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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.

CDC Outlines Workplace Strategies for COVID-19 Prevention-Related Violence

8 September 2020

CDC Outlines Workplace Strategies for COVID-19 Prevention-Related Violence

Author: Heather Nezich

The CDC has posted information on limiting workplace violence related to retail and service businesses’ COVID-19 prevention policies. Based on a 1996 Current Intelligence Bulletin, threats and assaults can happen in any workplace, but may be more likely to occur in retail, services (e.g., restaurants), and other customer- or client-based businesses.

75% of Workers Are Burnt Out Due to Coronavirus – Learn How Employers Can Help

1 September 2020

75% of Workers Are Burnt Out Due to Coronavirus – Learn How Employers Can Help

Author: Heather Nezich

A new survey from FlexJobs and Mental Health America (MHA) reports that 75% of workers have experienced burnout, and 40% of those polled said it was a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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.

New Survey Shows that Professionals are More Concerned About Economic Fallout Than Illness from the Pandemic

18 August 2020

New Survey Shows that Professionals are More Concerned About Economic Fallout Than Illness from the Pandemic

Author: Heather Nezich

As the world continues to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, professionals in a new Korn Ferry survey weigh in on their biggest concerns. Nearly two-thirds of respondents (61%) say they are more worried about the economic fallout from the virus than the health risks.

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 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).

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.

Six Items to Keep in Mind as Employers Prepare for a Hot Summer

14 July 2020

Six Items to Keep in Mind as Employers Prepare for a Hot Summer

Author: Heather Nezich

This summer has been a hot one so far, and as workers return from quarantine they may be out of shape and out of practice when it comes to workplace safety procedures.  On top of that, they are often having to wear a face mask while working.

Expectations for HR are Higher than Ever Before

7 July 2020

Expectations for HR are Higher than Ever Before

Author: Heather Nezich

With the COVID-19 pandemic, more is being demanded from HR than possibly any other time in history. Virtually overnight, HR moved from a focus on recruiting and retaining scarce talent in a tight labor market to coping with massive layoffs, furloughs, budget constraints, remote work, and historic levels of employee anxiety. Seldom has HR’s job been more challenging.

Organizations Increased Upskilling/Reskilling Efforts During COVID-19

30 June 2020

Organizations Increased Upskilling/Reskilling Efforts During COVID-19

Author: Heather Nezich

A new study conducted by TalentLMS and Workable, in collaboration with Training Journal, revealed that almost half of the surveyed companies have stepped up their upskilling and reskilling efforts during the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, 42% of employees pursued additional training on their own.
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.

Social Distancing in the Workplace

16 June 2020

Social Distancing in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

OSHA recently released guidelines for implementing social distancing in the workplace.  Employees must maintain six feet distance between themselves at all times – sometimes easier said than done.

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