Despite the cultural and emotional focus on wellness at work, today’s emphasis on a healthy workplace remains disconnected from management-led solutions and management-focused solutions, and shifts the onus to the employee. The message seems to be: We will help you with your problems, because we are enlightened employers; here are some things you can do. This approach doesn’t acknowledge the more complex possibility that the employer may be a large part of the problem. Further, companies are not measuring whether the programs offered actually make a difference.
Our latest research reveals how workers globally would use more time at home and at work as they share their work life wishlist. Employers should take note how important personal development is to workers if they wish to retain them.
What I have found in my research is that most people do not know what worklife negotiation looks like to them. They haven’t spent the time thinking about their current work and life situation and what an ideal worklife situation would be. Even if you do not have the power to change your work and life demands immediately, understanding where you would like to be provides you with a roadmap to make incremental changes to ultimately get to your ideal worklife situation – whether it’s getting more hours at work to pay off debt or cutting back on email at home so you can put your children to bed.
Our board member John Hollon makes the case for time off to vote.
What are we doing with our people, our time and our use of technology? Is it making us happier and more efficient or are at least some of the outcomes dangerous? Smart employers need to pay attention to these questions… and find better answers.
This blog post about millenials in the workplace is the courtesy of our new EMEA board member Steffi Burkhart. The figures are quite alarming: the German labor market will face a shortage of about eight million qualified workers by 2030. This skills shortage is not only an alarming topic in Germany: it is a global … Continue reading Millenials in the workplace: How to protect them from burnout and improve internal communication in the era of always-on
Location based tech can tell your boss where you are and what you may be doing. Discuss...
This blog post on high-performance business culture is the courtesy of Simon Porter, Vice President, Digital HR Services at NGA Human Resources. In the last five years we’ve seen a shift in attitudes towards flexible working. Research by the Workforce Institute shows a modern workplace divided against itself. Much has stemmed from globalisation of business … Continue reading Build a High-Performance Business Culture and All Will Be Successful
NYC is considering a bill to require employers to allow employees to digitally disconnect from work outside of work hours. Would that even work?
June 20, 2016 — The practice of working outside standard work hours is so ingrained in American culture that a majority of full-time salaried employees in the U.S. would work off-the-clock even if it was against company policy. The finding comes from a new survey commissioned by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, conducted online … Continue reading June 2016 FLSA Overtime Survey
This article about workplace wellbeing is the courtesy of board member Julia Hobsbawm. The idea of measuring and valuing workplace wellbeing is in full swing, and is about a decade old. That’s great….But. The ‘but’ is that a decade is an awfully long time in our ‘always on’ era. The world is changing and Wellbeing … Continue reading How Social Health helps create Workplace Wellbeing 2.0
Futurist Christian Kromme is optimistic about the possibilities of AI, but warns it brings new challenges to the workplace.