The modern workplace is a microcosm of society at large. Each department can be likened to a little slice of life, each representing the complex demographics of the world that HR professionals inhabit. One aspect of workplace culture that has changed dramatically is the integration of minorities, and not just gender-related, but other minorities as well such as members of the LGBTQ community and the disabled.
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There’s an age old question in human relationships—how much do we reveal or hold back about ourselves?
As the sole male in my workplace, I’ve learned a few things about how men and women work, interact, and coexist with one another. That’s why I’d like to take this opportunity to share some of my experiences in the hopes that those who read it can learn from it.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently made headlines for his stated intention to take a day off for work life balance. Why? Because it was his and wife Sophie Gregoire’s wedding anniversary. This was work life balance at its finest. After all, if the Prime Minister is doing it, why shouldn’t you?
Each and every workplace is unique. They have their own brand of personalities and expectations, and, of course, their own set of policies. Policies are set in place for a reason; they protect the company from lawsuits and align staff with company procedures. Put another way, policies are a set of rules defining what is expected and allowed in a workplace—and what is not.
Workplace efficiency boils down to workplace productivity. However, as HR professionals know, keeping employees productive is a lot easier said than done. Perhaps the biggest reason for this is that everyone works at a different pace.
“Workplace wellness” has become somewhat of a trendy phrase. With the rise in start-up companies in North America and a shortage of skilled workers, the competition for top talent has become fiercer than ever. As a result, wellness programs and other non-monetary benefits have become an increasingly popular way for organizations to position themselves as an employer of choice and endear themselves to younger employees—a target group that has expressed a willingness to accept lower wages if the company has the right reputation and offers other benefits.