Not too dissimilar to the playgrounds of elementary schools, the workplace can be just as confusing and sweaty… Okay maybe not sweaty, but the wise words of our parents seem to flood back as we enter the workplace like when we were dropped off for school to follow the golden rule, “treat others the way you want to be treated”. But in the adult world of today and for the purpose of this article, we are going a step beyond just being nice to each other. We’re talking about being inclusive and becoming cognitive of people of all minority groups, religious backgrounds, sexuality, and gender identity.
Parents of today’s younger workforce group faced a different world than today. In the past five years alone we’ve seen our world change and evolve with various advancements. Studies on mental health and how it affects our physical health, technology (looking at you Apple), nutritional information, but one of the largest changes you can find worldwide is how work environments have evolved and changed as well as everything else we associate with a good work life.
Let me ask you a question, are you taking the vacation because you’re already tired or are you taking the vacation before you’re tired? Do you often still feel tired post-vacation? If you answered that you were tired in both questions, reason stands to blame burnout. But why is that such a big deal, that’s the purpose of a vacation, to recharge batteries once they're drained, right?
COVID-19 has aged people years, with stay at home orders in abundance, many people across the United States have started to contemplate their work life. One being that even at home they could get as much work done in a four-day work setting in 32-hours as much as they had previously in the traditional role of five-day work week in a 40-hour work week. But does the science back up the question that employees are asking employers?
Why be loyal when customers don’t stand with a business’s values? It might be time to review and rebuff your business mission statement and reevaluate how you are portraying (better yet, LIVING) company ideals. Learn more about how to capture the younger generations attention through company loyalty.
Valentine’s Day. A day that is often celebrated with couples, close friends and family. Well what about all your work buddies or employees? Valentine’s, yes, is about love. But it doesn’t always have to be romantic love that is celebrated. It could be about the love of a team that is willing to give their 100% to a task, or a co-worker who makes you feel like you’re a part of something bigger than themselves. It’s about the love and appreciation we have for our employees who help us realize our dreams into a reality, it’s about a boss who has taken a chance on you to work with and grow with. It’s the type of love that HR would term, “employee appreciation”.
This blog article discusses the trending phrase Sunday Scaries, which is a phrase that people use to describe the anxiety they feel preparing for the weekend to come to an end and the work week about to begin. Many employees feel stressed and don't want to work on Monday's but one of the things Brightbox does is help alleviate the stress and anxiety with employees through gift boxes.
At Brightbox we wanted to take the opportunity to share a bit about the people from behind the scenes that help make Brightbox, well, Brightbox! We talked with the company founder, Gina Porter, to learn more about how Blush + Bloom came to be along with tips and tricks for those looking to start their own business.
Happy Employee, Happy Work Life. That’s how the saying goes right? During the COVID pandemic of 2020 there has been a surge in unemployment that have left businesses scrambling to fill positions. In addition, several working men and women are leaving jobs due to being overworked, stressed, and lack of recognition. So how can you keep the employees you have happy?