NOW is the time for employers to require COVID19 vaccines.

This week’s headlines highlight how the fourth COVID19 surge among the unvaccinated in the US is shifting plans by employers to recall workers to the office after Labor Day and explore whether employers should require workers to vaccinated. Companies need…

Five New Priorities for 2022 HR budgets

One of the most difficult budgets to prepare for any company is the human resources budget. HR leaders and their executive teams need to anticipate the needs for next year for both the HR department and for leading the workforces.…

Gallup reports improving engagement is not enough. Five tips for leading a stressed-out, restless workforce.

Gallup released its venerable State of the Global Workplace Report for 2021 this month. Surprisingly, workplace engagement rose to 36 percent in 2020, the year of the pandemic, a one percent increase for both the US and Canada. But, stress…

Coronavirus: Advice for your remote work plan

The Coronavirus is now growing faster outside of China than in China  — including in the US. More than 90 Americans have the virus from coast-to-coast, and six have died. Health officials expect the virus to infect hundreds if not…

Gratitude will do yourself, workforce and productivity a lot of good.

Charles Schwab said, "The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement." Oprah Winfrey said, "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't…

Employee Wellbeing – Is your company investing in it?

During the early 1990s, I implemented an employee wellness program in North Carolina and saw the dramatic positive effect it had on employees’ diets, exercise, following up on medical screenings and listening to their doctors’ advice. Today, there is growing…