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This Week in Work: HR Jobs of the Future, PTO in the COVID-era and the Benefits of an Open-Door Policy

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. Benefits of an open-door policy

Why one Limeade employee implemented an open-door policy with her kids during the COVID-era.

2. How COVID-19 exposed flaws in the way we work

Employers are realizing, more than previously, that caring for employees is not just good for people, but good for business.

3. Under-valuing women’s time

An op-ed in Fast Company discusses the “unpaid labor” women put into ERGs.

4. HR Jobs of the future

HBR shares the results of a nine-month initiative to determine exactly what the future of HR will look like.

5. PTO in the COVID-era

An article in CNN shares how some companies are creatively encouraging employees to take time off or take breaks.

6. How to engage WFH teams during COVID-19

The Limeade Institute Organizational Communication Whitepaper found a positive correlation between increased communication and a favorable employee experience.

7. Large companies can learn big lessons

What large enterprises can learn from startups — including taking risks, staying closely connected and executing on big visions.

8. The COVID gender-divide

An article in NPR dives into the unique circumstances of this pandemic that are economically negatively impacting women over men.

9. Returning to ‘business as usual’

Why leaders need to continue to have empathy, compassion and flexibility well beyond the pandemic.

10. Bad managers

Dr. Laura Hamill, Chief People Officer and Chief Science Officer at Limeade shares how managers have a profound impact on the well-being of employees.

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