Institutions as serious as Wharton, MIT, and the London Business School agree: it’s time to bring some laughter in the workplace.
We laugh at shows like The Office, but work is a sober affair. Babies laugh an average of 400 times per day, but people over 35 only laugh an average of 15 times per day. Considering that 91% of executives believe a sense of humor is key to career advancement and 84% believe that people with a sense of humor do a better job, it’s time to bring some giggles, cackles, belly laughs, and guffaws back to the break room.
You don’t need to screen stand-up routines over lunch, but as a leader, bringing laughter into work with you is one of the best things you can do to bolster your teams. The key is to skip the bawdy Will Ferrell humor in favor of tactful, work appropriate comedy, and leaders are the ones who set the bar for acceptance.
In today’s fast-paced, constantly changing work environment, organizations are looking for ways to improve employee engagement and performance. However, many organizations invest in initiatives that fail to see significant improvements.
Many are now turning to coaching and people science programs as a way to boost productivity and create a more positive work culture. But what exactly do coaching and people science mean, and how do they work? This podcast will explore the basics of effective engagement and performance programs, as well as the benefits they can offer your organization.
In a rapidly changing world, the ability to make ethical AI-based talent decisions will be increasingly important for business success. As businesses strive to keep up with the competition, they need to be able to identify and nurture the skills of their workforce. At the same time, they need to maintain high ethical standards in order to protect the privacy and rights of employees.
In this podcast, we explore the role of ethical AI in skills-based talent decisions. From the standpoint of an experienced recruitment and HR leader, we discuss how businesses can use AI in a responsible way to identify and develop the skills of their workforce. We also explore the challenges and opportunities that arise when ethical AI is used in talent decisions.
It's no secret that the workplace is often a man's world. But what can women do to uplevel their power and make it a more equal playing field? In this podcast, we explore how women can lean into their power and potential to create the change they want to see. We also look at how business leaders can better support women in the workplace and what organizations can do to foster a more inclusive environment.
Employee experience has come to the forefront of how businesses operate. In a digital age, where everything is at our fingertips, employee experience needs to be designed with the user in mind. Too often, employers neglect Employee 2.0 and focus exclusively on customers. By neglecting the employee, you are essentially setting yourself up for failure. Your best employees will leave and find a better work experience elsewhere. Delight your employees and they will deliver great customer experiences!
What are some ways you can improve the digital employee experience? Listen to find out!
If you're like most HR recruiters, then you're always looking for ways to improve the employee experience. By using social media screening tools, you leverage emerging technologies like AI to a better idea of what potential employees are like online. This can help you to find candidates who are a good fit for your company and who will be happy and engaged in their work. In this podcast, we'll discuss how social screening can be used to identify potential employees and avoid those who have red flags. We'll also share some tips on how to use social media during the recruiting process.
It's been said that "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." While this may be true for many things in life, it is especially applicable when it comes to making change stick in the workplace. But if they're not handled correctly, these gatherings can quickly turn into a waste of time.
In order to create meaningful change within an organization, it's important to gather everyone together and get their buy-in. However, maximizing these gatherings can be tricky. In this podcast, we discuss how to make the most of your next workplace meeting.
The onboarding process is crucial to the success of any business. It's the first step in ensuring that new employees are comfortable and productive in their roles. But what happens when you're faced with a mass resignation? How can you ensure that your onboarding game is still up to par? With so many people leaving their jobs, it's more important than ever to make sure your onboarding process is up to snuff.
At its core, earned wage access (EWA) is a way for employees to access their wages before their scheduled payday. This can be done through a variety of methods, including payroll advances, early release of funds from a company bank account, or other methods approved by the employer.
There are many benefits of EWA for both employees and employers. For employees, it can provide much-needed financial flexibility and peace of mind. It can also help them avoid expensive fees associated with traditional payday loans. For employers, EWA can improve employee retention and satisfaction, and may even lead to increased productivity.
In this podcast, we'll explore the ins and outs of EWA, including how it works and how companies can use EWA to great effect.
It's no secret that the hiring process can be lengthy and often expensive. And while there are a number of ways to streamline the process, many organizations continue to rely on traditional methods that don't necessarily work. In this podcast, we'll take a look at some of the reasons why traditional hiring practices are ineffective for hiring leaders and offer some tips on how to find the best candidates in an ever-evolving work landscape.
When it comes to the world of work, there's no doubt that things are always changing. In order to stay ahead of the curve, it's important for organizations to invest in their employees and help them grow. This means providing opportunities for skills development, so that people can learn new things and keep up with the latest trends. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to do this, and it's a win-win for everyone involved. So if you're looking for ways to empower your team and help them stay ahead of the competition, take a listen.
HR professionals know that finding the right talent is key to the success of any organization – especially a fast-growing startup. If you're looking to expand your team with remote workers, it's important to understand the different types of remote talent and how to best assess their skills. In this podcast, we'll explore ways to find and recruit the best remote talent for your organization.
Americans are increasingly dependent on employer-sponsored retirement savings plans to save for retirement. Employers can maximize retirement savings in a lot of ways, from matching employee contributions, offering a 401k plan, and providing education on retirement planning. In this podcast, we'll explore how employers can use maximize sponsored programs to help employees save for retirement, especially in an increasingly dynamic and challenging economic environment.
The employee is changing. With the rise of technology, the way employees work and communicate is changing faster than ever before. In order to thrive in this new era, leaders must learn how to lead with empathy. Empathetic leadership can help managers build trust with their employees, create a more positive work environment, and achieve better results. In this podcast, we look at ways you can start using empathy to lead your team today.
In today's business world, teams are more important than ever. But building high-performing teams can be difficult – especially when members come from diverse backgrounds. That's where gamification comes in.
Through games and challenges, businesses can use gamification to create inclusive team environments that encourage collaboration and performance. In this podcast, we'll explore how gamification can help your team achieve success. By incorporating gaming elements into teambuilding exercises, you can create a fun, engaging environment that results in high-performing employees.
No one ever said work was easy, but sometimes it feels like it’s just too hard. We all know those days when we drag ourselves to the office and can barely keep our eyes open. It's times like these that we need to be reminded of the saying “work isn’t everything, but everything is work.” So how do we make sure we lead happy, high-performance employees?
In this podcast, we explore why work sucks – and how we can fix it. We also look at some research on what makes employees happy and productive, and offer tips for leading a high-performance team.
There’s a reason high-performing companies are able to achieve consistent results and maintain a competitive edge. While some organizations may be lucky enough to have natural-born talent, the majority of businesses that are successful put in the hard work to develop their employees’ skills. By creating an environment that encourages and supports learning, these businesses create an atmosphere of continuous improvement that benefits everyone involved. So what exactly sets apart these companies when it comes to skills development?
High-performing companies continuously invest in their people, providing them with the tools and training they need to improve their work performance. As a result, these employees are able to contribute more value to the company, setting it apart from its competitors. In this podcast, we will explore how skills development contributes to the success of high-performing organizations. We will also look at some key strategies that you can use to improve the skills of your team members.
There has been a recent uptick in businesses hiring remote workers. While this offers many benefits, there are also some state and local regulations and compliance issues that add a layer of complexity that needs to be considered. In this podcast, we discuss the importance of background screening remote workers and provide tips for how to do so effectively. Listen in to learn more about best practices for screening job candidates.
Mentorship programs are a great way to develop employees' skills and help them grow in their careers. Many companies offer mentorship programs, but not all of them make the most of these opportunities. In this podcast, we explore the benefits of mentorship programs and how to make sure your company's program is successful. We'll also look at some examples of successful mentorship programs and what we can learn from them.
The pandemic has forced organizations to change the way they operate. Many companies have had to shift their operations to a remote-first or hybrid model in order to stay afloat. The pandemic has also accelerated the adoption of digital technologies that enable remote work, such as video conferencing, chat, and project management tools.
What will the future of work look like? This is a question that has become all too common, asked by business leaders, managers, and employees like never before.
The future of work will be different from what we're used to, but there are a few things we can expect. In this podcast, we unpack the future of work and discuss how companies and organizations can prepare for the changes ahead.
The use of information technology within a company can be applied in various ways. One way is to unify the different Human Resources systems used by a company. Doing so can have benefits for both the company and its employees. In this podcast, we discuss the benefits of unification and how it can help improve HR processes, provide examples of successful implementations, and offer thoughts on why more companies should consider doing the same.
In the past two years, there has been a dramatic shift in the way we work. COVID-19, along with advances in technology, has allowed more and more people are able to work remotely, from anywhere in the world.
So what does this mean for the future of work? The Ivanti survey results and what they tell us about the rise of remote working. We'll also explore the benefits and challenges of this new way of working, and offer some tips on how to make the most of it.
Creating a sense of urgency at work isn't always a bad thing. However, it becomes a bad thing when people in leadership roles wield it like a sword and use it to the point that it now becomes counter-productive. When applied in strong collaboration to speed up a project (think Covid-19 vaccine), it can have a beneficial outcome. However, when everything is served up as a priority with merits as urgent as the tasks before it, people will become confused about prioritizing and completing a task successfully. This scenario will bring about lower production and double the mistakes.
When looking at this from a mental well-being perspective, it can cause burnout, disengagement, lower production output, and ultimately a total disconnect between people and production.
There's no doubt that security is important in the workplace. But what happens when the measures taken to ensure security start to have a negative impact on employee welfare and productivity? That's where the challenge lies for employers - finding a balance between the two. There are a few ways to achieve this, and it ultimately comes down to creating a healthy workplace culture, one where employees grasp the concept of security in all its fullness. This podcast discusses what security really is all about, and how it can work alongside employee experience.
Workplaces need innovation in order to remain competitive. But you can’t order innovation like a spare part. You need the right culture to inspire innovation and leadership among your employees. That comes down to a courageous culture, where employees feel empowered to speak up on behalf of their organization and take leadership roles, even if they’re not in management positions. In cultures like this, employees are willing and able to share their ideas, and your whole company reaps the benefits.