Vacations: Take a Break, Please! 

by Joe Mizzi

There is a growing trend to remind employees to “use your vacation days,” despite work demands and travel limitations. In a recent survey of more than 1,000 workers conducted by global staffing firm Robert Half, nearly 4 in 10 workers surveyed (38%) said their employer has encouraged them to take time off.  While 55% report having received no communication about using … [More]

The Hidden Impact of Remote Work during the Pandemic

by Mike Hunter

Remote work in the time of the pandemic is having unexpected impacts across America — and different impacts for each generation. A recent, national study by global research firm The Center for Generational Kinetics reveals that trust, expectations of leaders and future employment expectations have been deeply affected in this time of remote work. The discoveries from The … [More]

Work-from-Home Statistics during the Pandemic

by Matt Zajechowski

At this point, working from home is no longer the strange new phenomenon that stirred up national attention just a few short months ago. There are however many fascinating aspects of this pandemic-spurred era of remote work, according to a recently released report.  Employment screening services and background check company JDP recently surveyed more than 2,000 Americans who … [More]

International Expansion Plans Undeterred by COVID-19

by Nicole Sahin

The business impact of COVID-19 is ongoing, with some sectors of the economy experiencing much greater challenges than others. But new research released by Globalization Partners and CFO Research has revealed that most businesses with existing international expansion plans are undeterred by the impact of COVID-19 and are still moving ahead with their growth strategies. The … [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]

Workplace Relationships: Millennials vs. Baby Boomers

by Matt Zajechowski

Regardless of which side of the generational divide you fall, you have probably noticed a difference in how younger and older colleagues act in the workplace. A recent study authored by Olivet Nazarene University analyzed workplace relationships between millennials and baby boomers with the goal to learn more about how they interact and conduct business together. The analysis … [More]

79% of Businesses Have Rejected Job Candidates Based on Social Media Content says Survey

The Manifest

Most businesses have rejected a potential employee after looking at their social media profiles, according to a new survey from The Manifest, a business news and how-to website. About 90% of employers look at potential employees' social media profiles, and 79% have rejected a candidate based on what they found. Many people focus on building a professional brand on … [More]

Report: Perceptions of the COVID-19 Work-at-Home Transition 

Sykes

Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the ability to work at home is practically a requirement for much of the world. Many businesses are either shifting or have already shifted their employees to virtual offices; however, this raises a new host of questions. Questions of capability, productivity and quality of work are as important to the new remote workforce as they … [More]

REPORT: U.S. Hospitals Suffering Financial Damage as a Result of COVID-19 Pandemic

Kaufman Hall

The nation’s hospitals are suffering significant financial damage as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Kaufman Hall’s data from more than 800 U.S. hospitals shows that volume and revenue declines, along with flat to rising expenses, resulted in a dramatic fall in margin within a matter of weeks, plunging not-for-profit hospitals, which historically operate on thin … [More]

Arizona Tech Employment Grows by 8,000 Net New Jobs

Computing Technology Industry Association

Information technology (IT) employment in Arizona grew by estimated 8,000 net new jobs in 2019, capping a decade in which the state’s tech-related labor force expanded by more than 52,400 workers, according to Cyberstates 2020™, the definitive guide to the U.S. tech industry, occupations and trends published annually by CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global IT … [More]