Return to office has huge benefits, says one talent director

Let’s start from the beginning: remote and hybrid work are all the rage right now. In fact, our Great Discontent worker survey found that 33.8% of US workers and 42% of UK workers consider it quite important to them. But we’re also seeing many companies planning to return to an in-office setup – in that […]
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How to manage awkward conversations when hiring

Sometimes hiring managers find themselves thrown off guard when they least expect it. I remember interviewing a gentleman who was applying for a retail position. This candidate had a massive gap in his resume, so naturally, I asked him where he had been over the past several years. He said he was incarcerated. I didn’t […]
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Post-COVID tech talent: the gap and the bridge

The post-COVID job market seems to operate on different logic, particularly in the tech sector. The pandemic-induced digital transformation placed heavy demands on technology professionals, and much of our collective COVID success can be attributed to their solutions. Based on the aforementioned principle, there should be no shortage of talented professionals and early-career candidates flocking […]
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Announcing the Great Discontent: 2021 Worker Survey

That’s been the burning question for employers all year, ever since predictions of the “The Great Resignation” made waves as a news item. It’s now no longer a prediction; it’s a current reality, and it’s evolved to what we’ll call a Great Discontent. Quit rates are through the roof, and weirdly enough, it’s not translating […]
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Implementing an alternating four-day workweek: how & why

As such, we decided to try offering an alternating four-day workweek to our employees. The results have been encouraging thus far, and we’d like to share some of what we’ve seen. What is an alternating four-day workweek? The idea of a four-day workweek is nothing new, and it’s something some companies have been offering as […]
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How to take care of your remote employees’ mental health

A Metlife annual benefits report conducted a few months into the pandemic revealed that: 44% of employees now have serious concerns about their physical, mental, and social health 80% of employees believe their employers have a responsibility to address their health and wellbeing, especially during COVID-19 – up from 73% pre-pandemic Another study from the […]
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Your Hiring Pulse report for September 2021

We know that data trends are important to you when recruiting. You and your hiring team want to know whether the trends you’re seeing in your own processes are ‘normal’. But it no longer makes sense to go back to historical data – read: pre-pandemic – as a measuring stick. Even year-over-year and month-over-month data […]
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Biden’s labor agenda: what you need to know as an employer

The Biden administration is prioritizing what it views as solutions to long standing economic inequalities. In particular, you should note that the goal of these labor policies is to favor employees by leveraging federal regulations and policies. There are three areas of labor law that you need to pay attention to in terms of what’s […]
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The Great Discontent – mid-sized businesses especially take note

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly four million quits in June 2021 alone as workers sought out new opportunities that offered better alignment with both lives and livelihoods. While no sector has been spared the impact of this rapidly evolving resignation trend, a new survey from HR technology disruptor Hibob […]
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Return to office and the Delta Variant: How do you manage it?

It’s a tough time. To help you, we have six tips for the frazzled HR professional who’s trying to ensure a smooth return to office during the Delta crisis. Return to office and Delta: 6 tips 1. Pay attention to state laws The CDC issued guidance that just about everyone – vaccinated or not – […]
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