Welcome to the ninth year of “The Voice of Job Seekers.” Thank you for making this podcast a staple in your career and life, and many career professionals use it as a resource for their clients and students.
What company matches your values? What company show they care about their employees? How did your company pivot to ensure your employees’ success during the pandemic? Job candidates care about being accepted wholly at work. Are employers creating a workplace where everyone is accepted?
Scott Behson has been on my podcast several times since 2016. On Amazon, his book, “The Whole-Person Workplace: Building Better Workplaces Through Work-Life, Wellness, and Employee Support,” will be out on Aug. 17, 2021. He wrote the book to suggest to employers how they can adjust to the new world of work. You can also read the entire show transcript here.
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Scott Behson is a professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has a doctorate in Organizational Studies and blogs at Fathers, Work, and Family. He is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time, Wall Street Journal.
- He says the book addresses the question, “…how can employers managers, HR types build better workplaces that work for everybody and help employees in their whole lives? Like recognizing that they’re not just like, they don’t just exist from nine to five. And they don’t have a piece of themselves at work. Like they’re a whole person.”
- Since this is the era of #TheGreatResignation, people realize their dissatisfaction is with their workplace conditions affecting how life is lived.
- We can no longer treat our careers as a separate part of our lives.
- We must manage and control how our careers influence our lives and how our lives interact with our careers.
- Scott also asks, “How do we make sure that this whole person who works for me is, is okay, is well, is not stressed and anxious?
- And we can maybe help them with some of their responsibilities, priorities stressors, challenges they face in their lives.”