How Employers Can Encourage Workplace Friendships

​Work isn’t just a place where people do their jobs. It’s also where they learn more about themselves, uncover their strengths and weaknesses, and connect with the people around them. By spending... Read more »

From Puzzles to Potlucks: How to Engage Employees in a Hybrid Workplace

Goodbye, watercooler. Hello, Disney jigsaw puzzle. That’s the situation at the Orlando, Fla., office of Sabre International, a software and technology company that specializes in travel. Last year, Amanda Brunson, the company’s... Read more »

Why Is Everything in the Workplace ‘Quiet’ These Days?

​When the term “quiet quitting” started making headlines last year, many HR professionals began looking for signs that their employees were walking out the door—under the radar, of course. Not long after,... Read more »

Quiet Quitting May Raise Legal Issues

​Quiet quitting remains prevalent, but employers should look for underlying causes rather than assuming employees are lazy, said James Reidy, an attorney with Sheehan Phinney in Manchester, N.H. Speaking Feb. 27 at... Read more »

Lonely at Work

For millions of employees, remote work has been life-changing. Many women, along with Generation X employees who are now approaching middle age, say the ability to work remotely ranks higher than compensation... Read more »

Viewpoint: The Psychological Benefits of Commuting

​Editor’s Note: SHRM has partnered with The Conversation to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies.  For most American workers who commute, the trip to and from the office takes nearly... Read more »

Employee-Led DE&I Programs Can Keep Workers Active, Engaged

​Employee-led diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) groups, often part of employee resource groups (ERGs), encourage employees to be actively involved and engaged in developing a unique DE&I standard for each ERG. According to... Read more »

Study: Burnout Is a Barrier to Promotion

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered what could be an unprecedented level of burnout among U.S. workers. But even as the disease threat wanes, the burnout phenomenon hasn’t tapered off. A 2022 study by... Read more »

Is the ‘Great Regret’ an Opportunity for a ‘Great Return’?

​More than 47 million people quit their jobs in 2021, kicking off the movement known as the Great Resignation. Now, 80 percent of them regret their decision, according to a recent Paychex study. ... Read more »

Report: Managers Have Bigger Impact on Employee Mental Health than Therapists

​A new report by the Workforce Institute at UKG found that managers have a greater influence on employee mental health than therapists or doctors, and an equal influence to spouses and partners.... Read more »
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