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UZIO Releases Another Major Product Update for its Payroll, HRIS and Benefits Modules

Monday, June 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

Employers can opt to pay overtime and double overtime to their employees, either at a blended rate or at a straight rate.

Key Points: 
  • Employers can opt to pay overtime and double overtime to their employees, either at a blended rate or at a straight rate.
  • This information will be synced from UZIO Time Tracking for the employers using our Time Tracking module.
  • Using UZIO Time Tracking, employers now can set custom overtime rules for each employee.
  • UZIO has added additional guaranteed issue amount and step increase amount rules for Voluntary Life and Voluntary AD&D insurance.

Global Fuze Study Reveals Gaps in Trust & Shifting Attitudes Toward Flexible Work

Monday, June 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

Among the key findings from the study, 75 percent reported that flexible work should be an essential part of how people work.

Key Points: 
  • Among the key findings from the study, 75 percent reported that flexible work should be an essential part of how people work.
  • This may be credited to the lack of flexible work options traditionally offered to frontline workers versus office workers.
  • Over the last year, the pandemic forced many organizations to digitally transform and embrace flexible work, said Brian Day, CEO, Fuze.
  • To download the full Flex Study: Global Findings on the Future of Flexible Work report, click here .

Employees are still skipping lunch despite working from home, new Tork survey finds

Monday, June 14, 2021 - 1:28pm

But despite being closer to their own kitchens, workers are still not finding the time for a lunch break.

Key Points: 
  • But despite being closer to their own kitchens, workers are still not finding the time for a lunch break.
  • Through its survey, Tork found that women are over twice as likely (67%) not to take a break than men (33%).
  • The Tork Take Back the Lunch Break campaign began in 2018 to raise awareness about the positive effects of taking a lunch break on workers' wellbeing.
  • This year's survey uncovered that:
    94% of employees feel happier when they can take a lunch break during the workday.

Banty CEO Scott Wilson Teaches Companies How to Keep Staff Engaged During Virtual Meetings

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:41pm

TORONTO, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --As companies continually embrace staff working remotely, some employees now find themselves being pulled into an unusually high number of virtual meetings each week.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --As companies continually embrace staff working remotely, some employees now find themselves being pulled into an unusually high number of virtual meetings each week.
  • While that is an exciting statistic, it does lead to a question that requires several answers: How do companies keep staff engaged when so many virtual meetings are happening?
  • Scott Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO of Banty.com believes there are several ways to host all of these meetings, without losing staff interest.
  • "By creating a virtual meeting environment in which staff are excited to attend and participate in, you will never have trouble keeping your team engaged.

Remote Workers Lost Nearly $10,000 from Delayed Promotions in Last Year, New BambooHR Study Finds

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 6:43pm

Now organizations must face the fact that nearly one-third of remote workers plan to switch careers or look for a new job in the next six months.

Key Points: 
  • Now organizations must face the fact that nearly one-third of remote workers plan to switch careers or look for a new job in the next six months.
  • Remote workers have had a difficult time finding work-life balance and are feeling exhausted which may result in high turnover once normalcy resumes.
  • 15% of remote workers didn't take any days off in the last year and almost half (46%) only took a week or less off.
  • 44% of remote workers have taken a day off for personal mental wellness in the last year, 37% have to help them reduce burnout.

Putting Passion To Work At Home: Cella Goes Fully Remote

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

"At Cella, our passion is to match the right people with the right roles in the right places, and we have long believed in the promise of flexible work arrangements.

Key Points: 
  • "At Cella, our passion is to match the right people with the right roles in the right places, and we have long believed in the promise of flexible work arrangements.
  • Our shift to a fully virtual working environment codifies that belief for our employees," said Rob Ganjon , Cella CEO.
  • To help with work and home balance, Cella offers unlimited PTO, mandatory days off for rest and wellness and "quiet days" where there are no video meetings.
  • While Cella talent will still visit clients on site, more and more employers have opted for a remote workforce as well.

New Study: 59% of U.S. Workers Who Have Not Yet Returned to the Office Are Worried About Safety

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

Hybrid work model inspires FOMO, productivity concerns

Key Points: 
  • Hybrid work model inspires FOMO, productivity concerns
    Many companies are also embracing the hybrid work model, under which workers divide their work time between home and office.
  • Only a quarter (24%) say they would like to work in their office or place of work all five days.
  • Roughly the same number (27%) say they would like to spend only one or two days a week in the office.
  • Neither are workers greatly concerned that choosing to work remotely may cost them a chance at a raise or promotion.

Newport LLC, an Advisory Firm Serving Middle Market Companies, Releases Insights on the Post COVID-19 Workplace

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 5:00am

The pandemic immediately pushed many of our companies to adapt some of these practices, particularly working from home.

Key Points: 
  • The pandemic immediately pushed many of our companies to adapt some of these practices, particularly working from home.
  • Despite the lack of time to plan such massive change, the vast majority of these arrangements have worked well.
  • Employees are now coming to work as their "new selves" with updated perspectives about some of their values and ambitions.
  • Remote work for many jobs is likely to be much more common than it was before COVID-19 disrupted our world.

Glassbeam Receives 2021 TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 12:00pm

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Glassbeamannounced today that its healthcare application suite ClinsightsTM received the 2021 TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award .

Key Points: 
  • SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Glassbeamannounced today that its healthcare application suite ClinsightsTM received the 2021 TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award .
  • "With the onset of COVID-19, healthcare IT organizations are increasingly adopting remote teleworking solutions that allow them to remotely diagnose and predict machine issues before they occur," said Puneet Pandit, Co-founder, and CEO, Glassbeam.
  • "Congratulations to the 2021 TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award winners," statedRich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.
  • For more on the TMCnet's Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award, visit: Announcement made by TMCNet online and check out Glassbeam's website to learn more about its Clinsights Machine Data Analytics solution.

Gen Z Remote Workers Most Excited to Return to the Office - ADP Survey

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 11:00am

Many Canadian remote workers (44%) reported working longer hours compared to pre-pandemic times, but Gen Z remote workers (under 25 years old) have been the least likely of all generations to clock extra hours (31%).

Key Points: 
  • Many Canadian remote workers (44%) reported working longer hours compared to pre-pandemic times, but Gen Z remote workers (under 25 years old) have been the least likely of all generations to clock extra hours (31%).
  • When it comes to the prospect of returning to the office, the survey revealed that Gen Z remote workers are the most excited (36%) to return to the physical office, followed closely by Millennial remote workers (34%).
  • Gen Z workers were also more likely (34%) to note incentives offered by employers, which could be further motivating them to return to the workplace.
  • To support remote workers across age groups, many Canadian organizations have introduced new initiatives throughout the pandemic.