Women in the Workplace 2020 Report | Lean In.org

Workforce Trends

Although the COVID-19 crisis has been challenging for most employees/workers, one worker segment that has faced unique challenges is women–especially mothers, senior-level women, and Black women. According to the annual Women in the Workplace study from LeanIn.Org, one in four women is considering downshifting (working in a reduced capacity) their careers or leaving the workforce due to …

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Voluntary Turnover Returns as COVID Recedes | Work Institute

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Despite being in a pandemic, recession, and faced with high unemployment, the latest voluntary quit (turnover) rate report shows nearly twice the amount of US employees quit their jobs in July 2020 than those who quit in April 2020. This short article points out that almost 3.4 million workers voluntarily left their jobs. What is …

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What 12,000 Employees Have to Say About the Future of Remote Work | Boston Consulting Group

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As organizations continue to optimize hybrid work models (remote and onsite), this research by BCG provides useful insights that organizations can use to shape their strategy in this area. The study uncovered four key factors critical to maintaining and improving productivity in hybrid remote/onsite and completely remote settings. One surprising finding of the research was …

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The New Shape of Work is Flexibility for All | Mercer

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As employers consider longer-term remote working policies, many of them would benefit from expanding their perspective to include various forms of “flexibility” for “all” employees. As noted in this article, “flexibility in a post-COVID era will no longer be just an employee benefit or a perk limited to “proven” or tenured employees. It will no longer …

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Future of Work Trends Post-COVID-19: Long-Term Impact and Actions for HR | Gartner

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As the pandemic continues to reset work trends, HR leaders are simultaneously rethinking and adjusting workforce, leadership, and employee experience strategies. Based on a survey of 400+ HR leaders and 300+ finance leaders and conversations with more than 4,000 employees and HR executives, this Gartner report identifies the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the …

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Workplace Resilience Study: Full Research Report | ADP Research Institute

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The coronavirus’s pandemic continues to be a source of strain, unexpected stress, and adversity for many people. And as the crisis persists, these outcomes will become more acute. One topic that has received much attention during this timeframe is Resilience, which in general refers to a person’s ability to persevere through or recover from setbacks. …

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Working From Home Poses Hurdles for Employees of Color |The New York Times

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Throughout the pandemic, I have made several posts about the impact that Work From Home (WFH) at scale has had on the workforce. And while some of this impact has been for the better (e.g., reduced commute time, greater flexibility, etc.), it has also created challenges, particularly for specific workforce segments. Such segments include working …

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The Postgenerational Workforce: From Millennials to Perennials | Deloitte

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Understanding generational differences in the workplace have been a topic of interest for many years. However, “with careers becoming more dynamic and complex, generation—or any single attribute—is of limited value in understanding the workforce.” This fact raises whether traditional workforce segmentation approaches, anchored in generation, should remain the focus of future workforce strategies. This article provides …

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Managing Cost-of-Living Differences for Pay in a Remote World | HR Executive Online

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As the number of remote jobs increases, many employers are increasingly able to recruit skilled candidates from anywhere. Not only does this enable organizations to gain access to a deeper pool of talent, but it can also help them to attract and employ diverse candidates. While these are a few of the positives that have …

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How Inequity is Showing Up in Virtual Work Environments | Culture Amp Blog

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While racial injustices and the coronavirus pandemic continue to dominate the social discussion, many organizations are addressing questions of equity and equality. As noted by the authors of this short article, “Equity refers to the policies and practices that account for the fact that we do not all have the same circumstances or barriers and …

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