We’ve entered the Age of Acceleration—a time when change is happening faster and faster. As the workplace continues to move more rapidly, so does the market value of skills.
Training is a key goal of organizations around the country. In fact, some data suggest that employee training and development was one of the biggest focus of HR departments in 2019. Effective training can boost employee productivity, retention, and morale, as well as the competitiveness of the organization as a whole.
With the ongoing labor shortage making it harder and harder for hiring managers to fill open positions, raising retention rates has become more important than ever. As workplace culture emerges as a driving factor behind employee retention, HR departments are finding that strengthening communication throughout the company is the most effective way to build culture and improve employee relations—and retain talented […]
It’s true that the best companies derive value from all levels of their organization. At the same time, there’s no denying that good leaders are essential to any company. Although we might feel like some people are simply natural leaders, there is actually a fairly big industry revolving around leadership development.
Big-picture digital transformation takes a back seat when organizations are overwhelmed with the digital tools themselves. With their plates full of productivity and collaboration tools, apps, and other software, leaders can often struggle to organize and may lose sight of the bigger picture or overall goals for their digital transformation efforts. The result is inefficient […]
The economy is strong. Unemployment continues to hover around 4%, the lowest it has been in decades. Yet there are growing concerns that a recession is coming.
When it comes to predicting a recession, the answer is never obvious. Because the market has unexpectedly collapsed in the past, HR professionals should already be in planning mode. If your employees start asking and you don’t have a solid strategy, it’s too late.
The workplace has changed drastically over the last decade. New technologies allow us to be more flexible about where we work, and the rise of the gig economy has created an extended workforce of freelancers, sales representatives, and other roles that don’t fall directly within the company setting.
Benefits professionals are currently feeling pressure from all angles, required to keep a tight rein on costs, achieve consistent global governance and faultless administration, while demonstrating strategic value. Even though an organization’s investment in benefits is often substantial, usually second only to pay, the benefits function is often seen as secondary to the overall HR […]
Imagine you had two extra hours today to spend however you pleased. What would you do with that time? Play with your kids? Work out at the gym? Sleep? For many of the nurses in a recent Swedish study, the answer was all of the above. The 23-month experiment followed 68 nurses who were divided […]