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May

2020

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May

2020

Survey Finds Employees Are Happier Than Pre-Pandemic

Author: Heather Nezich

CNBC and SurveyMonkey together polled over 9,000 workers in the U.S. to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on employee satisfaction.  48% of respondents noted they are currently doing their jobs remotely. But whether remote or not, the results show an uptick in employee happiness.

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May

2020

Psychological Impact of Pandemic Includes Worker Depression, Exhaustion, and Hopelessness

Author: Heather Nezich

New research from SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) offers a warning to U.S. employers about the psychological effects of COVID-19.  Although millions are currently laid off, many workers have continued to work through the pandemic and are feeling stressed. 

5

May

2020

As Businesses Re-Open, Remote Work Will Continue

Author: Heather Nezich

A majority of U.S. employers expect to continue their remote work policies and, to a lesser extent, flexible work arrangements after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. The survey also found that while employers have boosted their employee communication in response to the pandemic, they will need to do more to help workers cope with expected increased levels of stress and anxiety in the months ahead.

28

Apr

2020

How COVID-19 Has Affected Workforce Strategies

Author: Heather Nezich

A new AON survey, Adjusting Total Rewards Programs and Workforce Strategies in Response to COVID-19, shows how companies around the world are adjusting workforce strategies and supporting employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

21

Apr

2020

College Recruiting and Internships Halted Due to Coronavirus

Author: Heather Nezich

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is polling its members monthly to track changes taking place surrounding higher education and the employer community that recruits new college graduates.

14

Apr

2020

10 Ways to Deal with the Stress of COVID-19

Author: Heather Nezich

COVID-19 has caused much stress for all of us.   Work normally done in an office environment is now being done at home, surrounded by family for many.  Lives been altered, and the fear of the unknown can be overbearing.  Many may feel they have lost control.  But you still have control and choices, they have just changed.

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Apr

2020

ASE Releases Employer COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Results

Author: Heather Nezich

ASE recently completed our second employer survey around employer responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Business Impact Survey, launched on March 26th, examines the financial impact the current COVID-19 pandemic has had on Michigan business and the steps some have taken to mitigate that impact.  The survey closed on April 2nd.

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Mar

2020

U.S. is in the Midst of the Biggest Work From Home Experiment

Author: Heather Nezich

A large portion of the U.S. is in the midst of possibly the biggest work from home “experiment” to date. This past Sunday, WDIV’s Flashpoint with Devin Scillian talked to Stanford Economics Professor, Nicholas Bloom.  Mr. Bloom conducted the 2013 Stanford study in China on remote work.

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Mar

2020

Keeping Employee Morale Up During the Pandemic Crisis

Author: Heather Nezich

With Governor Whitmer’s new executive order, any non-essential employees are now working remotely where possible.  Employees are experiencing great stress during this time.  As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on our nation, it’s important for employers to find ways to boost morale.

17

Mar

2020

Companies Are Scurrying to Implement Virtual Work Policies

Author: Heather Nezich

Employers are taking quick action to keep their employees safe from COVID-19 (Coronoavirus). According to the March study of 1,097 adults, a third of respondents say their organizations have a plan in place they are confident about and 43% have a basic plan—even if it is "hastily assembled". Most plans center on remote work and travel restrictions. Specifically:

10

Mar

2020

On a Lighter Note for HR – March Madness!

Author: Heather Nezich

Recent statistics reveal that March Madness has become more popular than ever before, due in large part to the worldwide betting that takes place. Over 60 million people are expected to fill out brackets this year, with an estimated $10 million being put on the table. This can also result in a downturn in employee productivity.

3

Mar

2020

How to Create a Strengths-Based Culture

Author: Heather Nezich

A strengths-based culture helps organizations attract top talent, bring out the best performance in every employee, and strengthens the organization’s ability to grow.  It can strongly differentiate one company from another.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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