Workplace Wellness

The Next Human Frontier - Total Wellness from Life to Work

Workplace Wellness

As work and life continue to blend and issues like mental health and wellness continue to be elevated as important conversations, those of us in the people operations business ought to be thinking about what this means for the world of work. The nature of how we work and more importantly what our employees want from their employers is becoming less of a smoke signal and more like a blaring alarm. Are we equipped to answer the call? If our employees are healthy, well, and fulfilled we get people who are showing up to work ready to the best they can on behalf of the company. Our biggest challenge is assessing the internal climate for the necessary changes and figuring out what the best modalities are for assisting our employees in a myriad of ways over the life cycle of their careers and lives.

The Missing Piece of your Employee Engagement Efforts

Workplace Wellness

When organizations work to improve employee engagement, the focus tends to be on the day to day work experience. Feedback is sought from employees through surveys and focus groups. Recognition programs are created. And career development programs are rolled out. Join Jason Lauritsen, a former Human Resources executive, as he takes a look at one critically important element of a successful engagement effort that almost always gets overlooked: wellness.

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Financial Wellness - What Your Managers Need To Know

Workplace Wellness

As a manager, looking out for the welfare of the team means being aware of the personal life issues that come up and distract or disorient staff. One of the most impactful issues is personal finances. Being the representative of the company can make this issue seem unapproachable - after all, if your company is directly responsible for someone's financial situation, you can end up feeling at fault, even if you have no direct ability to change their circumstances. However, avoiding the conversation isn't helpful for anyone either. Join Miles Robinson, Management consultant, for an open and honest discussion about the journey he took to be able to discuss personal finances in a safe and neutral way with his teams. Learn about the resources he had to gather and develop, and the role HR can play in implementing these resources, and helping managers have difficult conversations with employees.

The Wellness Council of America’s (WELCOA’s) 7 Benchmarks to Building a Results Oriented Wellness Program

Workplace Wellness

The Seven Benchmarks are an important part of building a results-oriented workplace wellness program. By following this proven methodology in your organization or with your clients, you can provide a credible framework which can be tailored toward organization specific values, mission, vision and goals for wellness. Organizations that are dedicated to the health of their employees are given a structure to help their organizations through the Well Workplace Process.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Supercharge Your Mental Wellbeing - 5 Secrets to an Extraordinary Workplace

Workplace Wellness

Today, in our high-tech, high-touch world of 24/7 business demands, it is more important than ever to stop for a moment, take a breath, and make sure you are taking care of your number one client, patient, or customer. YOU! If you are not at your best, your business, your relationships, and your health will all suffer. Some studies suggest we have about 65,000 thoughts per day. They also show that up to 85% of those thoughts are negative. We also tend to have the same thoughts day after day. Additionally, it takes anywhere from 5 to 7 positives to counter the effects of one negative. Because of this, it takes a huge effort to feed your brain enough positive material to remain focused. Doing this keeps you on track, mentally sharp, and allows you to thrive in your career and enjoy life most of the time. We hope you will join us for this enlightening webinar. Happiness and success expert, Ricky Powell, will share his knowledge and wisdom to help you live an extraordinary life at home and at work!

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4 Change Management Strategies for Managing HR Digital Transformation

HR Bartender

There’s lots of talk about digital transformation but do we really know what it means? And everything that’s involved? One of the best definitions I’ve heard was at last year’s KronosWorks conference.

6 Key Principles for Organizational Decision Making

HR Bartender

Organizations are always making decisions. And when faced with unique circumstances, they might have to make some more – including some really tough ones. Decision making isn’t easy. Some people avoid making decisions at all costs. And avoidance is a decision in itself.

Performance Management: Design a Modern Process That Creates Results

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is sponsored by our friends at Primalogik , a cloud-based performance management solution that provides a flexible way to manage employee reviews, 360-degree feedback, goals, and engagement surveys. Enjoy the read!).

Working From Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider

HR Bartender

When COVID-19 started making headlines and employees were working from home, the idea was that this was all temporary. In a few weeks (or months), life would return to normal and we’d all be back in the workplace. That hasn’t exactly happened.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Working From Home 2.0 – 5 Skills for Success

HR Bartender

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on “ Working from Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider ” and honestly, it was very focused on setting up a work environment that helps you to be productive.

10 Must-Ask Questions To Supercharge Your Leadership

15Five

When I talk about 15Five’s mission, I like to say that we are in the business of employee feedback. Because when it comes to enacting positive change, managers are most effective when they’re aware of what’s really going on around them.

Pilot Groups or Sandboxes: Which Is Better for Your Implementation

HR Bartender

It’s always a good idea when we’re creating change or implementing something new to make every attempt to mitigate our mistakes. In software development, many organizations use a process called agile to do that. Agile is when a larger process is broken down into smaller steps or milestones.

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Will HR Technology Change Human Resources – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I received this comment from an HR Bartender reader a while ago and I must admit it’s taken me a while to think about the response. I’m taking that as a good sign. Sharlyn: Great article about the “ 13 HR Technology Concepts HR Pros Need to Know ”.

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

5 Components for Successful Organizational Analytics

HR Bartender

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) People Analytics Conference. During one of the sessions, speaker Jack Phillips shared five components for successful organizational analytics, and I wanted to share those with you.

Yes, People Are Checking Out Your Video Background

HR Bartender

A couple of weeks ago, I asked you a question about “ checking out a person’s video background during a call ” and you can see how you responded above. Honestly, this is not a surprise to me. And it shouldn’t be to you either. What’s in the background during your video calls says something about you.

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The Future of Talent Management

HR Bartender

When I worked in an office environment, I tried to spend a lot of time walking around. It was a great opportunity to be visible and chat with employees. It also got me into the habit of always having a notebook with me. Employees would ask questions and I needed some way to remember. Fast forward to today, I still carry a notebook with me to jot down ideas. The good news is that I ran across some notes from a presentation about the future of HR that I want to share with you.

How 12,000 People Came Together to Create UKG

Ultimate Software

In April, we announced to you and the world that Ultimate Software and Kronos had officially completed their merger. Then we shouted from the virtual rooftops on August 28 that we would soon be moving forward under a new, unified name: UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group).

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Employee Experience: Digital Transformation Can Improve It

HR Bartender

Digital transformation is the concept of using technology to solve business problems. As business strategies become more global and organizations need to be more agile, it only makes sense to use technology to our greatest advantage.

13 Questions To Solicit High-Quality Employee Feedback

15Five

In business, we are often so results-focused that we can discourage the outside-the-box thinking that drives innovation. But curiosity is vital for building thriving companies and for fostering healthy relationships between managers and co-workers.

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Create a Learning Organization with These 4 Skills Based Activities

HR Bartender

(Editor’s note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Paycom , a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management software.

Organizations: Maximize Productivity with Effective Scheduling

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by? our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos has introduced ? employee contact-tracing capabilities ?for for their customers at no additional charge. Check out their ?

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Contact Tracing for #COVID19: What HR Needs to Know

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

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Career Development: 5 Activities You Can Do Today

HR Bartender

Right now, many of us are concerned about our career. Maybe you’ve been furloughed or laid off. Maybe you’re still working but are starting to hear rumors. Or maybe you’ve been thinking about making a career change for several months. Regardless of your situation, you should be thinking about your career and how to position yourself for opportunities. There’s a saying in recruiting, “Always be closing.” Well in career development it’s “Always be ready.”

Do You Know The People You Are Recognizing?

Engage2Excel

When you want to give recognition to your employees, it’s vital to know their recognition preferences. Recognition is mostly an intangible expression of acknowledgment and valuing of an individual or a team, their positive behaviors, personal effort, or contributions.

Managers: How to Support Remote Employees – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Last week, we provided a list of resources to help individuals get adjusted to working from home. After it was published, I received this note. Dear HR Bartender! I’m a loyal and excited reader of your blog and usually find very great tricks and tips I can experiment with at my workplace. Currently, I work as an HR generalist in a team of 2, taking care of 110 employees.

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How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Don’t Make Employees Sleep on the Floor

Ultimate Software

I’m 42 years young. If I try to sleep on the floor, I won’t get any shut eye and I’ll be really crabby the next day, like really, really crabby. No one wants that. I don’t think I’m alone in this. So, why do we always revert to the floor when it comes to how we treat people?

3 Workplace Articles Every Manager Should Read Right Now

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Be sure to check out the Kronos HR & Payroll eSymposium scheduled for May 6, 2020 – a single day of learning focused on pressing business issues. Enjoy the article!). I don’t need to spend a lot of time explaining how workplace norms are changing quickly and frequently.

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Employee Engagement: 3 Things We All Want from Work

HR Bartender

Organizations are constantly asking themselves “What do our employees want?” And if they’re not asking that question, they should be. The answer helps organizations create a workplace that employees want to be a part of. That aids employee engagement. It helps companies create jobs and programs that employees enjoy. It also allows employees to do their best work (and, no, not more creative loafing). Last year, I worked on a series of articles with our friends at Kronos about this very topic.

How company culture affects employee engagement

CultureIQ

What is Employee Engagement? While many leaders think employee engagement surveys alone can improve their organization, CultureIQ’s decades of research show that improving overall culture is a far more effective way to improve business outcomes and propel growth.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

We need change leaders to save lives: How can you be one?

CultureIQ

By Paul M. Mastrangelo. CultureIQ first published this updated article on March 3, 2020. . Generically, change leaders are those who are willing to engage in the new behaviors and do so publicly so that others know about it.