As the coronavirus continues to spread, more people are being asked to self-isolate and many employers are scrambling to put systems in place to allow their employees to telecommute.
Companies that are not set up for telecommuting arrangements have legitimate concerns about productivity, communications, and even the possibility of workers' comp claims stemming from home hazards that may not be typical in the workplace.
But there are steps you can take to make sure that you keep your employees engaged and on task.
Workplace changes are common across all organizations. Although some employees may embrace various changes to company systems or procedures, most individuals find workplace changes to be confusing, stressful, and overwhelming. In fact, a recent study found that 71% of employees who experienced a large company change within the last year were less satisfied with their job than those who experienced little to no change.
Mentoring programs are a powerful way to help people build relationships and make connections. A mentor is an individual in the workplace who shares his or her knowledge and expertise to help another employee grow professionally.
As natural catastrophes continue growing in number and severity, everyone should be prepared for quick evacuation in case of emergency. Even if you don't live in an area known for natural disasters, you should always be ready in case you have to make a sudden evacuation.
Recognizing employees for their hard work is an essential component in improving employee engagement. Despite the importance of employee recognition, a Deloitte survey reveals that 45% of U.S. workers reported they haven't been recognized at work in at least six months.
What does the term “performance review” mean to you? To many people, it means sitting down at the end of the year with a manager to discuss job performance over the past 12 months. To others, it could mean chatting with a manager every quarter. And some might know it as a biweekly conversation to discuss personal goals.
A new year brings new issues for HR professionals to contend with. Some challenges are similar to previous years (overtime uncertainty), while others are more unique and complicated (legal marijuana and employment). Despite inherent difficulties, staying tuned in to these six trends can keep you ahead of the game in 2019. Ignoring them will only put you behind.
Below are the top trends to monitor in the coming months.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 42,000 opioid-related deaths in the United States each year. And according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, drug overdoses are one of the leading causes of death for Americans under the age of 50. With the popularity of synthetic opioids surging, experts predict the death toll will only increase.
Health literacy refers to the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Health Literacy Month, observed each October, aims to close the gap that exists between the way healthcare is communicated and the ability of most people to understand the information.
According to the National Action to Plan to Improve Health Literacy, nearly 9 out of 10 adults don’t fully understand routine health information. People who have difficulty understanding how to prevent and manage their health are more likely to skip needed medical treatment, go to the emergency room more often, and tend to make mistakes with their medications.
Did you know that 60.3 million U.S. workers are affected by workplace bullying? A 2017 survey conducted by the Workplace Bullying Institute found:
Bullying is generally defined as the use of intimidation through power, influence, tone or language to affect a person negatively. It is often intentional; however, sometimes the bully is not aware of his or her hurtful actions or words.
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