Benefits of a Four-day Workweek + 6 Tips for Implementation

February 20, 2024

Henry Ford introduced the five-day, 40-hour workweek nearly 100 years ago when he discovered that working more only yielded a small amount of short-lived productivity. Although this was a big deal and a favorable step for workers’ rights at the time, we’ve come a long way in the past century—and workers want more.  While the… Read More »

Bad Managers vs. Good Leaders: Fostering Effective Leadership

January 30, 2024

Just because someone has exceptional technical skills and you’ve promoted them to a leadership position doesn’t make them a good leader. A 2023 Gallup survey found that only 21% of employees trust their organization’s leadership, indicating a decline in employee engagement and morale. After all, building a positive workplace culture is tough when employees don’t… Read More »

Navigating Workplace Gossip: Strategies for Employers & Managers

January 23, 2024
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Gossip in the workplace is like a wildfire—it can start from a tiny spark and quickly spread, leaving behind a trail of damage to employee relations and company culture. Whether it’s a casual comment at the water cooler or a rumor whispered in the hallway, workplace gossip can have significant repercussions if left unchecked.  Consider… Read More »

My Employees Want to Unionize. What Do I Do?

January 16, 2024
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So, you thought unions were a thing of the past—but then your employees started discussing unionizing. Perhaps they’ve even begun the process.  Before you panic, respond negatively, and harm employee relations, take a moment to breathe! Consider what it means that your employees want to form a union. Workers generally don’t organize unions with the… Read More »

This Meeting Could Have Been an Email: How to Have More Productive Meetings

December 12, 2023
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We’ve all been there—sitting through another session, thinking, This meeting could have been an email. After all, the saying has become a frequent joke about workplace culture, used on countless memes and novelty items. And while we may roll our eyes and laugh about it later, the truth is unproductive meetings cost companies significantly. One… Read More »

16+ Unique Employee Benefits to Keep Your Workplace Competitive

December 5, 2023
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Do employees still care about their benefits? Yes, perhaps more than ever—it’s not just about compensation! While they’re not willing to accept the bare minimum, Forbes Advisor found that one in 10 workers say they would take a pay cut as a tradeoff for better benefits. As employers strive to remain competitive, offering unique employee… Read More »

2024 HR Trends: 7 Areas to Prioritize for Your Team’s Best Year Yet

November 28, 2023

When it comes to 2024 HR trends, the emphasis on workplace culture is stronger than ever. In fact, McLean & Company’s HR Trends Report 2024  lists recruiting and providing a great employee experience as the top two priorities for organizations—the same as last year.  However, the way employers approach these areas continues to evolve out… Read More »

8 Ways to Embrace Inclusive Holiday Celebrations at Work

November 21, 2023

Many businesses prepare to celebrate and spread cheer among their teams with the holiday season approaching. But before you plan to celebrate holidays at work with an Easter egg hunt or Christmas party, take a beat to consider your workforce! Yes, holiday festivities can bring joy. However, these celebrations should be inclusive, respect the diversity… Read More »

Positive Change at Work: 9 Steps to Improve Corporate Culture

November 7, 2023
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Have you noticed a spike in tension, disengagement, productivity issues, or even conflicts in the workplace? These could be signs of a deeper cultural problem—but how do you improve corporate culture? It sounds like a MASSIVE undertaking! True, when you begin to consider the effort and resources involved in strengthening your team, it can be… Read More »

The Recovery-Friendly Workplace Guide: Supporting Employees in Recovery

October 31, 2023
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So, you want to become a recovery-friendly workplace and support employees in recovery. Implementing an effective and inclusive program requires training, time, and effort, but it’s worth it considering the difference employers can make. Recent research has found that: 90% of Americans suffer from some kind of mental health issue 50% of employees sought help… Read More »