So we’ve got a genius idea, to which a number of geniuses have contributed. Is that enough for it to break out? Sadly, no.
Last year, companies around the U.S. scrambled to figure out how to shut down their offices and set up their employees for remote work. Now, they are scrambling to figure out the best way to bring many of those employees back.
The number of employees dedicated solely to diversity, equity and inclusion work has been growing for years in the United States, but has taken off since a racial-equity movement escalated in spring 2020 with the police murder of George Floyd.
Some large downtown employers say they expect most or all of their workforce to return to the office full time. Others say they’re adopting hybrid models that offer employees the option to work remotely at least part of the time.
The companies that will thrive post-COVID are those that invest in helping their managers become better coaches.
A Gallup poll taken between October and April found that 40% of white-collar workers would prefer to continue working remotely as much as possible, while 21% would rather return to the office (and 29% were not working remotely, while the rest didn’t want to go back because of coronavirus concerns).
In her complaint, the lobbyist had claimed a top executive made sexist comments about her, mocked her physical appearance and subjected her and other women to a hostile work environment.
Companies that lack diversity are being called out publicly, falling behind in recruiting, and likely losing business. But the power is with the people, and the people are calling for change.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union that represents 1.4 million workers, is set to vote Thursday on whether to make organizing Amazon workers its main priority.
Hundreds of companies publicly pledged to observe Juneteenth, but many others had little time to shuffle their holiday calendars. Some offered employees a regular paid day off or promised to consider adding it to their calendars next year.
Some other employees and a former trustee interviewed by IBJ also say library management and board members have not fully and appropriately dealt with such matters in a constructive, public way.
Busey Bank says it has lost more than $100 million in loans to a competitor because of “brazen and systematic poaching” of its employees.
In this sprawling ecosystem of staffing firms, Elwood Staffing is, while not the big dog, certainly nothing to be trifled with. In 2020, Staffing Industry Analysts named it the 10th-largest U.S. industrial staffing firm, the 19th-largest U.S. staffing firm overall, and the 49th-largest staffing firm in the world.
The embrace of “maximum telework flexibilities” amounts to a massive shift for the federal government, which has long lagged behind the private sector when it comes to offering remote work.
While businesses think they can be choosy with new hires, job seekers can and will be choosy, too. Job seekers have a lot of choices right now.
The company, the second-largest private employer in the United States behind Walmart, is making the change as states legalize cannabis or introduce laws banning employers from testing for it.
Just as happened at the beginning of the outbreak, managers and employees are once again navigating terra incognita, feeling their way toward a new workplace normal.
For more than a century, Eli Lilly and Co. has pushed for innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. But six years ago, the drugmaker had to admit it was less than innovative in its own workforce.
Staffers for many state agencies have been working remotely, but Gov. Eric Holcomb said in a Wednesday email to employees that “it is not the optimal way for us to serve Hoosiers.”