Less than 8% of job seekers want a fully remote work environment

Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead •
Small Business Trends
AndreyPopov

Remote working has surged in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite its growing prevalence, research shows less than 8% of job seekers want to work in a fully remote environment. This was the finding of a survey composed by iHire, a leading career-orientated platform. iHire’s ‘2020 State of Online Recruiting’ report found that just

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4 ways to support COVID-weary employees

Dina Gerdeman •
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge
FG Trade

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rock the workplace with no end in sight, leaving business leaders to struggle with a wide variety of challenges, including keeping staff members happily engaged—and employed. To make sense of the pandemic’s impact on workers—both on their day-to-day roles, as well as their mental well-being—a forthcoming article in American Psychologist

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What to consider before adjusting benefits offerings in response to COVID-19

Emily Payne •
BenefitsPro
Alistair Berg

Over the course of the pandemic, companies have looked at their benefit offerings to see how employees can best utilize them. Now,  as they look to the future, employers are considering what changes to make with this adjusted work environment, with many companies working remotely through 2020 and some into 2021. In fact, according to a recent study by LIMRA, a quarter of employers plan to adjust benefits packages

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The post-COVID economy: Changing work and insurance, for better or for worse

Emily Payne •
BenefitsPro
Luis Alvarez

Prior to the pandemic of COVID-19, there was a steady growth of independent contractors being used in the United States. As people became more and more comfortable hiring independent contractors via apps to get their groceries, drive them to work, handle odd jobs and other tasks, the opportunities for independent contractors kept growing. Even before

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Businesses continue to prioritize employee health benefits

Emily Payne •
BenefitsPro
NataBene

Results from the Principal Financial Well-Being Index released this month indicate that employers are continuing to prioritize employee benefits and health care in the wake of the fiscal impact of COVID-19. The survey collected responses from 500 “business decision-makers” spread across companies with between two to 10,000 employees. Those respondents were asked to rank their

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