20 February 2024
In the past, a vertical progression was the ideal career path for many, especially when it came to salary increases and standards of expected living. Today, the tides have changed. Many employees don’t want to become managers. In fact, often, organizations don’t particularly support their managers. If bad times occur, managers are often the first to be blamed and could be the first out the door.
6 February 2024
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:
23 January 2024
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.
16 January 2024
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!
9 January 2024
As organizations embark on 2024, they face a landscape of economic uncertainty, prompting the need for strategic foresight. In response to this challenge, ASE partner, McLean & Company, a renowned HR research and advisory firm, has released its annual HR Trends Report 2024.
9 January 2024
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?
2 January 2024
As we closed out 2023, unions continued to win recognition elections at a rate of almost 75%. In 2023 this percentage is from 1,316 certification elections run nationally. This included an overall win rate in September, 2023 of 91%. This win rate was for recognition certification elections – also called RC elections.
19 December 2023
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.
28 November 2023
Employers appear optimistic heading into 2024. The recently released 2024 National Business Trends Survey by the Employer Associations of America (EAA) revealed that two-thirds of organizations are expressing confidence in the economy, a significant leap from the 49% reported in the 2023 survey. This positive sentiment is mirrored in executives' projections, with 72% anticipating flat to slight increases in sales and revenue for the upcoming year, compared to 53% in the previous report.
14 November 2023
One of the latest trends in the workforce is overemployment, a trend in which people hold multiple full-time positions. This is beyond moonlighting with a small, part-time job. It’s as extreme as someone holding two, sometimes three full-time positions – meaning they are “on the clock” for multiple employers at once - unbeknownst to the employers.
14 November 2023
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.
7 November 2023
In the competitive landscape of the modern job market, companies are constantly looking for innovative ways to attract and retain top talent. While traditional benefits like health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off remain essential, forward-thinking companies are now exploring unique and creative perks to stand out.
26 September 2023
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.
26 September 2023
Striking a balance between work and personal life has become increasingly challenging. As employers strive to be more inclusive and flexible, the concept of floating holidays has emerged as a valuable tool to help employees maintain a balance.
15 August 2023
Half of your employees are looking to leave. Yes, we said half. 50%. This is according to the 2023 Global Workplace Status report. Is your organization a victim of this statistic? You might not know until it’s too late.