Survey Finds 51% Have Been More Productive Working from Home During COVID-19

22 September 2020

Survey Finds 51% Have Been More Productive Working from Home During COVID-19

Author: Heather Nezich

According to a FlexJobs survey of approximately 4,000 people who have been working remotely during the pandemic, 51% report they have been much more productive working from home than they were in the traditional office. 44% said their productivity was about the same, and only 5% say they have been less productive in their home office.

Time to Vote: How Companies Can Help Employees Get Out and Vote During the Pandemic

15 September 2020

Time to Vote: How Companies Can Help Employees Get Out and Vote During the Pandemic

Author: Heather Nezich

The Center for American Progress (CAP) and Business for America have released a new brief that outlines 17 ways in which the business community can help boost voter turnout and ensure that Americans can vote safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HR Jobs of the Future – Are You Prepared?

8 September 2020

HR Jobs of the Future – Are You Prepared?

Author: Kevin Marrs

Have you ever thought of becoming a Distraction Prevention Coach or perhaps an HR Data Detective?  How about a WFH Facilitator?  Well, according to Cognizant Center for Future of Work and Future Workplace these jobs might become common place in HR departments.
An Unexpected Effect of the Pandemic – Improved Employee Experience?

25 August 2020

An Unexpected Effect of the Pandemic – Improved Employee Experience?

Author: Heather Nezich

According to a second pulse survey by KPMG LLP, 79% of U.S. workers from organizations with more than 1,000 employees indicate that over the last four months, the quality of their work has improved, 70% say that their productivity has increased, and 67% indicate their work-life balance has improved. 84% are satisfied with their employer's response to the pandemic.

Cancel Culture in the Workplace

18 August 2020

Cancel Culture in the Workplace

Author: Anthony Kaylin

The “cancel culture” is not a new phenomenon, but a movement that has grown greatly over time. Per dictionary.com, cancel culture refers to the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive. Cancel culture is generally discussed as being performed on social media in the form of group shaming – think of the twitter mobs. 

Business on Top; Casual on the Bottom?

11 August 2020

Business on Top; Casual on the Bottom?

Author: Heather Nezich

This new survey provides some comedic relief from all the stress of COVID-19. According to a new survey released by SHRM, more than half of American workers (60%) report wearing sweatpants while working from home. 

Employers Should Prepare for How the School Year Will Affect Employees

4 August 2020

Employers Should Prepare for How the School Year Will Affect Employees

Author: Linda Olejniczak

The case for reopening schools and day care centers during the pandemic is strong. However, reopening schools also means exposing more kids to the virus, which could mean 14-day quarantines for families.  What does this mean for employees and employers?

Employers are Focused on Keeping Employees Safe, Engaged, and Energized

4 August 2020

Employers are Focused on Keeping Employees Safe, Engaged, and Energized

Author: Heather Nezich

Returning to the workplace does not equal returning to life as it was pre-pandemic and just might be more complicated than the initial lock-down.  A new study by Mercer shows that employers are looking for ways to preserve their employees’ health and well-being while keeping them energized and productive. 

Employees Want Employers to Intensify Digital Efforts, Involve Them in the Process, and Increase Training and Support

28 July 2020

Employees Want Employers to Intensify Digital Efforts, Involve Them in the Process, and Increase Training and Support

Author: Heather Nezich

Digital transformation has widespread support among managers and employees, but some think that the pace of change at their companies could be faster, they could be more involved than they are, and they are unsure of how it will affect their jobs or pay, according to a global survey commissioned by Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Considerations for PTO Donation Programs

21 July 2020

Considerations for PTO Donation Programs

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Employee interest in paid time off or paid leave banks has increased during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent ASE poll, 25% of organizations have a PTO donation program.

Negative Effects of the Pandemic on Employees – Particularly Women and Working Moms

21 July 2020

Negative Effects of the Pandemic on Employees – Particularly Women and Working Moms

Author: Heather Nezich

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused adverse effects across all aspects of life, particularly the economy, and women are some of the hardest hit, according to new research conducted by WerkLabs, the insights division of The Mom Project.

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

23 June 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.

Worker Confidence and Outlook Has Stabilized Despite COVID-19 Impact

2 June 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.

Remote Work Fuels Fears of Risk from IT Departments

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. 
Survey Finds Employees Are Happier Than Pre-Pandemic

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.

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