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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Return-to-Office Mandates: How to Lose Your Best Performers | MIT Sloan Management Review

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Organizations continue to announce updates to their return-to-office (RTO) mandates, addressing various aspects such as 1) increasing the number of required in-office days (e.g., UPS’s corporate employees recently shifted from a 3-day to 5-day in-office schedule), 2) restricting specific days to work remotely (e.g., Deutsche Bank announced that workers are no longer able to work …

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HR Champions Generative AI: Embrace Experimentation, Empower People | IBM Institute for Business Value

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This new report identifies 10 “calls to action” (CTAs) for how human resources practitioners can help their organizations pivot to an AI-driven culture. The CTAs range from collaborating on AI strategies that foster a culture of responsible AI to helping managers serve as ambassadors for change. As HR leaders and their teams identify opportunities for …

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Five Reports from Q124 on Talent and the Workplace | Multiple Sources

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As I continue to receive requests for various talent and workplace reports, I have created this one-page playlist of five reports published in Q124. This PDF includes hyperlinks to each report and a summary of its contents. A few of the reports and select highlights include the 2024 Mercer’s Global Talent Trends Report, which found …

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Assessing a Role for Hybrid Working | CIPD

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If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. Many leaders continue to make decisions about hybrid, remote, and flexible work arrangements within their organizations. As leaders make these decisions, it’s essential that they approach them thoughtfully, considering various factors, such as the nature of specific roles and jobs. …

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