Findings showed the coast on which you’re employed could very well affect your contentment with work. The top 10 happiest states are concentrated on the west coast and, even with the east coast receiving fairly high salaries, its inhabitants aren’t afraid to bash their employers on the social media airwaves.
Job seekers and employees alike can very well use this as an excuse to pack up everything and head for the sunny shores of California, but what does a study like this do for the employer who cannot so easily uproot? Hint: It does not mean you’re doomed to a life of unhappy employees nor does it mean you are given a location-based ‘free pass’.Happiness is [...]
In a classic scene during the first season of The Office, the company oddball, Dwight Schrute, receives the task of choosing an inexpensive health plan. After ruthlessly cutting the plan to the minimum requirements and receiving much argument from the rest of the team, Dwight implements a survey where each employee must fill out his or her various ailments in exact detail.
When a handful of made-up diseases frustrate Dwight, awkwardness ensues when each employee is faced with owning up to his or her embarrassing health history, or risk losing the coverage.
While this episode provides ample opportunities for awkwardness, it illuminates the importance of apps oand portals [...]
It’s a Christmas classic. Every year we enjoy the journey of the Grinch — from ninja-level curmudgeon, to repenting of his ways and then saving the day.
The Grinch remains an interesting character. He’s so filled with anger and resentment that it clouds his vision and certainly his judgment. He embarks on a journey that he thinks will fill the hole in his small and fragile heart. Yet, as we know, the results of his mayhem left him cold and wondering why there was no joy or satisfaction. It was not until his ‘ah ha’ moment that things changed for the better.
Now, apply this to the typical workplace. Sometimes, the “grinches” are easy to spot. They are the cold, [...]
The Daily Herald carried an article about “the problems veterans face in the professional workplace.” The author declares that corporate America loves hiring veterans. They bring skills, discipline, tax incentives and a wee bit o’ PR. But how do veterans fare once on board?
In 2015, the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) studied what happened once those veterans began their civilian career and published a report titled, “Mission Critical.” In the report, they found that organizations may be investing as much as 30-40% of their recruiting budget to target veteran hires.
What was surprising to the researchers was that many veterans “feel underutilized, alienated and [...]