Workest Weekly: How to Prevent Ghosting By New Hires, Which Jobs Are Likely To Become Extinct and How To Prepare, What is Quiet Firing and How Can You Prevent It?

Welcome to Workest Weekly — a newsletter for small business owners, HR leaders, and their growing teams.


Happy Boss’s Day! We send our appreciation to all the fantastic managers reading this now. Excellent leaders in the workplace help to increase employee engagement and retention. Read more about 2 things that may be negatively impacting managers today — and how to prevent them: quiet quitting and quiet firing. It may be spooky season, but no one wants to be “ghosted” by their employees. Find out why ghosting by new hires is up and what to do about it. Finally, discover the latest stats on which jobs and sectors are likely to become extinct in the U.S. — and which are on the rise. The answers may surprise you! We hope you have a wonderful week.

Small Business and HR Compliance dates this week:

October 19

Local Chamber of Commerce Day: Local chambers create a strong and vibrant economic community. Say thanks to the small businesses that make up your community.

Deadline for Objecting to Disclosure of EEO-1 Reports: The deadline for covered contractors to object to file an objection to the release of their EEO-1 reports was extended from September 19 to October 19.

October 21

Get to Know Your Customers Day: Take the time to reach out to your customers and get to know them better. It might be helpful to the success of your business. #GetToKnowYourCustomers

Which Jobs Are Likely To Become Extinct
Find out which roles and sectors are declining in demand in the U.S. — and which could be extinct by 2042.

Which Jobs Are Likely to Become Extinct — and How to Prepare

As widespread layoffs continue to happen across the United States, we decided to take a look at which roles and sectors are dying in America, and which could be extinct by 2042. To do this, we interrogated 10 years worth of employment data from across the U.S. Discover the 10 industries that are the most likely to go extinct — plus, the sectors with the biggest rises in job openings.


What Is Quiet Firing?
Worried that quiet firing is happening to you? Here’s a crash course on quiet firing and what you can do about it from both the employee and employer perspectives.

What Is Quiet Firing and How Can You Prevent It?

Quiet firing happens instead of either outright firing or coaching an employee to improve, and it can look many different ways. Without the tools, training, and experience necessary to coach team members through poor performance, managers might engage in quiet firing instead. So, how can both employees and employers identify and prevent quiet firing? Find out, here.


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Employers must understand the phenomenon of quiet quitting in order to address it. Here’s what you need to know about quiet quitting from the employee’s perspective.

Quiet Quitting From Your Employees’ Point of View

Gallup estimates that quiet quitting is taking place across at least 50% of the U.S. workforce and possibly more — so it’s vital that employers understand the potential causes of it. Find out how to address and prevent quiet quitting at your company — with an outcome that’s win-win for both your business and employees.



Surveys show that the explosion in ghosting among job applicants (as well as employees and employers) is real. Here’s how to prevent it.

“Ghosting” By New Hires is Up: Here’s Why and What to Do About It

What’s up with job seekers not showing up for the 1st day of work? The problem isn’t new. Reports on no-shows in the workplace started surfacing in 2018. But the phenomenon — called “ghosting” — is on the rise, approaching an all-time high, and signaling trouble for the workplace. Discover what you need to know about why this is happening and how to prevent it at your organization.



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Face-to-face conversations make up only 5% of business communication, and phone calls comprise only 9% of it. This means that the remaining 86% of communication among clients, customers, and employees takes place by online tools, email, and other indirect forms. Check out this guide for communication tips and best practices for managers and employees.


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The POPS! Podcast by Zenefits helps small business leaders build people teams and succeed in the new world of work.

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People analytics aren’t a trend. They’re becoming a necessity as companies grow and thrive in the market.

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Don’t get stuck as the company where 4 out of 5 employees are dissatisfied with their performance reviews. Get insight in real-time of what employees are doing and feeling when setting up for success aligned with their goals. Register for our performance management webinar now.


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