Employee engagement. It seems to be the new buzzword in leadership and human resources. The argument is that engaged employees are more productive, which helps the organization achieve its goals. It also supports the idea that engaged employees are less likely to leave the organization, which helps HR’s retention efforts. The definitions of what it … Continue reading Disengaged Employees? Maybe They Don’t Think You Care
Attention all HR practitioners! You are in the ideal position to create fundamental, transformational change in your organization! You can be the catalyst for bringing the human back into human resources! The question is: will you? Organizational leaders far too often treat human resources as the bastard child (or at least the distant cousin) in … Continue reading Why Should HR Care About Burnout?
Are you unintentionally burning out your employees -- then wondering why they aren't engaged, aren't performing, and aren't sticking around? If you're experiencing some of these challenges, it's time to take a deep look into your organizational practices and policies. In May 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) classified burnout as an 'occupational phenomenon'. The source … Continue reading Quick Check: Are You Burning Out Your Employees?
Star performers are the backbones of many organizations -- they're those employees who "give 110%" and "always exceed expectations." And their bosses rely on them to meet organizational goals. But what happens when these star performers burn out? Would you as a manager notice the warning signs -- and know what to do to prevent … Continue reading 5 Warning Signs Your Star Performer Is Burning Out
When I began researching workplace burnout nearly 20 years ago, I was met with skepticism and often received the following comments (accompanied with rolled eyes and sighs of exasperation): "Oh, it's the employee's problem if they can't deal with stress!" "If an employee can't take the heat, then they should just leave the kitchen!" "What do … Continue reading Finally! World Health Organization Say Burnout IS a Medical Diagnosis