Retail has been a particularly challenging industry to work in over the past two years. Between COVID-19 lockdowns, social distancing, ongoing supply chain issues, and the customer frustrations generated by all of these factors, there’s been a lot for employees to navigate.
There are a lot of advantages to working in a family – run business. The family ties can create a strong culture of values and ethics.
2021 has flown by! We find ourselves at the end of another year. In this last Astronology® for 2021, we will recap some emerging HR trends we saw in the year.
It’s disheartening to learn that an employee is choosing to leave your organization. Turnover leaves your HR team and organizational leaders scrambling to find a replacement, and if the employee leaves the organization on a sour note, the experience can be especially awkward and even leave some professional relationships in jeopardy.
A 2016 Forbes article noted that only 29% of 30,000 employees were “always” aware of their performance at work. This is a concerning statistic for many organizations.
Throughout the month of April, many of us hear the coughs and sniffles that come along with spring weather allergies. But what if those allergies are more chronic, and possibly hindering your productivity?
We are here again, the end of another year! 2017 came and flew by! As in previous issues of Astronology®, we would like to take our last issue of 2017 to look at HR trends and topics that could possibly be impactful for the coming new year.
In 2006, Peggy Young worked for UPS as a pickup and delivery worker while she was pregnant. Her doctor restricted her from lifting items heavier than 20 pounds during her first 20 weeks of pregnancy, and items heavier than 10 pounds during the remainder of her pregnancy.
Two very popular past Astronology articles are 2008’s “Facial Hair in the Office? Pros and Cons” and “Readers Response: What are Typical Policies Regarding Female Employees with Tattoos and Body Piercings?” Has much changed in the past eight years since we’ve last discussed these topics?
An employee’s Facebook post and its comments about an organization resulted in the organization firing all employees that participated in the on-line discussion.