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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.

27

Aug

2019

The T’s – Technology and Telecommuting Continue to Be Rising Themes in Today’s Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

The rise of cloud computing and teleconferencing represent both the biggest opportunity for growth as well as the most significant organizational challenge to companies around the world, according to new research by Condeco presented in The Modern Workplace 2019: People, Places & Technology.

20

Aug

2019

Ageism in Today’s Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

The 2019 Hiscox Ageism in the Workplace Study™, revealed that 21% of U.S. workers age 40 and older have experienced discrimination in the workplace due to their age, and respondents believe they're most likely to experience it at age 51. The study also found that 62% of all workers did not receive any form of age discrimination training in the previous 12 months.

13

Aug

2019

Employee Burnout – An Occupational Phenomenon

Author: Heather Nezich

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), while employee burnout is not yet considered a medical condition, it is an “occupational phenomenon” and a diagnosable condition.

 

6

Aug

2019

Workplace Safety Can Worsen Under Bullying Bosses

Author: Heather Nezich

A new Portland State University study suggests that bullying bosses can negatively impact workplace safety. Bosses’ behaviors can strengthen or weaken employees’ sense of belonging to the work group by supporting or undermining their status within the group, potentially setting into motion certain consequences.

30

Jul

2019

Do Your Employees Consider Their Work a Job or Career?

Author: Heather Nezich

A new survey from CareerBuilder shows employees are split on how they feel about their current job: 50% feel like they have a career while the remaining 50% feel like they have just a job.  In addition, 32% of employees plan to change jobs this year.  What is causing this lack of dedication?

23

Jul

2019

Is Traditional Office Space Going Away?

Author: Heather Nezich

With the growing popularity and demand for remote work, coworking space is expected to show continued growth over the next several years.  Younger workers favor flexible office space over traditional office settings, according to BBG, a leading commercial real estate due diligence firm.

16

Jul

2019

Culture Beats Salary

Author: Heather Nezich

A new survey by Glassdoor shows that more than three-quarters (77%) of adults would consider a company's culture before applying for a job there, and well over half (56%) say company culture is more important than salary when it comes to job satisfaction.

9

Jul

2019

The DNA of Human Capital

Author: Heather Nezich

The HR Research Institute and HR.com recently released a new report entitled “The DNA of Human Capital: Trends Report 2019.” The report breaks down 12 critical traits crucial to the human capital of an organization.

2

Jul

2019

U.S. Workers Want More Training and Talent Development

Author: Heather Nezich

New research published by City & Guilds Group revealed that U.S. employees have a strong appetite for training, but there is a lack of accessible, engaging, and personalized learning and development (L&D) activity at work.

25

Jun

2019

A Simple “Thank You” Goes a Long Way

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent survey by Deloitte shows that 85% of professionals prefer a simple "thank you" as recognition for their day-to-day accomplishments.  While we likely all agree that recognizing others for their work is a positive thing, people differ in "how" they want to be recognized, "for what" and "by whom."

18

Jun

2019

Employee Accountability is Key to Success

Author: Heather Nezich

Holding both leaders and employees accountable is one of the biggest challenges in the workplace.  In fact, in a recent CEO Benchmarking Report by The Predictive Index, 18% of CEOs surveyed said “holding people accountable” was their biggest weakness.

11

Jun

2019

Summer Fridays - All Play No Work?

Author: Heather Nezich

55% percent of organizations in North America will offer their employees “Summer Fridays” this year, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. This is a 9% increase from the number of North American organizations that offered Summer Fridays in 2018.

11

Jun

2019

Quick Hits - June 12, 2019

Author: Heather Nezich

Walmart calls on feds to increase minimum wage: Walmart CEO Doug McMillon thinks the federal minimum wage is "too low." Now the head of the country's largest private employer is calling on Congress to raise it beyond $7.25 an hour.

4

Jun

2019

Why They Quit You

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent study by Payscale entitled Why They Quit You shows the top reason employees leave their job is a bigger paycheck. However, when employees were asked what attracted them to a new position, ‘the opportunity to do more meaningful work’ was the most common response.

28

May

2019

Ghosting: The New Norm

Author: Heather Nezich

A new social norm appears to be highly prevalent in the employer arena: ghosting.  It may be that an applicant is scheduled for an interview but never shows up.  An offer is made and start date agreed, but the applicant/employee does not show up on the first day.  Or employees leave work to never return.   The only way to find out that the employee is no longer working is through numerous attempts to contact, but nothing is ever found out.

28

May

2019

Hourly Workers Would Take a Pay Cut in Order to Have a Say in Their Work Schedule

Author: Heather Nezich

According to a recent survey by Shiftboard, what workers want most, even more than increased pay, is more control over their time. The ability to influence their work schedules significantly affects job satisfaction, which can have a significant impact on employee retention.  49% of hourly workers would be willing to take a reasonable pay cut for more control over their schedule.

21

May

2019

Employers are Struggling to Support Employees with Mental Health or Substance Abuse Problems

Author: Heather Nezich

New research from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) finds that employers are struggling to support employees with mental health and substance abuse issues and aren’t confident in their ability to provide appropriate accommodations.

14

May

2019

Well-being Plans are on the Rise in 2019 and Include Financial Incentives

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent EPTW poll revealed that 64.2% of our readers’ organizations offer a formal wellness or well-being program.  Large employers are expected to spend an average of $3.6 million on wellness plans in 2019 to help create a healthier and more productive workforce, according to recent research from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) and Fidelity Investments. The annual Health and Well-Being Survey found that 40% of these budgets will be applied to providing...

7

May

2019

Younger Generations are Reshaping the Future of Work

Author: Heather Nezich

Upwork’s third annual Future Workforce Report found that 48% of younger generation managers (composed of Millennials primarily, with early Gen Z managers included as well) are director-level or higher already, showing they have major influence on workforce planning. This influence will only grow with these younger generations making up 58% of the workforce by 2028, an increase of 38% from today.

30

Apr

2019

How to Show Employees That They are Valued

Author: Heather Nezich

What is the definition of value? According to Merriam-Webster it is “The monetary worth of something; a fair return or equivalent in goods, services, or money for something exchanged; relative worth, utility, or importance.”  Are you showing your employees that they are valued?

23

Apr

2019

The Future of Work – More Freelancers?

Author: Heather Nezich

Upwork and Freelancers Union recently released the results of “Freelancing in America: 2018” (FIA), the most comprehensive measure of the U.S. independent workforce. The fifth annual study estimates that 56.7 million Americans freelance, an increase of 3.7 million in the past five years. ​ ​

16

Apr

2019

Do the Colors of Your Office Walls Matter?

Author: Heather Nezich

The short answer is yes.  Color can affect workers’ moods.  The colors you decorate an office space with can impact employee behavior and productivity.

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