Return-To-Office Plans Unravel as Workers Rebel in Tight Job Market | Bloomberg

Workforce Trends

Many firms have developed and communicated hybrid work policies or guidelines for how their workers should split their time between working in the office and working from home. But as noted in this article, organizations are becoming more concerned about losing talent as workers express frustration with policies that center on where employees should work, rather than …

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Is Hybrid Work the Best of Both Worlds? Evidence From a Field Experiment | Harvard Business School

Workforce Trends

While much research has focused on workers’ preferences for flexibility and hybrid work, there has been limited research on the impact of hybrid work on worker outcomes, such as performance. This new 86-page research by Harvard Business School explores the optimal mix of hybrid workdays (days in office vs. home) and its impact on intra-firm communication …

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Microsoft’s New Future of Work Report 2022 | Microsoft

Workforce Trends

This newly released 111-page report summarizes recent research developments related to hybrid work. It provides one of the most comprehensive reviews of various studies by researchers at Microsoft and elsewhere on the future of work through the lens of hybrid work and remote work. The report is organized by changes in work practices at four …

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Equity in the Hybrid Office | MIT Sloan Management Review

Leadership & Culture

In a pre-pandemic work environment, a segment of managers and leaders might view remote workers as being less dedicated than their in-office counterparts. This view could cause remote workers to be overlooked for their contributions, which could limit their advancement and professional development opportunities. However, the pandemic helped to remove the stigma associated with remote work …

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Special Issue: Lessons From the Big Quit | Gartner’s Business Quarterly

Workforce Trends

This new 37-page issue of Gartner’s Business Quarterly is devoted to helping firms get work done while short-staffed, recruit faster and better, protect institutional knowledge and stave off competitors from poaching talent. It includes twelve short and digestible articles, such as “A Framework for Assessing Attrition Risk: Who Wants to Pack Up, and Why?” and “4 Hard Questions to Ask About …

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A Guide to Setting Remote Work Salaries | ChartHop

Workforce Trends

Around this time last year, I conducted a poll of this newsletter’s readers on the topic of location-based pay. Given the rise of remote work during that time, I asked readers: If an employee relocates to a geographic location with a lower cost of living, should their salary be reduced accordingly? Based on 117 responses, 42% said that it would depend …

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March Issue of HR Leaders Monthly: 6 Articles | Gartner

Workforce Trends

This 38-page March 2022 issue of Gartner’s HR Leaders Monthly Magazine includes six articles on various work, workplace, and workforce topics. They range from employees’ perceptions and expectations for hybrid work, how the pandemic and the transition to hybrid have affected women, and three pandemic lessons for building a better recruiting function. Two articles focus on performance management (PM), one of which …

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What’s the Optimal Workplace for Your Organization? | Harvard Business Review

Workforce Trends

Many employers continue to decide whether in-person, hybrid, or remote work options will work best for their organizations. What makes these decisions difficult are the myriad factors to consider, such as what workers prefer and what organizations feel they need to drive performance. This article provides firms with a framework for identifying which of four work …

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6 Articles From Gartner’s February 2022 HR Leaders Monthly | Gartner

HR Effectiveness

This February issue of Gartner’s HR Leaders Monthly includes six articles on a range of critical talent and workplace topics. The articles are 1) 3 Steps Regional and Business Unit HR Heads Must Take to Advance to CHRO, 2) 3 Steps to Improve Leadership Bench Strength Amid Disruption, 3) Risks and Opportunities for D&I Leaders in 2022, 4) CHROs Also Need a More Human Deal …

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Leveling the Playing Field in the Hybrid Workplace | Future Forum by Slack

Workforce Trends

As hybrid and remote work continues to be a preferred flexible work arrangement for many knowledge workers, organizations seek to understand the long-term implications of these arrangements. This Future Forum Pulse survey by Slack surveyed 10,737 knowledge workers across sectors in the U.S., Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and the U.K. to understand aspects of hybrid …

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