Hybrid Work Model Could be the New Normal in 2021

Posted by Employer Flexible on December 11, 2020

Despite COVID-19 vaccines shipping around the country, 2021 will start with many employees working remotely as pandemic cases and hospitalizations continue to rise.

As the calendar turns in 2021, however, there is hope that American businesses can enter a post pandemic phase and employers are envisioning what “new normal” working conditions will look like.

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Topics: HR Trends, Working Remotely

Adjusting HR Strategies and Tools for a Post-Coronavirus World

Posted by Employer Flexible on August 21, 2020

While business has been undergoing a change towards digitization for years now, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a rapid transition for many companies to a workforce that can connect, collaborate, and perform their roles remotely for an extended period of time.

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Topics: HR Trends, Human Resources, COVID-19

How to Support Employees’ Mental Health

Posted by Employer Flexible on February 4, 2020

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Yet, every day, millions of employees suffer with some form of mental challenges without getting the help they so desperately need. Lack of mental health care can lead to a variety of negative consequences; some of them even fatal. At least some of the responsibility for mental health lies on the shoulders of employers. It’s not hard to support employees’ mental health, but many employers don’t know the first place to start. Here are some ideas to support your employees’ mental health.

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Topics: HR Trends

HR Trends to Watch for in 2019

Posted by Employer Flexible on November 13, 2018

There are many exciting new HR trends coming in 2019 in the areas of recruitment, benefits, training and acquisition. Take a look at what’s coming so your company can get leverage all the new tools and techniques that are on the rise.

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Topics: AI, Chatbots, HR Trends, Human Resources, HR

6 HR Trends to Monitor in 2018

Posted by Employer Flexible on February 4, 2018

HR departments must constantly adapt to new requirements from both internal and external sources. Unexpected factors like new regulations from the White House and additional workplace responsibilities commonly disrupt HR departments. These disruptors can influence HR’s trajectory for the rest of the year.

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Topics: HR Trends

The Importance of Work-Life Balance

Posted by Employer Flexible on November 22, 2017

Many of today's executives, managers and employees continually check their phone or personal laptop for work-related emails when they should be spending time relaxing with their family. Consider this 2016 survey from Deloitte that revealed that Americans collectively check their phones 8 billion times per day, which comes out to an average of 46 checks per day for each American.

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Topics: HR Trends, Productivity

Rethinking Performance Reviews

Posted by Employer Flexible on November 20, 2017

Why Annual Reviews Are No Longer Adequate

Over the past few years, there has been a seismic shift in thinking when it comes to performance reviews. Most HR managers, department leaders and — perhaps most of all, employees — will love the fact that many leaders are rethinking performance reviews. 

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Topics: HR Trends, Productivity, performance

The Benefits of Continuous Learning in the Workplace

Posted by Employer Flexible on November 15, 2017

Agile and Skilled Employees are Essential Components of a Workplace Today

The modern workplace relies heavily on employees who actively seek and quickly absorb new information. These agile and skilled employees can help your business thrive in today's fast-paced, highly competitive and continually evolving business world. 

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Topics: Continuous Learning, HR Trends, Productivity

2016 Benefit Trends So Far

Posted by Employer Flexible on August 14, 2017

 

As the second half of 2016 begins, it is important to look at the benefits industry trends that have emerged thus far. Acknowledging and responding to these trends can help you recruit and retain talented employees and help you position yourself for a more productive 2017.

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Topics: HR Trends

5 Important HR Issues to Monitor for 2016

Posted by Employer Flexible on August 10, 2017

Employers have new challenges to contend with in 2016, resulting from Supreme Court decisions, federal and state legislation, and actions by federal regulatory agencies. There is a real cost for employers who fail to comply with new laws. For example, the most recent Performance Accountability Report for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), states that victims of discrimination received more than $525 million from private and government workplaces in 2015.

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Topics: HR Trends