In times of economic downturn, employers may choose to furlough employees vs. laying off employees, but what does it mean to be furloughed?
COVID-19 has its own set of physical symptoms, but with 1 in 5 Americans suffering from some form of mental illness, this period of uncertainty is not the time to let mental health take a back seat.
A recent study shows that nearly 7 in 10 employees report that the COVID-19 pandemic is the most stressful time of their entire professional career. These high stress levels are reflected in the increase of prescriptions filled in mid-March with 78% of all anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and anti-insomnia prescriptions being filled as new prescriptions.
When it comes to compassion in the workplace, some may cringe, as they believe that opening up and showing kindness or “friending” team members is a recipe for disaster and it’s best to keep work life and personal life separate.
But let’s face it- you spend 40+ hours a week with these people. Would a little compassion really be the worst thing?
The new decade will bring new distractions for HR, but HR Gurus will need to maintain the focus on keeping the human in human resources and staying up to speed with the latest trends that cultivate culture, boost people productivity, and increase employee engagement.
The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to review your priorities and set goals for the year to come. For HR Gurus, this means going well beyond setting personal New Year’s resolutions like losing weight or eating healthy. It means reviewing people processes, recognizing weaknesses, and crafting a strategy for how to improve.
Looking for a team-building activity that everyone can enjoy? Board games might be just the ticket. Not only are they entertaining, but if you utilize them properly, they can vastly enhance your workplace, helping your employees better-enjoy one another’s company and improving a wide range of skills. Here’s why.
What do you think of when someone mentions ‘Dungeons & Dragons?’
There are a lot of benefits to having a strong company culture. Employees who work well together and feel like a member of a trusted team tend to be more productive and engaged at work. Leadership skills within strong company cultures are more developed than in companies who lack this valuable asset. All of this culminates into better revenue for a business.
To create a great company culture, you need to hire the right people for your team. Somehow, this effort seems to be more easily said than done and hiring mistakes are made frequently. Here are some of the common hiring mistakes to avoid.
Leadership transitions are tough for any company. No matter if it’s for good reasons or bad, this is going to be one of the biggest challenges you’ll ever face in HR.
Part of the issue is in keeping people motivated. Uncertainty about the future of the organization, or maybe even their jobs, tends to get people distracted, hurting productivity and the long- and short-term health of the company.
For many people, the word "no" is an impossible one to use.
We want to make other people happy, so it can be difficult to say no to family and friends. It's also hard to say no to a career opportunity or to a co-worker that wants your help.
But sometimes in life, it's necessary to put your foot down.
Learning to be a little bit selfish can be a good thing, and it can help boost you in ways you never thought possible.
See how these 5 benefits to learning how to say no can improve your productivity and quality of life.
Wouldn’t it be great to know ahead of time what questions you were going to be asked in an interview?
In a recent post, we outlined the 6 questions that a candidate should never ask during a job interview. This week, we wanted to hear the interviewing process from an HR perspective so for our segment, Ask an HR Guru, we reached out to a diverse group of HR professionals to ask: What is your go-to interview question?