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Combating Employee Hesitancy to Return to the Office - May. 01, 2022

Combating Employee Hesitancy to Return to the OfficeAccording to the January 2022 Future Forum Pulse survey, there’s been a shift in what workers want post-pandemic. The report found that in Q4 of 2021, 78 percent of workers from six industrialized companies wanted location flexibility. The survey also found that 95 percent desired schedule flexibility. This is in light of the same survey […] read more

Considerations When Selling a Business - Apr. 01, 2022

Considerations When Selling a BusinessAccording to the U.S. Small Business Administration and Project Equality, 60 percent of business owners plan to cash out of the business in the next 10 years. For the baby boomer generation, it’s especially important as they contemplate retirement, with this generation reportedly owning 2.3 million businesses. When it comes to getting a business ready […] read more

How Businesses Can Stay Current with the Digital Economy - Mar. 01, 2022

How Businesses Can Stay Current with the Digital EconomyAccording to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the level of usage and data swirling around the internet is expanding at an accelerating pace. The amount of data on the internet globally during 2020 amounted to 3 trillion gigabytes; and 2022’s traffic is expected to increase to 4.5 trillion gigabytes. As a result, the U.S. Chamber […] read more

What's the Future for Measuring Employee Performance? - Feb. 01, 2022

What's the Future for Measuring Employee Performance?Yearly performance evaluations just might be heading out the door, according to a recent WorkHuman Analytics & Research Institute Survey. Findings reveal that these appraisals are less than effective and used less often. Based on select findings, 55 percent of employees responded that yearly evaluations don’t help them become better in their role. Almost as […] read more

How Businesses Can Combat Inflation's Toll - Jan. 01, 2022

How Businesses Can Combat Inflation's TollAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Producer Price Index (PPI) or the increase in prices, goods and services that producers experienced for their input costs, saw a substantial rise, according to its latest report issued on Dec. 14. For November 2021, the PPI grew by 0.8 percent. For the past year […] read more

How Businesses Can Recognize and Combat Employee Burnout - Dec. 01, 2021

How Businesses Can Recognize and Combat Employee BurnoutAccording to the job site Indeed, COVID-19 has taken a toll on workers even more in 2021, compared to 2020. The survey conducted by Indeed found that 52 percent of those surveyed felt “burned out” in 2021. Sixty-seven percent of those asked said that feeling burned out has become more pronounced as COVID-19 has progressed. […] read more

How to Develop Company Travel Policies Post-COVID - Nov. 01, 2021

How to Develop Company Travel Policies Post-COVIDAccording to a recent U.S. Travel Association forecast, only about one-third of companies are requiring their employees to travel. With business travel still at a low, how can companies develop a travel policy that reduces the risk of COVID-19? Occupational Safety and Health Administration When it comes to business travelers, whether employees are traveling domestically […] read more

How Businesses Can Help Employees Improve their Skills - Oct. 01, 2021

How Businesses Can Help Employees Improve their SkillsBased upon a recent McKinsey Global Survey, nearly 9 in 10 (87 percent) of management and above level respondents affirmed they are currently, or within the upcoming five years, dealing with the skill gap among their employees. With the vast majority of businesses experiencing or forecasting a skills-gap, how can they close or reduce this […] read more

How Businesses Can Harness Demand Forecasting - Aug. 01, 2021

How Businesses Can Harness Demand ForecastingAccording to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, consumer spending has seen some interesting trends over the first half of 2021. May was flat, April was at 0.9 percent, March was 5.0 percent, and February was at 1.0 percent. With varied consumer spending statistics as the nation comes out of the pandemic, it’s important for businesses […] read more

How to Develop a Hybrid Work Policy Post-Pandemic - Jul. 01, 2021

How to Develop a Hybrid Work Policy Post-PandemicAccording to a Prudential survey, 87 percent of respondents said they would prefer to work remotely at least one day per week. This is compared to 13 percent of respondents preferring to work at the office all the time. The same survey found that one-third of respondents wouldn’t want to work for a business that […] read more