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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17 Hybrid Work Examples For Organizations Embracing New Ways of Work in 2024 | AIHR

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If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. Over the past few weeks, I have shared numerous resources on flexible work, remote work, hybrid work, and return-to-office (RTO) mandates. A few of these resources include: A study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh that examined 137 S&P 500 …

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Return-to-Office Updates | Brian Heger

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If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. This PDF cheat sheet includes 11 organizations that recently announced updates to their return-to-office mandates. It includes a brief update summary and links to the source information. A few high-level announcements include: Dell — requiring employees to work on-site for …

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Unlocking the Power of Hybrid Work: 5 Guiding Principles from Cisco’s 3-Year Study | Kelly Jones on LinkedIn

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If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter.  This past week, Kelly Jones, Cisco’s Chief People Officer, shared highlights from Cisco’s Future of Work Study—a study based on three years of data from over 13,000 Cisco employees. The study aimed to understand various aspects of the employee experience, spanning …

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Making It Stick: The UK 4-Day Week Pilot One Year On | University of Cambridge, University of Salford, and Autonomy Research

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In February 2023, a team of social scientists from the University of Cambridge, working with academics from Boston College, published a paper on the results of a 6-month trial study on the 4-day workweek. The study, which is the largest of its kind, involved 61 UK organizations. The results showed that the 4-day workweek resulted …

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Exploring the Impact of Virtual Meetings on Cognitive Performance and Active Versus Passive Fatigue | Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

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As workers utilize various video chat platforms (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) to connect virtually with colleagues, I’ve shared research studies analyzing the effects of this communication channel on various outcomes, such as the energy levels of meeting participants and feelings of burnout. One study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology titled The Fatiguing Effects of Camera Use …

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Return-to-Office Mandate Updates from 7 Organizations | Brian Heger

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As more organizations announce return-to-office (RTO) mandates, here is my one-page cheat sheet featuring seven organizations that recently updated their RTO guidance. The included organizations represent just a sample of firms making changes to their RTO, and this resource can serve as a starting point for developing a more comprehensive listing. A few updates include Dell, which now requires …

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Has the Rise of Work-from-Home Reduced the Motherhood Penalty in the Labor Market? | University of Virginia and University of Southern California

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According to the LeanIn and McKinsey & Company’s 2023 Women in the Workplace Report, the largest study on women in corporate America, flexibility, such as the option to work from home (WFH), is highly valued by working mothers, with 57% stating they would leave their employer or reduce work hours without it. In a recent study by …

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The Growing Inequality of Who Gets to Work from Home | Harvard Business Review

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This article explores the growing disparity in remote work opportunities, particularly emphasizing its prevalence in higher-paying roles that demand more experience, full-time employment, and advanced education. Drawing insights from a U.S. online job advertisement database, key research findings include: Work experience. Only 3% of entry-level jobs offer remote work options, while over 25% of positions requiring at least seven …

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Partially Virtual, Wholly Productive: The Hybrid Culture of Tomorrow | Deloitte

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As many leaders reassess their organizations’ remote and hybrid work policies, this 13-page paper offers several insights. Page 11, in particular, emphasizes the importance of using “moments that matter” as a foundation for determining when employees need to be in a company-designated office location. Aligning with this perspective, a previously shared Microsoft WorkLab article, In the Changing Role of the …

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