We have a long way to go before we crack the code to solving for mental health. Unlike most ailments, there isn’t a single virus, bacteria or fungi to fight but a myriad of reasons not all of which can be guarded against. It is a bigger battle in some cultures than others and to believe that a one size fits all approach will work is naïve.
A Canadian physician William Osler once said that a man's best work was done before he was forty years old, and that by age sixty, he should retire. He called the ages between twenty five and forty the "15 golden years of plenty". Workers between ages forty and sixty were tolerable because they were "merely uncreative". But … Continue reading Retirement Age: Ageism in Action?
I have always been fascinated by the care packages advertised on my Instagram feed. While I must admit I have never put one together, I did always consider it a good way to show a friend or family member that you cared. However, the last place I expected a care package to make an appearance … Continue reading Care Packages: Wellness in a box?
Short post alert: I recorded by first-ever podcast with BTN last month and am excited to share it with you. It was an unnerving experience at first because it was the first time I had to rely purely on my voice to communicate. It was a lot of fun & I would love for you … Continue reading HR Positive+
When Google asked employees to take a day off on May 22 to address work-from-home-related burnout during the coronavirus pandemic, my first reaction was to dismiss it as a PR stunt. After all how much difference can granting one day off make to employees?
For the past week, I have been waking up to news surrounding racial discrimination every single day. It is everywhere – on social media, the news, my inbox, phone messages and even Headspace. For the first few days, I told myself that there’s enough being said, maybe I do not need to say more. My … Continue reading We need to talk
At the start of the lockdown, a colleague and I established a weekly series where we would get the team together to debate on topics from around the world. These could be themes ranging from HR to history to diets and everything in between. The aim was to bring together diverse perspectives on a wide … Continue reading What will HR look like ten years from now?
The internet is overflowing with predictions on what life and work will look after the pandemic. There is no doubt that some things will change, yet history has shown us time and again that we are extremely inaccurate when it comes to predicting the future. Will we eventually default to our old ways or learn … Continue reading Working After COVID-19: What to Expect
I am not sad or miserable either. I feel like a machine going through one task after another day after day feeling little emotion outside of guilt. Guilt that everyone was saying I should be making the most of the situation, that I should use this time to pick new skills, learn and turn into superwoman.
Right up to the beginning of 2020, we believed that the gig economy would pave the way into the future. Innumerable leaders in the field talked about how organizations and the workforce needs to prepare themselves for the gig revolution. In 2018, 36% of the US workforce was associated with the gig economy (Gallup). In … Continue reading IS THE GIG ECONOMY DEAD?