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Combating Compassion Fatigue in HR

HR Staff Consultation It’s not just you. Since the pandemic, many HR professionals have found themselves feeling exhausted, hopeless, like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. There’s a name for this feeling: Compassion fatigue. Many HR professionals are empathetic and caring by nature. They’re uniquely positioned in their roles to encounter people at their low points. And at a time when work has never been tougher, it can be hard to avoid the day-in and day-out of this ...More Info

Taking Action to Avoid Burnout

Man and woman with yoga matts Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress, resulting in the loss of motivation for things we previously enjoyed. The negative effects of burnout spill over into personal and professional life, making us vulnerable to long-term physical and mental health illness. Seventy-one percent of employees reported typically feeling tense or stressed out during the workday, and fifty-two percent of employees ...More Info

Employee Substance Misuse

Employee Substance Misuse_Canopy blog The Society for Human Resources Management reported that since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in stress, anxiety, depression, and substance misuse. Substance misuse is a serious public health challenge. It includes the use of illegal drugs and the inappropriate use of legal substances, such as alcohol and tobacco. Whether through overindulgence in alcohol, misuse of prescription medication, or use of illegal drugs, such misuse ...More Info

Leading in a Diverse Workplace

Leading in a Diverse Workplace_Canopy blog Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion—three words you hear daily in the workplace. It's not unusual for companies to invest in expensive diversity training events. It's also not unusual for these efforts to yield little results and sometimes negative backlash. As a result, employees become increasingly frustrated with corporate culture and, in some cases, end up leaving. Diversity Opportunities Having a variety of cultures, opinions, and experience can ...More Info

A Year in Review: Workplace Mental Health & Wellbeing

Year in Review_Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing The American workforce faces unique challenges based on race, sexual orientation, disability, age, and occupational setting. However, their well-being is also impacted by socio-economic, political, and cultural factors. While organizations do not have control over these factors, it has become imperative that organizations proactively assist their workforces with managing physical and mental health balance. Chronic diseases and injuries in the U.S. workforce ...More Info

Creating a Bravespace Workplace

Creating a Bravespace Workplace It's not every day that you read a book that truly inspires. Bravespace Workplace: Making Your Company Fit for Human Life is that book. I loved it so much that I had to bring in Moe Carrick, the author and founder of Momentum, to discuss her book, and what it takes to make a workplace more human and how to create a bravespace workplace in which everyone can thrive.Moe's motivation for writing Bravespace Workspace was grounded in the frustration that we've known for a long time what work conditions bring out the best in people, ...More Info

Three Signs You’ve Created a Culture of Psychological Safety

If candor, risk–taking, and a feedback culture are the norm for your team, chances are you've achieved a high level of psychological safety. Psychological safety is more than being comfortable with and liking your teammates. It's the belief that your work environment is safe for personal risk taking.Amy Edmondson, a Harvard Business School professor who identified the concept of psychological safety in teams, has written extensively about its benefits. In short, ...More Info

Why We Need Psychological Safety to do Our Best Work

Why We Need Psychological Safety to do Our Best Work Today, employees at all levels spend 50 percent more of our work time collaborating than we did 20 years ago. As a result, our need for supportive environments is greater than ever.For a recent episode of Transform Your Workplace,  I spoke with Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School and author of the groundbreaking books Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy and The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth . In her research, Edmondson ...More Info

What Every HR Department Needs to Know About Internal Communication

As an HR professional, do you feel confident about your communication strategy for relaying news and information that affects employees? Internal communication is the sharing of information between different parts of an organization. When there isn't a strategy for internal communication, important information falls through the cracks. An effective internal communication strategy ...More Info

Why Inclusion is Just as Important as Employee Diversity

Why Inclusion is Just as Important as Employee Diversity Having a diverse workplace is the right thing to do, and it's also better for business. More and more organizations today understand that, but many still haven't quite figured out how to do it. For the Transform Your Workplace podcast, I chatted with La'Wana Harris, author of Diversity Beyond Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias. We had a great conversation about why awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion is only the beginning, and why inclusion is such a vital part of the equation. ...More Info
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