It’s a wonder work gets done these days. For many managers and their employees, the urge to respond quickly to every alert, multi-task, network and update status is hard to control. The result: Lots of shallow work – the mindless kind that doesn’t create value or move much ahead. What’s missing: Deep work – the […]
HR Career & Self-Care
If anyone ever needed to negotiate better, it’s the human resources leader. After all, aren’t you almost always in the middle, working toward what’s best for employees and championing what’s best for your company? On top of that, you often need to propose – and win – ideas that help your team succeed. And every […]
HR professionals have been dealing with burnout for 30 years. 30 years! Think about what has changed in 30 years. 30 years ago, we didn’t have the Internet. We were writing on typewriters called “word processors” and thinking it could save a few lines of text. And do you know what else we were doing? […]
Employees of every age, race and orientation experienced some level of burnout these past 18 months. But what about manager burnout? How has the novel coronavirus and this type of burnout impacted leaders and middle managers across the country? Whether it was a manager, director, SVP or CEO at your organization, the chances are more […]
In HR, you work hard to help people manage and advance their careers. Why not give yours the same attention? HR professionals often worry about all the people, policies and protocols in their control, and they don’t foster their careers. Let’s focus on that today: How HR professionals can get their work noticed and advance […]
HR leaders focus so much on employee well being, they often neglect themselves. So what happens when the HR boss is burned out? More than 75% of employees experience work burnout, according to recent research from Spring Health. HR and other executives are employees, too – so there’s a good chance three-quarters of you are […]
As COVID-19 lingers, and working from home morphs to a more permanent reality, it’s important not to let poor practice create permanent ailments.
While it’s optional for employers, many will likely opt to allow employees to make mid-year health plan changes since so many have had their lives upended in 2020, as the IRS gives the go-ahead in a new coronavirus-related ruling. Normally, employees are prevented from changing their health insurance plans after the open enrollment period ends […]
Taking care of yourself means knowing you have a choice in every matter, whether it’s the best or worst day of your life.