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Research & Insights

14 min read | June 28, 2022

Trends in the federal workforce: A review of the 2021 FEVS

BetterUp’s Government team of Ph.D. behavioral scientists conducted an analysis, identifying trends in the 2021 FEVS for leaders across federal government. Read More
Culture
12 min read | June 21, 2022

43% of us don’t feel connected at work. Here's what to do about it.

Employees everywhere aren't getting the type of social connection they want or need. Learn why that matters and what you can do to boost your own. Read More
Research & Insights
8 min read | June 17, 2022

Women experience increased stress in male-dominated industries

Significantly more women working in male-dominated industries report feelings of stress and experiences of being “on edge” than peers working in non-male-dominated... Read More
Culture
11 min read | June 14, 2022

Crisis of connection: Your workforce is lonely. It’s hurting your business

Connection is the biggest opportunity leaders aren’t focusing on to win talent and build adaptable and resilient organizations. Learn why addressing the connection crisis in... Read More
Research & Insights
8 min read | June 9, 2022

Love them or hate them, meetings promote social learning and growth

New research shows how synchronous interactions (aka: meetings) support employee learning and growth better than alternatives like email and chat. Read More
Research & Insights
8 min read | May 31, 2022

The surprising, far-reaching effects of fumbling during a crisis

The pandemic has taught us meaningful lessons about the far-reaching impact of clumsy crisis response on employees' development, planning and commitment. Read More
Research & Insights
9 min read | April 29, 2022

Having “too many” interests isn’t holding you back, it’s launching you forward

Data reveals that being exposed to and coached in multiple areas helps people learn and grow faster than those that focus on only a few areas. Read More
Research & Insights
17 min read | April 29, 2022

Overcoming distraction in the Federal workforce

Lack of focus and distraction are a persistent problem today. For the government workforce, this presenteeism threatens to undermine safety, effectiveness, and productivity. Read More
Research & Insights
9 min read | April 5, 2022

Believe it or not, not everyone wants to work from home. Here’s why.

Remote and hybrid work arrangements are quickly becoming the new normal. But not everyone is excited about the prospect of working from home indefinitely. Read More
Research & Insights
12 min read | March 30, 2022

Data show fears of backlash still keep workers on the job

Despite rising mental health issues, workers fear that taking time off will cause a backlash from their employer. Read More
Research & Insights
10 min read | March 22, 2022

Difficult to get and not widely available, paid parental leave eludes many working parents

When it comes to paid parental leave, half of working parents either don’t have access to it or are unaware of what is available to them. Read More
Research & Insights
9 min read | March 10, 2022

Suffering in silence: Why working parents hide child care woes from their employers

Managing the needs of the office and the home has been a balancing act for working parents. Sadly, many are hiding these challenges from their employers Read More
Well-being
9 min read | March 7, 2022

For working parents, childcare is a heavy load. Guess who shoulders most of it?

Parents are stepping up to take on more childcare responsibilities in the face of disruption to schools and daycare facilities — but not equally Read More
Research & Insights
7 min read | March 2, 2022

Parents worry that child care is negatively impacting their work output

More is being asked of working parents than ever before. As a result, many are feeling that child care is taking a toll on their job performance Read More