5 Strategies Employers Can Use to Address Workplace Mental Health Issues

COMMENTARY | Two years of pandemic have put a severe strain on the mental health of America’s workers. Employers with a plan in place will be best equipped to help them cope.

3 Steps for Addressing Employee Burnout

A higher salary may not satisfy workers who value their health and well-being over money, a new report says.

Pumping, Voting, Taking Leave: Legislators Who Are Mothers Face Specific Challenges

The nonprofit group Vote Mama Foundation is trying to collect comprehensive data about a unique subset of lawmakers.

How to Reduce Employee Burnout and Slow Resignations

There are six things organizations can do to boost an individual's well-being and make the workforce more resilient, a new report says.

6 Steps to Writing More Effective Government Job Posts

COMMENTARY | Public sector job posts are in dire need of a makeover. Here are the things to consider.

How to Mentor Young Workers in a Remote World

COMMENTARY | As we approach year three of the pandemic, we need to (finally) change how we train people.

The Great Resignation: Historical Data and a Deeper Analysis Show It’s Not as Great as Screaming Headlines Suggest

COMMENTARY | While the number of U.S. workers quitting their jobs in 2021 was higher than normal, it isn’t quite as big as it seems, because large numbers of them have been quitting for years.

Entrepreneurship Provides Economic and Social Stability for Communities

The National League of Cities Monday said small firms generate two-thirds of all new jobs and outlined the challenges Black and Brown people face starting and growing a business.

Lurking Behind Lackluster Jobs Gain Are a Stagnating Labor Market and the Threat of Omicron

The job market continued to improve in December, but a stagnating labor pool will pose more challenges for employers in 2022.

At-home Businesses Are Growing. Women and People of Color Benefit the Most

The pandemic has fueled the passage of new ordinances in cities and states allowing entrepreneurs to set up businesses from home — a boon for women and people of color who face systemic barriers.

6 Public Sector Workforce Trends to Watch in 2022

Government employees are seeking nontraditional benefits and diversity, equity and inclusion, among other things, according to a new report.

What Happens When You Have an All-Women City Council? New Mexico Is About To Find Out.

The city of Las Cruces will soon have women representing all six of its city council district seats. It joins a short list of all-women or nearly all-women governing bodies.

How Governments Can Find ‘Hidden Workers’

Public sector agencies can do more targeted outreach and take other steps to fill their growing number of staff openings, one report says.

Cellphone Bans in the Workplace Are Legal and More Common Among Blue-collar Jobs – They Also Might Be a Safety Risk

COMMENTARY | The deaths of six Amazon employees at a factory hit by a tornado raises concerns over prohibitions on cellphones for workers.

Top States for Businesses

Virginia ranks as the top state for businesses while Alaska ranks as the worst based on 10 categories, including the cost of doing business and a high-quality workforce, according to a recent report.

‘Supportive Voices’ Get Picked for Teams at Work

Communicating in “supportive voice” at work may make your colleagues want you on their team, research finds.

Quitting Your Job or Thinking About Joining the ‘Great Resignation’? Here’s What an Employment Lawyer Advises

A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs. But before you opt to join them, you should consider the risks and costs.

The ‘Great Resignation’ Is a Trend That Began Before the Pandemic–And Bosses Need To Get Used to It

A record share of workers quit their jobs in September. A human resources scholar explains how this is a trend that predates the pandemic.

There Are More Jobs Than Jobless People in 42 States

The labor shortage is by one measure the most acute since 1968.

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