjected to harassment, discrimination, or bullying. It can also be a place where the employee is micromanaged or has a hostile work environment. Employees often feel unsafe or uncomfortable causing stress, anxiety, and depression.
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?
Considering the amount of time we spend with our colleagues, romances and other relationships are bound to form in the workplace. According to SHRM’s Annual Workplace Romance Survey, 75% of workers are comfortable with people at their workplace being involved in a romantic relationship, and 83% respect or would respect those who are in one.
Long covid impacting workforce: Long Covid — also known as long-haul Covid, post-Covid, or post-acute Covid syndrome — is a chronic illness with potentially debilitating symptoms. About 18% of people with long Covid hadn’t returned to work for more than a year, according to a report by the New York State Insurance Fund, the state’s largest workers’ compensation insurer.
A local Culver's is in trouble with the law for breaking laws protecting working minors. The company has to pay $13, 212 in civil money penalties for allowing crew members ages 14-15 to work longer hours than is legally permitted.
Due to inflation, 78% of employees want more support from their companies, and getting financial wellness benefits at work is important to 77% of U.S. employees across industries, according to a new survey from TalentLMS.
A survey conducted by Human Resource Executive (HRE) in late 2022 revealed that the top five things keeping HR up at night includes hiring and retention, stress, culture, technology, and learning and development.
Less than one-third of employees feel they are paid fairly, while just 34% of employees believe their pay is equitable, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc.
U.S. employers are reshaping their performance management efforts and pay-for-performance programs to give them a much-needed boost, according to a new survey by WTW. The survey found just one in four employers (26%) reported being effective at both managing and paying for performance. The current way of doing things is broken.
Six employer groups representing large companies have sent a letter urging Congress to act on passing measures that would address the nation’s mental health and substance abuse crisis before the end of the year.
Many neurodivergent job seekers say they’ve faced barriers in the hiring process despite offering many positive attributes that can help employers thrive, such as creativity, accuracy, loyalty, and other strengths. 61% of neurodivergent respondents to a recent survey said they experienced stigma or felt misunderstood at some point during their career. So, how can you create an inclusive environment that embraces neurodiversity?
The SHRM Better Workplaces on a Budget Recommendations report reveals the top drivers of employee turnover and offers specific strategies for addressing each of them. Many of these recommendations can be implemented with little to no additional budget.
Holiday parties are making a comeback! According to ASE’s 2023 Holiday Schedule and Practices Survey, after two years of COVID-related interruptions, 68% of organizations plan to hold an in-person 2022 holiday party compared to last year’s 42%.
Maintaining workplace culture across in-person, remote, and hybrid teams is top of mind for many organizations. However, how culture is defined and what is needed to feel supported varies across the four generations in the workplace – Gen Z, millennials, Gen X, and baby boomers.
This past Sunday, we ushered daylight saving time (DST) out, and welcomed back standard time by falling back one hour. While gaining an hour is a little easier than losing an hour, is any of it necessary anymore?
As set forth in an internal email and first reported by the Wall Street Journal, Ford has implemented a new response to underperforming employees – what many call, quiet quitters. They can either choose to leave with a severance or be placed on a performance enhancement plan (PEP).
A new report by Meyers-Briggs, Conflict at Work, reveals that managers spend an average of four hours each week dealing with employee conflict. The research investigates how people in the workplace see conflict today and what we can do to manage it better.
According to a new survey by SHRM, one in five U.S. workers (20%) have experienced poor treatment in the workplace by coworkers or peers due to their political views. What happened to keeping political views private in the workplace? The 2020 election along with the pandemic has thrown civility out the window.
Despite a long-standing hypothesis that personality traits remain relatively stable over most of a person’s adult life, the COVID-19 pandemic may have altered personalities, especially in younger adults, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal, PLOS ONE.
As part of the annual Global Culture Report, each year O.C. Tanner measures changes in the six core elements of workplace culture that together determine employee decisions to join, engage with, and remain at any place of work. They call them Talent Magnets because of their power to attract and connect people to their teams and organizations. The six Talent Magnets that drive corporate culture are:
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