By 2025, Generation Z will make up 27% of the American workforce. This generation of digital natives is the most diverse generation to date, with nearly half (48%) non-Caucasian. How are employers and HR departments working to attract, retain and engage this increasingly significant segment of the labor force? What challenges are they facing? What […]
New entrants to the workforce often face a bit of a Catch-22: In order to get experience, one typically needs to have had a previous job, but in order to get a job, one often needs some level of experience. Of course, one might expect this Catch-22 not to apply to so-called “entry-level” jobs. After […]
According to McKinsey & Company, women made up only 20% of the tech workforce just before the pandemic. And that number looks to be ticking downward. A year into the pandemic, as many as 2.5 million women, versus 1.8 million men, were lost from the U.S. workforce. This turn of events could potentially set back […]
The days of one-size-fits-all wellness programs are long gone, if they ever truly existed. People’s needs are too diverse to all be met with gym reimbursements or step challenges, which means employers interested in engaging their entire workforce in well-being need solutions that can be personalized to individual schedules, interests, and ability levels.
It is no secret that the pandemic has changed the way people work and interact with each other. It has also, inadvertently, ushered in an era of increased globalization opportunities. Businesses looking to expand into new countries have access to global markets and new talent pools, which provide growth opportunities for firms operating in multiple industries. Before the pandemic, many early- and medium-stage businesses were […]
As the country reaches the 1-year mark since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is remarkable how much has changed within the past year. Nearly all facets of life have been altered by the coronavirus crisis, including how business leaders and teams operate. Organizations have adopted new strategies to meet objectives, stay afloat, and […]
How prepared is your company for the post-COVID-19 world? We don’t want to convey false optimism, but we argue in this feature that it’s time to start thinking about a return to “normal” for your business. For a year now, the nation and the world have been in the throes of a global pandemic that […]
A record number of women have left the workforce since the pandemic began. More than 860,000 women dropped out of the workforce as of September 2020 compared with just over 200,000 men. The current unemployment rate for women has more than doubled the pre-pandemic rates, and economists predict the workforce exodus could set women back […]
In an advanced economy, it’s typically a company’s workforce that sets it apart from its competition, meaning companies need to work hard to ensure they recruit and retain the top talent in the market. And just as companies compete for market share when selling their products or services, they also compete with other employers for […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world, national, state, and local governments put in place measures to limit the extent to which people come into close contact with others in an effort to slow the spread.