The Baltimore Sun recently announced that UMBC was voted a top place to work in Maryland, and was the only university and only government institution featured on the list. It’s no surprise to those who are fortunate enough to be a part of this collegial, encouraging community.

In today’s Industry Roundup, we take a look at the elements that foster a thriving and ideal work environment.

Industry Roundup is brought to you by UMBC’s Division of Professional Studies, offering a broad array of professionally-focused master’s degrees and certificate programs that address industry needs while anticipating future opportunities.


The Measure of Workplace Satisfaction

Inc. Magazine surveyed 169,000 employees to gain a better understanding of what makes an ideal workplace. Employee benefits top the list, including things like longer maternity leave, paternity leave, health and wellness initiatives, and flexible schedules. Equally as important was the intangible benefit of a strong corporate culture that viewed employees as people and not numbers.

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Why Employee Wellness Programs Work

Wellness programs boost employee morale, productivity, and the overall culture of a company. They also offer psychological benefits to employees. A new study soon to be published is the first of its kind to show a direct causal link between workplace wellness programs and their positive effect on productivity.

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Employees Take the Lead on Company Engagement

As a professional, you want to be engaged with the company and work you do. But sometimes companies fall short on encouraging employee engagement. This article looks at ways employees are taking the lead on this by creating engagement opportunities that keep them excited about the work they do.

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How to Improve your work-life balance

Without balance, employees risk sickness, dissatisfaction, productivity dips, and overall harmony in life and work. Oftentimes, it’s up to the employee to create work-life balance, after all, only they understand what is at stake and needed. To be as healthy in life and work as possible, employees should begin with an honest assessment of their needs and then work with their employers on implementing a strategy that will help bring them to reality.

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