Managing People at Work

Send your employees holiday cards

November 23, 2022
For the past two years, managers have abandoned giving employees holiday gifts. This year feels different.

The severe Santa shortage

November 23, 2022
This holiday season, Americans are not just grappling with a weird labor market, an AirPods Pro2 shortage and jitters over maxing out their credit cards for gifts—there’s also a scarcity of jolly old Nicks.

The future of work: 70% of employees are not prepared

November 23, 2022
According to a study of 3,000 people conducted by Amazon and Workplace Intelligence, almost 80% of employees are concerned they lack the skills to advance their careers, 70% of employees lack the education to do so and 58% believe their skills have gone stale since the pandemic.

Managing up or down?

November 23, 2022

In years past, managers were increasingly trying to “manage up” to hopefully transition to a leadership role. But today, with employee burnout at an all-time high, managers may want to rethink their strategy. Are you managing a team instead of managing a business? Then you’re managing down.

Recover from work stress according to science

November 23, 2022
Nearly seven in 10 professionals say the pandemic is the most stressful time of their professional career—even more than major events like 9/11 and the 2008 Great Recession, according to mental health provider Ginger. Despite employers offering mental health and wellness benefits, the effort is lost if no one recovers.

Is Black Friday a paid holiday?

November 18, 2022
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 97% of civilian and private industry workers have PTO for the holiday, as do a whopping 99% of state and local government workers.

Are you considering hiring refugees?

November 18, 2022
Forty-five U.S. companies, including Hilton, PepsiCo and Pfizer, committed in September to collectively hiring more than 20,000 refugees in the U.S. in the next three years. But many employers and managers seem to be resisting, even though refugees make up a large talent pool.

Why you need to offer mental health benefits

November 18, 2022
A new survey finds that 42 percent of America’s Gen Z are dealing with a mental health condition. A range of these issues were largely identified during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boomerang employees experiencing “resignation remorse”

November 18, 2022
It sounded like a great idea at the time. In 2020, when business was booming and nest eggs were growing, many professionals decided to retire early during COVID. Others took the big leap to switch jobs—or even professions. With an uncertain economy and shrinking retirement accounts, many retirees regret their decision.

What employees want: Internal mobility

November 18, 2022
Managers are constantly scratching their heads and wondering: Why are so many of my workers heading for the exit? After low pay, the lack of opportunity to advance is the next highest cause for quitting.