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Paid Parental Leave a Hot Topic Again

Effective July 1, 2024, the University of Wisconsin system will offer eligible employees up to six weeks of paid parental leave. While this is increasingly common throughout the country, particularly

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Layoffs – the Danger is Remote

As we continue to move further from the COVID-era workplace, many businesses are still grappling with the lessons learned and changes implemented. For instance, one study shows that remote workers

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Where You Lead, I Will Follow

According to a 2024 Randstad Workmonitor survey, an impending leadership deficit may be attributed to three primary employee priorities: (1) a desire for work-life balance over higher earnings, (2) a

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Shifting Workforce Dynamics

The current worker shortage in Vermont may signify “an early look at where the rest of the country could be headed.” In short, there are simply not enough workers to

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Show Me the Money

While wage growth may be slowing and other economic indicators suggest the job market is loosening, 2024 wages are still anticipated to increase by 4.1% (i.e., still higher than pre-pandemic

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AI and HR Employee Burnout

Among working professionals, HR leaders report some of the highest levels of burnout, including 70% who feel they are working “beyond capacity” and 61% “working without enough staff.” In order

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Longer Hours and Lower Productivity

Despite a strong labor market recovery, worker productivity has declined for five consecutive quarters (the first time on record). Workforce data suggests that employees are working longer hours, representing a

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Menopause-Friendly Workplaces

Recent initiatives highlight increased attention to workers struggling with menopause. While the implementation has taken off overseas (particularly in the UK), it has also started to catch on in the

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