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How to Engage Retail Employees Post-Pandemic

by Abby Lovett| May 19, 2021

The question of how to engage retail employees is a perennial topic that’s only gathered in urgency over the past year. The survival of many retailers has been due to their essential workers, who never stopped working and have worked harder than ever. Workforce norms transformed as a result, with previous nice-to-haves becoming “new essentials” […]

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Helping Food and Agriculture Workers Find Stability

by Michele Murray| May 13, 2021

Helping food and agriculture workers thrive across America is not just vital to our economy, but to bringing food to the table. This workforce is at a critical juncture now, with food and ag employees struggling with a high level of burnout during the pandemic. As we put the pieces back together, how can employers […]

Navigating U.S. Tech Workers’ “New Essentials”

Navigating U.S. Tech Workers’ “New Essentials”

by Melissa Kinch and Lisa Sullivan| May 6, 2021

What do U.S. tech workers want from their employers? The answers today are likely much different than they would have been before the pandemic. Despite being the industry that pioneered work-from-home, and that enabled millions of workers and students to keep on working/learning despite this unprecedented crisis, tech isn’t immune to new levels of scrutiny […]

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Addressing COVID Burnout in Financial and Professional Services

by Becca Cooper| April 29, 2021

As the world passed the milestone of one year in the pandemic, the business community has faced a new employee engagement challenge: pandemic burnout. In the last few months, the financial and professional services industries have reckoned with employee stories of overwork, exhaustion and even abuse. In response, companies are offering incentives like bonuses, trips, […]

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The Year of the Employee Influencer

by Tamara Norman| April 27, 2021

A year into the pandemic, employees aren’t “returning” to work—they’re redefining it. In this charged environment, the dual role of the workforce as both audience and advocate has never been more crucial. Whether these key stakeholders work on the front line, in the back office or what may now be a permanent home office, employee […]

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Five Communications Strategies That Will Outlast the Pandemic

by Bill Zucker| March 25, 2021

The one-year anniversary of the near-global shutdown for COVID-19 has been a moment to reflect: on lives lost, on the promise of medical science and on a year of resilience. It’s also been a time to look ahead at how changes in our lives will impact business, the workplace and the role of communications. Executives […]