Supporting Employee Well-Being Through Moments of Shared Stress

On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, the U.S. Capitol was attacked by domestic terrorists. Their intent appeared to be disrupting Congress duly certifying the States’ electoral votes, and thereby the presidential election, a centuries-long tradition of peaceful transition of power in America. Many rioters displayed confederate flags, pro-holocaust slogans and other racist messages. Some attacked police […]

10 Ways to Support Employee Well-Being Through Performance Management

Managers are quite familiar with the steps involved in performance management: one-on-one meetings, performance reviews, calibration. But what’s less clear is how to work your company’s commitment to employee well-being into the overall performance management process. What is performance management? Performance management is an ongoing process that’s meant to ensure the performance of individual employees […]

Resilience Training: How to Know When Your Team Needs It

In business, we’re taught to focus on solutions — to not even bring an issue up until you’ve found a workable answer to it. So knowing when employees are struggling with resilience can be difficult to identify, let alone know when it’s time to get training for your team.  Resilience is supposed to be the […]

6 Ways to Finish the Year Strong With Self-Care

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … or is it? With people planning for various holiday celebrations, December is the time of year we let our guard down at work. Normally, there are potluck lunches, gift exchanges, and sometimes, year-end bonuses. But this year is different. It’s pandemic holiday season, where parties are […]

How to Support the Mental Health of Your Remote Employees

Not so long ago, working from home was considered an effective way to support employees’ mental health. It was an in-demand benefit that reduced commute stress and improved work-life balance, helping your organization attract and retain talent.  Now it’s just another pandemic reality, and the mental health of remote workers is fast becoming a top […]

Employee Experience in 2020: The Moments that Mattered

Throughout 2020, employees struggled with burnout, depression, loneliness, fear of COVID-19, fear of discrimination, and fear of having to choose between family and career. And in an era of mistrust of the government and the media, they looked to their companies for support.   Some got it. Some didn’t. This is employee experience. How those employees felt their company supported them, communicated with them and […]

6 Ways to Show Appreciation for Remote Employees

As your company has adapted to a new reality, so have your employees. They’ve traded spontaneous collaboration for calendar invites and “lunch and learns” for webinar replays once the kids are asleep. They’ve done what they could to create a productive workspace and keep structure to their days. But they’re not feeling great about it. […]