In his book The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment that Energizes Everyone, management and leadership consultant Shawn Murphy tackles the challenge and argues that our best work is the product of a positive environment. “How it feels to work within an organization is a critical workforce development issue. We need more leaders who are willing […]
Category: Strategic HR
Employee feedback, compliance, government forms, leave policies, recruiting: the list of tasks that an HR professional have to perform is nearly endless. Just as important as any one task is how professionals put them all together into a united front. Welcome to the Strategic HR topic.
By Susan Schoenfeld, JD As employers scramble to manage the recent onslaught of paid sick leave legislation in the states and locally, a new paid leave trend may be emerging—paid family leave.
A new survey from Mercer, representing a cross-section of the national workforce, found that most workers are satisfied with their company’s benefits. However, many respondents, especially younger workers, said they are concerned about the affordability and flexibility of these benefits in the future, especially concerning health care and retirement. Only 41% of respondents see health […]
Have you ever wondered how some companies can end up in the news for shockingly poor decisions—ones that are often illegal and/or unethical? It always makes one wonder: how did that even start? Does it mean there was just a “bad apple” that ended up taking down the organization with their choices? Or is it […]
Deloitte Consulting, LLP’s business confidence report 2016 reveals, for the second year in a row, that America’s top leaders, chief executive officers (CXOs), and chief executives-in-waiting (CXOWs—those who are next in line to the C-suite) have a very high level of confidence despite global volatility.
When it comes to making more money or receiving better benefits from an employer, no sacrifice is too extreme for many workers today.
Millennials are set to run career ultramarathons and anticipate taking breaks along the way, according to press release on a new ManpowerGroup report. According to the report, Millennials prioritize job security and the opportunity for new challenges and types of work.
By Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones Building better workplaces is not an alternative to, but rather a means for, responding to the new challenges of capitalism, for building productivity, unleashing creativity, and winning. Why Should Anyone Work Here? What it takes to Create and Authentic Organization provides the tools to help assess how your own […]
While the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that the unemployment rates of certain segments (especially those 18 to 25) of veterans continues to trend above national rates, employers stay committed to actively recruiting and hiring veterans.
By Dr. Robert P. Hewes, senior partner, Camden Consulting Group “Just get them a coach!” As a coaching firm, Camden Consulting Group hears this on a regular basis, but it tends to raise a potential warning flag. Often, it is a rallying cry without an accompanying desire, understanding, or readiness to seek change from the […]