Paul Ashley, a FirstPerson senior vice president and adviser, discusses how to talk with employees about coming back to work, how to address increasing mental health needs of workers, and the ways in which the workplace may change.
Offices prep for new logistics when workers return
Most firms have just begun to wrestle with what they—and their workers—will face.Read More
Restaurants will be anything but cozy when diners return
Restaurateurs say protective measures and uncertainty about the lingering pandemic might chill the influx in revenue the industry is hoping for once restaurants are allowed to resume dine-in service.Read More
Factories’ new reality: Temperature checks, sanitizing, face masks
From production routines and work schedules to health screenings and visitor policies, Hoosier manufacturers say COVID-19 has forced them to rethink how they operate.Read More
IBJ Podcast: The pressures of working and parenting at home in a pandemic
Many parents who now work remotely have been forced to manage their duties as employees, spouses and parents all at the same time and all in the same place. Podcast host Mason King asks human resources expert Liz Malatestinic and local families for strategies for staying organized and ahead of potential meltdowns.Read More
Perhaps the biggest key to making effective plans in all this is flexibility.
Engagement has clearly shown a correlation to greater productivity and workplace happiness, but how accurate is our method for measuring workplace engagement? There are better ways.
What I miss most is actually my people. My sweet, sweet colleagues. The lack of this serendipitous community has left the biggest impact on my body—a hole in my heart.
Dr. Cole Beeler knows people are itching to get back to business and resume their normal lives. But he warns employers and workers not to rush back to the old way of doing business, at least not all at once.
Elaine Pulakos, the CEO of talent management consulting firm PDRI, talks about her new research that reveals why creating stability in your workplace frees your employees to be focused and rational so they “act like shock absorbers” during a crisis like the pandemic.
Resilience is found when people see obstacles as speed bumps rather than insurmountable peaks, and the coach’s role is simply to help his or her people maintain that perspective.
Investing locally is rewarding as part of a balanced portfolio. It is also exciting and gratifying to be part of allowing a local startup to launch or grow.
Remote work removes many of the inconveniences associated with going into work, but it takes away a key component of what makes company culture—connection!
The rush to set up home offices has been traumatic for some. However, experts maintain that, with the right furnishings, equipment and software, it can be pulled off with minimal—or at least only a modicum—of frustration.
Now might be a good time for some startups and small businesses to consider pivoting their marketing and sales dollars to the individual consumer.
Hoosier company leaders are now warding off increased feelings of isolation, anxiety, burnout and depression with virtual water coolers and doughnut deliveries.
Cybersecurity experts warn that cybercriminals are moving in to target people not used to working from home and companies without work-at-home policies or cyber-safety nets.
Some companies have been caught flat-footed in their attempts to quickly train newly minted remote employees on the latest and most relevant computer skills.
Indianapolis-based Lilly, the 12th largest employer in Indiana with 10,600 workers in the state, said it didn’t have a specific timeline for how long the precaution would last.
We get focused on making sure the big, complicated tough stuff is intact, only to miss the basic thing. The first thing. The most fundamental thing.
Workers run in their own lanes and live their own lives and can achieve happiness and self-actualization in their own ways.
Simple is smart. Making something simple for other people is actually much harder than making something complex.
Millennials are more likely to have a side hustle than older workers, and people earning higher incomes are more likely to have a side hustle.
Surging markets around the world were a big reason for the growth: The S&P 500 index had one of its best years in decades with a 31.5% return. But workers’ better savings habits also played a big role.