Category: Learning & Development

Employees are valuing career development more than ever—it’s a sign that the company is willing to invest in their future. How are businesses approaching training today? What are their pain points, and what topics are being addressed in training?

Quiet Quitting: A New Threat to Office Productivity or a Sign of Needed Change?

A new generation of workers is renouncing hustle culture—going above and beyond workplace expectations—and embracing the philosophy of “quiet quitting” in its place. Any sort of alleged “quitting” can easily have upper management feeling unsettled. But is this trending phenomenon a sign of employee laziness, or is it a call for workplace reform? With more […]

When the Going Gets Tough, Smart Leaders Double Down on Their People: Three Tips for Managing Teams in a Recessionary Environment

Today’s worker has a lot to think about. Supply chain shortages, ever-increasing prices, the ongoing pandemic, and now, a potential recession. How can leaders best manage their people during such an uncertain time, or more specifically, when a recession seems imminent? When navigating a (pre) recessionary business environment, leaders should focus on their most valuable […]

How Upskilling Can Help Recession-Proof Your Resume

In the world of recruitment, a resume is powerful. True, it’s not a deal-breaker when it comes to the final hiring decision, it carries all the weight in the early stages of the hiring process and takes on greater significance in times of economic uncertainty. With all of the signs pointing to a global economic […]

The Future of Remote Work Is Not Wall Street’s Labor Day Ultimatum

For months, business executives have been strategizing ways to convince employees to return to the office. Thwarted by the “Great Resignation” every step of the way, many organizations, including Wall Street powerhouses, hoped to impose Labor Day 2022 as the deadline to force the work-remotely crowd back to their cubicles. To soften the stick of a mandatory […]

The Role HR Plays in Corporate Sustainability

In recent years, the topic of the environment is on everyone’s mind. Jobseekers increasingly care about finding employers who prioritize sustainability, especially among millennial and Gen Z employees, who place a lot of importance on the values of their potential employers. Many people want to know what steps they can take, how they can make […]

Pumpkin Spice and Fantasy Football: Fall is Here!

As September progresses, millions of Americans are looking forward to fall colors, pumpkin spice everything and the start of the NFL season, even as they lament the end of summer. The start of professional football also means the start of Fantasy Football for the millions of Americans who participate in leagues every year. For the […]

Future of Virtual Workspaces Must Transcend Zoom and VR Headsets

Over the course of the pandemic, much of our work shifted from physical spaces to video meeting software. While work-from-home policies alleviated the dangers of COVID transmission (for some), what many managers didn’t foresee was that productivity improved for 77% of employees, with staffers adding an equivalent of one extra day’s work to each week. […]

The Corporate Pushback to Remote Work

The COVID-19 pandemic was a major shock to the globe in so many ways, like the millions of deaths and hundreds of millions of infections, supply chain shocks, new and large-scale government health and safety regulations, and massive spending on vaccine research and social safety nets. While these impacts have been subsiding as the pandemic […]

Understanding and Taking Steps to Address ‘Quiet Quitting’

There’s a new term floating around for an old workplace challenge. “Quiet quitting” is the popular new catchphrase to describe employees who don’t actually quit but just continue to perform the essential requirements of their jobs and don’t go above and beyond or put in extra effort to stand out as star performers. At first […]

Acknowledging Uncertainty to Encourage Prompt Action

There’s a strange phenomenon that afflicts countless people around the world, regardless of professional status, education, culture, etc., when they’re faced with uncertainty: They tend to panic, freeze, do nothing, or hesitate and avoid making tough decisions precisely at the point when prompt action is essential. It’s human nature to fall into this trap. Difficulty […]