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September 23, 2021

It’s Nice to Put a Face to a Name

Working in an office for forty-plus hours, Monday through Friday, is outdated. It’s so 2019! Virtual work is here to stay. The pandemic transformed work-life, and the transformation isn’t over. According to a recent survey by The Conference Board, more than a third of U.S. workers may leave their jobs within six months to find a flexible work arrangement. Flexible work location was ranked higher than better pay and career advancement. Rebecca Ray, Executive Vice President of Human Capital at The Conference Board, said, “…Employees are much less willing to embrace the rigid, conventional work policies of the past about […]
August 17, 2021

Vax No Vax

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) allows employers to require employees to have COVID-19 vaccines. Houston Methodist Hospital made headlines in June when the court upheld their termination of employees who did not comply with the vaccination mandate. The plaintiffs argued the hospital was violating public policy since the vaccines were distributed under Emergency Use Authorization rather than following the Food and Drug Administration’s usual processes. Federal Judge Lynn Hughes dismissed the case stating it was the hospital’s judgment to provide a safer environment for their employees and patients. Hughes also stated employees have a choice to work elsewhere. Employers […]
June 21, 2021

Help Wanted!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Statistics this month. The national statistics reflect what local employers feel. There are more job openings than people to fill them. Job openings increased by nearly a million (+998,000) to 9.3 million from March to April. The number of people hired remained unchanged at 6.1 million. The gap increased. There are half as many people available (1.4) for every open position as there have been in the past twenty years (2.8). The largest number of increased job openings at the end of April was in food services (+349,000), […]
May 18, 2021

A New View

Myth #1: Brain cells die off as we age. Brain cells, or neurons don’t necessarily die. In fact, neurogenesis is the process of expanding neurons as we age. Myth #2: Brain development ceases in childhood or early adolescence. It’s true the greatest neural development occurs in our youth. However, we can continue to build mental capacity as we age. Myth #3: We can’t change our brain or who we  are. There are steps we can take to maintain and enhance our brain health, or cognitive fitness. Rodney Gilkey and Clint Kilts describe these steps in a Harvard Business Review article […]
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