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?

Keeping Up with Shifting Employee Needs in Today’s Workplace

Looking back over the last 2-plus years, much has changed in the vast majority of workplaces across the globe. This doesn’t just stop at in-person versus virtual meetings but extends to a total shift in what employees are expecting from their employers, both current and prospective. The reality is that more of us are prioritizing […]

The Anti-Work Movement

There’s been very little good labor market news for employers over the last couple of years. Some observers’ prognosis is that there’s a growing movement that’s decidedly anti-work. That’s right: There is increasing support for the idea that even if someone is available to work and competent for available roles, it’s not necessarily worth their […]

To All Working Moms, Happy Mother’s Day 2022

To all our readers, friends, and colleagues, Happy Mother’s Day! “Working mothers are essential to our country’s economic future and competitiveness,” says Jill Koziol, co-founder and CEO of Motherly. According to the annual State of Motherhood Study, 48% of mothers are dissatisfied with their employer’s lack of flexibility and paid time off—the number one reason […]

Does Your Recruiting Team Need a Sourcer?

From April to September 2021, over 24 million American employees resigned. HR professionals everywhere have felt the strain of this so called “Great Resignation.” But, in spite of record resignation rates, the unemployment rate in April 2021 was only 3.8%. In such a competitive labor market, how can leaders acquire today’s top talent while preventing […]

The Challenge of Super Commuting

In a previous post, we discussed the rise of super-commuting in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because many workers used their newfound ability to work remotely to relocate farther from their home offices, they accepted the possibility that they will eventually have to commute from their new place of residence. But just because an […]

The Power of You: Women Are Building Influence in the Workplace by Embracing Their Authentic Self

When women start their careers or take their first leadership role, their impulse is often to assimilate. In the process, many end up abandoning or concealing their authentic self, and that’s a shame because when you leave behind your authentic self, you leave behind many of the unique talents that go with it. Indeed, successful […]

Large Organizations vs. Start-Ups: Top Tips for Leading People Operations

People operations and HR programs can look dramatically different from company to company, particularly if you compare larger, established companies with small start-ups. And for leaders, this can mean very different challenges and objectives. This is something I know all too well; over the years, I’ve overseen the rollout of these programs at large entities […]

Attrition

The Great Resignation as an Opportunity for Staff to Shine

The Great Resignation has created historic labor market headaches for companies across a broad spectrum of industries and organizations. Although a historic worker shortage is a challenge for employers, it’s always possible to find silver linings in even the most daunting of circumstances. For labor-strapped employers, one of those silver linings is the ability to […]

5 Ways to Upskill Your Employees Without Causing Burnout

On paper, upskilling sounds like a great idea. It gives your workforce something to focus on in their downtime, increases their skill set, and makes them more valuable to your business. However, for this to work, managers need to be aware of the human element. Pushing extra training programs on your employees without providing adequate […]