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This Week in Work: Workplace loneliness on the rise, D&I careers and new survey results

Welcome to our weekly roundup of important workplace news, top media trends, current events and the latest from Limeade. At Limeade, we’re busy staying up to date with current events that impact employees and the workplace. This Week in Work highlights the latest industry news so you can be in the know, while at work.

This Week in Work:

1. Saying goodbye to all male boards

Last week Goldman Sachs announced it will no longer do IPOs for companies with all-male boards. And this week Goldman Sachs held its first-ever investor day.

2. LinkedIn survey says

LinkedIn released its annual Global Talent Trends report for 2020 which focused on four trends that reflect the increasing expectations of what employers owe to their people — and what employees expect. Spoiler alert: it includes EX!

3. 2020 retention alert

A new report found only 33% of employees said they plan to stay at their jobs in 2020, and 64% said they might look elsewhere.

4. Employers risk disengagement if they conduct surveys without follow-up

Engagement surveys can provide HR crucial insight into employee desires. It can also demonstrate empathy, boosting workers’ trust and loyalty. According to the Limeade Institute, retention increase when employers show employees they care.

5. What do Gen Xers want? More well-being.

A new survey found more than 70% of Gen Xers agree their company should do more to support holistic health.

6. D&I careers

Diversity and inclusion careers will continue to trend in 2020 and their roles will continue to expand.

7. Workplace tech choices

Gen Z is driving tech purchasing decisions.

8. More workers report being lonely on the job

According to a nationwide Cigna study, 61% of employees suffer from loneliness, up from 54% in 2018.

Thanks for tuning in to This Week in Work — see you next week!