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.
The EEOC affirmed on 12/16/20 that businesses and employers may require employees to receive a vaccination as a condition of continued employment and can require proof of COVID-19 vaccination. While the news about the COVID-19 vaccines presents a light at the end of the tunnel, our journey is not over. A recent article in SmartBrief presents a set of challenges for employer-employee communications. It has as many questions as answers.
Ready to join those elite 8% of people who successfully hit their goals? Where do you want to see your department at the end of 2021? Writing your goals does not have to be difficult. Base them on intention. If circumstances change, simply modify your goals.
Do you start your day sitting quietly, taking a few deep breaths? Mindfulness practitioners know the importance of recharging to regain productivity. Mindfulness practices of reflection, openness, and thoughtfulness will have a positive impact on employees and the bottom line.
Have you heard this saying about the pandemic, “We are all in the same storm but in different boats?” For most of us, our boat took a turn recently when many schools went back to virtual. I think it is safe to say we all are over COVID. For working parents, this has created even more challenges. Kids that were in face-to-face school are now virtual again, which means making more adjustments to daily routines.
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.
Governor Whitmer’s Executive Orders were declared unconstitutional by the Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) in October. Soon the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued emergency orders and Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued emergency rules governing workplace safety. It is important to know what changed and what stayed the same.
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