Employment & HR

10 red flags of a toxic hybrid workplace

A recent survey from the Harvard Business School Online of nearly 1,500 professionals who worked remotely during the pandemic found that 81% either don’t want to go back to the office or would prefer a hybrid schedule.

Telework survey seeks respondents

The Greater Madison Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is inviting employees, managers, and executives working in the Madison region to participate in the Greater Madison Telework Survey 2021.

Labor logjam

Even as the nation emerges from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economy continues its recovery, the hiring headaches employers have faced for months aren’t yet over.

Illinois company acquires Madison National Life

Horace Mann Educators Corp., a Springfield, Illinois-based provider of insurance and retirement products to educators and school employees, will acquire Madison National Life for $172.5 million.

WEDC, DWD, and Urban League to announce new grants

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes, Department of Workforce Development Secretary Amy Pechacek, and Dr. Ruben Anthony of the Urban League of Greater Madison will announce nearly $700,000 in new grants for Black wealth-building and economic empowerment initiatives on Friday, July 16.

M3 Trends Report: Health insurance rates rise 4.2%

Local employers wondering about their annual investment in health benefit plans have received some guidance from the 2021 M3 Trends Report, which says that M3 clients in the south-central Wisconsin market experienced an overall rate increase of 4.2% percent in 2021.

WMC, other business groups side with Republicans about unemployment benefits

In a reaction statement to Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of Assembly Bill 336, which would have ended the federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) stated that a coalition of local chambers and other business associations have urged the governor to end Wisconsin’s participation in these expanded benefits.

Many happy returns

Throughout the country, employers are developing return-to-the-office plans that envision what the office of the post-pandemic world will look like.

It’s time to speak up

We’ve all had those moments in a meeting when we have an idea to contribute and really want to speak up but don’t know if we should.

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