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Lessons for HR Technology: AI in Health Care

While many industries are playing catchup when it comes to implementing technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), one industry, in particular, has shown the value such technology offers.  That industry is healthcare. Take note, as much of what AI has done for that industry translates very well into the needs of the HR professional.

The Value and Impact of Meaningful Work on Your Employees

There is plenty of evidence that shows that what motivates people to stay engaged and do their best at work is when they feel their work is meaningful. As I discussed in an earlier post, I think most jobs have meaningful aspects, and highlighting these is key to building and retaining great teams. Here are […]

How Working on Special Projects Can Significantly Boost Employee Engagement

One of the struggles any company faces is finding—and keeping—the right talent to help propel the organization to success. Promotions and salary increases are  good, but results from a recent study suggest that feeling engaged in work, along with feeling like there’s an opportunity to learn and grow, isn’t necessarily tied to a paycheck.

3 Strategies to Ameliorate Workplace Anxiety

These are anxious times. A slow and unevenly shared economic recovery has engendered widespread feelings of anger and despair. Hard work doesn’t seem to bring success anymore. The business world appears harsher than ever. Automation and artificial intelligence, once figments of our imagination, now appear to be a real threat to a wide swath of […]

Q&A: The Workforce of the Future

HR professionals often want to know what the workforce will look like in the future. Some organizations, like Upwork, dedicate  time and effort toward making that forecast. The findings are always interesting. The biggest takeaway was that aside from Gen Zs and Millennials making up the majority of the workforce, 75% of them work remotely for significant […]

Why You Should Offer Postsecondary Education Benefits

Contributing to employees’ postsecondary education costs can significantly help an organization succeed and remain competitive, which is why 71% of U.S. organizations currently offer some sort of postsecondary education reimbursement benefit, among other postsecondary education benefits like accredited certificate programs and training.

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How to Get a Larger L&D Budget Approved

A recent 2019 LinkedIn report shows that learning and development (L&D) departments won’t be as constrained by low budgets anymore as compared with previous years, and most organizational leaders and executives are seeing the value of increasing their spending on employee L&D initiatives, as well as promoting and marketing those initiatives.

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Why You Should Offer Postsecondary Education Benefits

Contributing to employees’ postsecondary education costs can significantly help an organization succeed and remain competitive, which is why 71% of U.S. organizations currently offer some sort of postsecondary education reimbursement benefit, among other postsecondary education benefits like accredited certificate programs and training.

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The Surprising Reason the Majority of Employees Are Ready to Quit Their Jobs

While work-related stress is nothing new, managers might be surprised to learn that the level of sustained stress their teams experience is leading to substantial business and turnover risks. According to new research, an astounding 63% of employees today report a desire to quit their jobs. The reason? It’s not about money, opportunities for advancement, […]