Work-life isn't about being trendy or jumping on a bandwagon, it's a solid business strategy that allows companies to leverage one of its most key assets human capital," says Kathie Lingle, executive director of Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP). WorldatWork recognized two outstanding professionals for their success as work-life rising stars and honored two companies as recipients of the Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award, which recognizes organizations that have raised the bar on work-life innovation.
For introverts, the communication that's required to network and interview with others creates intense fear and, in some cases, makes it impossible to job hunt. To help shy people succeed in the working world, Careercast, a job search portal, has identified 10 of the best jobs that play to introverts' strengths while avoiding an overload of interactions each day. The best jobs for shy people include archivist, astronomer, film/video editor and, perhaps ironically, social media manager, says CareerCast's new report.
Employees have access to thousands of apps covering health and wellness on their mobile device. Employers and wellness vendors can offer workers hi-tech ways to track their physical activity, promote healthy eating and inspire wellness at work. Here are five mobile apps and outreach ideas to get employees moving and engaged in your wellness program.
Good news for baby-boomers! More employers are actively recruiting workers 50 and over; while fewer mature workers say they plan to put-off retirement, a CareerBuilder Survey shows.
New research by global consulting giant Mercer has revealed an unexpectedly negative perception about way that employees view their benefits, especially as more and more health care costs are shifted onto their plate.
A new workplace campaign from Employers' Coalition and the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health aims to help employers reduce the stigma of depression and help avoid costly disability claims.
While most employees blame occasional tardiness on traffic jams and missed alarm clocks, some people are apt to get a little more creative with their excuses. A new CareerBuilder study unveiled 12 memorably unique excuses heard by employers across the country. [photos: ThinkStock]
Employers looking to increase productivity should encourage employees to use their paid time off, an Oxford Economics study released Thursday suggests.
Now that the NFL report about bullying/harassment within the Dolphins' workplace has been released, the damage inflicted by bullying in the workplace is back in the spotlight. Bullying can lead to decreased job satisfaction, increased absenteeism and an overall decrease in workplace productivity, to say nothing about the personal toll bullying takes on the bullied.
Employers offering spousal benefits are more likely to attract new employees and retain the ones they already have, a new study from staffing firm Spherion shows.
While the office is increasingly where many busy singles find true love, workplace romance can have major implications for employers. Some companies have even adopted "love contracts" to help employees avoid legal issues if the relationship turns sour.
Are Americans accepting ways to cope with ever skyrocketing stress levels that can make them more productive to employers? New research finds that traditional pressures continue to rise and more needs to be done to relieve this strain.
An estimated 1.5 million employees call in sick the Monday after the Super Bowl, according to global survey data from Kronos, the worlds leading provider of workforce management technology. After Sundays big football face-off, workers have the Winter Olympics to watch and discuss, as well as March Madness, meaning businesses around the world are sure to see a downtick in employee attendance and productivity.
Among additional fun facts around the big games costly time out, Joyce Maroney, director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos, offers employers five tips for managing a less productive and/or thinning staff during such events. [Images: Shutterstock.com]
Its undeniable cloud-based technologies have fundamentally changed how businesses operate. As employers transition from on- to off-premise for HRIS, they are seeing increased productivity and profitability in the obvious ways: lower up-front costs, faster innovation, easier integration, and no nasty upgrade hassles. Its quite possible, however, that a less-obvious HR cloud revolution may prove to be even more meaningful one that is more about people and culture.
The hotly contested issue of workplace flexibility and its inherent benefits have swayed a new group of managers, according to the National Workplace Flexibility Study.