The C Sheet | August 13th, 2021
This week in The C Sheet: The double-edged sword for working moms, 24-hour work days, and the fact that millennials own less money than Gen Z.
1. The 24-hour Work Day
Thanks to technology and the pandemic, the line between home and work has never been more unclear. Research shows that employees are working at all hours of the day, which also means teammates are rarely online at the same time. But is this a bad thing? It depends. The Endless Digital Workday (Harvard Business Review)
2. Burned Out Nurses
Covid’s Delta variant is causing yet another blow to an already burned out workforce. Hospitals are scrambling to retain and recruit healthcare workers, while simultaneously trying to make improvements to DEI. How Hospitals Can Address Clinician Burnout and Improve Workforce Diversity (U.S. News)
3. Pay Cut Calculator
Despite working from home proving to be a viable option, Google may cut salaries of employees who decide to stay remote. In fact, they developed a calculator that shows employees just how much they would lose by working at home. Google may cut pay of staff who work from home (BBC News)
4. The Double-edged Sword for Working Moms
In America, it’s nearly impossible to be both the ideal worker and the ideal parent. With high expectations for each, it makes it exceedingly difficult for women to be working mothers, which is why we saw 3 million of them leave the workforce last year. American motherhood vs. the American work ethic (Vox)
5. Hiring Beyond the Metro
Another benefit to hybrid work is the ability to expand your recruiting bubble. This allows companies to hire beyond those who can afford to live in cities. However, once you hire these individuals, you need a plan to retain them. ‘Increased emphasis on listening’: How leaders are nurturing diverse workforce in hybrid spaces (Digiday)
6. No Money for Millennials
Millennials take up the biggest chunk of the workforce, but they earn the least. When Boomers were the same age, they owned 21.3% of the national wealth compared to the 4.6% millennials own. Even work newbies Gen Z own more. Millennials are the largest workforce and the least wealthy — why? (Minnesota Reformer)
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