Employers are becoming more committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace and realizing the benefits. According to the Diversity Hub, DEI encompasses the symbiotic relationship, philosophy, and culture of acknowledging, embracing, supporting, and accepting those of all racial, sexual, gender, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, among other differentiators.
.Employers have heard of the “Great Resignation” as they struggle to find employees, but how about the “Great Reflection”?
Another trend spurred by COVID-19, the Great Reflection has employees re-imagining their lives. Studies show that closeness to family and friends and prioritizing experiences are more important than ever. For employers, flexible hours, autonomy on the job and more freedom to have family time are key benefits for retaining employees as well as recruiting new employees.
Reasons to stay with an employer vary among different generations. Baby Boomers (32%), Gen X (35%), and Millennials (31%) were significantly more likely to cite job stability as the most important reason than Gen Z (14%). Instead, Gen Z (18%) prioritizes meaningful work over job stability
For more information on the survey, go to;
The Great Reflection (forbes.com)
Paychex Research Reveals Job Stability and Meaningful Work Are What Makes Employees Stay (yahoo.com)
During the first weeks of COVID, close to 45% of large and small employers moved to remote work. As time passed, employers realized that working at home may be a viable option, as well as a popular recruiting and retention tool. The ability to work at home also allows a business to recruit on a wider geographic basis. However, before hiring an employee in a State where other employees are not currently working, businesses need to take in account the following:
It is hard to believe that in six months, 2022 will be over! Time goes by fast and really seems to pick up as the end of the year nears. By doing mid-year audits, any corrections and changes can be made before the end of the year rush, saving time and money. Suggested audits include;