Problem people are exhausting. These employees spend most of their time either complaining about their responsibilities or explaining why they can’t possibly accomplish what needs to get done. When someone notices they’re not doing their job, the problem employee is often furious for being reprimanded and complains that they’re being harassed.
Whether you like it or not, every organisation has a culture, and organisational culture affects every aspect of an employees’ work experience. This includes their attachment to a company and its success, and the employees’ willingness to collaborate with their colleagues. All these factors shape the overall work environment, which employees will either thrive or struggle under, and of course – the bottom line.
Can workplace diversity be considered an actual competitive advantage or is it just something companies tend to boost about to improve their reputation?
I’m sure that you’ve noticed that there are plenty of articles online, as well as plenty of companies that are constantly hyping up the fact that diversity within the workplace has absolutely fantastic benefits.
Charlotte Evans February 3, 2022
Mental health awareness in the workplace is essential and is becoming a key focus within the UK HR industry. As many as 1 in 4 people in the UK experience Mental Health issues in their lifetime. Therefore, it’s important for workers to know how to identify these issues and how to support their colleagues and employees.
As the “Great Resignation” continues, more workers are reevaluating the skills they’ll need to not only further their careers but ensure they’ll have a place in today’s ever-changing and more agile and distributed workforce.
Everywhere I look nowadays I see something about stress and reducing stress. When my doctor inquired about my stress level, he seems shocked when I said "Zero". I guess most of his patients feel stress. I just don't. I have a friend who was nice enough to point out all the things that I should be stressed about, "kids, work, money". Thanks for that buddy, but nope, still not feeling stressed.
I’ve been receiving a series of emails lately from a highly regarded organization with the subject line “How to Be Human at Work.”
My first thought was, "Funny. Aren’t we being human all the time?"
For most of us it's not that we’re being inhuman at work, but I understand the point.
Remember the early 90s, when the mobile phones were not there. The only way to communicate to an out of office employee was landline phone or personal message via a colleague. Today there is no distinction between professional and personal lives as we are always connected.
In recent times, more and more attention is given to the importance of mental health in the workplace. We now know what is at stake when we don’t create safe, sound working environments. In Australia, mental health compensation claims annually cost $145.9 million and the resulting absenteeism costs a further $4.7 billion.
In today’s competitive work environment, the one thing that makes you stand out as a company is your people. When Dale Carnegie Training conducted a study of 1,500 employees, they discovered engaged employees significantly outperform. But how do you effectively engage your employees? Get creative!