Many workers worry that professional development and growth opportunities are stagnating as they continue working remotely. That’s what 9,000 executives and rank-and-file employees told Wakefield Research in a survey published in September. Wakefield found that many execs and employees are generally positive about the shift to remote work. But they also have serious concerns about […]
As seasoned HR pros, you know what works well in your training and development program. And you’re familiar with many of the most common training and development mistakes. But some still sneak under your radar, even some that seem obvious once you look for them. Let’s take a look at five common aspects of training […]
Employees need to feel consistently supported and appreciated for the long haul, and that’s where “longboarding” comes in.
During this global pandemic, people are anxious and concerned, not only about their health, but the future of their jobs. And they’re looking to you to reassure them. To make things more complicated, you have so much on your plate right now, it can be easy to let communicating with your team fall by the […]
Every workplace has negative people who erode morale. They’re not always easy to pick out of a crowd, but they can do an amazing amount of damage over time.
The COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate game-changer that has turned many things, especially business, on its head. In response, most companies are implementing work-from-home-arrangements for employees so they can keep things running. Along with all the cautions about online scams and email phishing, another pitfall awaits: It’s possible that without a legally sound remote work […]
The workplace is constantly evolving, and so is the job market. With unemployment at a near record low, job seekers have tons of options. Recruiting new talent is a challenge, so employers are focused on keeping their current employees happy. Having your company staffed with the best people is a full-time job by itself, not […]
More than half of gig economy workers responding to a recent survey said they believe the “alternative workforce” should unionize. And the desire to unionize extends to gig workers who say they are satisfied with their current job. Why? So they can get paid fairly, have some level of benefit coverage (about three-quarters of gig […]
How Much Support Do You Really Need to Get Ahead? When it comes to career development, what gives you a leg up over your peers? Extra hours in the office? Consistent performance? The sheer luck of being in the “right place at the right time”? What if getting ahead at work means having the right […]