The Uncertainty Of Remote Work

Geography: United States Research Source: The Atlantic Date: October 2017 Recommendations: The discussion surrounding remote work contains conflicting sides. Where some studies suggest that letting employees work from home makes them more productive, there are others that suggest the opposite. The truth is that there is no concrete answer, and the effectiveness of remote work can often vary from […]

Working Variable Hours And Its Implications On Satisfaction

Geography: United States Research Source: Gallup Date: October 2017 Findings: 67% of those working variable hours say their hours don’t cause hardship. A solid majority are satisfied with the hours they work weekly. 52% prefer their hours to vary; 44% prefer a consistent number of hours. Recommendations: According to this research from Gallup, about one in six U.S. […]

America Is Behind In Work-Life Balance

Geography: United States Research Source: eDreams Date: October 2017 Findings: Over half of Americans (52%) admit that a ‘planned strategic work pause’ would improve their mental health.  43% of Americans (53% men and 37% women) believe that taking a sabbatical would make them more employable.  On average, U.S. workers receive half the paid vacation time (10-12 days) […]

Millennial Workplace Preferences and Expectations

Geography: United States Research Source: Comparably Date: September 2017 Findings: 19% of workers 18 to 35 say they think their job will be replaced by a robot in the next 10 years. 23% of men and women aged 18 to 35 say they feel their gender has held them back in their careers. 32% of workers aged 18 […]

Will New Regulations Improve Job Security Among Gig Workers?

Geography: United Kingdom Research Source: PwC Date: August 2017 Findings: While 77% of the people surveyed prefer full-time employment, 45% of the respondents would consider gig work (defined as short-term, casual work, typically organized or facilitated via mobile phone apps) or already work in this way. 58% of Millennials would consider taking gig work compared with 30% of those […]

The Power Of Remote Working On Employee Retention

Geography: United States Research Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Date: August 2017 Findings: In 2016, on days they worked, 22% of employed persons did some or all of their work at home. 43% of workers with an advanced degree performed some work at home on days worked, compared with 12% of those with a high school diploma. Recommendations: […]

Workplace Attire Trends And Uncertainties

Geography: United States Research Source: OfficeTeam Date: July 2017 Findings: More men (54%) prefer formal attire than women (30%). Workers ages 18 to 34 have the greatest preference for formal dress codes (56%). 16% of respondents prefer very formal work attire (suit and tie). 28% prefer somewhat formal work attire (dress slacks or skirt, with button-down shirt). 36% prefer […]

Fostering Millennial Engagement In The Workplace

Geography: United States Research Source: Gallup Date: July 2017 Findings:  21% of millennials — more than three times the number of non-millennials — switched jobs in the last year. Gallup finds that only 29% of millennials are engaged at work. 59% of Millennials, compared with 44% of Gen Xers and 41% of baby boomers, say opportunities to learn […]

American Vacation Habits Climb In 2017

Geography: United States Research Source: GFK Date: June 2017 Findings:  In 2016, average vacation use climbed to 16.8 days per worker compared to 16.2 days the year before. The amount of time off earned by employees in 2016 increased by nearly a full day (.7 days) to 22.6 vacation days. The jump in vacation usage from 16.2 to […]

The Need For Paternity And Elder Care Leave

Geography: United States Research Source: Pew Reseach Center Date: April 2017 Findings:  While most Americans support paid leave in each of these situations, about one-in-seven (15%) say men shouldn’t be able to take paternity leave at all, paid or unpaid. Just 3% say women shouldn’t be able to take any type of maternity leave, while 5% say […]