Life for many people is a constant juggle: children’s schedules, elderly parents, finances, doctor’s appointments, and social engagements. Then, each morning begins a new work day involving more juggling: meetings, employee and upper management demands, deadlines, emails, and piles of work to produce. The daily stressors are sometimes unavoidable and have a way of compounding exponentially.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of all employees vie
Have you ever been at work but not really been “at work?” Maybe you were feeling ill, did not get enough sleep the night before, or were worried about a sick relative or your finances. This phenomenon is referred to as ‘presenteeism.’ You are present, but not truly in the moment. Your mind is elsewhere, and you are unable to focus on work, reducing your productivity. A yearlong survey, referred to as the American Productivity Audit, interviewed more than 29,000 working adults
Ensuring a safe and healthy workplace not only prevents injury and illness, and the costs related to both, but also reduces absenteeism and turnover, increases productivity and work quality, and improves employee morale. In other words, safety is good for business. Furthermore, the integration of safety and wellness, with the promotion of positive well-being, is even better for business.
Well-being at work means employees are working in conditions that promote mental and
Today’s organizations that consistently foster an extraordinary workplace culture and high employee engagement are better able to attract and retain top talent that commit to their role and duties. Why? They do a great job investing in their most valuable resource, which are their people. It’s a culture built and sustained from how we think collectively from mental toughness and from shared core values. This requires people regardless of title yet initiated from the top to
In times like the present, with the pandemic and the Great Resignation, workers want to feel like their time and efforts are valued. Total Rewards is a Human Resources (HR) strategy that targets those sentiments1. It can include adding coveted benefits such as health and dental insurance, telemedicine, Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), a wellness program, flex time, PTO, individual recognition of performance (like awards or bonuses), an on-site fitness center, leadership c
What is productivity and why is having a productive workforce important? What are the costs of low productivity? In this blog, we will examine all these questions and hopefully provides some tips and ideas on how to enhance your employee’s moral, health, and productivity. Webster dictionary defines productivity as: the quality or state of being productive. Workplace productivity can be thought of as the amount and quality of work your employees can complete in a certain amoun
Life is difficult—that's a fact. But do you know what can help make serious situations easier? Humor and laughter! It's worth taking humor seriously at work—even (or especially) in hard times. Here are three scientifically-backed reasons why a little humor goes a long way towards greater happiness at work— increasing engagement and productivity. 1. Bust That Stress! The average American working adult spends about 1/3 (around 90,000 hours) of their life at work. Throughout thi