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

Workforce Trends

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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COVID-19: It’s Time to Rethink Where, How and Why We Work | World Economic Forum

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While the concept of the Employee Value Proposition (EVP) has been with organizations for the last few decades, it has more recently come under scrutiny due to the current pandemic. And although there are many definitions of the EVP, in general, it refers to an organization’s unique offering for prospective and current employees/workers. These offerings …

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Why Work From Home Isn’t Necessarily Good for Women | Harvard Business Review

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As workers continue to work-from-home (WFH) at scale, many have argued that this trend is helping to remove the stigma associated with WFH. According to this article, this new view of WFH can help “women hold on to full-time jobs and avoid losing traction in their careers during their caregiving years.” However, it also notes that there …

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Microsoft Analyzed Data on Its Newly Remote Workforce | Harvard Business Review – The Big Idea

People Analytics

People analytics (PA) continues to be recognized as a way to provide insights that enable organizations to make better decisions. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, a few organizations are leveraging PA to help shape their choices about workforce practices. This article highlights a study conducted by Microsoft of its workforce. The study intended to understand “ …

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Companies Start to Think Remote Work Isn’t So Great After All | Wall Street Journal

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A few months have passed since organizations have adopted remote work at scale. And although many people have highlighted the benefits (e.g., reduced commute time) of this work arrangement, many have also underscored the downside. This article highlights how the challenges of remote working are becoming more apparent as the coronavirus pandemic persists. These pitfalls …

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Reimagining the Postpandemic Workforce | McKinsey Quarterly

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Many companies continue to plan for a new combination of remote and on-site working, a hybrid virtual model where some employees are on-premises, while others work from home. As organizations determine which model to implement for the long-term, this article provides a few considerations. It suggests that the model selected should be the one that …

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Working Fathers Concerned When It Comes to Caregiving Responsibilities, etc. | Perceptyx

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Last week I made a post on how the COVID-19-driven remote work environment has been especially challenging for many working mothers who have to balance work, teaching, feeding, caregiving, and other home responsibilities. In a recent survey by Perceptyx, the results show that anyone who is a caregiver (e.g., a parent without child care, caring for aging parents …

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Resetting Normal: Defining the New Era of Work | Adecco Group

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As organizations continue through the recovery phase of the pandemic and beyond, many of them are using the learnings from the crisis to establish new working norms. This report by the Adecco Group explores the rising expectations of both employees and managers in this post-pandemic era. It is based on responses assessing the attitudes to …

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Has Remote Work Already Become A Fad? | Josh Bersin

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The topic of Work-At-Home (WAH) continues to gain attention as organizations, such as Facebook and Twitter, recently announced plans to offer WAH as a longer-term arrangement to their workforces’. And while this is good news, Josh Bersin offers an additional perspective, based on discussions with HR leaders, that suggest how WAH isn’t the answer in …

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Flexible Work Study| IWG

Workforce Trends

Flexible work arrangements (FWA), such as telecommuting, have become an increasingly popular practice over the past few years in organizations that want to attract, engage, and retain the best talent. And with the coronavirus pandemic causing what has been dubbed the “largest work from home experiment,” this workforce practice has been catapulted into the spotlight. …

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