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Employees Lack Basic Cybersecurity Training

13 April 2021

Employees Lack Basic Cybersecurity Training

Author: Heather Nezich

With cyberattacks increasing dramatically after the pandemic, TalentLMS and Kenna Security teamed up to gauge employees’ awareness and knowledge of cybersecurity risks. While 59% of employees received cybersecurity training from their companies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the survey uncovered that these initiatives have been insufficient.

Become a Better Leader or Employee by Improving Your Personal Development Skills

6 April 2021

Become a Better Leader or Employee by Improving Your Personal Development Skills

Author: Heather Nezich

No matter your career level, personal development is always important. Personal development skills are qualities and abilities that help you grow both personally and professionally.

Employers Facilitating Employee Vaccinations and Making Plans for Return to Office

30 March 2021

Employers Facilitating Employee Vaccinations and Making Plans for Return to Office

Author: Heather Nezich

U.S. employers are taking measures to make vaccines more accessible to their employees and encouraging them to get inoculated, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. Another survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows that companies are developing, implementing, and clarifying plans to bring their employees back to the office.

Is the Impact of the Pandemic on Women Widening the Gender Gap?

23 March 2021

Is the Impact of the Pandemic on Women Widening the Gender Gap?

Author: Heather Nezich

Much research has shown that the pandemic has greatly affected women in the workplace.  Many have left the workforce to home school or supervise their children’s online education. New research by Perceptyx shows that the pandemic continues to affect women’s careers at a fast pace.

How Do You Find Four-Leaf Clover Employees?

16 March 2021

How Do You Find Four-Leaf Clover Employees?

Author: Heather Nezich

"A great employee is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have." We all want to have four-leaf clover employees, but how do we find them?  Are they found by luck or is there a technique?

Employees Fear the Stigma Behind Mental Health Issues

9 March 2021

Employees Fear the Stigma Behind Mental Health Issues

Author: Heather Nezich

People working from home during the pandemic are experiencing higher levels of stress and withholding mental health conditions from their employer for fear of a negative impact on career progression, according to a new health and safety at work report by Lloyd’s Register.

Zoom Fatigue is Real – Learn How to Avoid It

2 March 2021

Zoom Fatigue is Real – Learn How to Avoid It

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent EPTW poll showed that 61% of respondents were feeling zoom fatigue, and now there is research to confirm that it’s real.  Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) examined the psychological consequences of spending hours per day on video platforms and found that video calls are tiring people out – creating zoom fatigue.

How to Boost Employee Well-Being in an Age of Uncertainty

23 February 2021

How to Boost Employee Well-Being in an Age of Uncertainty

Author: Heather Nezich

One of ASE’s wellness partners, BurnAlong, recently partnered with hr.research Institute to conduct a survey, “The State of Employee Health and Well-being 2021.” The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted employee well-being and employers must react.

How to Build a Resilient Workforce

16 February 2021

How to Build a Resilient Workforce

Author: Heather Nezich

If COVID has taught us anything, it’s that we must be resilient during extreme times of change like we’ve experienced during the pandemic.  However, new research shows that only 19% of U.S. workers possess a high level of resiliency.

New Survey Finds that Despite a Tumultuous 2020, 2021 Hiring Outlook Is Optimistic

9 February 2021

New Survey Finds that Despite a Tumultuous 2020, 2021 Hiring Outlook Is Optimistic

Author: Heather Nezich

The long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on hiring and career development is just coming to the surface and will likely affect the way employers hire and train candidates for the near future, but the outlook for 2021 is positive, according to the results from the annual Future of Work global survey conducted by Monster.

Employee Career Development Leads to Long Term Organizational Success

2 February 2021

Employee Career Development Leads to Long Term Organizational Success

Author: Heather Nezich

Obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have necessitated many companies to restructure their talent management strategies.  Employee development is more critical than ever before.  Regardless, research results indicate that only about half (54%) of HR professionals say their organization has a career development process.

Taking Workplace Bullying Seriously – Even During Remote Work

26 January 2021

Taking Workplace Bullying Seriously – Even During Remote Work

Author: Heather Nezich

“I’m not joking when I say this: If you ever work with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I will fire you on the spot. No ifs, ands, or buts.”  That is a direct quote from President Biden on his very first day in the White House. What if corporations took that same stance?

COVID-19 Accelerates Workplace Wellness Trends

19 January 2021

COVID-19 Accelerates Workplace Wellness Trends

Author: Heather Nezich

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted important areas of health that were being ignored for too long, such as mental and emotional wellbeing. These areas have been drawn to the forefront for employers.

New Survey Data Reveals ASE Member HR Trends

12 January 2021

New Survey Data Reveals ASE Member HR Trends

Author: Heather Nezich

HR Trends for 2021 are predicted to be broadly the same no matter where you look – DEI initiatives, the growth of remote work, digital transformation, and HR being thrust into the spotlight.  But ASE’s newest report now available in the ASE Member Dashboard, shows how ASE members are responding to those trends.

Executive Order 13950, the Anti-Diversity Training EO, is Enjoined by the Court

5 January 2021

Executive Order 13950, the Anti-Diversity Training EO, is Enjoined by the Court

Author: Heather Nezich

On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order (EO) 13950 titled “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.”  The EO arose because various federal agencies had a private diversity-consulting firm conduct a training session last June titled “Difficult Conversations About Race in Troubling Times.”  This EO is now enjoined as of December 23, 2020 and cannot be enforced by the federal government.
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