Welcome to our summary of June’s best reads on HR trends!
As more people return to the office, there is increased discussion about burnout and wellness. In addition, violence and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pride Month surfaced concerns about lack of diversity and inclusion of all groups in the workplace.
HR Trends for June 2021
Companies not considering employee feedback when requiring employees to return to work may face revolt
- Morgan Stanley wants people back in the office, even if the shift is gradual.
- Apple is taking a similar—and unpopular—approach, requiring employees to be at work a set three days a week starting in September.
- But for those who have grown accustomed to working from home and the benefits it can bring (flexibility, time, productivity), some will just quit instead of going back to the office.
- Companies can help by acknowledging employees’ anxiety and reluctance to return, and by giving consideration to their mental health.
Speaking of mental health, the pandemic has created a new focus on employees’ wellbeing
- Dating app Bumble and other companies are using collective time off to help employees recover from burnout.
- With all the new ways we work now, could a 4-day workweek be the answer to upping productivity while reducing stress?
- Leave it to Microsoft to include mindfulness and focus tools among its new collaboration features to help with employees’ mental health.
- If you or your employees are experiencing burnout, here are some tips to conquer it.
Your employees’ wellbeing will be at least partly impacted by your organization’s inclusiveness, or lack thereof
- Looking to increase the diversity in your workplace? First you’ll want to face why you’re having a problem doing so.
- Incorporating inclusion analytics within your organization could help you figure out how you’re perceived by employees.
- After all, many companies who think they’re inclusive may not be making the effort needed to truly support employees, as Indeed’s CHRO reflects during Pride Month.
- And being aware of discrimination your employees are facing, as the IBM Institute for Business Value’s study shows, is imperative to correcting the problem.
- Some remote organizations easily incorporate diversity into their workforce, and make those diverse team members feel more comfortable than they did working in an office.
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