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Gratitude in the Workplace

23 November 2021

Gratitude in the Workplace

Author: Linda Olejniczak

There is always something to be grateful for.  Whether this time of year has you pondering gratitude or pumpkin pie, there is only one that is beneficial to your overall health and organization year-round.  Sorry, it is not the pie.

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...
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.

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.

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.

 

Onboarding Remote Employees Effectively

17 August 2021

Onboarding Remote Employees Effectively

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Work from anywhere, distributed workforce, remote work…whatever you call it, there will likely be some challenges in such areas as payroll, time zones, virtual interviews, and onboarding. 

The Great Divide – Six Gaps Between Leader and Employee Sentiment on Employee Experience

10 August 2021

The Great Divide – Six Gaps Between Leader and Employee Sentiment on Employee Experience

Author: Heather Nezich

The 2021 Gartner Hybrid Work Employee Survey of 4,000 employees in January 2021 revealed six perception gaps that employers must resolve in order to improve the employee experience and therefore engagement. As employers implement their future of work strategies, including decisions around hybrid work, employers must take a close look at these perception gaps between employees and leadership.

Transitioning From Remote to Office Work

3 August 2021

Transitioning From Remote to Office Work

Author: Linda Olejniczak

As employees transition back to the office, they will experience a “re-entry” phase, during which both employees and employers will need to adjust and adapt. This “re-entry” phase is also known as reverse culture shock, a term originally used to describe the impact of returning home from a long period abroad.

Survey Reveals the Importance of Workplace Flexibility in Manufacturing

13 July 2021

Survey Reveals the Importance of Workplace Flexibility in Manufacturing

Author: Heather Nezich

While challenging, workplace flexibility in manufacturing will prove invaluable for remaining competitive now and into the future. A new report, "The Future of Flexible Work in Manufacturing: Workforce Priorities for a Hybrid World," by Manufacturers Alliance, in collaboration with Aon plc, finds five major drivers of success for manufacturers as they shift out of the pandemic and into the future.

Is Remote Work Dumbing Us Down?

13 July 2021

Is Remote Work Dumbing Us Down?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

The benefits of remote work, when logistically feasible, are immense.  Employees have more flexibility with their day, and employers have found that employees tend to work longer.  It has forced employers to rethink the future workplace. But there are drawbacks. 

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