Tag: study


Is It Time for a Business Travel Program Checkup?

It’s a fact: Your employees who travel on business can stray. They might book outside of your company’s traditional channels, like with online booking tools and travel management companies. They don’t always book with your firm’s preferred suppliers. And they may not be using the cost-efficient travel perks you hoped they would.


U.S. Workplaces are Physically and Emotionally Demanding, New Study Finds

The American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, with workers frequently facing unstable work schedules, unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions, and an often hostile social environment, according to a new study that probes working conditions in the United States.


401(k) Expenses Lower in 2016 Due to Demand for Passive Funds, Price Wars

Remaining informed and aware of investing trends is one of the many duties that come with being an employer plan sponsor or serving on a plan’s investment committee. As average fund fees continue their slide from investors seeking lower-cost funds and price wars among some providers, it’s useful to understand what’s behind this trend. At […]


Dave Ulrich: Teaching HR the Language of the C-Suite

BLR’s popular podcast, HR Works, recently featured an interview with Dave Ulrich, the man some call the “father of modern HR.” He and his colleagues have a new book out that can help HR leaders in a practical and research-based way. The book is Victory through Organization, Why the War for Talent is failing Your […]


Only 16% of Workers Say HR Communications Make Them Feel ‘Connected and Engaged’

EmployeeChannel, Inc., a provider of mobile apps for employee engagement and communication, has released the findings of a new study exploring communication requirements of nondesktop, remote, and office workers. Despite their different work environments, all three segments share a common view of the importance, frequency, and channels of communication. They also share remarkably similar expectations […]


Research Reveals HR Leaders Are Shaping Digital Disruption

To enable organizations to thrive in a competitive digital marketplace, Oracle and the MIT Technology Review—an independent media company founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1899—has released a new study that highlights the importance of collaboration between finance and human resources (HR) teams with a unified cloud.