Windowed work is a breath of fresh air for remote workers grappling with pandemic-related challenges. While not a new concept, windowed work is gaining new attention. With more staffers functioning remotely, breaking the workday into specific windows of time for different activities is helping people cope with the stresses of balancing job, family, and other responsibilities. … [Read more...] about Open the Window for Worker Flexibility
Retention & Engagement
The COVID-19 pandemic has been and continues to be scary. But what should you do if their fears keep employees from coming to work? It’s Thursday morning, and three workers call out. One has a dental emergency, one is caring for a sick child, and the other says that she’s not coming in as long as the coronavirus presents a risk. What can you do legally, and what are the worker’s rights? … [Read more...] about When Workers Are Too Afraid to Work
Here’s how to tell if your dismissive, uncommunicative boss is a quirky character, a poor manager, or has a personal problem with you. You’ve been at your company for two years, and you think you’ve been doing a good job. You’ve been a team player during the pandemic and have kept things moving along smoothly. Your colleagues often come to you for advice or just to talk when they need a boost. Yet you’re having trouble connecting with the CEO or other executives in the C-suite. Is it your imagination, or does this person have a personal problem with you? Read on for the red flags to watch for and what you can do to improve the relationship. … [Read more...] about It’s Not Personal…or Is It?
New data suggests that the COVID-19 crisis is having a real impact on employees’ mental health and affecting their ability to function. You can help them. It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 crisis has taken a toll on workers’ mental wellness. However, according to a new SHRM survey, up to a third of employees often feel symptoms of depression as they deal with this crisis. … [Read more...] about Survey: Employees Feel Burned Out, Depressed, Tired But Don’t Seek Help
A new survey shows that workers have adjusted to different ways of doing things, and they don’t expect to go back to ‘business as usual’ after the COVID-19 crisis has passed. Your workers who are able to function remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting used to the new arrangement, according to a recent survey. In fact, some like it so much that they want to make working at a home a permanent arrangement. Read on for some insights on how employees are conducting remote work and what they think about this new paradigm. … [Read more...] about The New Normal: Employees Expect Different Dynamics Post-Crisis
According to a new study, workers lack confidence that their employer is prepared to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Only about a third (32%) of U.S. workers say they trust their organization’s management to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. A new national poll from Eagle Hill Consulting also reveals that only 45% think their company’s leaders moved quickly to adapt to the changing realities brought on by the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Do Your Employees Trust You to Successfully Address the COVID-19 Crisis?
The middle generation brings autonomy, loyalty, and a desire to make a real contribution. Keep them engaged with a few key offerings. Your Gen X employees expect you to take an active role in their health, according to a new survey. In fact, nearly three-quarters (70%) think their employer should increase their efforts to support holistic health, and 90% say management should be responsible for helping employees address stress. The survey results are an important reminder that wellness benefits are not one-size-fit all and that customization is key to attracting and retaining good workers. Gen Xers, those individuals born between 1965 and 1984, express concerns that companies don’t address their specific needs. A vast majority (85%) report that everyone at their company is offered the same health and wellness resources/benefits; and they say this affects their … [Read more...] about Don’t Forget Gen X When Planning Wellness, Other Benefit Offerings
To find and keep good workers in a tight market, you'll need to expand your reach, look in new places, and identify opportunities the competition is missing. According to a new survey, you need to watch for some new hiring trends this year. Specifically, employee experience, people analytics, internal recruiting, and a move toward a multigenerational workforce will change the hiring landscape. … [Read more...] about Watch for New Trends to Impact Hiring in 2020
Take steps to keep your employees from getting the commuter blues. Win their appreciation and loyalty in the process. Your employees spend an average 52 minutes on their daily commute to and from work. Sitting in traffic, dealing with a flat tire, or waiting for the bus or train, your employees may be dreaming of an easier commute. You can’t move your employees closer to your company or magically make traffic disappear, but there are many steps you can take to make commuting easier and less expensive. Your efforts also can increase worker loyalty and reduce turnover. … [Read more...] about Keep Commuting Conundrums from Causing Turnover Traffic
Low unemployment, ghosting, and other issues will haunt your efforts to recruit workers in 2020. Fill openings with the right people by targeting passive job seekers. Despites talk about a recession and slowing job growth, unemployment remains low. As a result, it may take longer to fill vacancies, especially those for highly skilled positions. One way to overcome this obstacle is to become more adept at identifying and reaching passive job candidates. … [Read more...] about Move Promising Job Candidates from Passive to Active