As the world continues to adjust to the pandemic, companies worldwide are facing drastic challenges and embracing dramatic changes. Flexibility is the core pillar of building and maintaining an effective operational performance. Those who have managed to shift their work to the digital realm are now facing even bigger challenges.
People expect more from work than ever before: paychecks, benefits, perks, support, growth, flexibility, community, purpose, and more. Fortunately for HR and people leaders, this signals a sensational opportunity for differentiated employee experiences that attract, support, challenge, and retain individuals. The question is: How?
2020 is under way, but unfortunately, 2019 problems still exist. For instance, unemployment remains low and candidates still have the upper hand in picking who they work for. On top of all this, the skills gap continues to grow and educational institutions are doing little to prepare students for the new world of work. As […]
Millennials now make up the bulk of the workforce, and most of them want to work for socially responsible employers.
When natural disasters such as Hurricane Dorian strike, work may not be the first thought for those hurt and those wanting to help, but it’s not far down the list of concerns. Getting back to work is an important part of getting back to normal for many storm victims. And those not in the path […]
James Kavanaugh once suggested that there are “those too gentle to live among the wolves.” I hope this is no longer true in today’s organization. I believe that the “wolves” have had their day, and we need to make way for a new breed of manager—The Gentle Leader. Today, we need a special brand of […]
In a 2017 Candidate Experience Study, conducted by CareerBuilder, 78% of candidates stated that their general candidate experience was an indication of how a company treated its people. We might ask when the “experience” starts. Is it when the candidate first applies for a job? Or, does it begin when the candidate has already gone […]
HR pros are no doubt tired of hearing about the tight job market. But the hard truth is, it is tight. At roughly 4% unemployment, it’s a seller’s market when it comes to labor, and employers are rightly looking to do whatever they can to attract, hire, and retain the top talent—or, in some cases, […]
Over the past few years, a trend in charitable giving has emerged across the nation. While individual charitable giving has decreased, corporate giving—both employee volunteerism and more traditional grants and monetary donations—has grown, with smart companies leveraging purpose-driven corporate social responsibility programs as a way to empower individuals and build stronger corporate cultures.
A recent Gallup poll found that 70% of U.S. employees are disengaged at work. Worse, 18% of employees are actively disengaged, a mindset that can undermine teamwork and goals. Disengagement can take a toll on the workplace, customer relations, and profits. While countless sources offer magic bullets, there’s only one factor that truly results in […]