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    Bad managers make employees feel less valued, SHRM research says

    In comparison, workers who reported having a highly effective manager were more than twice as likely to feel a deep sense of commitment to their employer.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 20, 2024
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    HR leaders say recruiting and retaining workers seems easier in 2024

    Flexible work arrangements have improved job satisfaction, while on-site mandates have driven some employees away, one survey said.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 20, 2024
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    Top trends in employee engagement

    Employee engagement can be a bit of a puzzle. In recent years, employers have realized it’s more about meaningful work, work-life balance and well-being — and less about free snacks.

    By HR Dive staff
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    5 upskilling takeaways from Gallup’s World of Work event

    Soft skills are “soft, until you don’t have them,” Chike Aguh, senior advisor of Harvard University’s Project on Workforce, said. “Then it’s hard.”

    By June 18, 2024
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    More than half of workers say they’re ready for reskilling amid AI advances

    Job security and career development rank higher on workers’ preference lists compared to a few years ago, according to Boston Consulting Group.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 18, 2024
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    Confusion over workplace etiquette makes employees unsure how to act, survey says

    Authenticity, or allowing employees to bring their full selves to work, is a key part of building a strong workplace culture, but some topics remain fraught.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Employee skill growth is too slow — and it may drive some managers to quit, survey says

    The tech skills gap has troubled employers for years, a problem that the emergence of AI has only worsened.

    By June 17, 2024
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    The dos and don’ts of appreciation: How companies can foster a people-focused workplace

    As burnout and stress remain a constant in American workplaces, it’s time for business leaders to rethink their approach to employee wellbeing.

    June 17, 2024
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    Gender diversity momentum stalls across U.S. corporate boards on Russell 3000

    At the current rate, gender parity and 20% women of color representation on boards won’t occur until 2045, a report shows.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 14, 2024
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    Disconnect persists in perception of trans support at work

    Although transgender rights and inclusivity have improved in some ways during the past year, more needs to be done, workers told Monster.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 14, 2024
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    Human capital renaissance: ServiceNow CPO on AI, workplace well-being and the war for talent

    AI at work is undeniably making waves: It’s time to embrace it, Jacqui Canney says.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Have employers ‘hit a wall’ on reducing worker burnout?

    Employees continue to cite workloads and a lack of flexibility as the driving factors behind burnout, Eagle Hill Consulting’s CEO said.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 13, 2024
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    Opinion

    The US has a severe labor shortage. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit can help.

    Today’s economic climate presents a unique bipartisan opportunity to rethink and strengthen the country’s approach to workforce development, writes Misty Chally of the Critical Labor Coalition.

    By Misty Chally • June 13, 2024
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    How fostering DEI can improve safety and reduce workplace injury risks

    Thinking about workplace design can help accommodate workers with different abilities, body types and cultural preferences, according to the National Safety Council.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 12, 2024
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    1 in 4 executives say they hoped for turnover with return-to-work policies

    Some managers surveyed by BambooHR also said they believed their organization conducted layoffs because fewer workers quit in the RTO transition than expected.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 12, 2024
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    As AI skill demands rise, employers must figure out what they actually need: report

    Employers need to understand which proficiencies their workforce has and what gaps are actually present, Info-Tech Research Group said.

    By June 11, 2024
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    DEI success ultimately stems from strong CEO leadership, survey indicates

    While acknowledging the increased pushback regarding DEI programs, Black executives noted the importance of sustaining their initiatives.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 11, 2024
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    Column // Happy Hour

    The most magical Zoom meeting on Earth: Remote workers share the most unique places they’ve logged in

    From “quiet vacationing” to becoming digital nomads, remote workers are leaving the kitchen table behind in favor of palm trees or Disney World.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Moelis puts banker on leave after video of him punching a woman goes viral

    A banker that social media users identified as the assailant in a Brooklyn street incident emphasized empathy and “staying away from toxic people” on a podcast last year.

    By Dan Ennis • June 10, 2024
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    By the numbers

    7 stats that show how inflation, AI are reshaping employee expectations

    2024’s talent trends will likely drive “seismic change” in the world of work, ADP research says.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Site-specific training content can boost front-line worker performance, survey says

    Accuracy and consistency in a training reinforcement program may especially help manufacturers and warehouses maintain quality and improve retention.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 10, 2024
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    DEI backlash won’t halt workplace initiatives, most leaders say

    Nearly all leaders said they believe DEI is important for its positive impact on recruiting, hiring and retention, a survey finds.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 7, 2024
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    Quiet vacationing: What’s this summer work trend?

    The workers who are afraid of taking PTO have come up with a complicated solution to their anxieties.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Job ads turn to skills, pay transparency

    Candidates are critical when companies only adhere to the letter of the law and not the spirit, a report showed.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Inclusive language improves employee experience and retention, report says

    Organizations that don’t prioritize inclusive language in their communications send the message that they don’t prioritize belonging, McLean & Co. said.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 6, 2024
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    Older workers make up more of the workforce, EBRI says

    Employers need to understand the changing demographic characteristics of the older workforce to better design employee benefit plans, an EBRI director said.

    By June 5, 2024