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Bringing Women Back on Board: 2021’s Recruiting Goal

Did you know that four out of five people who quit their jobs because of COVID were women? From caregiving responsibilities to school closures to a lack of childcare options, there are many reasons women have been leaving the workforce in far higher numbers than men over the last year. Unfortunately, this means that decades […]

Why Employees Hate Virtual Teambuilding

Teambuilding exercises and other forms of forced workplace “fun” have been cringeworthy fodder for sitcoms and movies about office life for decades. What is intended to bring staff together and boost morale often has the opposite effect, which was the case when these were in-person activities. But shifting them to an online format only amplifies […]

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Is Training Time Paid? DOL Reiterates Standard Position

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently answered frequently asked questions about employee training. Chiefly, when is the time compensable? Information contained in a recent DOL opinion letter is particularly important for industries such as health care in which the need for continuing education credits is common.

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2021 Hiring and Other Workplace Predictions

As we head into the new year, what better time to speculate what’s in store than now! We’ve previously reported on a variety of expert opinions, and we’re throwing a few more into the mix!

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Getting Used to Long-Term WFH, Some Employees Are Expressing Interest in ‘Workcations’

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced thousands of companies to shift millions of employees to remote work across the country. Many employees love the greater independence and flexibility working from home offers. Some of those employees may be anxious to take things a step further and work not just from home but also from a fun, […]

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5 Tips for Maximizing Remote Workers’ Productivity

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced many businesses to offer, if not require, work-from-home options for employees. With people working remotely, employers face many challenges with maintaining the same level of productivity as before the pandemic. Here are five guidelines to help ensure your employees are maximizing their time outside of the office and inside their […]

Gen Z

Tips for Managing Generation Z at Work

We currently have four generations in the workforce: Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials, and Generation Zs. Gen Zs are those born between the mid-90s and early 2010s; the oldest of them entered the workforce a few years ago.

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Why Candidates Reject Job Offers

Attracting and hiring top talent can be a tough process, especially in a tight labor market. So, it’s especially frustrating when you make it almost to the end of the process, find a candidate you’d really like to bring onboard, and then the job offer gets rejected.

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Why Women Aren’t Applying to Your Job Posts

Does your organization struggle with achieving a relatively normal gender balance in the workplace? If you’re trying to recruit in a way that will attract women to the workforce but aren’t having the results you expected, there may be a few more things you can try to achieve a more balanced result.