Linked: 40 Percent of Working Parents Quit or Reduced Their Hours Since the Pandemic

Linked: 40 Percent of Working Parents Quit or Reduced Their Hours Since the Pandemic

These surveys just keep getting worse and worse. These types of things are going to create a massive hole in the labor force, and destroy our ability to create a diverse work environment. Since the pandemic started, almost half of working parents (40 percent) have had to put the breaks on their career, either voluntarily…

Linked: Study Finds Productivity Not Deterred by Shift to Remote Work
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Linked: Study Finds Productivity Not Deterred by Shift to Remote Work

Note the reality of giving employees flexibility: “”Workers have proven themselves more than capable of handling flexible work options during a crisis,” Weiler Reynolds said. “Companies should continue to foster the sense of freedom and control that flexible work options provide and build strong flexible work programs. These programs are a smart way for companies…

Linked: New Data Suggest Pandemic May Not Just Be Leaving Low-Income Students Behind; It May Be Propelling Wealthier Ones Even Further Ahead
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Linked: New Data Suggest Pandemic May Not Just Be Leaving Low-Income Students Behind; It May Be Propelling Wealthier Ones Even Further Ahead

I think we sort of knew this was happening, but seeing all of the stats in the article below is alarming. There is, however an example of what it takes to keep kids engaged and learning even when they can’t go to school: “Jefferson Parish Schools used a number of interventions to keep students engaged…

Linked: How Racism in HR Practices Hides in Plain Sight
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Linked: How Racism in HR Practices Hides in Plain Sight

Ah yes, the old “degree requirement” for a job that really doesn’t require one. I see this play out on the technology sector all the time, as that degree you earned even a handful of years ago is completely outdated now, but it still checks the box for having a degree. But, have you stopped…

How Many Parents Are Leaving the Workforce Due to COVID-19?
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How Many Parents Are Leaving the Workforce Due to COVID-19?

According to this survey by Cleo, the number is quite significant. Leaving the workforce: In April, 20% said they were considering leaving the workforce. In June, 33% (1 in 3) of those surveyed report having at least one parent that has either left the workforce or dropped down to part-time, most likely the female parent/mother…

What I’m Sharing (weekly) – June 7, 2020

What I’m Sharing (weekly) – June 7, 2020

Virtual Meetings Could Be Fertile Ground For Legal Discovery Sanction Offers a Warning on Courtroom Tech Savvy Meet the Hacker Groups Snatching Law Firms’ Client Data Companies are rushing to reopen their offices. Here’s what they’re getting wrong Strengthening Diversity & Inclusion in E-Discovery in a Post-Pandemic World “Right Fit” Document Review Technology How to…