21 June 2022
California’s progressiveness has been a possible lead to new workplace trends. Now AB 2932, which is moving through the state legislature, would change the definition of a workweek from 40 hours to 32 hours for companies with more than 500 employees. However, a full workday would remain at 8 hours. Under California law working more than 32 hours would then lead to overtime pay. This law would impact about 2,600 businesses and more than 3.6 million employees.
31 May 2022
Researchers from Microsoft studying workplace trends have revealed an interesting trend. A trend that will hit close to home for anyone accustomed to logging in after hours. An analysis of keystrokes from a sample of Microsoft employees showed that there was a third peak of work activity starting around 9:00 o’clock in the evening. Their research suggests that the traditional 9-to-5 workday is fading, and more workers may be redesigning their day to meet the demands of work...
31 May 2022
Many leaders feel it’s easier to trust people we see more frequently. As such, the remote/hybrid work model is certain to escalate the trust problem between managers and their staff unless managers proactively work to increase trust. Equip your managers with these reminders on how to develop a basic understanding of trust, illustrate trust, learn how to coach others, and identify barriers to accountability on their team.
17 May 2022
After working from home so long, it appears that many have forgotten office etiquette. For example, the heating of fish in the microwave, eating tuna fish at the desk, or not showering before coming to the office. For people with olfactory sensory issues, returning to the office could be a nightmare. Then there are those who forget their decibel levels. They can be heard everywhere.
3 May 2022
Limbo is a game where the most limber, or flexible player wins. Sound familiar? Survey after survey is revealing that employees today are seeking more flexibility in their jobs and are willing to change employers to get that flexibility.
26 April 2022
Two years into the pandemic, businesses large and small continue to struggle to find employees and keep the ones they have. Now, many employers are seeking new ways to retain and attract talent by identifying what matters most to their employees.
19 April 2022
We have all heard of The Great Resignation and now The Great Regret, but have you given thought to what those movements are really saying about our workforce? Workers' values and expectations of their employers have changed. Period. Whether they are still planning on leaving your organization or may boomerang back, workers are ultimately prioritizing what is important to them rather than accepting inflexible cultures.
12 April 2022
Employers of all types are facing unprecedented employee retention challenges. With the recently released Employee Turnover Survey, we now have some concrete data to show just how significant these challenges were in 2021.
29 March 2022
While the COVID pandemic had many negative effects, there was some positive that came out of it – even for our pets!
22 March 2022
As more organizations solidify return-to-office plans, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that most professionals don’t think returning will be healthy for them.
1 March 2022
New data finds that 53% of HR leaders are burned out, and 48% of HR leaders are looking for a new job, according to a survey of 400 HR respondents from AllVoices, an employee feedback management platform. Another survey by Human Resource Executive, “What’s Keeping HR Up at Night”, found that 86% of human resources executives say their stress has increased in the last year—44% say their stress levels have increased “dramatically.” 11% say their stress...
22 February 2022
The new State of the Workplace Study from SHRM evaluates how organizations handled key workplace challenges over the last year and takes a look forward at the anticipated workplace trends of 2022.
15 February 2022
New sources of talent and changes in skills required to get work done are needed to address ongoing labor market challenges, according to an increasing number of employers in WTW’s recently released Reimagining Work and Rewards Survey.
15 February 2022
With highly skilled talent desiring greater professional control and flexibility than any traditional role could ever afford, the number of independent workers surged dramatically in 2021 – rising 34% to 51.1 million from 38.2 million in 2020. This trend is expected to continue, with 56% of non-freelancing professionals saying they’re likely to freelance in the future.
8 February 2022
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what a better time to talk about office romance. The COVID-19 pandemic saw a rise in workplace romances that has remained steady over the past year. A new survey from SHRM found that a third of U.S. workers (33%) report that they're currently involved or have been involved in a workplace romance—6 percentage points higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic.