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Changes Being Chosen re Retirement — How Would You Compare

NOTE: Trends do change.  Retirement is no different.  Employers, what do you expect with your employees?  More people are retiring now than was ever expected.  Are you prepared? Changes in Retirement – More People Are Making Different Choices in their Retirement OR

Employers – Be Aware of Reactions of Transitions

EMPLOYERS, BE AWARE OF TRANSITION REACTIONS Any Transition Can Uncover Unexpected Emotions! When companies or organizations are faced with unplanned transitions, which affect the workforce negatively, it is not uncommon to encounter sudden emotions that can be hard to manage.  A person’s job is a very big concern, which affects not only the employee but … Read more

Networking – A Genuine Job Search Tool

IS NETWORKING STILL VALUABLE? How Networking Can Be a Credible Resource? Whoever invented the word “networking” did not create the most effective term.  It doesn’t really describe the function or purpose.  Before this term was created, a person was likely to turn to one of his/her acquaintances to ask for advice and assistance with a … Read more

Ways to Ease the Return to Work

IDEAS THAT MIGHT EASE THE RETURN TO WORK

With thoughts of returning to the office, what could employers do to make this change more appealing or less stressful?  Would reducing your workload be a welcomed improvement?  If you are feeling more anxious due to the challenge of keeping up with the constant workload, having some extra help tackling the load would definitely be a big relief.

What are other ways of easing the return to the workplace?

  • Providing a break on gasoline’s increased fees.  Offering a supplemental gas relief since gas prices have increased.  (Good for at least six months to a year.)
  • Keep a relaxed dress protocol, providing at least two days a week of a “step-down” attire.  (Keeps from spending more on office attire.)
  • Office provides a light lunch delivered once or twice a week, to keep from “going out” or “buying lunch” those days.  (An offering for at least 3 – 6 months would be great!)
  • If parking costs are necessary, consider the employer covering a percentage when parking at a partnering or cooperative garage on monthly parking fees.
  • Employers could consider providing free face masks, sanitizers, access to quality bacteria sprays and cleansers for the employees.  This benefits all.

Employers want to keep their good, dependable employees, and these suggestions are just some ways to help their workforces to adapt to their return work routine.  The pandemic has caused some unplanned adjustments and expenses, and now to return to the public work sites, there will be more adjustments.  All have had to manage changes, but hopefully with the vaccinations, the lives of all will begin to settle down.

Hopefully, these tips and suggestions may ease the return to “normal”.  All are encouraged to work on improving communication – be sure to “listen” and share concerns.  Compass Career Management Solutions are human resources experts, who assist with a variety of transitions.

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DETERMINING HOW TO HANDLE WORKFORCE REDUCTION

Consider who is affected & their Challenges If you/employer find it necessary to reduce your workforce, there are a few factors to consider in order to know what would be best for all concerned.  Also, how this is handled is extremely important.  There is no surprise for those familiar with the reduction of employees as … Read more

CAREER NEEDS COLLABORATIVE DISCUSSIONS FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

Changes have continued to be an ongoing event throughout time, and over the past 16 months or more, the changes we have experienced have increased with some being more challenging.  Our work routines have taken on more frequent alterations, which have affected our family needs, often adding more frustrations for our families as well as … Read more

Expected insight for businesses in the future

A LIKELY PEEK INTO THE NEAR FUTURE Though COVID-19 has experienced some slow-downs, and more people are gradually getting their vaccines, there are still some additional variations of the virus, and people are continuing to travel, mix socially, and not always wearing masks or social distancing.  Therefore, the pandemic is far from over.  This can’t … Read more

TODAY’S ISSUES

BIGGEST CONCERNS FOR EMPLOYEES IN 2021 As some careers are Created, others are Eliminated! Employees are facing “transitioning times” as many positions and careers are being eliminated (or reduced), like bank tellers, secretaries, administrative assistants, gasoline attendants, cashiers, etc., while other positions are being created. Many of us seldom see the doctors anymore, but instead … Read more