Six Tips for Achieving Work-Life Integration _____________________
Let’s be honest, there is no separation between work and life.
Work-life balance is one of those things everyone talks about, but no one seems to achieve. It’s like an imaginary destination no one ever really reaches. Find out why work-life integration is a much better goal for many reasons, not the least of which is that we can actually hope to achieve it.
Let’s be honest, there is no separation between work and life. And no such thing as work-life balance. No matter how hard we try to reach equilibrium, somehow, we always fall short. Employees everywhere are familiar with the intense struggle between the daily stress of deadlines and assignments at work and finding personal time for outside interests. Time at work often interferes with home life, causing us to stay late or work all hours of the day or night. In the long run, this lack of personal time leads to higher stress levels and a lack of concentration. When these things happen, productivity plunges.
What Do Millennials Want at Work? _____________________
Driven by caregiving responsibilities
Our survey of millennial employees uncovered that just 44 percent of millennials in all U.S. businesses are having a
positive experience at work–the lowest figure of any generation. We collected over 267,000 unique comments about what makes workplaces great and what could make them better. One new theme emerged this year among millennials: they are talking about caregiving responsibilities, especially paternity leave, more than other generations.
Hiring Practices in a Candidate Driven
Top tier candidates have the most leverage for the best opportunities.
Since the Great Recession in 2008 and especially over the last several years, the economy has moved from recovery mode to consistently maintaining strong growth. The latest news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the national monthly unemployment rates have been remaining steady at 3.7%, while at the same time, job numbers continue to stay positive. Many financial experts see that trend continuing for the foreseeable future. So, what does that mean?
Gig Workers: A Boon Or A Legal Bane For Businesses? _____________________
Beware of misclassification.
The gig economy is the future of the workforce, right? Or is it an old concept with a modern twist? After all, using workers on a “freelance” or “independent contractor” basis is not a new idea. Whether old or new, there are legal traps that businesses should be aware of and precautions they can take to minimize their liability.
What is the gig economy?
At its core, the gig relationship has three main elements: (1) an independent worker who is paid to perform a discrete task or service (a “gig”) for a business, (2) a consumer who needs that specific service, and (3) a digital platform that directly connects the gig worker to the consumer.
The classic example of a gig worker is a ride-hail driver for a company like Uber or Lyft, but the gig economy also encompasses people who deliver groceries, walk the dog, or perform household services. Gig workers can also be white-collar professionals, especially when it comes to short-term projects, or for work in areas like marketing, graphic design or