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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.

The Great Reprioritization

19 April 2022

The Great Reprioritization

Author: Linda Olejniczak

We have all heard of The Great Resignation and now The Great Regret, but have you given thought to what those movements are really saying about our workforce?  Workers' values and expectations of their employers have changed. Period.  Whether they are still planning on leaving your organization or may boomerang back, workers are ultimately prioritizing what is important to them rather than accepting inflexible cultures.

ASE Releases Employee Turnover Survey Highlighting Great Resignation Woes

12 April 2022

ASE Releases Employee Turnover Survey Highlighting Great Resignation Woes

Author: Kevin Marrs

Employers of all types are facing unprecedented employee retention challenges.  With the recently released Employee Turnover Survey, we now have some concrete data to show just how significant these challenges were in 2021.

COVID Wasn’t All Bad – Even Our Pets Agree

29 March 2022

COVID Wasn’t All Bad – Even Our Pets Agree

Author: Heather Nezich

While the COVID pandemic had many negative effects, there was some positive that came out of it – even for our pets!

Can Returning to the Office Have Negative Health Effects?

22 March 2022

Can Returning to the Office Have Negative Health Effects?

Author: Heather Nezich

As more organizations solidify return-to-office plans, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that most professionals don’t think returning will be healthy for them.

HR Professionals are Leaving the Profession – Are You Next?

1 March 2022

HR Professionals are Leaving the Profession – Are You Next?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

New data finds that 53% of HR leaders are burned out, and 48% of HR leaders are looking for a new job, according to a survey of 400 HR respondents from AllVoices, an employee feedback management platform.  Another survey by Human Resource Executive, “What’s Keeping HR Up at Night”, found that 86% of human resources executives say their stress has increased in the last year—44% say their stress levels have increased “dramatically.” 11% say their stress...
Employee Morale, Engagement, & Retention is Top HR Priority

22 February 2022

Employee Morale, Engagement, & Retention is Top HR Priority

Author: Heather Nezich

The new State of the Workplace Study from SHRM evaluates how organizations handled key workplace challenges over the last year and takes a look forward at the anticipated workplace trends of 2022.

Rethinking the Workplace to Improve Recruitment and Retention

15 February 2022

Rethinking the Workplace to Improve Recruitment and Retention

Author: Jason Rowe

New sources of talent and changes in skills required to get work done are needed to address ongoing labor market challenges, according to an increasing number of employers in WTW’s recently released Reimagining Work and Rewards Survey.

Is This Where All the Workers Went?

15 February 2022

Is This Where All the Workers Went?

Author: Heather Nezich

With highly skilled talent desiring greater professional control and flexibility than any traditional role could ever afford, the number of independent workers surged dramatically in 2021 – rising 34% to 51.1 million from 38.2 million in 2020. This trend is expected to continue, with 56% of non-freelancing professionals saying they’re likely to freelance in the future.

Workplace Romance on the Rise

8 February 2022

Workplace Romance on the Rise

Author: Heather Nezich

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what a better time to talk about office romance. The COVID-19 pandemic saw a rise in workplace romances that has remained steady over the past year. A new survey from SHRM found that a third of U.S. workers (33%) report that they're currently involved or have been involved in a workplace romance—6 percentage points higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remote Work in the Future Endemic

25 January 2022

Remote Work in the Future Endemic

Author: Kevin Marrs

We are still waiting for the moment where we feel confident to say the worst of COVID is behind us and it’s downgraded to an endemic.  When that happens, we will take stock of the pandemic’s legacy on the workplace.  A recent working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research makes the case that remote work will be one of those artifacts from the pandemic.

COVID is Not Going Away.  What is the New Normal for HR?

25 January 2022

COVID is Not Going Away. What is the New Normal for HR?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

HR is being thrusted into the limelight.  With COVID, a new normal is developing.  Unless the job requires being onsite, flexibility is becoming the key.  COVID will become endemic, meaning it will be around like the flu and common cold, but with possibly worse outcomes.  How will this impact the future of organizations that HR can positively control? 

What’s the Number One Reason Employees Quit? A Toxic Work Environment.

18 January 2022

What’s the Number One Reason Employees Quit? A Toxic Work Environment.

Author: Heather Nezich

According to new research released in MIT Sloan Management Review, toxic culture is the top predictor for employee attrition during the Great Resignation. This holds true across industries – both blue-collar and white-collar – for the period between April and September 2021.
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