Creating a More Human Workplace Where Employees and Business Thrive

For many employees, the current state of the workplace is depleting, dispiriting and stressful. “Doing more with less” often means demands are exceeding capacity, draining people of the energy needed to fulfill their potential. Technology links us 24/7 to a flood of information, and Americans are spending more and more hours working with little downtime. How do HR professionals change this picture?

Research has shown that creating a more human, caring workplace ultimately leads to improved customer service, better health outcomes and all-around satisfaction. A more human workplace is one that promotes people’s strengths and capabilities, leading to the high levels of engagement, productivity and retention businesses need. This new report, Creating a More Human Workplace Where Employees and Business Thrive, will provide you with detailed suggestions—many for little or no cost—on how to shape a culture of thriving so your organization can achieve these valuable outcomes that benefit both employees and the bottom line.

Now used in college classrooms worldwide, the SHRM Foundation’s Effective Practice Guidelines series includes more than 20 titles. The series was created in 2004 for busy HR professionals. It integrates research findings with expert opinion in an easy-to-use format and provides the tools to successfully practice evidence-based management. Other recent reports include Talent Acquisition, Leading Change, and Cultural Intelligence: The Essential Intelligence for the 21st Century. To ensure the material is both practical and research-based, the reports are written by subject-matter experts and are then peer-reviewed by both academics and HR professionals.

Jen Coy