Workforce Planning

A Tidal Wave Of Vacation Requests Will Soon Reduce Productivity And Retention

Lots of employees on vacation lead to negative impacts that you need to prepare for.

Few managers are prepared for the overload of post-COVID vacation requests to become their #1 operational problem soon Alert: Expect a high volume of pent-up and overlapping employee vacation requests this summer. Because one survey showed that 92% of Americans didn’t take or postponed a vacation last year due to the pandemic. This built-up demand is guaranteed to overwhelm any …

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2020 Election Impacts On HR and The Workplace

How does HR change with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris?

This election will likely have HR impacts on diversity, unionization, paid leave, healthcare coverage, D&I training, and recruiting. And because it is better to be prepared than surprised, you should begin thinking about these changes even today.

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A Perfect Storm Of Distractions Will Soon Reduce Employee Productivity

Manager actions to reduce employee stress, anxiety, and worries during COVID

The pandemic has been distracting employees for months. But soon worrying about kids at school and possible evictions or layoffs will dramatically cut productivity even further. Can you even imagine during the first weeks of physically sending their kids back to school? The number of times each day when every parent working for you will continually wonder if sending each …

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Quoted in the New York Times – The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home

Remote work is the future? Source: pixabay

“When people are in turmoil, you take advantage of them,” said John Sullivan, a professor of management at San Francisco State University. “The data over the last three months is so powerful,” he said. “People are shocked. No one found a drop in productivity. Most found an increase. People have been going to work for a thousand years, but it’s …

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“Forever” Remote Work – An Unstoppable Trend With An Amazing ROI

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By Dr. John Sullivan and Michael Cox We are experiencing what I call “The grand WFH experiment.”  Initially, the Working From Home (WFH) critics were heavily favored. However, because of its powerful business case, WFH is now destined to become “the new corporate normal.” I have been writing about the tremendous ROI of remote work for nearly a decade. And …

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