According to Global Workforce Analytics 3.7 million employees now work from home at least half the time. In addition, Gallup reports that 37% of US workers say they have telecommuted at some point in their career. This is four times greater than just 9% back in 1995. With the growing population of telecommuters, are these workers feeling less connected and isolated?
Employers want their employees to bring their whole selves and full potential to work every day. But the truth is, many employees are running on empty most of the time. In order for employers to have a real effect on their employees, they must create programs that go beyond “wellness” and contribute to the employee’s total “wellbeing.”
What, if anything, can an employer do if politics and political discourse begin to disrupt the workplace? Post-election anxiety and tensions continue to run high and corresponding political discourse is winding its way into the workplace in one form or another. Can an employer squelch political discussion? Should they? What about employee political action outside the workplace?
Workplace bullying is way more common than it should be. Research from the University of Phoenix revealed that over 75% of employees surveyed have experienced workplace bullying – either as a witness or a victim. It’s important to be aware of the signs within your organization so that you can recognize when bullying is occurring and stop it in its tracks.
After a two-year government study on 6-hour work days that took place in Sweden, the results are in. While employees proved to be happier, employer costs were higher. Is the increase in cost worth it?
If you ever feel like you are being watched, you are probably right! A recent survey conducted by Jobvite revealed that recruiters spend a great deal of time reviewing social media accounts. Careerbuilder.com says using social media to screen candidates has increased by 500% over the last decade and will continue to grow.
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