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How Companies Can Help Employees During the Coronavirus Outbreak: New Data

  • Mar 19, 2020
  • Kristen Herhold
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The novel coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people live and work, at least temporarily.

Clutch surveyed 512 U.S. workers between March 13 and March 16, 2020, and found that 88% of American workers are concerned about COVID-19.

88% of American workers are concerned about the coronavirus.

This includes 29% of workers who are very concerned about the virus.

“We need to do what we can to contain it and stop it in its course,” said Sara Spector-Brown, director of operations of 3 Media Web, a digital agency in Boston. “Even if it may seem too cautionary, you can never be too careful, and we are seeing some pretty tragic results from other countries, which could very well happen here. It’s a reality.”

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How to Offer Childcare Benefits at Your Business

  • Jan 9, 2020
  • Seamus Roddy
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Kelly is a mid-career professional with two children under 5 years old. Enrolling both children at a daycare or nursery during her working hours will cost Kelly about $20,000 per year. She makes $50,000 per year — the national average. Paying for childcare will nearly slice her income in half.

How can Kelly’s employer provide her support? Without help, will Kelly be able to stay and advance at her company?

For American businesses, situations such as Kelly’s are not hypotheticals: In 33 states and the District of Columbia, the cost of childcare is more expensive than college. Childcare benefits are as essential as paid time off, sick days, and 401ks for companies and employees.

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Coworking Space Trends for 2020

  • Nov 20, 2019
  • Kristen Herhold
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The idea of coworking spaces has only been around since 2005, but it has grown into an industry of more than 3 million workers across the world.

Coworking spaces provide an office environment and amenities for growing businesses such as marketing agency SchroderHaus, whose 3 full-time employees have worked at Enterprise Coworking in Denver since 2016.

“What I love most about being in a coworking space is the ability to provide my team with so many amenities and comforts without having to make the capital investment, which I simply could not do as a small business,” Founder and Head of Haus Elexis Schroder said.

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6 Ways to Make Job Titles Work for Your Employees and Your Business

  • Oct 30, 2019
  • Seamus Roddy
  • , Survey

Job titles help employees understand their organizational fit and the jobs they should apply for in the future.

Job titles also help companies organize and define the expectations they have for each employee.

We surveyed 505 full-time U.S. employees to learn about their experiences with job titles and how they affect workers' attitudes and ability to execute their roles.

We discovered that employees rely on their job titles to demonstrate their organization's commitment to fairness and accuracy. Descriptive job titles that reflect employees' tasks and workloads are important for every company's success.

To provide employees with job titles they consider reasonable, companies must:

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Package Theft Statistics: How to Prevent Lost or Stolen Packages

  • Oct 29, 2019
  • Riley Panko
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Porch pirates, or thieves who steal packages left in front of consumers’ homes, have stolen everything from boxes of potato chip bags to a package containing live tarantulas

The thieves use manipulative tactics such as having children take the boxes off porches or impersonating the recipient if the delivery requires a signature.

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9 Office Spaces in the U.S.: Do Employees Really Want Open Floor Plans?

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • Kristen Herhold
  • , Survey

Fifty years ago, the average American office didn’t stray from the norm: People in business attire all worked in a traditional office space from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday.

Now, the “average” office space is hard to describe. Many offices are still traditional, with business dress code, standard hours, set desk spaces, and few perks; other offices, however, offer flexible hours, no dress code, and open spaces for employees to move around in. And many businesses don’t even have a physical office, as technology allows employees to work from home.

So, what is the typical office space for an American worker? Clutch takes a look at nine office spaces from across the U.S.:

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Do Employees Want a Social Media Policy For Discussing Politics at Work?

  • Sep 18, 2019
  • Grayson Kemper
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In August 2017, Kenneth Story, a University of Tampa sociology professor, came under intense scrutiny for a tweet suggesting that the damage in Texas from Hurricane Harvey was retribution for the state’s support for the Republican party. 

“I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them,” Story’s tweet read. 

The incident ultimately resulted in Story resigning, though the university decided not to fire him.  

Story’s example raises questions about how political views on a personal social media account can impact an employee’s job standing.

For example: 

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The Impact of Robocalls on Business Phone Communication

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • Riley Panko
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Americans received nearly 48 billion robocalls in 2018, according to robocall blocking service YouMail. That number is likely to increase unless the government follows through on significant regulatory changes such as a promised caller ID authentication network

Recent survey reports found:

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Is a Political Expression Policy Necessary to Avoid a Hostile Workplace?

  • Jul 10, 2019
  • Grayson Kemper
  • , Survey

Political expression in the workplace, like conversations, campaign materials, or provocative clothing, can foster uncomfortable dynamics and even hostility among colleagues. 

When an office environment is unsuitable for employees to work in due to political discrimination, it can be considered a hostile workplace

To avoid a hostile work environment, companies can implement a political expression policy that outlines the political expressions and discussions that are acceptable at work. 

Clutch surveyed 500 full-time employees to understand their experiences with and attitudes about political expression in the workplace and to determine how political expression contributes to a hostile workplace. 

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IoT Technology and Smart Devices in the Home

  • May 30, 2019
  • Grayson Kemper
  • , Survey

IoT technology allows people to access and control aspects of their lives remotely through a network of smart devices and sensors that connect to each other through the internet. 

The growing popularity of smart home devices such as ovens, fridges, security systems, and thermostats indicates that IoT technology is encroaching on our home lives. 

Clutch surveyed 581 people who are familiar with IoT technology to learn about the perceived benefits and hurdles of investing in smart home devices.

People value the level of control smart home devices offer, particularly for monitoring home security. They also plan to invest more in smart home devices as IoT technology becomes more available and affordable. 

Use this article to understand which factors impact how familiar people are with IoT technology and how people invest in smart home devices. 

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