How do we teach ourselves and our employees to reduce distractions that break their focus and drain their brains? It’s tough to weed through the distractions of email, unnecessary meetings, and notifications. Here are some tactics to use to stay focused and be productive.
Many employers have taken action to address the financial well-being of their employees, and one of the most popular benefits companies have either expanded or begun to offer is student loan repayment assistance in addition to tuition reimbursement programs.
Work from anywhere, distributed workforce, remote work…whatever you call it, there will likely be some challenges in such areas as payroll, time zones, virtual interviews, and onboarding.
As employees transition back to the office, they will experience a “re-entry” phase, during which both employees and employers will need to adjust and adapt. This “re-entry” phase is also known as reverse culture shock, a term originally used to describe the impact of returning home from a long period abroad.
A reimbursement or expense policy should clearly outline how your business deals with company related expenses and offer a detailed explanation on how employees are able to get reimbursed. Most include the following key elements:
Leaders must perform well even during the tough times. While all organizations have crises, over the past year every organization experienced the same crisis – the COVID-19 pandemic. There are several guiding principles to leading during a crisis:
A successful return to work plan is based on trust, mutual understanding, and of course, providing an environment that appeals to your workforce. How do you create excitement around returning to work when a majority of your staff may want to remain remote?
The three components of psychological safety that are perceived in the workplace are respect, inclusion, and trust. It is a simple equation: (R + I) x T = PS (psychological safety). A recent blog by Dr. Ken Woodside, partner at The Luminous Group, looked closely at how to create a psychologically safe workplace.
To say things have changed in the workplace is an understatement. Make sure your benefits and programs have kept up. Here are total rewards trends to consider for your organization this year.
The pandemic has created drastic changes for organizations and HR departments. Certain aspects of work that were deemed trends or labeled the future of work are now happening and look like they are here to stay. Let’s examine how HR has changed during the pandemic.
Think of one word to define the last year…uncertainty. We all know what uncertainty brings on…anxiety. Each week we do not know what will come next, and that is taking a toll on our workforce’s mental health.
Is your organization prepared for the worst-case talent scenarios? Do you have a plan to transfer knowledge of your leaders at all levels? Have you identified high performers who can move into these roles? If not, you need a succession plan.
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