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44% more collaboration tool use since 2019

Nearly 80% of workers are using collaboration tools for work in 2021, up from just over half of workers in 2019, according to the Gartner business advisory firm’s Digital Worker Experience Survey. That’s an increase of 44% since the pandemic began.

Was this the hardest year for HR professionals? 91% say ‘yes’

A full 91% of HR executives reported that 2021 was their hardest at work to date, according to a survey by Verizon Media.

For good employee relations, ask ‘What would Ted Lasso do?’

Ted Lasso is everything we need right now to help right the askew ships of our collective psyche. The following Ted-isms sum up the philosophy of Ted Lasso.

Added complexity of remote workforce has more employers moving to HRIS systems

Human resource information systems have evolved rapidly in the past decade, developing into an all-encompassing workforce tool. They aim to seamlessly manage your backend people-related admin tasks.

Pay some teleworkers less based on location?

It may be time to rethink how much you pay remote employees. Some large employers already have. If you are considering adjusting your compensation strategy for remote employees, expect backlash. Two tactics will make it easier to weather the criticism.

Snapshot: Pandemic’s daily toll on employee mental health

U.S. workers are experiencing the world’s highest levels of daily stress resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Welcome to our three-hurricane Friday wrap

Let’s talk FIRE system improvements, new employer guidance from OSHA, new per diem rates and more.

Should you require the vaccine? 8 big questions to consider

If your business is considering mandating the COVID vaccine for your on-site employees, here are the eight biggest questions you need to be thinking about.

Employees’ most-Googled HR issues: privacy, surveillance

A recent analysis of Google search trends found that privacy and surveillance are the top workplace-related concerns for U.S. employees, together representing 42% of the top 50 most common Google searches, according to the study by Elements Global.

Tout vaccine mandate to recruit employees

Some may worry that a vaccine mandate will drive anti-vax employees to quit. However, numerous polls this summer show that most Americans favor employer vaccine mandates. That means many of your best potential job candidates may actually prefer working for an organization that requires employees to be fully vaxxed.