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What does a Culture of Well-Being Look Like?

What does a Culture of Well-Being Look Like?

At humanworks, we look at workplace culture through a lens of eight beliefs – We call them “The 8,” and each of them impacts the way an organization operates around well-being.    While The 8 haven’t changed in the last year, our workplaces have and so have our employees. This…

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Elevate Your Performance Review Process

Elevate Your Performance Review Process

My Performance Review: I want to be a “5.” My leader was about to give me my annual performance review. Being a manager myself, I knew the drill. Each of the boxes my leader had filled out about me, I had already filled out for the members of my own…

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Being Human in Job Transitions

Being Human in Job Transitions

The Impact of Job Transitions If starting a new job is one of life’s most stressful events, being transitioned out due to the economic impact of COVID is even higher on that list. Although aware of today’s economy, people are still shocked when they receive the news about the impact…

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Bursting Bubbles: Diversity, Inclusion and the Talent Canvas

Bursting Bubbles: Diversity, Inclusion and the Talent Canvas

Responding to Injustice, Celebrating Diversity As the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum in 2020, leaders across every industry and organization type had a choice to make in the moment and to continue making indefinitely: How would they respond to racial injustice? How would they talk to employees? How would…

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humanworks Gratitude Series

humanworks Gratitude Series

humanworks operates with the principle of gratitude as a foundation year-round. We believe it’s a core part of each individual’s compass – both at work and in life outside of work. This year, as we prepared for Thanksgiving, each member of the team created a short video with a new…

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Leaders, This is Your Moment of Truth

Leaders, This is Your Moment of Truth

This is your moment of truth. The Moment From a global pandemic to social unrest, our present circumstances have challenged everything from the way we connect and communicate to when and where we work. Many business leaders have been forced to decide not only what is essential, but who is…

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humanworks finds opportunity in 2020

humanworks finds opportunity in 2020

Milwaukee (Oct. 24, 2020) – Milwaukee-based start-up humanworks is celebrating first-year success after a year many would call more challenging than ever. While business leaders Shawn Gulyas, Rebecca Swanson, AJ Kruse and Sarah Marshall have been “bringing work to life and life to work” for decades, they have only been…

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It’s Time to Author Your Personal Core Values

It’s Time to Author Your Personal Core Values

Have the first nine months of 2020 brought you clarity? A leader I used to work with would often say, “clarity gives energy.” Perhaps that explains why so many people are feeling exhausted – 2020 has created more questions than answers. It’s difficult to see clearly when you’re in a…

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Prepare for Your 6-Month Reality Check

Prepare for Your 6-Month Reality Check

There’s no doubt that your organization has experienced radical change during this time of COVID-19 – It seems no industry was spared from furloughs, layoffs or reduced salaries. Leaders needed to make tough decisions that greatly impacted the lives of exiting employees along with those who remain. With leaders’ focus…

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Why Right Now is the Best Time to Revisit Your Core Values

Why Right Now is the Best Time to Revisit Your Core Values

When COVID-19 came, business leaders had to either introduce or elevate current practices around employee well-being, work from home, technology and more while navigating other challenges like layoffs and furloughs. Enter a heightened attention to racial injustice. Business leaders then had to focus their attention to employee safety, mental health,…

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