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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:

Workers are Looking for More from Employers

13 September 2022

Workers are Looking for More from Employers

Author: Jason Rowe

American workers are reassessing the approach they want to take with their work life and careers, their loyalty to their organization, and what they expect from their employer. While financial reward is still a top priority, they are thinking more holistically about their experience at work and the benefits that they prioritize according to KPMG’s American Worker Survey.

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?

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!

HR is the Future of Work

9 August 2022

HR is the Future of Work

Author: Linda Olejniczak

There is no doubt about the importance of a strong HR team to an organization.  The role of HR in the future of work will be to usher in the organization’s new initiatives that include employer branding, agility, and innovation. Hierarchy will flatten out and managers will coach teams that can make fast decisions.  Utilization of data and continuous learning will drive innovation.

Is Automation the Future?

9 August 2022

Is Automation the Future?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

With the great resignation, the labor pricing dilemma for many manufacturing organizations, and the rise of less skilled labor (can anyone find an electrical engineer these days?), the move to automation seems inevitable.  For example, with the rise of artificial intelligence, anyone could be a programmer with the AI predicting the next line.  For DEI professionals it becomes a way to create diversity in the programming ranks.  According to a recent study, 47% of U.S. jobs are...
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.

What Will be the New Norm for the Workweek?

21 June 2022

What Will be the New Norm for the Workweek?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

California’s progressiveness has been a possible lead to new workplace trends.  Now AB 2932, which is moving through the state legislature, would change the definition of a workweek from 40 hours to 32 hours for companies with more than 500 employees.  However, a full workday would remain at 8 hours. Under California law working more than 32 hours would then lead to overtime pay.  This law would impact about 2,600 businesses and more than 3.6 million employees.
Study Reveals Changes to the Traditional 9-to-5 Day

31 May 2022

Study Reveals Changes to the Traditional 9-to-5 Day

Author: Kevin Marrs

Researchers from Microsoft studying workplace trends have revealed an interesting trend.  A trend that will hit close to home for anyone accustomed to logging in after hours.  An analysis of keystrokes from a sample of Microsoft employees showed that there was a third peak of work activity starting around 9:00 o’clock in the evening. Their research suggests that the traditional 9-to-5 workday is fading, and more workers may be redesigning their day to meet the demands of work...
Trust From Anywhere

31 May 2022

Trust From Anywhere

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Many leaders feel it’s easier to trust people we see more frequently. As such, the remote/hybrid work model is certain to escalate the trust problem between managers and their staff unless managers proactively work to increase trust.  Equip your managers with these reminders on how to develop a basic understanding of trust, illustrate trust, learn how to coach others, and identify barriers to accountability on their team.

We’re Back in the Office – What is Acceptable and What is Not

17 May 2022

We’re Back in the Office – What is Acceptable and What is Not

Author: Anthony Kaylin

After working from home so long, it appears that many have forgotten office etiquette.  For example, the heating of fish in the microwave, eating tuna fish at the desk, or not showering before coming to the office.  For people with olfactory sensory issues, returning to the office could be a nightmare.  Then there are those who forget their decibel levels. They can be heard everywhere.

Competing for Talent is Becoming a Game of Limbo – How Low Can You Go?

3 May 2022

Competing for Talent is Becoming a Game of Limbo – How Low Can You Go?

Author: Heather Nezich

Limbo is a game where the most limber, or flexible player wins. Sound familiar? Survey after survey is revealing that employees today are seeking more flexibility in their jobs and are willing to change employers to get that flexibility.

Working While Caring – A New Employer Initiative to Recruit & Retain Talent

26 April 2022

Working While Caring – A New Employer Initiative to Recruit & Retain Talent

Author: Heather Nezich and Guest Author, Sara Gleicher, LMSW

Two years into the pandemic, businesses large and small continue to struggle to find employees and keep the ones they have. Now, many employers are seeking new ways to retain and attract talent by identifying what matters most to their employees.

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