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This Week in Work: Flexibility and Empathy for Working Parents, How to Reduce Burnout and Large Companies Address Employees’ Needs

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. Not hiring? You can still improve diversity

An Op-Ed in Fast Company shares how to diversify your workforce during a hiring freeze.

2. More autonomy at work

Dr. Laura Hamill, Chief People Officer and Chief Science Officer at Limeade, shares how providing employees with more autonomy is beneficial to the employee experience, along with a script employees can use when trying to advocate for themselves.

3. Reduce remote team burnout

How to reduce burnout with this one simple question.

4. Australia’s D&I gap

According to a study released on Monday, despite 84% of Australian firms saying they are focused on improving D&I, only half actually have a multi-year strategy or set targets for pay equity.

5. Johnson & Johnson and employee listening

Johnson & Johnson leveraged employee feedback and focused on its mission amid the pandemic.

6. New School Year Raises FFCRA Questions

Dr. Laura Hamill, Chief People Officer and Chief Science Officer at Limeade, believes organizations need to provide as much flexibility and empathy they can for working parents.

7. Caring for caregivers

An article in HR Dive shares how the key to supporting employees who are caregivers right now is through listening, flexibility and communication.

8. Addressing employees’ needs

An article in CNBC shares how major companies, like EY, HP, IBM and Lincoln Financial are responding to and addressing employees needs in a long-term work from home world.

9. Trust issues with efficiency-tracking software

Dr. Laura Hamill, Chief People Officer and Chief Science Officer at Limeade, shares her thoughts on how surveilling or monitoring employees is not the answer and how vital trust is to the employee experience.

10. The Big Reset

Josh Bersin released the first in a series of research studies in The Big Reset Playbook: What’s Working Now, including 20 top findings and case studies on business response to the pandemic.

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