November 2018

4 Ways HR Can Leverage Positive Psychology at Work

Leverage positive vibes to keep your workplace safe, productive, and fun

How many of us love going to work? How many of us find joy in our work? The reality is we spend more than half our waking hours at work. How can we cultivate a state of positivity and wellbeing?

When you think about positive emotions, what comes to mind? Positive emotions can be high-energy states, such as joy or elevation or lower-energy states such as relaxation.

In the workplace, leaders can benefit from increasing positive emotions for several reasons.
Increasing Inclusivity

Create work environments that engage everyone

It seems hard to believe, but according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women now make up 51.6% of the employees in “management, professional, and related occupations” in the USA. That’s a magnitude of change from how things were just thirty years ago! Pursuing greater inclusivity helps organizations hire and promote the best talent without being misled by biases, live up to the corporate value of fairness, and create work environments that engage everyone. Things are better today, but there is still plenty of work to be done to increase inclusivity in the workforce.
Game-Based Cognitive Assessments

A better assessment of overall cognitive ability?

No matter what industry you recruit for, you can always have more information when making screening decisions.

In-person interviews, on-demand interviews, and video-based assessments give you great insight into a candidate's communication skills, emotional intelligence, and job skills, but don't provide the same assessment of their overall cognitive ability

OSHA's New Position On Post-Incident Drug Testing


And an update on safety incentive programs too

On Oct. 11, 2018, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) sent a Standard Interpretation Memorandum to its regional administrators and to state plan designees clarifying its position on post-incident drug tests and safety incentive programs. According to the memo, such tests and programs are permitted if properly written and implemented.
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