Leadership (Not Workload) Linked to Cybersecurity Burnout

“Cybersecurity stress is an industrywide epidemic among security professions.  Burnout is a hard conversation, but it’s necessary for CISOs to face workplace stress before it compromises productivity, talent retention or individual well-being”  (Henry, 2020). Long work hours.  Constantly changing priorities.  Insufficient resources.  High turnover.  These are just some of the factors that a recent survey … Continue reading Leadership (Not Workload) Linked to Cybersecurity Burnout

You Take Care of Your Car, But Are You Taking Care of Your Employees?

Written by Dr. Geri Puleo and Michael Hempseed Imagine that you owned a trucking company. Now imagine that after one year of work you were told almost 23% of your fleet broke down because they were used too much. You would probably have a serious word with your drivers about not pushing the vehicles beyond … Continue reading You Take Care of Your Car, But Are You Taking Care of Your Employees?

Disengaged Employees? Maybe They Don’t Think You Care

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

Why Should HR Care About Burnout?

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?

Burnout: The Canary in the Coal Mine?

Burnout.  It’s (finally!) beginning to make national news.  In May 2019, the World Health Organization identified burnout as a workplace phenomenon that occurs when “chronic workplace stress…has not been successfully managed.” So if your workplace is full of overworked, stressed out, and burned out workers, then it’s the employees’ problem that they ineffectively manage their … Continue reading Burnout: The Canary in the Coal Mine?