Roundup: Microsoft Reports Disconnect on Hybrid Work; Flexibility Remains Top Priority

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Microsoft released a Work Trend Index Pulse report, “Hybrid Work Is Just Work. Are We Doing It Wrong?” The report detailed the disconnect between employers and employees on the topic of hybrid work and made suggestions for employers to bridge the gap. The company also announced new capabilities in Microsoft Viva, its employee experience platform, designed to help empower and energize employees in a time of economic uncertainty.

Workplace flexibility continues to be the top priority for employees, according to research by McLean & Company. The company’s research highlights how the improper structure and implementation of flexible work programs can exacerbate existing challenges in an organization or even create new ones. Therefore, McLean recommends organizations uncover the unique needs of specific employee segments to offer the kinds of flexibility that employees want.

HiBob announced an integration with Mercer, compensation and benchmark data will now be available to its users. HR and compensation managers can use the data for smarter compensation cycles, workforce and budgetary planning, and hiring with competitive pay strategies.

SilkRoad Technology unveiled the addition of person-to-person texting and SMS notifications to its RedCarpet Onboarding solution and On-demand Talent Campaigns. This will enable organizations to easily communicate with candidates and new hires, speeding up the process to source, attract, convert, engage and retain talent amidst recent workforce changes.

GrowthSpace, outcome-driven talent development platform,launched a solution that empowers organizations to offer employees customizable programs that reduce onboarding time, maximize performance and drive long-term impact. The program offers an array of professional development experiences, helping leaders and managers to build programs based on their specific business goals.

PowerToFly, diversity recruiting and retention platform,secured over $30 million in funding which will allow the company to build a membership portal for HR and People Operations leaders to learn best practices from DEI experts.

Last Week’s Top Stories

Employers Struggle With Pandemic’s Impact on Hiring Process

Workers are reevaluating what they want and need in a job, causing some talent acquisition and retention practices to lose a good deal of their effectiveness. This has challenged employers and recruiters as they struggle to attract, hire and retain an evolving workforce. Indeed set out to examine how employers can get ahead in the talent acquisition process as they attempt to meet the requirements of both companies and employees. Read more.

SuccessFactors Human Experience Management Gets Update for the Future of Work

SAP SuccessFactors added new features to its Human Experience Management (HXM) Suite to help organizations execute integrated talent development strategies and create a future-ready workforce. Read more. Read more.

Employers, Workers Still Divide on Return to Office

The disconnect between employers and employees around the idea of returning to the office continues. According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, managers and executives are pushing to reopen offices but workers — especially women — prefer the flexibility that comes with working remotely. Read more.

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