Human Resources News & Insights

10 signs your workplace culture is toxic (and how to fix it)

It’s a hard thing to admit … that your work culture may be toxic. But identifying the symptoms and finding the antidotes for them can quickly improve morale, engagement, retention and productivity. Let’s get started. 

Why employee engagement matters – and 4 ways to build it up

As you know, employee engagement is an important factor in how well organizations function. But how important is it, really? Joe Wedgwood of The Happiness Index answers that question using the latest research on engagement — and he provides some helpful tips on how to improve engagement in your organization. 

Busting up the professional ghosting culture: A how-to guide

You’ve asked a colleague for some feedback on one of your proposals, but after a week there’s still no response. It’s not a “yes,” but it’s not a “no.” It’s just a silent abyss that queries get sent into, never to return. You’re in a ghosting limbo. 

The 10 oddest things HR managers have caught employees doing

A survey was just conducted to find out what’s stifling employee productivity, and HR managers revealed some disturbing things about their workers. 

Why you may want to consider a ‘napping room’ (we’re not kidding)

Employers spend vast amounts of time and resources combating costly chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and obesity — and rightly so. But there’s one health condition that’s largely ignored by health-management programs. — and it’s likely having a negative impact on your employees.  

Eyebrow-raising stats that will drive workers to wellness

There are some pretty shocking stats out there that could be used to spark more participation in employer wellness programs. 

Maybe March Madness isn’t such a great morale-builder after all

Every year at this time, scores of employers lose countless hours of work time and obscene amounts of money because of a little thing called March Madness, the start of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. But this year, employers are a little less likely to take the usual “Well, what can we do?” approach.  

5 reasons employee productivity’s about to hit a low point

Today’s forecast: The perfect storm of employee distractions. 

How much break time do employees need to maximize productivity?

What is the best ratio of break-to-work time? The answer may surprise you. 

Should you put employees on same-gender teams – or mix things up?

Here’s something you might guess: Men like working with other men, and women like working with other women. But here’s something you might not: That’s not a good HR strategy.