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U.S. workers dying younger than international peers

Americans of working age have a higher mortality rate than their peers in any of 17 other modern economies, and that rate has increased for three straight years.

The HR I.Q. Test: December ’19

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

More holiday parties, despite economic worries

Nearly 76% of companies plan to hold a holiday party this year, the highest percentage since 2016, when 80% planned festivities, according to a survey conducted by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Snapshot: How has talk about politics at work changed over the past 4 years?

More than half of U.S. workers say discussion of political issues has increased in the last four years.

Hairstyles become latest flashpoint for grooming disputes

Hair is becoming the new battleground over employer expectations and employee compliance. Increasingly, state and local authorities have stepped in, siding with employees who challenge grooming policies.

Fewer seeking new jobs: Sign of a slowdown?

A full 53% of U.S. workers say they intend to stay with their current employer in the coming months. That’s a 10% increase compared to when the question was asked a year ago.

Gen X: the easiest to work with

Workers across all age brackets say that Generation X workers are the easiest employees to work with, says a new Reflektive survey.

Snapshot: What worries American workers most?

Employees in the United States are generally very confident about their job security. However, here’s what they worry about most.

Business execs worry about health of their industries

Despite record low unemployment, a soaring stock market and—between gig work and telecommuting—more ways than ever for work to get done, a surprising number of business decision-makers say they are worried about the short-term health of their industries.

In #MeToo era, you need a contingency plan

In the days after McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook’s termination for having a consensual romantic relationship with a woman at work, details emerged showing that the fast food company had prepared in advance to handle relationships between C-suite executives and subordinates. Your organization needs a contingency plan, too.