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Employees Craving Talent Development – And Even Turning to Robots

23 November 2021

Employees Craving Talent Development – And Even Turning to Robots

Author: Heather Nezich

While robots are often seen negatively as they replace human jobs, some people are turning to robots to support their career development after the COVID-19 pandemic left them feeling lonely and disconnected from their own lives, according to a new study by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence, an HR research and advisory firm.
Half of U.S. Workers Say Pandemic Triggered Change in Personal Priorities

16 November 2021

Half of U.S. Workers Say Pandemic Triggered Change in Personal Priorities

Author: Heather Nezich

More than half of the U.S. workforce is burnt out, with younger workers feeling the most strain, at 62%. As the workforce shortage continues and quit rates reach historic levels, more than one-third of the workforce plans to leave their job in the next 12 months. More than half of workers polled (51%) say the pandemic has triggered a re-evaluation of their personal priorities.  Is this what has led to the great resignation?
How to Help Parents Transition Back to the Workplace – Does Amazon Have the Answer?

9 November 2021

How to Help Parents Transition Back to the Workplace – Does Amazon Have the Answer?

Author: Heather Nezich

Amazon recently announced the launch of Amazon FamilyFlex, a program that provides new and current employees flexibility and expansive benefits for themselves and their families. Amazon FamilyFlex gives employees the resources to create the right balance between home life and work life, including pregnancy and parental leave, adoption assistance, and in select roles, the ability to swap shifts and create custom schedules. The program is a result of feedback from employees on the most...
The Great Resignation or the Great Disconnect?

2 November 2021

The Great Resignation or the Great Disconnect?

Author: Heather Nezich

While the “Great Resignation” implies a mass exodus of workers across demographics, a “Great Disconnect” signifies that only particular groups of workers – those who feel their employers are not meeting their needs – are considering leaving their job.  According to Mercer’s 2021 Inside Employee Minds survey, attraction and retention challenges are likely to continue in certain segments of the workforce where there is a disconnect between what...
Sitting is Exhausting

26 October 2021

Sitting is Exhausting

Author: Heather Nezich

Do you ever wonder why you are so tired after working in the office all day?  You just sat, right?  Sitting is exhausting! But you can counteract the negative effects of sitting by adding movement throughout your day.

Categories: EverythingPeople
Quick Hits - October 27, 2021

26 October 2021

Quick Hits - October 27, 2021

Author: Heather Nezich

EEOC posts new COVID-19 guidance:  The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today posted updated and expanded technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing questions about religious objections to employer COVID-19 vaccine requirements and how they interact with federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws. 
The Great Resignation: Businesses May Lose 7 out of 10 Tech Employees Over the Next Year

19 October 2021

The Great Resignation: Businesses May Lose 7 out of 10 Tech Employees Over the Next Year

Author: Heather Nezich

TalentLMS, a leading learning management system backed by Epignosis and Workable, released a report which reveals that 72% of tech workers in the U.S. are thinking of quitting their job in the next 12 months. Top reasons include a lack of flexibility and lack of learning and development opportunities.

Workers Rely on Employers to Make Them Feel Comfortable in Return to Work

12 October 2021

Workers Rely on Employers to Make Them Feel Comfortable in Return to Work

Author: Heather Nezich

A new Randstad USA survey found that workers have health and safety concerns around returning to work. The survey revealed three main findings:

ASE Announces the Michigan HR Executives of the Year for 2021

7 October 2021

ASE Announces the Michigan HR Executives of the Year for 2021

Author: Heather Nezich

ASE, one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, is pleased to announce the honorees for its Michigan HR Executive of the Year for 2021.  Through a nomination process overseen by ASE, candidates are selected in four categories and recognized for their admirable work that distinguishes them in the field of Human Resource Management.  The 2021 winners are:

Categories: Press Releases
MMA and ASE Partner to Bring Training & Development Courses to MMA Members

6 October 2021

MMA and ASE Partner to Bring Training & Development Courses to MMA Members

Author: Heather Nezich

Troy, MI – October 6, 2021 – In an effort to solve the challenges many employers face with workforce development, ASE has partnered with the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) to offer MMA members access to ASE training & development courses.  This new partnership creates access to these important classes aimed at developing and enhancing employee skills.
Categories: Press Releases
Employee Resilience is Dependent Upon Employer Support

6 October 2021

Employee Resilience is Dependent Upon Employer Support

Author: Heather Nezich

As the pandemic continues to unfold, the ability of employers to have a positive impact on employee health and resiliency cannot be understated according to a recent Mercer Survey, Health on Demand.

Attract and Retain Employees with Voluntary Benefits

28 September 2021

Attract and Retain Employees with Voluntary Benefits

Author: Heather Nezich

A new survey by Corestream revealed that employee demand for voluntary benefits, particularly mental health and financial wellness offerings, to ease burdens brought on by the pandemic is increasing. More employers are offering a larger variety of voluntary benefits categories to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce.
Think Harassment Isn’t Happening at Your Organization?  Maybe it Just Isn’t Being Reported.

21 September 2021

Think Harassment Isn’t Happening at Your Organization? Maybe it Just Isn’t Being Reported.

Author: Heather Nezich

From sexual harassment to discrimination to power abuse, harassment affects more than just a handful of employees. Harassment deteriorates culture and morale and can lead to psychological discomfort, leaving a job, or lawsuits. Why is this happening? And how can organizations work to prevent harassment before it begins, or hear about issues when they arise?
The Future of Work – Employer/Employee Compromise Will be Key

14 September 2021

The Future of Work – Employer/Employee Compromise Will be Key

Author: Heather Nezich

A new report from Arizent, The Future of Work: Employers, Employees, and the Long Road to Compromise, reveals that employers and employees don’t agree on what the new normal looks like.  To move forward, each side will have to compromise.

Employees are Burning Out – Encourage Vacations – They Need It!

7 September 2021

Employees are Burning Out – Encourage Vacations – They Need It!

Author: Heather Nezich

Many workers are worn out and ready to make up for lost vacation time, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half suggests. More than 4 in 10 professionals surveyed (44%) said they are more burned out on the job today compared to a year ago, up from 34% in a similar 2020 poll. Nearly half of employees experiencing increased fatigue (49%) blame it on a heavier workload.

 

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