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Employees Seek Additional Financial Wellness Training

24 January 2023

Employees Seek Additional Financial Wellness Training

Author: Heather Nezich

Due to inflation, 78% of employees want more support from their companies, and getting financial wellness benefits at work is important to 77% of U.S. employees across industries, according to a new survey from TalentLMS.

4 Steps for Employers to Curb the Spread of COVID’s Most Contagious Mutation Yet

17 January 2023

4 Steps for Employers to Curb the Spread of COVID’s Most Contagious Mutation Yet

Author: Heather Nezich

As we enter the new year, and the fourth year of the pandemic, the COVID-19 virus continues to mutate. Two new Omicron subvariants, known as XBB and XBB.1.5 – unofficially nicknamed “Kraken” by some scientists – have emerged as the most transmissible strains to date. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that these new strains account for close to 50% of current COVID-19 infections and are leading to a spike in infections.
What is Keeping HR up at Night?

10 January 2023

What is Keeping HR up at Night?

Author: Heather Nezich

A survey conducted by Human Resource Executive (HRE) in late 2022 revealed that the top five things keeping HR up at night includes hiring and retention, stress, culture, technology, and learning and development.

Organizational Trust is the Main Driver of Employee Perceptions of Pay Equity

3 January 2023

Organizational Trust is the Main Driver of Employee Perceptions of Pay Equity

Author: Heather Nezich

Less than one-third of employees feel they are paid fairly, while just 34% of employees believe their pay is equitable, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc.                                   

Trends in Performance Management and Pay Programs

20 December 2022

Trends in Performance Management and Pay Programs

Author: Heather Nezich

U.S. employers are reshaping their performance management efforts and pay-for-performance programs to give them a much-needed boost, according to a new survey by WTW. The survey found just one in four employers (26%) reported being effective at both managing and paying for performance. The current way of doing things is broken.

Congress Being Urged by Employers to Take Action on Mental Health

13 December 2022

Congress Being Urged by Employers to Take Action on Mental Health

Author: Heather Nezich

Six employer groups representing large companies have sent a letter urging Congress to act on passing measures that would address the nation’s mental health and substance abuse crisis before the end of the year.

5 Ways to Embrace Neurodiversity in Your Workplace

6 December 2022

5 Ways to Embrace Neurodiversity in Your Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

Many neurodivergent job seekers say they’ve faced barriers in the hiring process despite offering many positive attributes that can help employers thrive, such as creativity, accuracy, loyalty, and other strengths. 61% of neurodivergent respondents to a recent survey said they experienced stigma or felt misunderstood at some point during their career. So, how can you create an inclusive environment that embraces neurodiversity?

Inadequate Total Compensation is the Most Common Driver of Turnover

29 November 2022

Inadequate Total Compensation is the Most Common Driver of Turnover

Author: Heather Nezich

The SHRM Better Workplaces on a Budget Recommendations report reveals the top drivers of employee turnover and offers specific strategies for addressing each of them. Many of these recommendations can be implemented with little to no additional budget.

After a Hiatus, Employers Are Once Again Celebrating the Holiday Season with Employees

22 November 2022

After a Hiatus, Employers Are Once Again Celebrating the Holiday Season with Employees

Author: Heather Nezich

Holiday parties are making a comeback! According to ASE’s 2023 Holiday Schedule and Practices Survey, after two years of COVID-related interruptions, 68% of organizations plan to hold an in-person 2022 holiday party compared to last year’s 42%.

How Company Culture Impacts Employee Retention

16 November 2022

How Company Culture Impacts Employee Retention

Author: Heather Nezich

Maintaining workplace culture across in-person, remote, and hybrid teams is top of mind for many organizations. However, how culture is defined and what is needed to feel supported varies across the four generations in the workplace – Gen Z, millennials, Gen X, and baby boomers.

Daylight Saving Time – Keep it or Leave it?

8 November 2022

Daylight Saving Time – Keep it or Leave it?

Author: Heather Nezich

This past Sunday, we ushered daylight saving time (DST) out, and welcomed back standard time by falling back one hour.  While gaining an hour is a little easier than losing an hour, is any of it necessary anymore?

Ford Responds to Quiet Quitting in a Big Way

1 November 2022

Ford Responds to Quiet Quitting in a Big Way

Author: Heather Nezich

As set forth in an internal email and first reported by the Wall Street Journal, Ford has implemented a new response to underperforming employees – what many call, quiet quitters.  They can either choose to leave with a severance or be placed on a performance enhancement plan (PEP).

Managers Are Spending 4 Hours a Week Dealing with Conflict

25 October 2022

Managers Are Spending 4 Hours a Week Dealing with Conflict

Author: Heather Nezich

A new report by Meyers-Briggs, Conflict at Work, reveals that managers spend an average of four hours each week dealing with employee conflict. The research investigates how people in the workplace see conflict today and what we can do to manage it better.

Political Views Are Causing Office Toxicity

18 October 2022

Political Views Are Causing Office Toxicity

Author: Heather Nezich

According to a new survey by SHRM, one in five U.S. workers (20%) have experienced poor treatment in the workplace by coworkers or peers due to their political views. What happened to keeping political views private in the workplace? The 2020 election along with the pandemic has thrown civility out the window.

How COVID Has Changed Our Personalities

11 October 2022

How COVID Has Changed Our Personalities

Author: Heather Nezich

Despite a long-standing hypothesis that personality traits remain relatively stable over most of a person’s adult life, the COVID-19 pandemic may have altered personalities, especially in younger adults, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal, PLOS ONE.

Six Elements That Define a Thriving Corporate Culture

27 September 2022

Six Elements That Define a Thriving Corporate Culture

Author: Heather Nezich

As part of the annual Global Culture Report, each year O.C. Tanner measures changes in the six core elements of workplace culture that together determine employee decisions to join, engage with, and remain at any place of work. They call them Talent Magnets because of their power to attract and connect people to their teams and organizations. The six Talent Magnets that drive corporate culture are:

Checklist for Successful Onboarding

20 September 2022

Checklist for Successful Onboarding

Author: Heather Nezich

An organization’s onboarding process is one of the most significant factors in determining not only the effectiveness of new employees in their role, but also their overall engagement and satisfaction with the company.

Sunday Scaries and Imposter Syndrome Plague Many Employees

13 September 2022

Sunday Scaries and Imposter Syndrome Plague Many Employees

Author: Heather Nezich

In isolved's second-annual "Voice of the Workforce" survey, 50% of respondents admitted to getting the "Sunday Scaries" before returning to work after time off while another 40% indicated they struggle with "Imposter Syndrome."

Nearly Half of Remote, Hybrid Government Employees Say Team Performance Has Improved During Past Two Years

6 September 2022

Nearly Half of Remote, Hybrid Government Employees Say Team Performance Has Improved During Past Two Years

Author: Heather Nezich

As the pandemic has put immense pressure on government employees to deliver public services, new research finds that teleworking has improved team performance. 46% of government employees who telework—both fully remote and hybrid employees—say their team’s performance improved during the past two years. Only 35% of in-person government workers say their team’s performance has improved during the period, according to new research from Eagle Hill Consulting.
Quiet Firing – Is This What Triggered Quiet Quitting?

30 August 2022

Quiet Firing – Is This What Triggered Quiet Quitting?

Author: Heather Nezich

Workers are responding to all the buzz about quiet quitting by talking about how organizations are quiet firing.  Is quiet quitting a response to quiet firing?

SHRM Study Confirms Value of Training Opportunities in Attracting Employees

23 August 2022

SHRM Study Confirms Value of Training Opportunities in Attracting Employees

Author: Heather Nezich

SHRM and TalentLMS recently released the 2022 Workplace Learning & Development Trends research report. More than 8 in 10 HR managers (83%) believe training is beneficial to attract talent, and 48% of employees agree that training opportunities were a factor in choosing their current company.

Fun in the Office is the Future of Work

16 August 2022

Fun in the Office is the Future of Work

Author: Heather Nezich

Having fun at work is proven to increase engagement and results in healthier and happier employees. It’s where most of us spend a majority of our day, so why not make it fun!

The Latest Trend – Quiet Quitting

9 August 2022

The Latest Trend – Quiet Quitting

Author: Heather Nezich

Have you heard about the latest workplace trend?  It’s called quiet quitting.  It’s when an employee makes a decision to no longer go above and beyond, and instead, do the bare minimum as entailed in their job description. 

Remote Work – One of the Most Important Benefits a Company Can Offer

26 July 2022

Remote Work – One of the Most Important Benefits a Company Can Offer

Author: Heather Nezich

MRA, one of ASE’s sister associations located in Wisconsin and Illinois, released the results of their latest Hot Topic Survey on Remote Work and Inflation.  The survey revealed that remote work has become one of the most valued benefits companies can offer.

Employers Are Exploring Expansion of Covered Abortion Services

19 July 2022

Employers Are Exploring Expansion of Covered Abortion Services

Author: Heather Nezich

Over one in four employers is exploring the expansion of covered abortion services, according to a new report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The Post-Dobbs Employer Coverage: July 2022 Pulse Survey revealed current abortion coverage offerings and future considerations. When asked about making changes to current coverage for abortion services, employers responded with the following:

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