Tag: employee flexibility

How Convertible PTO Helps HR Teams Meet the Demand for Flexibility

Companies are still getting used to a new era of work. The persistence of hybrid work has led to a permanent shift in employee expectations about how and where they do their jobs, and HR teams need to be capable of adapting to this new normal. Employees are building their schedules around productivity peaks and […]

How To Prioritize Employee Satisfaction in Client-Facing Companies

With client-facing roles, there is an expectation for employees to put their best foot forward and represent the company well in each interaction. Often, this can result in employees feeling an extra sense of pressure at work as they balance client meetings and tackling other deliverables in their roles. In particularly busy times, this can […]

How to Provide Flexible Forms of Employee Support Like Fertility Benefits

As companies rethink the benefits they offer amid shifting employee demands and expectations since the COVID-19 pandemic, HR teams have to focus on providing more robust and flexible support for their workforces. This means surveying employees to identify their individual needs, exploring non-traditional benefits that provide a competitive edge in hiring and retention, and understanding […]

4 Ways Employers Can Clearly Define Benefits to Better Support New Parents at Work

Becoming a parent is an exciting and rewarding time. It can also be stressful, especially if you are a working parent. The different circumstances surrounding this journey are as numerous as the number of toys you are likely to accumulate before and after a baby arrives. Some people are single parents, some start families very […]

2024 Labor Market Outlook: Skills Shortages and Flexibility

Despite aggressive interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve, the American economy continues to hum along. In addition to perplexingly resilient consumer spending, the U.S. labor market has remained tight. In September 2023, for example, U.S. job openings increased by 56,000 to 9.533 million open positions, while the number of layoffs decreased by 165,000. […]

How Businesses Can Help Solve the Childcare Crisis While Boosting Their Profitability

Businesses across the country are becoming acutely aware of the childcare challenges to their business, especially as potential impacts of the “childcare cliff” seem looming. Luckily there are a host of research-backed childcare supports, some even no to low-cost, that businesses of all sizes are implementing. These benefits have also emerged as an opportunity for […]

5 Crucial Skills You’ll Gain When You Work Toward Understanding Marginalized Employees

“How we show up with others is really a reflection of how we view ourselves.” My grandmother used to offer this piece of wisdom, and as we think about our diversity advocacy, it is worth remembering that our equity and belonging work is not about saving others as much as it is about growing and […]

Trends in Addressing Employee Work/Life Balance Needs

The push for greater work-life balance is a much talked about shift in employee needs—in fact, demands—over the past several years. This demand has been heightened, of course, by experiences during the pandemic. As many employees enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of remote or hybrid work schedules they got a taste for the balance they […]

4 Strategies to Support Employees with ADHD

A persistent myth about people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is they can’t succeed in fast-paced careers like legal practice because they aren’t able to maintain focus and organization. However, much evidence indicates the opposite is true. In fact, in a landmark 2016 American Bar Association study, 12.5% of attorneys reported having ADHD compared with 4.5% […]

3 Traditional Job Requirements You Might Want to Reconsider

When someone’s on the hunt for a job and considering one of the open positions at your company, one of the first things they’re going to do is look at the job requirements. That makes sense—why waste time on something they know they won’t get hired for? If someone feels unqualified for an open position, […]