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25

Feb

2020

Is Home the New Office?

Author: Heather Nezich

Staying at home may be the best way to get the most done at work, according to a new Korn Ferry survey of professionals regarding working virtually.

18

Feb

2020

Shadow Boards – A Fresh Perspective

Author: Heather Nezich

Shadow boards are a new concept where organizations put together a group of non-executive employees that work with senior management on strategic initiatives.  They help organizations solve two problems – disengaged younger workers and keeping up with changing market conditions.

11

Feb

2020

HR Professionals are Stressed Out

Author: Heather Nezich

McLean & Company’s 2020 HR Trends Report indicated that in their drive to support others, HR professionals too often neglect their own development and challenges. HR stress levels are increasing, and more varied and holistic HR development is required to keep pace with changing needs. Organizations that help HR professionals develop their skills and manage stress have more effective HR departments.

4

Feb

2020

Managing Diabetes in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

Diabetes rates in the U.S. and around the world continue to rise, as are the related costs both for individuals with the condition and their employers.  Unplanned missed workdays, reduced productivity, plus the stress and fatigue associated with uncontrolled diabetes not only add up to billions of dollars per year but can also take a toll on morale.

28

Jan

2020

Monster’s 2020 State of the Candidate Survey Shows Despite Unhappiness, Employees May Stay

Author: Heather Nezich

Many Americans are worried about the economy, and a growing number see it as a potential threat to their job security. This economic anxiety has created a sense of complacency, forcing many workers to remain in their current position despite dissatisfaction and even mental health risks.

28

Jan

2020

Quick Hits - January 29, 2020

Author: Heather Nezich

Is hiring slowing down? Job openings fell 10.8% in November from a year earlier to 6.8 million, the Labor Department said. That marked the sixth straight month of annual declines and was the steepest fall since December 2009,... 

21

Jan

2020

Chief People Officers Must Prepare for Future

Author: Heather Nezich

Most chief people officers (CPOs) realize they need new skills to meet the demand of the 21st century role, but few are prepared, citing a lack of development and investment from the C-suite. This is according to a new study by HR People + Strategy (SHRM's Executive Network of business and thought leaders in human resources) and with Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company.

14

Jan

2020

What HR Can Learn from Mr. Rogers

Author: Heather Nezich

Is it a beautiful day in your workplace neighborhood?  Mr. Rogers was known for teaching children acceptance, empathy, kindness, honesty, and so much more.  As HR professionals, these lessons can be applied to the workplace.

7

Jan

2020

Is a “Culture of Nice” Detrimental to an Organization?

Author: Heather Nezich

According to research from Fierce Conversations, the majority of U.S. employees — regardless of gender or seniority — feel they cannot share an idea, opinion, or concern at work due to a fear of disrupting their role at their company.  The survey found that nearly 63% of U.S. employees have chosen not to share a concern or negative feedback at work.

17

Dec

2019

Top 10 Compliance Concerns for Employers in 2020

Author: Heather Nezich

A new report by Paychex, Inc. identifies the top 10 regulatory issues that employers should be aware of and prepared for in 2020. As business owners and HR managers plan for the year ahead, the list outlines the compliance topics that should be kept top of mind as they are likely to shape the legislative and regulatory landscape of the next 12 months, especially heading into an unpredictable election year.

10

Dec

2019

Survey Finds Toxic Workplace Behavior Continues to be Ignored

Author: Heather Nezich

The number one response to coping with toxic employees is to ignore them, with 44% of respondents noting this is their preferred approach, according to new research conducted by Fierce Conversations on toxic workplace culture. Addressing behavior with management comes in second, with confronting them the third-most preferred option.

3

Dec

2019

Soft Skills Versus Technical Skills – Where is the Balance?

Author: Heather Nezich

While it’s fairly easy to evaluate a candidate’s hard skills, soft skills prove much more difficult to evaluate – but are often as or more important.

26

Nov

2019

Politics in the Workplace – Keeping it Civil

Author: Heather Nezich

Although conventional business wisdom has held that employees should check their political opinions at the door while at work, with the heated presidential election less than a year away that isn’t always the case. A new SHRM survey shows that not only are political conversations occurring at work, they're on the rise—and causing conflicts.

19

Nov

2019

Coworking Spaces Help Local U.S. Economies

Author: Heather Nezich

Coworking spaces used to be only found in large metropolitan areas.  But today they are found in smaller, suburban communities as flexible work continues to become the norm.  The increasing migration of flexible office space and coworking locations to areas outside of major metropolitan cities is creating a 'flex economy' that could contribute more than $127 billion to U.S. local communities in the next decade, according to the first comprehensive socio-economic study of suburban...

12

Nov

2019

The 15 Most Exaggerated Job Titles of 2019

Author: Heather Nezich

Last week we wrote about the importance of having clear job titles to reduce gender bias.  On a similar note, Fitsmallbusiness.com recently released a list of the 15 most inflated titles of 2019, which, if anything, is worth the laugh:

5

Nov

2019

Clear Job Titles and Descriptions Can Reduce Gender Bias in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

Men are more likely than women to say they have more responsibility than their colleagues with the same job title, according to a new survey report by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. More than one-quarter of men (26%) say they have more responsibility than colleagues with the same job title, compared to 18% of workers who are women. 

29

Oct

2019

50% of Managers Will Leave Their Company in the Next Year

Author: Heather Nezich

A new report from TalentLMS and Harvard University reveals how companies can take better care of their top performers and prevent them from leaving.  The survey report reveals the reasons why managers stay loyal to their companies and what makes them consider leaving.

22

Oct

2019

Skill Gaps and Exaggeration Make Positions Hard to Fill

Author: Heather Nezich

Recruiters are confident, and candidates are high quality. And, yet, around the world, recruiters are struggling to fill positions, according to Monster's 2019 State of the Recruiter survey.

15

Oct

2019

If Only We Could Answer Interview Questions Like Children

Author: Heather Nezich

LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2018 report shows how traditional interview questions can often fall flat.  Have you ever been asked some crazy question like “How many golf balls can you fit on a jet?” or “If you were an animal, what animal would you be?”  What exactly does an interviewer hope to achieve from asking questions like this?

8

Oct

2019

Six Trends for 2020 Open Enrollment

Author: Heather Nezich

In the coming weeks, millions of employees and their families will be making important decisions about their health care and other employee benefits for 2020. The National Business Group on Health (NBGH), using data from its annual Large Employer Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey, has unveiled six trends employees can expect to see in their open enrollment packages.

1

Oct

2019

New SHRM Report Shows That Toxic Workplace Cultures Costs Organizations Billions

Author: Heather Nezich

One in five Americans have left a job in the past five years due to bad company culture. The cost of that turnover is an estimated $223 billion, according to a new SHRM report on workplace culture.

24

Sep

2019

HR’s Role is Reducing Employee Burnout and Improving Retention

Author: Heather Nezich

One of the biggest threats to an engaged workforce is employee burnout. The newest study in the Employee Engagement Series conducted by Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace® found 95% of human resource leaders admit employee burnout is sabotaging workforce retention, yet there is no obvious solution on the horizon.

17

Sep

2019

Follow the Two Pizza Rule for More Effective Meetings

Author: Heather Nezich

No, you don’t have to serve pizza at every meeting.  But a golden rule for meetings is that if you were to serve pizza to the meeting attendees, two medium pizzas should suffice.  If that wouldn’t be enough, then you have too many people in the meeting.

10

Sep

2019

Worry About Layoff Causes Worker Anxiety

Author: Heather Nezich

According to the 2019 Layoff Anxiety Study published by CareerArc, an ASE Affinity Partner, 48% of employed Americans experience layoff anxiety. Of those, 34% say this is fueled by fear of a pending recession, 32% cite rumors around the office as the cause, and 30% say a recent round of workplace layoffs is to blame.

3

Sep

2019

Job Satisfaction at Highest Level in Over Two Decades – But Still Room for Improvement

Author: Heather Nezich

Conducted by The Conference Board, a new survey shows that about 54% of U.S. workers are satisfied with their employment. Satisfaction climbed by almost 3% from the prior year, which marks a near-record increase in the survey’s history. Workers also report being much more at ease about their job security. In addition, Millennials have experienced a surge in confidence regarding their wages.

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