By Deb LaMere, VP of Employee Experience, Ceridian
We’re now halfway through winter. And though spring is in less than 60 days away, the dreary weather of winter is just starting to hit its peak. For many people, snow storms, extreme cold, and other inclement weather conditions can be the source of a wide range of frustrating disruptions – from commuting delays to school cancellations. Add in a spike in workers getting sick and it’s easy to see why winter can often hamper the motivation of employees. Read more
By John Whyte, Senior Manager, Dayforce Talent Management, Ceridian
2015 was the year Frozen entered our household. Our twin girls got hooked on the movie and our family responded with appropriate Christmas presents, including a Frozen scooter and a Frozen karaoke machine. While well intentioned, the novelty of these gifts inevitably wore off. The scooter now sits dormant in our garage and the karaoke machine (blissfully) collects dust in our basement.
Four months ago we took a family road trip to Yellowstone National Park, and the girls have captivated us with tales of bison, geysers, and mountaintop vistas ever since. The lesson? The life experiences we give to our kids are much more valuable than the stuff we buy for them. Read more
By Lisa Sterling, Chief People Officer, Ceridian
Women in the technology field face a vast number of career challenges, from lack of development and mentoring opportunities to unequal pay. But these obstacles aren’t really unique to the tech industry. Women across all industries struggle with them on a daily basis.
At the recent HR Technology Conference in Chicago, I had the honor of sharing the stage with other amazing female leaders to share ways we can better align our people and HR initiatives to support women in the workplace. As the mother of 3 girls, it’s my responsibility to teach my girls to be brave, and that they don’t have to be the helpless princess in their story. They can be the coder, the VP, the CEO. As Ceridian’s Chief People Officer, I hope I am doing something that shows my daughters that they can do anything they want if they work hard enough. Read more
Among the many aspects of their jobs that employees today value most, flexibility is certainly one of the biggest. More companies are beginning to offer their workers the option to work remotely, which is helping satisfy the increasing number of professionals demanding a healthier work-life balance. However, workplace flexibility isn’t just about convenience – it is also about productivity. Read more
The technological innovations that have emerged over the last decade or so have vastly transformed the way modern employees work – as well as where and when they do. Years ago, most business professionals adhered to roughly the same work schedule – 9 to 5, Monday through Friday. But things have changed. Today, there is much more variance and flexibility among employers and their staff. An increasing number of organizations are allowing their workers to work from home, make their own schedules, or exercise “flex hours” – benefits that are much easier to offer thanks to remote communication technologies. Read more
We’re in the midst of a summer heat wave – which means higher temperatures, constant sunshine and more time spent outside. There are many ways that this season can make work more enjoyable. For example, taking vacations and being more active on the weekends can help rejuvenate employees so they feel more recharged come Monday morning. Increased exposure to vitamin D can facilitate feelings of happiness and put workers in a better mood, contributing to a healthier work environment. Read more