Return to Office (RTO) Cheat Sheet on Organizations Announcing RTO Updates | Brian Heger

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Organizations continue to announce updates to their return to office (RTO) mandates, encompassing changes such as increasing the number of required in-office days, restricting specific days to work remotely, and incorporating workers’ compliance with RTO mandates into their performance reviews. A few recent RTO updates include: Walmart is asking most remote workers to work from company offices. The …

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Return to Office and the Tenure Distribution | University of Chicago, University of Michigan, and Ipsos

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As HR and talent practitioners utilize research-based studies to inform workplace practices, this new working paper sheds light on the impact of return to office (RTO) mandates on employee turnover, particularly senior-level employees. It focuses on Microsoft, Apple, and SpaceX because they were “among the first large American tech companies to implement RTO mandates.” A key finding is that …

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Using Data to Design Your Hybrid Work Policies | Harvard Business Review

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Organizations continue to struggle with decisions regarding hybrid work and return to office (RTO). Stanford Economist Nick Bloom, who has studied remote work for over two decades, recently presented data (see slide 12) showing that some firms revised their RTO guidance multiple times since 2020, some changing it up to five times. As leaders navigate the RTO landscape, this new …

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AI at Work Is Here. Now Comes the Hard Part | Microsoft and LinkedIn

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This new 38-page report by Microsoft and LinkedIn shares insights about the growing integration of AI at work, its impact on the labor market, the rise of AI power users, and the importance of embracing AI to drive business transformation. Drawing from the survey responses of approximately 31,000 individuals across 31 countries, LinkedIn labor and hiring trends …

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Is Remote Work Good for Women? | Financial Times

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Last week, I shared Deloitte’s 2024 Women@Work report, summarizing key findings from its survey of approximately 5,000 women across 10 countries regarding various aspects of the workplace. One notable finding is that just 1 in 10 women feel comfortable openly discussing the need for increased work flexibility, and a staggering 95% believe that seeking or using flexible work options …

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Women@Work 2024 Report | Deloitte

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This 49-page report presents findings from Deloitte’s fourth annual survey on women in the workplace, gathering feedback from approximately 5,000 women across 10 countries. It examines critical workplace and societal factors impacting women’s careers. Key highlights include insights on mental health, revealing that two-thirds of women feel uncomfortable discussing mental health at work or disclosing it as the reason …

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More People Use Mental Health Benefits When They Hear That Colleagues Use Them Too | Harvard Business Review

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Employee well-being remains a priority for several organizations, yet progress in improving it has been slower than desired. This article explores the mounting challenge of mental health in the workplace, citing statistics showing a significant increase in anxiety and depression among employees. Despite various mental health initiatives implemented by organizations, employees often hesitate to utilize these resources …

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New Dell Return-To-Office Strategy: Potential Impact On Remote Workers | Fortune

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Organizations continue to announce updates to their return-to-office (RTO) mandates, encompassing changes such as increasing the number of required in-office days, restricting specific days to work remotely, and incorporating workers’ compliance with RTO mandates into their performance reviews. One organization that continues to receive much attention from its most recent RTO announcement is Dell Technologies, which informed workers that …

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The Rise of Global Digital Jobs | World Economic Forum

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Many leaders continue to navigate decisions about hybrid, remote, and flexible work arrangements within their organizations. As these decisions are made, it’s crucial for organizations to approach them thoughtfully, considering various factors, such as the type of work that specific roles entail. With this in mind, I recently shared CIPD’s one-page decision chart aimed at aiding organizations …

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Four Examples of How Organizations are Implementing Different Workplace Practices | Curated by Brian Heger

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As HR practitioners learn from peers about the impact of talent and workplace practices being implemented in their organizations, here are examples to draw from: Internal talent marketplace. This MIT Sloan Management Review article delves into Booz Allen’s initial year experience in launching an ITM, highlighting hurdles faced, strategies applied, and key lessons learned. One …

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