Companies eventually returning to the office after COVID-triggered remote work will already have a lot on their plates, but they should also consider taking advantage of the opportunity to make some major changes they may have been putting off.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on people, organizations, and regions in different ways. But when it comes to the workforce, women have been disproportionately affected. According to a study by McKinsey, women’s jobs have been 180% more vulnerable than men’s due to the weight of unpaid care. Many women are even leaving their […]
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s certainly that life comes with unexpected challenges. Individuals who are resilient are more likely to stay the course and get through life’s challenges, so building this skill can be greatly beneficial. For employers, having resilient employees can be quite beneficial, too. Here are a few reasons workplace resiliency […]
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 […]
Whether you view the world of work through the lens of optimism or pessimism, the future of work is uncertain. And this year, change in the world of work was accelerated by the repercussions of COVID-19.
2020 fundamentally challenged HR in every imaginable way. Entire organizations shifted to work-from-home models, new and extant technologies were adopted with alarming speed, and the focus on employee safety intensified. Now, the question on everyone’s mind is: What will 2021 bring? We gathered some predictions from a number of experts and are pleased to share […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended normal life for many Americans. Among other disruptions wrought by the virus, many employers have experienced financial difficulties caused by a disrupted workforce, crippled cash flows, and an overall reduction in revenues.
Over the last week, my husband and I have been grieving the loss of one of our most steadfast companions, someone with whom we spent hundreds of hours over the years but had never actually met. Sadly, Alex Trebek, the longtime host of “Jeopardy!,” passed away on November 8, 2020, after a battle with pancreatic […]
Early impressions are crucial in any relationship, and work is no different. For better or worse, staff’s first impression of a team member, subordinate, or supervisor can have a significant and lasting consequence.
President Donald Trump recently issued an unprecedented “Executive Order (EO) on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” aimed at the federal workforce and federal contractors.