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“It’s a volatile world; economic factors, social issues, even naturally occurring events such as severe weather, place pressure on organizations to consistently deliver innovative, integrated solutions to complex problems. It’s not a matter of if, it’s when—the time when an organization is presented with the opportunity to do the right thing for their employees, their communities and the environment, ” said Michael Norris, COO, Sodexo North America and market president, Corporate, when talking about the annual Workplace Trends Report they just released.

The report identified 12 workplace trends and key issues that would need to be concentrated on. Here are just a few examples.

Workplace bullying
Bullying, as defined by Workplace Bullying Institute, means “repeated, harassing behavior that is deliberately intended to cause harm to individuals and prevent them from excelling at work.” Based on the report, 35 percent of U.S. workforce report being bullied.

Hiring practices
The way companies are hiring has changed a lot even compared to just five years ago. Around 70% of companies report having hired someone through social media. Based on a recent study by Jobvite, 92 percent of U.S. companies use social media as part of their recruiting process.

Social responsibility
Corporate social responsibility has become a potential motivating factor at work among all four generations in the workforce. If we just take Millennials entering workforce, 86 percent of them claim they would consider leaving their employer if their expectations weren’t met. And it’s not about money, it’s about the community-centric workplace practices, about positive people, positive working environment.

Learn more about the report below.

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