Health & Wellbeing (eng)

Microsoft and several other Fortune 500 companies recently joined forces to host a virtual job fair aimed specifically at those with autism. The Autism@Work career fair was held in April and provided an excellent career opportunity for these candidates who often struggle to get noticed by recruiters. Candidates were able to e-meet recruiters from Microsoft, […]

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Mindfulness training for executive can help build three key capabilities required for successful leadership today: leading in a complex business environment, resilience, and capacity for collaboration. This is a key finding of a research study conducted by Megan Reitz, professor at Hult International Business School. Mindfulness training seeks to enhance three specific meta-capacities: Metacognition: Getting […]

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As per research conducted by Blackhawk Engagement Solutions, employee recognition programmes are not always in tune with what millennial employees say makes them happy. Key components of millennial happiness in the workplace, as per the study, include: Work-life balance: 65% of millennials reported that their job is crucial for their overall happiness levels but they […]

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The best companies to work for consistently have one thing in common – they have a remarkable workplace culture that sets them apart from other organisations. Here are some tips on company culture and how to continually reformulate it from companies who are leading the way: Determine fit: Choose and retain employees who identify with […]

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CEOs and managers spend a lot of time investing in initiatives that will boost workplace pro- ductivity, efficiency, and employee engagement. But how would the workplace look if companies were able to make work joyful for its employees? That’s what Michigan-based software development company Menlo Innovations is trying to achieve – a joyful workplace. Menlo […]

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With smart-watches and fitness trackers becoming massively popular the world over, many businesses are looking to capitalise on the wearable technology trend by turning into a potent HR tool, says talent management leader, Meghan Biro. Wearable tech is being incorporated in a big way into employee wellness programmes. In fact, an ABI Research report predicts […]

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While nap rooms are a common sight at companies like Google and Zappos and many companies encourage employees to focus on their health, the global culture of stress and burnout continues to persist. Many employees still view sleep as a luxury that interferes with work, says McKinsey sleep specialist Els van der Helm. Even when […]

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Amazon recently came under fire for its harsh and insensitive treatment of employees. True or not, a hyper-competitive work culture where employees aren’t treated with dignity cannot survive for long in today’s business climate, argue Ed Frauenheim, director of global research, and Robert Levering, co-founder of consulting firm Great Place to Work. Frauenheim and Levering […]

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Companies that routinely rank as being great places to work have a sincere focus on improving the overall  employee workplace experience, says Mark Levy, Global Head of Employee Experience at Airbnb. Workplace experience is a big deal at Airbnb and there is a relentless eagerness to design an extraordinary experience for its employees, says Levi […]

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A recent Gallup poll found that only about 24% of employees who had access to a wellness programme at work actually made use of it. In fact, the poll found that a majority of employees saw their job as an impediment to wellness! So where are companies going wrong? Gallup recommends that companies consider three […]

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