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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5 ways to make human connections at virtual conferences

Paul Wilson •
BenefitsPro
fizkes

Now that we’re launched into this new digital age, we’re reeling from the bumpy transition between the real and the virtual. We still expect that the way we previously engaged can be replicated with just a few tweaks in the digital world, but those social constructs are being stressed because when digital connections replace human

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Digital resilience: Why you should take your small business digital

Rhett Buttle •
Forbes

There’s a reason why they call it “Main Street.” Small businesses have traditionally depended on foot traffic and a brick-and-mortar presence. But in the Internet age—and especially in the age of COVID-19—businesses that leverage digital tools have a distinct competitive advantage. Unfortunately, only 46% of American small businesses have an online presence. We need to

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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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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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