Millennials Are Feeling The Stress At Work

Geography: United States —Research Source: PRNewswire —Date: February 2017 —Findings:  52% of workers said they are stressed at work on a day-to-day basis, and 60% reported work-related pressure has increased in the last five years. 54% of CFOs acknowledged their teams are stressed, and 55% said worker anxiety is on the rise. Employees polled cited heavy workloads and […]

Yoga Is Not Just A Trend. It’s A Work-life Enhancer

Geography: Unites States —Research Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention —Date: January 2017 —Findings:  Yoga practice among U.S. workers nearly doubled from 2002 to 2012, from 6% to 11%. Meditation rates also increased, from 8% to 9.9%. Approximately 1 in 7 workers report engagement in some form of mindfulness-based activity, and these individuals can bring awareness of […]

Most Millennials Already Have A Second Job, As A Parent

Geography: Unites States —Research Source: Pew Research Center —Date: January 2017 —Findings:  Millennial women (those born from 1981 to 1997) accounted for about eight-in-ten (82%) U.S. births in 2015. At the same time, Millennials make up 31% of the adult U.S. population, and just over a third (34%) of the U.S. workforce. Millennial women ages 18 to 33 in 2014, for instance, […]

Worker-friendly Business Are Great, But Not Overwhelmingly Supported

Geography: United States —Research Source: Pew Research Center —Date: January 2017 —Findings:  Around 50% of Americans say the question of working conditions is indeed important to them, though fewer are actually willing to pay more to support businesses that are seen as worker-friendly. 53% of U.S. adults say that when deciding whether to use a particular service or shop […]

Don’t Stress Yourself To Death

Geography: United States —Research Source: Indiana University Kelley School of Business —Date: October 2016 —Findings:  People who have little decision-making ability in demanding jobs have a 15.4% increase in mortality compared to those in less demanding jobs, especially those working entry-level service and construction jobs versus office workers. People with high-control, high-demanding jobs, on the other hand, have a […]

Guilt Looms Over Vacation Days

Geography: United States —Research Source: GfK —Date: October 2016 —Findings: 93% of managers say time off is important for their employees, yet 59% of employees left time on the table last year. 91% of managers say they actively encourage time off yet 43% talk to employees once a year or less about vacation. 55% of managers feel supported […]

The Employee Experience Index: A new global measure of a human workplace and its impact

Geography: Global —Research Source: IBM & Globoforce —Date: October 2016 Overview: We are in the midst of a major transformation in the workplace. In the industrial era, the focus was on task-oriented laborers whose primary output came from their hands. In the information age, knowledge embodied in employees became a central component of the economy. Now we […]

Companies Are Bringing Out Furry Companions To The Office

Geography: United States —Research Source: Banfield Pet Hospital —Date: September 2016 —Findings: 70%  employees and HR decision makers reporting the impacts of a pet-friendly office on employee morale and workplace dynamics are largely seen as positive, even if their offices do not currently allow pets. Pet-friendly companies are more likely to retain talent, with 82% of employees and 91% […]

Incentivizing Workplace Wellness

Geography: United States —Research Source: Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab —Date: September 2016 —Findings: As little as 10% of annual managerial salary increases to implementing wellness actions – such as installing a water cooler, providing healthy snacks at meetings and talking with employees about health goals – is enough to incentivize meaningful changes from managers in the workplace, […]