Do employees trust HR? That’s the question two different organizations sought answers for in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Each found discouraging results that should be of serious concern as HR faces the many challenges brought about by the virus. I had a chance to discuss the findings of each with a number of […]
What a difference a few months make! At the beginning of 2020, all we could talk about was the candidate-driven market and how jobseekers held the upper hand in deciding who they worked for. Now, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it seems employers are back in control, but they aren’t hiring.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued an “Employee Rights” poster or notice for the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave components of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The stereotype of the “yes man/woman” is a common one. The idea is that employees are loathe to disagree with, or in any way offend, their bosses. Certainly, a baseline of respect is expected of employees. But, it can also be dangerous not to be up front with superiors about genuine concerns.
Most employers would say they work to actively reduce or eliminate gender bias in their organization and strive to hire, pay, and promote based on merit. And most of them would probably be accurate in terms of what they’re trying to do. But there are several ways gender bias can creep into an organization in […]
It seems it will be months here in the United States before things “go back to normal.” Of course, we all know that the new normal will be as unfamiliar as it is challenging. The transformation of the way we work and live has already been severe. What new challenges has that brought to employers […]
In the midst of our pandemic-induced self-isolation and, in many cases, mandatory shelter-in-place orders, some of you have probably used this time to better yourselves. Perhaps you’ve tried out some new recipes or began an exercise regime or learned to knit or played Monopoly with your housebound children. If that is you, I say bravo! […]
We currently have four generations in the workforce: Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials, and Generation Zs. Gen Zs are those born between the mid-90s and early 2010s; the oldest of them entered the workforce a few years ago.
Being overwhelmed at work can often lead to burnout, absenteeism, and lower productivity levels. It’s bad for business and for talent retention.
As employers across the nation grapple with new remote working arrangements and accommodating employees impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19), new survey findings reveal exactly how this pandemic is affecting operations for small businesses.