Leaders of the future recognize that they must shift their thinking on how to structure the employee-employer relationship. They must understand that the needs of employees aren’t simple or linear and that in order to attract, engage and retain talent, they must first understand the needs of their workforce, then develop a strategy and quickly execute a plan.
"Empathy as a Service" - Hear our CCO, Liz Crilley, talk with HR Industry leader William Tincup on the RecruitingDaily podcast where they discuss the shift to a more empathetic workforce, the impact of major life events on productivity, and how Apiary Life is driving innovation in this space.
People often forget that when a business owner experiences a difficult life event such as a divorce or bereavement, he or she cannot only focus on his or her personal circumstances. The owner is also focused on the impact these events may have on their company and its employees as a whole.
New research shows that the relationship difficulties uncovered or even created by Covid-19 far exceed mere strain on couples. The pandemic’s perfect storm of prolonged stress, uncertainty and increased family responsibilities has driven many couples to reevaluate their relationships entirely and rethink how they want to live the rest of their lives.
It is undeniable that this pandemic has affected each one of us, so suffice it to say that all Americans have experienced grief and loss this past year. Why then are companies not talking about its impact on their employees and offering more support?
It is often said that the only real winner in a divorce is the lawyer because of the ballooning legal fees in litigated divorces. There are multiple options to choose from when proceeding with a divorce, yet most couples believe they must head straight to court.
The first holiday amid a divorce is always difficult; we often romanticize past experiences, creating a revisionist history during times of crisis or change. This year, try to recognize when you are doing that and instead pivot your thinking into living in the present.
Covid-19 has eradicated the work-life boundary in terms of our physical working location and we must now do the same for our emotional well-being boundaries. Employers must let their people know that they want to help during the hardest times, not just because they are empathetic, but because they have a corporate responsibility to be aware of the risk within their business and to employees.