Take as many vacation days as you like, whenever you like. Work from anywhere, anytime. Use your judgment to determine your schedule, as long as you get your work done. Does this sound like your dream job’s vacation policy? It’s a reality for a growing number of employees who work for companies with “no-vacation” or… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Work Life Balance
When the afternoon lull — that slow, drowsy feeling you experience around 3 p.m. every day — hits you, it is hard to recover to finish the work day productively. You may combat this sleepiness with a double-shot espresso or an energy drink, but what if the answer is simply giving into the need to… Read more »
It is well-documented that making your employees’ health and well-being a priority is a sound decision for any workplace. Organizations that implement well-managed employee wellness programs can reap the benefits of happy, healthy and productive workers, including lower health care costs and higher attendance, retention and productivity. Many employers have committed to workplace wellness plans… Read more »
Many professionals consider developing a culture of flexibility in the workplace a necessity, not a perk or a wish-list item. Growing numbers of leaders in different fields are becoming more vocal in their support of workplace flexibility to accommodate employees’ need to balance work and personal or family responsibilities. At a February 2011 event sponsored… Read more »
Spring has finally sprung, and the weather is warming up around the country. Hot spring and summer days may mean relaxing in shorts and a T-shirt at weekend barbecues, but at work, you still need to maintain your professional presence with appropriate business attire. So how do you do this without baking in heavy suits… Read more »
Yes, there really is a single, simple action that can improve employee wellness. In a nutshell: stand more. Several recent studies have found that sitting for most of the day (as many of us do when we work in office jobs) can increase your risk for health conditions, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer… Read more »
When you are having a bad day at work, your natural reaction may be to put on a happy face and fake a good mood for the benefit of your colleagues. No one wants to be around a grouch, and maybe if you pretend to be happy, you will actually become happier, right? Not true,… Read more »
It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air… and the office is no exception. Dating a co-worker used to be frowned-upon or forbidden in many organizations, but workplace relationships are becoming more common and less taboo in the modern world. On February 10, 2011, CareerBuilder released the results of its annual office romance survey…. Read more »
If you are like many working people, it can seem like a constant juggling act to balance the demands of your work life and your home life. Your career is important to you, and you want to give your job 100 percent every day, but your personal life — family, friends, free time — is… Read more »
Being in a leadership position is not always easy. Sometimes you have to make difficult or unpopular decisions for the good of the organization that make you the “bad guy” in the eyes of your employees. This can be challenging, especially when you want to be liked and respected by the people you manage. As… Read more »
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