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COVID’s master multi-taskers: How to keep parents for the long-haul

Why aren’t you working right now? 5 million Americans say there’s one big reason: They’re caring for children who aren’t in school or daycare. Frequent COVID-19 outbreaks are creating unexpected school closures and quarantines – and 80% of daycare centers report that they’re struggling to find enough child-care workers. And the resulting juggling act for […] Read Article “COVID’s master multi-taskers: How to keep parents for the long-haul”

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The unexpected opportunities in hybrid, flexible work environments

The COVID-19 pandemic upended work as we know it, and the hybrid model is here to stay – whether employers want it or not. However, it’s an opportunity to reimagine how we think about work. So, as you and your team continue a sporadic return to the office, what ways of working will ensure everyone […] Read Article “The unexpected opportunities in hybrid, flexible work environments”

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Understanding the 5 factors affecting employee absenteeism

From missed deadlines to rescheduled meetings to overwhelmed employees, unplanned absences can drag down workplace productivity by as much as a third. The effects of workers regularly missing work include low morale, frustrated clients, and a unsteady bottom line. So, what’s behind the rise in employee absenteeism, and why’s it happening now? We look at […] Read Article “Understanding the 5 factors affecting employee absenteeism”

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What’s ‘ghosting coasting,’ and why is it spooking America’s employers?

We’ve heard a lot about the labor crunch in recent months. But there’s another trend developing among America’s workforce. It’s called ghosting coasting, and it’s happening right now. Find out what it is, why people are doing it, and how employers can buck the trend. What’s ghosting coasting? There are over a million more positions […] Read Article “What’s ‘ghosting coasting,’ and why is it spooking America’s employers?”

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Rethinking (and restarting) dress codes for your returning workforce

Good-bye pajama pants – hello necktie? Even before the pandemic, cultural transformations were pushing many American businesses away from formal attire. From Goldman Sachs to JP Morgan, even the most traditional stalwarts were relaxing dress codes in the hope of encouraging innovation, creativity, and individual autonomy. As workers return to the office after 18 months […] Read Article “Rethinking (and restarting) dress codes for your returning workforce”

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Why consider second-chance hiring? Champion new potential and talent

Getting formerly incarcerated individuals back into the workforce is one of the few issues with bipartisan support in our country. Pathways to meaningful work give returning citizens a chance to rebuild their lives, provide for their families, and break the cycle of recidivism. Yet, longstanding stigma means these job seekers face many hurdles to finding […] Read Article “Why consider second-chance hiring? Champion new potential and talent”

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September Market Burst

This month’s top trends in the world of work include: 1. The growing importance of mental health support2. Retirements surge as a pandemic by-product 3. Recruitment jobs see a spike4. Balanced career options are the way to move forward 5. Talent allocation designed for the new way of working Download The Report Here

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It’s time to talk about mental health at work

The pandemic has blurred the line between personal and professional life over the last 18 months, and in turn, mental illness has risen sharply. In a work setting, the symptoms of mental health problems can be complex and hard to pin down. We might have trouble getting motivated, avoid colleagues, become chaotic, or make mistakes that […] Read Article “It’s time to talk about mental health at work”

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4 common-sense ways to promote mental health at work

Overwhelmed, overworked, and overscheduled. If you’re not already prioritizing mental health needs of your workers, the time to act is now. Beyond the impact to your employees’ physical health (dramatically increased risk of stroke, fatal heart disease, substance abuse, and more), the costs for employers include high turnover, absenteeism, poor customer care, and declining organizational […] Read Article “4 common-sense ways to promote mental health at work”

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Now more than ever, temporary workers deserve our kudos

Every year in September, we join together to celebrate National Staffing Employee Week. This is the perfect opportunity to recognize our temporary and contract employees with a few shout-outs – but it’s about so much more, especially now. This National Staffing Employee Week marks roughly a year and a half since the start of the […] Read Article “Now more than ever, temporary workers deserve our kudos”