COVID-19 and all it brought in 2020 took a toll on the economy worldwide. While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its expected world economic growth in 2021 from 5.4% to 5.2%, we still see hiring being a key area of focus for companies in the new year.
We can all agree 2020 was a dumpster fire difficult year for employees and employers alike. Now that we are freshly into 2021, it’s a good time to reexamine our workplaces and look for ways to make improvements for the business and our employees. Below are some tips for getting 2021 right.
As we turn the corner from 2020 into 2021, there is widespread hope that the new year will be far better than the last. 2020 saw the emergence of a worldwide pandemic and an associated economic disaster, racial and social unrest, and a divisive presidential election.
As an employer, you’ll sometimes encounter employees who are struggling with infertility or pregnancy issues. The issue is stressful for everyone, but it can help to understand their perspective.
While watching college football over the holidays, I was treated to a humorous Match.com commercial titled “A Match Made in Hell.” The short plot went like this: Satan (a highly costumed actor portraying the lord of the damned) had gone on the site and filtered out “joy, happiness, toilet paper, and reason and met his […]
Brighter days are ahead, but looking back helps us to appreciate the future so much more.
As any sampling of memes on Facebook or Instagram will reveal, 2020 has been a wild year. In fact, we don’t even need memes to understand that!
The year 2020 has been rough on everyone, and HR departments around the globe have been working tirelessly to take care of their employees and employers. One HR manager in particular—I’ve written about her a few times over the years—is relieved not to have to deal with her company’s holiday party, and I quote: “That’s […]
The evolution of the remote workplace taught businesses a thing or two in 2020.
Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2021.