FlexJobs Survey Says Workers Will Quit Rather Than Return to the Office

One thing is clear after the global pandemic: the way we work is probably not going to return to the 2019 model. FlexJobs, the online platform connecting workers with remote, contract, and flexible work, surveyed more than 2.100 workers who had worked remotely during the pandemic to find out how they viewed returning to the … Continue reading FlexJobs Survey Says Workers Will Quit Rather Than Return to the Office

Can My Employer Force Me to Get a Vaccination?

Question: I’ve been hearing about employers requiring a COVID vaccination in order to come back to work – or remain employed. Can they do that? Answer: The short answer is yes. Private employers can put conditions on workers that include mandating vaccines. With the exception of a disability or (doctor-proven) medical condition or religious exemption, … Continue reading Can My Employer Force Me to Get a Vaccination?

The Great Power Shift

I wrote recently about The Great Resignation, or what I called The Big Quit. More than half of survey workers say they’re planning to leave their jobs over the next year. According to a recent WorkLife.com article, some of the resignations will be values-based. “For some workers, the pandemic precipitated a shift in priorities, encouraging … Continue reading The Great Power Shift

Study Smarter by Discovering Your Learning Style

We are more than halfway through 2021, and it’s safe to say that many people are spending time reflecting on their careers and life choices. 2020 was a year of reckoning for all of us. The disruption to life, work, movement, and plans caused us to re-evaluate almost every aspect of our careers and lives. … Continue reading Study Smarter by Discovering Your Learning Style

The Great Resignation

We’ve all had a rough year, but it looks like the 2020 pandemic lockdowns are behind us. Although many Americans are still looking for work to replace jobs and income they lost in 2020, many millions of employed workers are ready to quit. The Wall Street Journal reported that more U.S. workers are quitting their jobs … Continue reading The Great Resignation

Working Remotely? Cities and States will Pay You to Move

Now that we know remote work is here to stay, we can consider just how remote we’d like to be. The race is on to attract talent from around the country, and some cities and states are taking it seriously.  Workers who can literally work from anywhere are usually educated, well-paid, and highly skilled. They … Continue reading Working Remotely? Cities and States will Pay You to Move

Forty Percent of the Workforce Wants to Quit Their Jobs

It seems like every year I write a post about the percentage of the workforce that plans to leave their current employment. I have to admit that after 2020, I was expecting the number to be something unusual. I was right. Microsoft conducts research each year to look at trends in the workplace. The company’s … Continue reading Forty Percent of the Workforce Wants to Quit Their Jobs

Interested in a Permanent WFH Arrangement? FlexJobs Offers a Template for Talking with Your Boss

(Thanks to our partner FlexJobs for this helpful resource.) A recent survey found that 65% of people said they would prefer to work at home full-time after the pandemic. and 31% would prefer a hybrid work arrangement (combo WFH and in-office). 51% of survey respondents say they have been more productive working from home during COVID-19, and 95% of … Continue reading Interested in a Permanent WFH Arrangement? FlexJobs Offers a Template for Talking with Your Boss

The Gig Economy Versus Traditional During the Shutdown

I’ve been writing about the Gig Economy for over a decade. One of the trends I’ll be watching closely is how gig workers come out of the coronavirus economic shutdown compared to traditional workers. Of course, gig work is what’s helping traditional workers survive during the shutdown. Gig workers are delivering groceries, prescriptions, takeout from … Continue reading The Gig Economy Versus Traditional During the Shutdown

Persistence

If you’re going to weather this pandemic, you’ll need persistence.  This crisis and the resulting economic downturn have lasted longer than anyone imagined it would, and we’re still not sure when things will return to normal. It’s easy to become discouraged, especially if you’re one of the millions whose job evaporated with no notice. In … Continue reading Persistence