May 12, 2022
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Welcome back to our Workplace newsletter. Today: Gusto’s principal economist on why hybrid is here to stay, secrets of a chief recruiting officer, and data on the “Great Recognition.”
There are plenty of surveys about how employees and executives feel about hybrid, remote and in-office work, but what does the data tell us?
Liz Wilke is the principal economist at Gusto, a payroll platform startup that helps companies process payroll and manage other aspects of HR and benefits. I spoke to her about a new report from the company revealing that, in short, hybrid is no longer the exception but the expectation of workers across industries.
There’s been a massive uptick in workers who are fully remote, increasing by 240% since 2021.
Despite all the evidence of the benefits of remote and hybrid work for employee productivity, engagement and retention, executives still want to return to the office.
When you hear “CRO,” you likely think “chief revenue officer.” But in the case of Rich Cho and talent-acquisition platform Gem, “CRO” stands for “chief recruiting officer.” My colleague Amber Burton sat down with him to talk about the lessons he’s learned while recruiting at some of the fastest-growing tech companies, including eBay, Meta and Robinhood. He also talked about why it’s important that recruiting sits in the corporate C-suite.
The digital revolution is already here – transforming the way we live, work, and communicate. Smart infrastructure is a key part of this revolution. It brings the power of the digital world to physical components like energy, public transportation, and public safety by using sensors, cameras, and connected devices.
A lot of big productivity companies released new features this week. Here’s a quick roundup.
When was the last time you praised your employees? According to new data from the Achievers Workforce Institute, employees are three times more likely to recommend their manager if they’re praised by them.
StockX has appointed Damien Hooper-Campbell as the company’s first-ever chief impact officer, overseeing DEI, social and community impact and ESG. Previously, he was Zoom’s chief diversity officer.
Looks like we’ve learned nothing: Carvana just laid off 2,500 workers, many via Zoom.
Corporate retreats are back. Here’s how to do them right.
The potential of the IIJA to shape our future is immense; if we don’t spend the funds wisely, the effects will be felt for generations. Physical infrastructure alone does not fully address the diverse needs of our modern, information-driven economy and set us up for future success.
A roundup of workplace news from the farthest corners of the internet.
Here’s the right way to take a mental health day. TL;DR: Stay off screens.
What if The Great Resignation never ends? That might be the case.
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