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Lie Detection 101 – How to Spot Lies During the Interview Process

20 February 2024

Lie Detection 101 – How to Spot Lies During the Interview Process

Author: Heather Nezich

Wouldn’t it be great if you could use a lie detector on all job candidates? Well, we live in the real world, where that's not acceptable or viable. So how do you tell when a job candidate is lying?

4 Workplace Romance Policy Points for Employers to Consider this Valentine’s Day

13 February 2024

4 Workplace Romance Policy Points for Employers to Consider this Valentine’s Day

Author: Heather Nezich

Love is a prevalent theme on Valentine’s Day, and recent studies suggest that it often extends into the workplace. Despite the increasing trend of remote work, office romances remain common, highlighting the need for clear guidelines to mitigate legal risks and maintain employee morale in case of relationship breakdowns. Crafting realistic policies that align with your company culture and effectively communicating expectations to employees are essential steps. Here are four key...
The Top 5 HR Buzz Words for 2024

6 February 2024

The Top 5 HR Buzz Words for 2024

Author: Heather Nezich

Are you familiar with the latest HR buzz words? HR Work Break reviewed current buzzwords in the HR field and found the following to be the top five:

1 in 4 Employees Have Witnessed Workplace Violence

30 January 2024

1 in 4 Employees Have Witnessed Workplace Violence

Author: Heather Nezich

Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training and ASE partner, announced its new workplace report, Fear Factors: A 2024 Employee Survey Report on Workplace Violence, Harassment, and Mental Health. Compiled from a survey of over 1,000 employees in the U.S., the study assesses the reality of how employees are experiencing workplace violence, misconduct, and mental health in the workplace. Most notably, the survey revealed almost 1 in 4 respondents have witnessed workplace violence...
Charm School for Employees? Office Etiquette Training on the Rise in Corporate Culture

23 January 2024

Charm School for Employees? Office Etiquette Training on the Rise in Corporate Culture

Author: Heather Nezich

As more and more organizations bring employees back to the office, charm school is emerging as the newest workplace trend. Office etiquette is taking center stage as an essential component of professional development. Recent research indicates that more than 6 in 10 companies are set to offer office etiquette classes by 2024. Businesses are unleashing the magic of charm school to weave an atmosphere of respect and collaboration.

Interviewing? Tell Your Gen Z Candidates to Leave Mom or Dad at Home

16 January 2024

Interviewing? Tell Your Gen Z Candidates to Leave Mom or Dad at Home

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent survey conducted by Intelligent, an online magazine focusing on student life, revealed that some employers are open to offering older professionals enhanced benefits and higher salaries as an alternative to hiring recent college graduates. In what you’d think is satire, but is unbelievably true, is that according to the survey, 20% of recent college graduates brought a parent to an interview!

Embrace Your Time Off with a Fun Out of Office Responder

9 January 2024

Embrace Your Time Off with a Fun Out of Office Responder

Author: Heather Nezich

When you take time off one of the last things you typically do before leaving is set your out of office responder.  It’s usually done in a hurry without much thought, right? Well, why not have some fun with it?

Can AI Reduce Bias in HR Processes?

2 January 2024

Can AI Reduce Bias in HR Processes?

Author: Heather Nezich

Approximately one year following the widespread introduction of ChatGPT, the realm of generative AI (GenAI) has generated a mix of enthusiasm and apprehension among employees and their respective organizations.

Are Bachelor’s Degrees Losing Their Value in the Workplace?

19 December 2023

Are Bachelor’s Degrees Losing Their Value in the Workplace?

Author: Heather Nezich

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, published a survey report that examines how companies have handled and plan to handle college degree requirements in 2024. The report also shares insight into the tools that are used to evaluate job candidates. In total, Intelligent.com surveyed 800 employers in the United States.    

What Employees Want from L&D in 2024

12 December 2023

What Employees Want from L&D in 2024

Author: Heather Nezich

TalentLMS, in collaboration with Vyond, a leading AI-powered video creation platform, released a research report on the 2024 learning and development trends within organizations. 41% of employees said they will look for another job in 2024 if their company doesn’t provide them with training opportunities. 

Failure to Attract and Retain Talent Reaches Highest Ever Ranking in Aon Survey, Elevating Human Capital as A Key Business Risk

5 December 2023

Failure to Attract and Retain Talent Reaches Highest Ever Ranking in Aon Survey, Elevating Human Capital as A Key Business Risk

Author: Heather Nezich

AON, a leading global professional services firm, announced the results of its 2023 Global Risk Management Survey which gathered input from almost 3,000 risk managers, C-suite leaders, and other executives from 61 countries and territories to identify their most-pressing business challenges. The 2023 edition of Aon's biennial survey found that human capital issues are no longer simply a "people problem," but a key business risk that is fueled by rising health care costs,...
Family-Friendly Policies Increase Employee Productivity, Health, Loyalty, and Motivation

28 November 2023

Family-Friendly Policies Increase Employee Productivity, Health, Loyalty, and Motivation

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent report from The Best Place for Working Parents® and Southern Methodist University's Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE) highlights the advantages of family-friendly policies, revealing their positive impact on both working parents and businesses' overall performance.

Fostering a Culture of Appreciation: The Significance of Gratitude in the Workplace

21 November 2023

Fostering a Culture of Appreciation: The Significance of Gratitude in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

Showing gratitude in the workplace is the secret sauce for creating a positive and productive workplace. It's not just a fluffy feel-good thing – it's a game-changer that boosts everyone's mood, amps up team spirit, and helps the whole crew stay strong when things get crazy. Every employee deserves recognition for their contributions.  Doing so will foster a supportive team environment characterized by kindness and gratitude. As the old saying goes, “A simple...
Debunking the Hype: Pitfalls of the Four-Day Workweek

14 November 2023

Debunking the Hype: Pitfalls of the Four-Day Workweek

Author: Heather Nezich

The initial demands from the UAW included a 4-day workweek.  While that was eventually dropped during negotiations, many expect it will continue to come up in the future. A recent survey conducted by Gallup in collaboration with Bentley University revealed that 77% of respondents expressed that a four-day, 40-hour workweek would have a positive impact. However, once achieved, it doesn’t always have the positive effect expected.

5 Communication Strategies to Improve Engagement

7 November 2023

5 Communication Strategies to Improve Engagement

Author: Heather Nezich

Effective communication is the cornerstone of fostering a highly engaged and motivated workforce within any organization. Enhancing employee engagement through effective communication is vital for organizations seeking to invigorate their workforce, whether dispersed remotely, operating on the front lines, or working in office settings. Here are five strategies to improve engagement via communication.

Unlocking Workplace Trust: Addressing Psychological Safety Disparities Across Organizational Levels

31 October 2023

Unlocking Workplace Trust: Addressing Psychological Safety Disparities Across Organizational Levels

Author: Heather Nezich

New survey data from Wiley suggests workers are far less likely than their managers and senior-level executives to feel psychologically safe taking risks at work. The findings from the latest Wiley Workplace Intelligence report show a particularly wide gap between individual contributors and executives, which could lead to lower trust, engagement, and productivity in the workplace.

Strategies for Navigating Recession Through Employee Development

24 October 2023

Strategies for Navigating Recession Through Employee Development

Author: Heather Nezich

In preparation for an impending economic downturn, McKinsey emphasizes the significance of focusing on employee development as a strategic advantage. According to recent research from the McKinsey Global Institute, companies that prioritize both human capital development and effective workforce management tend to outperform their peers in terms of profitability and resilience, while also excelling in talent attraction and retention.

9 Policies Companies Should Implement to Reduce Burnout

17 October 2023

9 Policies Companies Should Implement to Reduce Burnout

Author: Heather Nezich

A new survey from the American Heart Association highlights the impact of corporate policies and culture on employees’ self-reported levels of well-being and burnout. The new survey findings may help employers reduce burnout and improve workforce well-being by up to 40%.

The Rising Demand for Legal Services in the Workplace

10 October 2023

The Rising Demand for Legal Services in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

Looking for a new voluntary benefit to add to your portfolio? A recent study conducted by MetLife Legal Plans reveals a growing demand for legal services in the workplace. MetLife's Legal Access Study indicates that within the past five years, more than two-thirds of today's workforce, 67%, have confronted legal issues. These challenges extend beyond personal lives, affecting overall well-being and work productivity.

Employees Crave Career Advancement and Promotion

3 October 2023

Employees Crave Career Advancement and Promotion

Author: Heather Nezich

According to a recent ADP Research survey, 40% of respondents now place career advancement on their priority list, marking a substantial increase from the previous year's 23%. In fact, it surpassed the importance of flexible working hours.

The Quiet Trend Continues with Quiet Cutting

26 September 2023

The Quiet Trend Continues with Quiet Cutting

Author: Heather Nezich

Over the past year we’ve had quiet quitting, loud quitting, quiet hiring, quiet firing, and quiet constraint.  Now we have quiet cutting which is the practice of reassigning employees to roles that do not align with their career aspirations, ultimately achieving workforce reduction through voluntary attrition. This allows companies to circumvent the expenses associated with severance packages or unemployment benefits.
6 Employee Types and How to Address Them

19 September 2023

6 Employee Types and How to Address Them

Author: Heather Nezich

Last week we looked at 10 Leadership Styles and How to Work with Them. This week we are looking at six employee types and recommendations on how employers should address each type.

10 Leadership Styles and How to Work with Them

12 September 2023

10 Leadership Styles and How to Work with Them

Author: Heather Nezich

Navigating various types of leadership in the workplace can be challenging. There are many contrasting styles of leadership – some easier to work with than others.

The Burnout Dilemma: Progress and Challenges in the U.S. Workforce

5 September 2023

The Burnout Dilemma: Progress and Challenges in the U.S. Workforce

Author: Heather Nezich

While employee burnout is on a slow decline, it remains a significant concern within the U.S. workforce, according to the latest research from Eagle Hill Consulting. The study reveals that currently, 45% of employees report experiencing burnout, which is a decrease from the 49% reported in August 2022 and an even more significant decline from the 58% recorded in August 2020. However, younger workers, at 52%, and women, at 48%, still report the highest levels of burnout.
Deceptive Practices in Recruitment Result in Poor Retention

29 August 2023

Deceptive Practices in Recruitment Result in Poor Retention

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent study conducted by ResumeBuilder.com sheds light on the prevalent issue of dishonesty in the hiring process. The survey, which gathered responses from over a thousand hiring managers, revealed that 36% of these professionals acknowledge engaging in deceptive practices when recruiting candidates.

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