Talent Edge Weekly – Issue 244


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This issue covers: Employee alumni networks, new hybrid work study, return-to-office conversations, HR prioritization template, and organizational culture.

  1. 5 Reasons Why Companies Should Launch an Alumni Network World Economic Forum | Shares the benefits of alumni networks—former employees who actively maintain a connection with an organization after their employment ends. One benefit is talent acquisition.
  2. Hybrid Working from Home Improves Retention without Damaging Performance Nature | A new study by Nicholas Bloom and his colleagues on the impact of hybrid work schedules on turnover, job satisfaction, and performance.
  3. Leaders Need to Reframe the Return-to-Office Conversation Harvard Business Review | Amy C. Edmondson and Mark Mortensen address the importance of “framing”—how an issue is presented— when holding RTO conversations with workers.
  4. HR Initiative Prioritization Template Brian Heger My one-page editable template for reevaluating HR priorities and initiatives. It can also be used for non-HR functions.
  5. Is a “Covering Culture” Undermining Your Organization’s Well-Being Efforts? Deloitte Insights | Discusses how a “covering culture”—where employees feel pressured to downplay their identities to fit in—can undermine well-being and performance.

Also included are the Job Cuts and Layoff Tracker, Chief HR Officer Hire of the week, and more!