As organizations grapple with office reopenings, deciding which way to turn - the old in-office routine or the new hybrid workplace model - could mean the difference between employee attrition or improved productivity and business success
"Even as the world continues to grapple with COVID-19 surges and lagging vaccine uptake, most companies remain in the planning stages of office reopenings.
Over the 18-plus months of the pandemic, corporate plans to swing wide their office doors have have been repeatedly stymied, with most organizations pushing back planned reopening dates - many until next year. Despite the fits and starts, most companies are slowly realizing a hybrid work environment - some employees in the office, others at home - will become a permanent reality..."
Raise your hand if you thought the post-pandemic labor market would lean so heavily towards job seekers
"Clearly, it does. Turnover rates are at an all-time high and recruiters are confronted with the fact that there are simply more jobs available than there are candidates. But when it comes to post-pandemic recruitment, some companies still aren't using techniques that are fitted to this modern age and are consequently neglecting the benefits of 2021's best recruitment practices..."
Employees weighed in on ways to reduce burnout, in a recent survey from Eagle Hill. The top suggestions all included a break in number or type of hours worked or workload: 84% percent said increased flexibility, 83% said a four-day workweek and 82% said a reduced workload.
"The Great Resignation appears driven by a positive feedback loop: as workers become stressed and quit, and as employers search fruitlessly for hires, remaining workers take on even more work, burn out, and consider moving on. (Or, without the option to quit or the energy to search for another job, they put in the bare minimum.)..."
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