Employee/Candidate Experience

Enhancing the Experience

In a tight labor market, a positive candidate experience is critical to high-volume hiring. By Marta Chmielowicz The war for talent is not new, but COVID-19 has amplified an already…

Guiding the Transition

No-code tech can help HR achieve a seamless office reopening. By Chad Reid The percentage of employed adults who worked from home rose slowly but steadily before the pandemic. According…

Doing Well Through Wellness

New research shows improvements to employee well-being drive up customer satisfaction, retention—even company profits. By Stephanie J Pronk A decade ago, the value of wellness programs was touted by demonstrating…

Doing Well Through Wellness

New research shows improvements to employee well-being drive up customer satisfaction, retention—even company profits. By Stephanie J Pronk A decade ago, the value of wellness programs was touted by demonstrating…

Seeking Flexibility

Employees in India are demanding more flexibility post-pandemic, but three considerations should be top of mind.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered flexibility into the workplace like never before, with employers adapting to meet the needs of their employees as they transitioned to a new remote reality. Now, many companies are finding that flexibility is no longer a nice to have—it is an expectation.

Adapting to Digital Natives

Young employees demand greater choice, flexibility, and autonomy from their employers.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Millennials and Generation Z workers, aged between 18 and 40, currently make up most of the global workforce. By 2035, these digital natives will be at the helm of many leadership teams, so understanding and investing in this cohort is critical to future business success.

Changing Expectations

New research shows what today’s employees want from work. By Debbie Bolla The changes in employees’ work experiences in 2020 is bound to shape how they approach their roles in…

Building a People-First Approach

Four key differentiators in today’s talent market.

By Debbie Bolla

How quickly the pendulum swings. Take a quick step back pre-pandemic, says Jill Vitali, division vice president and general manager of RPO operations for ADP, and severe labor shortages were a concern. The national fill rate was at 84% and 20,000 baby boomers were retiring daily. COVID-19 hits, the U.S. saw the largest single month of jobs loss at over 20 million in April 2020, and talent appears plentiful for those who were hiring. However, during the pandemic, some workers didn’t return to work, driving wage inflation as high as 7.3% in May 2020—currently it’s around 4.5%. Now, the U.S. fill rate is down to low pre-pandemic levels, making the talent environment tight once again and driving the skills gap wider.

Building on Feedback

Over half of employees are seeking new opportunities in 2021, upping the ante on employee experience.

By Marta Chmielowicz

As the world recovers from the challenges of the pandemic, employee experience is emerging as a key business differentiator. According to Achievers’ 2021 Engagement and Retention Report, an astonishing 52% of surveyed employees intend to look for a new job this year, compared to 35% in 2020. Additionally, only one in five (21%) respondents say they are very engaged and planning to stay with their company for a long time.

Pushing the Right Buttons

In the new world of work, three drivers of employee engagement have emerged: connection, well-being, and feedback.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The obstacles of 2020 tested the business world in unimaginable ways, reshaping the way people live, work, and relate to each other—potentially for the better. According to Qualtrics’ 2021 Employee Experience Trends Report, employee engagement has actually increased since the pandemic began, from 53% in November 2019 to 66% in November 2020.

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