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Why Reducing Commutes Increases Productivity

Marchetti’s Constant: Why Reducing Commutes Increases Productivity

CoAdvantage- Marchetti’s Constant, named for Italian physicist Cesare Marchetti, is a principle that says workers will average an hour of commute time daily (half an hour each way). According to this principle, if a worker takes a new job or the circumstances of an existing job change to extend the necessary commute, workers will generally[…]

4 Ways to Cultivate Resiliency in Your Employees

Workforce Resilience: 4 Ways to Cultivate Resiliency in Your Employees

CoAdvantage- How well can your workforce weather unexpected events and disruptions? That’s how resilient it is. Less resilient teams tend to suffer more harms as the result of disruptions. Research from industry advisory group Gartner found that the pandemic, for example, significantly increased burnout and reduced trust in colleagues and leaders. The more resilient your[…]

7 Tips to Manage Disengaged Employees for Maximum Productivity

7 Tips to Manage Disengaged Employees for Maximum Productivity

CoAdvantage- Workplace disengagement incurs a heavy price for employers, resulting in lost profitability and productivity – as much as $550 billion in yearly lost productivity for the U.S. economy. Worse, disengagement is dismayingly common. According to Gallup, which has been tracking engagement levels in the U.S. workforce for decades, only 34% of U.S. workers are[…]

The 5 Levels to Successful Employee Engagement

5 Levels to Successful Employee Engagement

CoAdvantage- Employee engagement is one of those concepts that’s hugely consequential but also frustratingly hard to pin down. Highly engaged employees are far more profitable (the top 1% add $5,000 in profit annually on average), for example). A highly engaged workforce generates 21% greater profitability overall and outperforms comparable but less engaged organizations by 202%.[…]

Are Employee Benefits Even More Important to Employees Post-COVID

Are Employee Benefits Even More Important to Employees Post-COVID?

CoAdvantage- The pandemic has hit workers hard, and it’s led to wide-ranging impacts that touch on unexpected areas. For example, workers seem to be valuing their benefits programs more than ever. According to MetLife’s 19th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study (2021), nearly two-thirds (62%) of employees say that benefits are more important to them[…]

Small Business Compliance: The Top 2 Most Common HR Mistakes

When Does It Make Sense to Pay Workers Higher Wages?

CoAdvantage- Wage growth since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has been strange, to say the least. Wages grew at historic rates over 2020 – between 2019 and 2020, wages grew by 6.9% for the typical worker, according to the Economic Policy Institute – but that figure may be a little misleading. Most of the[…]

How To Manage Different Personality Types in the Workplace

CoAdvantage- In any organization, it’s critical to ensure that the people you hire can work seamlessly as a team, even (or especially) when they have very different personalities from each other. But how can organizations achieve that? It starts with understanding different personality types and what role, if any, they play in the workplace. “It’s[…]

4 Fundamentals for Building a Better Workplace Culture

4 Fundamentals for Building a Better Workplace Culture

CoAdvantage- What is corporate culture? A company’s culture refers to the set of shared procedures and behaviors that are expected within that company. Culture can be created and shaped by individuals or groups within the organization, and it can also be influenced by the environment in which it operates. Culture is sensitive to incentives and[…]

Optimizing Your Workforce For Soft Skills

Why Soft Skills Are Key to Maximizing Workforce Productivity

CoAdvantage- The pandemic has proven one thing for HR recruiters: soft skills are indispensable. A survey from last July found that nearly two-thirds (60%) of respondents believe they now need to hire workers with skills that were not necessary before the pandemic. Soft skills topping the list include adaptability (68%), communication (60%), and technology proficiency[…]

CoAdvantage Remote and Hybrid Workforce

4 Best Practices for Hybrid and Remote Working Arrangements

CoAdvantage- The rise of remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic – which we have written about previously here and here – is very likely to have a lasting impact on the workplace. Though we don’t expect a total conversion to remote working, hybrid arrangements where employees divide time between the office and working from home are[…]