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AMERICANS ARE WORKING LESS


With the rise in AI and technology advancements, it is believed that traditionally held jobs held by women will be the first replaced by AI. In this newsletter we are looking into why?

 
AMERICANS ARE WORKING FEWER HOURS

"The COVID-19 pandemic led to a slew of changes in the U.S. workplace: hybrid work, talent shortages, employee mental health issues and more. As a result, newly released data shows that Americans are working fewer hours than ever before. Prior to the pandemic, the average employee was paid to work 37.5 hours per week. As of last November, that number had fallen to 36.9 hours, according to a study from the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C.


The research shows that about 10 percent of the decline may be attributed to employees having long COVID-19, but the rest is a mystery. Anecdotally, it could be that employees are working less because they are trying to achieve a better work/life balance. The pandemic might have caused them to realize they were working too much and not focusing enough on their personal lives. No matter the reason, employers have had to adjust to continue to attract and retain skilled workers. From granting greater workplace flexibility to providing new workplace support and larger staffs, many companies are taking steps to respond to these changes. Here are some examples..." Learn more


THE FOCUS ON WORK LIFE BALANCE

"Americans live to work, and Europeans work to live, or so the adage goes. But new analysis suggests some US workers have been recalibrating priorities since the pandemic hit. The average US workweek has dropped by more than a half hour over the last three years, according to research by former Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner Katharine Abraham and her University of Maryland colleague Lea Rendell.


People who have access to remote work or hybrid work are also more prone to shortening hours. “Nobody will notice if you call it a day a little bit earlier on a Friday,” Shin explained. Though long Covid played a part in the shortened workweek, the authors of the study speculate that at least some of the explanation may lie in a reexamination of the work/life balance by many Americans." Learn more


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