When work stress escalates to the level of a chronic mental health issue, the UN health agency says, it becomes employee burnout and hurts employee’s ability to do their jobs. Everyone gets stressed at work once in a while, but a couple of productive days or a relaxed weekend is usually enough to move past […]
Wellness & Safety
Performance-based pay is likely the most common feature of the compensation structures of U.S. companies, experts say. And guess what? It’s also likely to be affecting your workers’ mental health. When employers transitioned to a pay-for-performance compensation plan (based on bonuses, commissions, profit-sharing, etc.), workers showed an increased use of anxiety and depression medications: 5.7% […]
Easing new hires into the job is important. And the best way to do that is to give them real responsibilities — and expect results — in the first week. Ideally, after a banner first day of introductions, special events and a great lunch, the rest of the week is time to have them roll […]
As a one- or two-person shop wearing multiple hats in addition to HR — payroll and workplace safety are probably under your wing as well — protecting your time is a constant challenge. That includes not reinventing the wheel when it comes to the hundreds of forms you work with during a year. The good […]
What are your employees’ favorite perks? If your workforce is anything like the 1,227 participants in a recent Unum survey, the answer is time away from the workplace.
In the past few years, there’s been an explosion of employers – of all sizes and from all business sectors – looking to start wellness programs to contain their long-term health costs. And when wellness programs are conceived and carried out properly, they’ve been proven to get results.
Employers in the Big Apple now need to be extra cautious before making employment decisions based on somebody’s hairstyle. The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently released guidance prohibiting firing or demoting employees who wear hairstyles reflecting their culture. Employers are also prohibited from refusing to hire based on hairstyle.
As we move into 2019, organizations of all sizes are once again reviewing employee performance management strategies. In a field as dynamic and fast-changing as HR, the new year is seeing HR teams trying new approaches that include recent scientific insights, productivity research and technology developments. The traditional annual review is on its way out […]
Performance management theory and practice is among the fastest-evolving areas of human resources. New research from corporate performance think tanks reflects recent psychological insights into the power – and drawbacks – of how we provide performance feedback to employees. Fight or flee? Most of us are familiar with the concept of the “flight or fight” […]