Tag: employee needs

Wondering What Workers Want? Research Gives Employers Some Clues

There’s no denying that all the upheaval over the last few years has had an outsized effect on the workforce. Among other things, employees weathered a worldwide health crisis and its resulting economic disruption along with the rise of artificial intelligence, which to many workers seems as scary as it is promising. With so much […]

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 was heightened by employees’ experiences during the pandemic. As many enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of remote or hybrid work schedules, they got a taste for the balance they now increasingly demand. Changes in […]

How Flexible Benefits Can Help Companies Meet New Employee Demands

While shocks like COVID-19 and the current economic crisis are immensely destructive, they can also lead to healthy realignments of values and creative solutions to old problems. For example, as millions of employees have dealt with dramatic changes in how they work over the past 2 years, they’ve reassessed what they want from employers. The […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy? 3 Ways to Help Employees Find Fulfillment

I can’t quite get Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 song out of my head (by the way, I added the question mark for reasons I will get to in a minute) since reading a May 12, 2022, article in the Wall Street Journal, “Confessions of Your Company’s Chief Happiness Officer” by Callum Borchers. Let my opinion be clear […]

SHRM 2022 Recap: HR’s New Role in the World of Work

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) hosted its annual conference and expo in New Orleans June 12–15. HR professionals, executives, managers, and students gathered from all over the country to connect and learn together. Over 200 sessions provided expert industry insight on recruiting, career growth, HR technology, diversity and inclusion strategies, leadership skills, and […]

Keeping Up with Shifting Employee Needs in Today’s Workplace

Looking back over the last 2-plus years, much has changed in the vast majority of workplaces across the globe. This doesn’t just stop at in-person versus virtual meetings but extends to a total shift in what employees are expecting from their employers, both current and prospective. The reality is that more of us are prioritizing […]