Employee Turnover is Most Commonly Analyzed Metric, According to Survey

XpertHR

HR departments are involved in analyzing HR metrics at 91% of organizations that analyze at least one HR metric, according to XpertHR's 2020 HR Metrics Survey of 420 U.S. employers representing an estimated 769,809 employees. However, just 15% of these HR departments have a data analyst or data scientist dedicated to this task. "While HR is almost always involved in … [More]

Nearly All Employers Are Offering Remote Work Accommodation Option Upon Reopening, Says New Poll

XpertHR

As businesses begin to reopen, employees returning to the workplace may request reasonable accommodations for medical conditions that place them at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. In response, nearly all employers (92%) are offering a work-from-home option to meet accommodation requests, most of which are from at-risk employees (77%), according to a new XpertHR … [More]

New C-Suite: Why Companies Should Have a CHRO

by Rhiannon Staples

The COVID-19 pandemic is an event the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the flu outbreak in 1918, before co-working spaces and international travel on airlines. Strange is it may seem, the solution, for now, is to stay at home for work and play. With the increase in remote work, HR is fundamentally shifting into a higher-level decision-making position where HR technology … [More]

Diversity Not Compromised by Pandemic

by Mike Hunter

For businesses, workplace diversity remains an important objective. More than three-quarters of HR professionals (79 percent) believe their company is diverse, according to new data released in May from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Almost three-quarters of employees (74 percent) believe their company is committed to improving diversity. Despite the … [More]

COVID-19 Staffing Resources for Businesses and their Workers

by Jenay Sellers

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth many challenges for nearly every type of business. Some are benefitting, experiencing surging demands for their products or services as a result of demand increasing for a particular industry while others have been left struggling to pick up the pieces, especially if they were deemed nonessential and forced to close their doors for an … [More]

The Interview Dance May Be Your Date with Work Destiny

by Mike Hunter

"We're often told how to prepare for an interview—how to wear our hair, what clothes to don, how to behave, and how to answer questions. What we're not always told is that the interview is a two-way dance," says career coach Tamara S. Raymond, author of the award-winning book Careering: The Pocket Guide to Exploring Your Future Career and creator of Careering for Youth: The … [More]

Just 30% of Workers Are More Productive Working from Home

The Manifest

Fewer than one-third of employees (30%) say they're more productive working remotely than in an office setting, according to a new survey from The Manifest, a business news and how-to website. Nearly half of employees (45%) are more productive working in an office, and 24% say they're equally productive working from home and in an office. As the coronavirus pandemic … [More]

57% of Workers Second-Guessing Careers amid Pandemic, One-Third Want a More Fulfilling Job

Robert Half

After months of maneuvering through the coronavirus crisis, many employees are rethinking what's most important when it comes to their career, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half suggests. More than half of office professionals surveyed (57%) said they have experienced a shift in their feelings toward work due to the pandemic. Of those: 60% are more … [More]

Updated COVID-19 EEOC Publication for Employers Addresses Antibody Testing Laws

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new question added to the publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” … [More]

Health Insurance, Retirement among Other Benefits Discussed in New Benefits Survey

XpertHR

Traditional paid leave plans (where all leave is in separate categories, such as sick and vacation) maintain a strong presence in the workplace, as 49% of employers responding to XpertHR's 2020 Employee Benefits Survey noted they have this type of plan, compared with 44% who offer a paid time off (PTO) plan (where all or most leave is in a single PTO bank). XpertHR's 2020 … [More]