23

Jun

2020

Professionals Hesitant to Return to the Office as the Nation Begins to Reopen

Author: Heather Nezich

According to a new Korn Ferry survey, even when they are cleared to do so, many professionals say they will not be going back to the office, with half saying they are afraid to return.

2

Jun

2020

Worker Confidence and Outlook Has Stabilized Despite COVID-19 Impact

Author: Heather Nezich

A new survey of workers in the U.S. from the ADP Research Institute reveals that an initially significant decrease in worker confidence appears to be leveling off despite the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on nearly every worker in the U.S.

26

May

2020

Remote Work Fuels Fears of Risk from IT Departments

Author: Kevin Marrs

A recent study, Virtual Economy IT Impact, by HiveIO suggests that during this pandemic most organizations have failed to deploy new technologies to monitor, manage, and support at-home employees.  While this might be expected given the sudden onset of remote work for many, it is leading to concern among many IT departments faced with supporting the new virtual workforce. 

19

May

2020

Survey Finds Employees Are Happier Than Pre-Pandemic

Author: Heather Nezich

CNBC and SurveyMonkey together polled over 9,000 workers in the U.S. to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on employee satisfaction.  48% of respondents noted they are currently doing their jobs remotely. But whether remote or not, the results show an uptick in employee happiness.

12

May

2020

What Will Happen with Telecommuting After COVID-19?

Author: Kevin Marrs

ASE’s 2018 Workplace Flexibility Survey, published in early 2019, noted that over 60% of organizations offered telecommuting for their staff (62%).  But there was a big catch – telecommuting arrangements were generally reserved for a select few. According to our data, telecommuting was largely granted to employees based on managers discretion (79%) or based on the position (59%).  The impact of those restrictions resulted in fewer than a third of employees participating...

5

May

2020

As Businesses Re-Open, Remote Work Will Continue

Author: Heather Nezich

A majority of U.S. employers expect to continue their remote work policies and, to a lesser extent, flexible work arrangements after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. The survey also found that while employers have boosted their employee communication in response to the pandemic, they will need to do more to help workers cope with expected increased levels of stress and anxiety in the months ahead.

28

Apr

2020

How COVID-19 Has Affected Workforce Strategies

Author: Heather Nezich

A new AON survey, Adjusting Total Rewards Programs and Workforce Strategies in Response to COVID-19, shows how companies around the world are adjusting workforce strategies and supporting employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

24

Mar

2020

ASE Releases COVID-19 Employer Response Survey Results

Author: Kevin Marrs

On March 18th, ASE released a survey that tracked employer’s growing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, launched when there were just 26 confirmed cases in Michigan, provides a comprehensive look at efforts and measures employers have taken or are considering in response to both human resource and business continuity concerns.

3

Mar

2020

What is Biophilic Design and How Can it Improve Workplace Productivity?

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

Biophilia is defined as the inherent human desire to affiliate with nature.  Biophilic design, an extension of biophilia, is the practice of using architecture and building design to connect people and nature.  This is accomplished through incorporation of natural building materials, natural light, vegetation, and nature views into an urban environment.  So how can using biophilic design in a work environment improve employee productivity?

3

Mar

2020

Facial Recognition Application in the Workplace

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Facial recognition software is becoming less niche and more prevalent in everyday life. Facial recognition is a biometric technology that uses distinguishable facial features to identify a person.  The issue is whether our rights to privacy are outweighed by images found on the internet. 

25

Feb

2020

Is Home the New Office?

Author: Heather Nezich

Staying at home may be the best way to get the most done at work, according to a new Korn Ferry survey of professionals regarding working virtually.

25

Feb

2020

A New Gig: New Laws Surrounding This Workforce

Author: Anonym

In the 2018 article, The Gig Economy-Is Employment in the U.S. Changing?, we discussed the details of a trending form of employment that was sweeping the U.S. workforce. The article described a study by Intuit predicting that by 2020, 40% of American workers would be independent contractors.

18

Feb

2020

Shadow Boards – A Fresh Perspective

Author: Heather Nezich

Shadow boards are a new concept where organizations put together a group of non-executive employees that work with senior management on strategic initiatives.  They help organizations solve two problems – disengaged younger workers and keeping up with changing market conditions.

11

Feb

2020

Are You Ready for HR Disruption?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

From technology to employee and applicant expectation, HR is never going to be the same.  And depending on the administrations, additional costs and burdens will have to be accounted for, while working with a much smaller staff and budget.  An election is coming up again-2016 déjà vu it seems. Technology is moving so fast, and budgets cannot keep up.

4

Feb

2020

Super Monday – The Impact of Unplanned Absenteeism

Author: Anonym

Whether your team won or lost on Sunday, Super Bowl LIV may seem to be a distant memory; however,  a recent survey conducted by Workforce Institute at Kronos indicates that effects of Super Bowl Sunday are not memories, but rather an event that can wreak havoc for your company for quite some time. Monday, February 3rd, was the largest-ever anticipated day of Super Bowl-related absenteeism since 2005.

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