This month's The Happy Works blog is a guest blog for Celpax! Many workplace happiness policies such as flextime and cool office perks focus on office environments. Much less attention has been paid to non-desk jobs that often require completing rigorously defined tasks at a specific time and in a specific place. In the guest blog, we discover what workplace happiness means to employees in non-desk roles. Read the full article here. And while you are on their website, take a look at what Celpax does- they offer a super easy way to measure your employee's morale in real time.
Anyone who has ever hired a new employee in their team knows how difficult finding the right person can be. Not only does the newcomer need to meet the technical requirements of the role but they also need to fit in your company culture and get along with the rest of the team. Indeed, finding the right candidate takes time and costs money to your organization.
In today's job market, changing jobs periodically is a rule rather than an exception. In fact, the rough estimate is that we change jobs 10-15 times during our professional careers. Long gone are the days when you would graduate from college, settle in a stable job, and retire decades later from the same company.
Several companies offer their employees something labeled as "team building activities", just look at almost any job advertisement or any company's social media feeds. These activities can vary from meals to happy hours to sports activities where the team spends time together outside of the workplace. After the event, the company posts pictures on their social media accounts to show others how much fun their employees have together, in hopes of attracting potential new talent.
I have never understood the term "work-life balance". Why is work something separate from the rest of the important things in our lives? Am I not living my life during those 40+ hours that I spend in a workplace every single week?