Mon.Aug 15, 2022

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Equity vs. Equality in the Workplace: An HR’s Manual

Analytics in HR

While equity and equality sound similar, they are different concepts, whether in the context of the wider society or in the workplace. Let’s look at the differences between equity vs. equality in the workplace and how you can shift from equality toward equity within your organization. Contents What is equality in the workplace? What does equity mean in a workplace?

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Virtual Workplaces and Isolation


Working remotely has massive upsides…some of the time. It affords flexibility that is not typically available in traditional office settings. And that’s great…I guess. I’ve been living a remote work life for more than seven years. Long before the pandemic and masks and paranoia. The first five had me on the road so much it was as if I (kind of) still worked in a corporate setting, I simply commuted to work via Southwest Airlines.

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Turning Economic Challenges into Employment Opportunities


For the first time in recent memory, we are experiencing a simultaneous softening of the economy and significant labor scarcity. With the consumer price index rising at twice the rate as hourly earnings, potential employees are seeking stability – but not necessarily through employers. More people are willing to dip into their savings and stay unemployed longer in order to find the right job.

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Embracing the Contingent Workforce: Optimized Hiring Processes Ease the Transition

Sterling Check

Over the past two years, as businesses worked to navigate pandemic-related restrictions and an increasingly unpredictable job market, the demand for contingent workers has risen sharply in the US. And while many of the experimental safety measures introduced by Covid-19 may eventually be lifted, there is growing evidence to suggest that companies will increasingly come to rely on contingent workforce for their staffing and hiring needs.

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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).

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20 Ways to Improve Mental Health in Your Workplace 


Mental health in the workplace should be a top priority for every organization because of its immense significance for employee well-being. Consider this: 59% of employees reported mental health issues in the workplace in 2021. It is a significant uptick in mental health-related numbers at workplaces. In addition, 4% of all sick leaves from workplaces are related to mental health problems.

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How to Increase Employee Support by 6,000% [New Research]


In the coming month or two we’ll be unveiling the findings of our new Frontline Worker study, but today I want to share a few statistics that are practical and targeted at a common problem every employer faces today. 15-plus years ago when I got married, I thought I knew what it meant to support someone. I also thought I understood the person standing beside me, because we’d been together for a few years before finally walking down the aisle together.

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Where‘s the ROI?: The Complexities of Calculating Wellness ROI

CoreHealth Wellness Technologies

In this opinion piece, CoreHealth’s Managing Director Anne Marie Kirby gives her 20+ years of experiential insight on the complexities of calculating wellness ROI.

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update: I’m working 2 full-time remote jobs — is this unethical?

Ask a Manager

This post, update: I’m working 2 full-time remote jobs — is this unethical? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Remember the letter-writer who was working two full-time remote jobs and wondering if it was unethical? Here’s the update. I wrote to you late last year about how I was working two full-time director level jobs and was debating the ethicality of doing so.

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How Boomerang Employees Can Supercharge Your Recruiting Efforts


While no organization plans for a valuable employee to exit, it can be incredibly beneficial — for the company and the employee — when they return after some time away. These are called “boomerang” employees and they are a growing source of candidates that can be an essential part of your recruiting strategy. “Boomerang employees” are former employees who may return to your company at some point with more diverse experience along with existing knowledge that allows them to hit the ground running

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How to Conquer These 4 Top-of-Mind HR Challenges

It’s a never-ending tightrope act, trying to find the balance between creating benefits offerings that adapt to the uniqueness of your people, managing your own time and resources, and maintaining the organization’s bottom line. And the ever-changing policies and laws can make cultivating a competitive employee benefits strategy feel impossible. Whether you’re concerned about adapting to new pay transparency laws, managing global benefits packages, return-to-office mandates, or 401(k) and retire

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How much money employers can save when they switch to remote or hybrid work


Workhuman’s CFO Scott Dussault is quoted in this Fortune article that calculates how much work-from-home or hybrid work models could save companies. In a quote pulled from a CNBC interview, Scott shares that companies will change the way they use their office space post-pandemic rather than eliminate it. The post How much money employers can save when they switch to remote or hybrid work appeared first on Workhuman.

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6 Ways Leadership Teams Can Fuel Workplace Diversity and Inclusion


If your diversity strategy relies on presentations and workshops, it’s probably not working as it should. In addition to diversity programs showing minimal improvement in terms of racial composition in the workforce, some leaders have failed to take the proper steps to prioritize this issue. About $8 billion a year is spent on diversity training […].

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Tricks to Calm Your Nerves Before a Big Interview or Presentation

HR Digest

It’s the big interview or presentation day. You’ve been studying for weeks, and now you’re about to make your biggest presentation ever. We’ve all been there: nervous and not quite ready to ace the interview or presentation by any means necessary. And the question of how to calm nerves before an interview keeps popping up in your head. .

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Do you know how to manage menopause?

TLNT: The Business of HR

As the US workforce grows older, and increasingly more female (the number of women in the workforce grew from 49.7% in 2019 to 50% in 2020), employers will soon have to face talking about a sensitive, but important, topic: menopause.

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Here Are the HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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15 Steps Executives Can Take To Prepare For An Economic Recession

Forbes Coaches Council

Corporate executives should always be on the lookout for signs of a potential decline in economic activity and have strategies in place to brace their companies against possible negative impacts.

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Working From Home Isolation: 8 Ways to Feel Less Alone and More Connected


Remote work sometimes feels like a double-edged sword. The lack of a commute, chance to work in sweatpants, and flexibility make working from home a dream come true for many people. However, spending the day working alone can be socially isolating, and has led some to seek out opportunities to return to the office. We get it. Many companies today are fully remote, and have to put effort into helping their teams feel connected.

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Hire More, Stress Less: Helping Clients Ramp Up Recruitment Efforts


Quick look: The labor market remains tight, with nearly two job openings for every unemployed person. To stand out and compete for the talent they require, many SMBs are increasing the money and energy they invest into their recruitment efforts—but this can take a toll on their finances and the mental health of their staff. Here’s how brokers can help clients hire the right people, boost cost-efficiency, and stress less by partnering with a PEO.

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The top locations for digital nomad visas

Adzuna Blog

Picture yourself sitting back on a beach, with palm trees on one side of you and your laptop on the other. Well, this is becoming much more of a normality for many, who are choosing to adopt a nomadic lifestyle following the pandemic. If you want to travel the world whilst earning money at the same time, fear not. At Adzuna , we have pulled together a list of some of the top countries offering digital nomad visas and how to obtain them.

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Maximizing Your Health Plan Design Using Data-Driven Insights

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11 Ways to Celebrate Women's Equality Day (With a Hybrid Workforce)


Women's Equality is observed on August 26 in the U.S. Give one way a company can celebrate this national observance with a hybrid workforce. To help your company to best celebrate Women’s Equality Day, we asked CEOs and HR leaders this question for their best ideas. From supporting local female-owned businesses to getting a panel of female senior leaders to share on a virtual platform, there are several ways your company can celebrate this national observance with a hybrid workforce.

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3 Ways Remote Work Has Affected the Healthcare Industry


3 Ways Remote Work Has Affected the Healthcare Industry Aug. 16, 2022. Bryan Barajas Senior Director of Marketing. The healthcare industry faced the COVID-19 pandemic with creative technological solutions to deliver patient care while maintaining safety. These methods led many healthcare workers to move into remote and flexible work arrangements to address patient care demands. .

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Change management strategies for dynamic times


As the saying goes, “The only thing that stays the same is that things change.”. The world of work is ever evolving, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic ups and downs are clear to see. Change has become a reliable constant, and, left unmanaged, it can quickly spread uncertainty and anxiety among your teams. But how exactly do these large-scale changes affect your people today?

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Flexible Schedules Can Create Wage, Hour Pitfalls for Employers


Remote working during the pandemic provided quite a bit of flexibility for both employers and employees. Now that we’re in a period of relative stability regarding COVID-19 workplace rules, employers continue to increase the amount in-person work, while employees continue to desire flexibility. With a fluctuating job market, employers are looking for ways to retain and attract staff, but California, unfortunately, makes flexible workplace scheduling difficult.

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.

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How Long to Keep Payroll Records (+ Who Wants ‘Em)

Patriot Software

Your to-do list as a business owner seems to get longer every day. There’s one more item you’ll have to check off—and this one is part of federal law. You’re required to retain payroll records, sometimes for up to four years. Don’t worry. This isn’t an impossible task. This article covers the agencies that require […] READ MORE.

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How To Use AI To Enhance Your Recruitment Process 

Effortless HR

HR professionals must use the tech at their fingertips to improve and evolve the recruitment process. This guide explores how AI can be utilized here. . Recruitment is a time consuming and expensive process for HR companies, filled with inefficient work practices. On average it costs $4,129 to fill a typical position in a company and takes more than forty days.

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Three Ways Leaders Can Help Their Team Break Through Limitations

Forbes Coaches Council

A good leader knows how to push their team, but an excellent leader knows how to help their team overcome limitations individually and together.

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my employee won’t stop pushing for a job she’s not qualified for

Ask a Manager

This post, my employee won’t stop pushing for a job she’s not qualified for , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: An employee I manage, Elizabeth, wants a job that’s open on another team. She has no experience and doesn’t have the education or certification required for it. If she were given the job it would be like hiring a person who never went to law school, never passed the bar exam, and never set foot in a law firm to be a lawy

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.