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Now displaying: October, 2021
Oct 29, 2021

In today’s workplace, respect is not just a kind gesture or a tool of civility. It’s a necessity for a high-performing workplace. The problem is that many workplaces still struggle to find the right balance of respect and meeting employee expectations. 

The key to respect is understanding what respect means in today’s work environment and the role leaders play in it. From there, leaders can craft their organizational standards of respect, accountability, and appropriate handling of disrespectful conduct. The net result is a happier, healthier, and culturally rich work environment.

Oct 22, 2021

Technology will change the way business is run—and with rapid adoption in the COVID-19 era, those changes are happening faster than ever before. Your workplace needs to be ready to evolve with the times. But first, you need to establish the right mindset for technology adoption. 

Humans inherently resist change, and your employees are no different. However, there are ways to overcome change-resistant mindsets. By driving understanding and reframing the effort, you can change employees minds (and their mindsets) to the betterment of your business.

Oct 15, 2021

The future of work is hybrid, but many workplaces aren’t ready for it. In order to make the transition successfully, leadership, HR teams, and IT teams need to create a secure work environment that allows successful (and safe) communication online just as much as in-person. This only happens when networking, security, and collaboration tools come together to enhance health and well-being, safety, and efficiencies. 

The key is to strike a balance—not just tools that get the job done, but tools that enable safe collaboration. That way, your team can confidently work (and innovate) whether they’re across the table or miles apart. 

Oct 8, 2021

Workforce expectations are changing — that we know, and that includes benefits. Employees are looking to their workplace to provide more guidance and real solutions on healthcare and wellness — and by the way, employers that step up to the plate aren’t just improving their own work culture. They’re also boosting their own brand as a forward-thinking employer.

Today we’re going to one way a new approach to benefits is changing the game – bringing well-being to the workforce.  Pop-up dental clinics right in your workplace are a proven way to ensure your employees get the dental care they need — despite their busy lives. And this ingenious new way to bring benefits on-site can have an enormous positive impact on financial wellness as well. A Cigna study found that regular preventive dental care over a five-year period reduced annual dental costs by 31% for people aged 18-64. 

Today Meghan M. Biro talks to Jordan Smith, the CEO of Jet Dental, about this groundbreaking model of employee healthcare. It’s a new way for employers to get ahead of employee expectations around benefits and care.

Oct 1, 2021

In 2019, a United Minds and Weber Shandwick survey found that one in five employees reported experiencing a cultural crisis within the last year to two—a significant incident indicating troubling workplace attitudes and behaviors. Worse, 30% of employees expect a cultural crisis within the next two years based on their employer’s current behavior. 

It’s more than just a bad attitude. It’s a toxic workplace culture that culminates into a dangerous trend for workplaces. Just look at the Space Shuttle Columbia accident, when workplace culture took an ugly turn. 

It's time for employers and HR professionals to do better. It’s time to revitalize culture and create a work environment that strengthens you. It’s time for managers to develop a plan of action to make sure their workplace culture is engaged, attentive, and positive. That has to happen at all levels, and it starts with commitment at the top of every organization.

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