Leadership Deficient

New research shows that organizations are facing a significant gap when it comes to the leadership bench.

By Stephanie Neal and Rosey Rhyne

The pandemic has truly transformed how business and work gets done. As a result, leaders and teams must constantly adapt to meet not only business needs, but also individual needs such as safety, engagement, and balance.

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Combating the Rise of “Presenteeism”

Microsoft looks to a learning program to provide techniques for building employee resilience and boosting physical, emotional, and mental energy.

By Brittany Valdes

Before the pandemic, stress and burnout were on the rise, leading to challenges in employee well-being and engagement. However, a somewhat quiet yet equally impactful disruptor also effected productivity: presenteeism. This is when employees work in a state where they are unable to give their best, physically or mentally.

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New Reality, New Skills

As employees grapple with job insecurity and digitalisation, learning and development programmes are top of mind.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The COVID-19 crisis forced people to change the way they work overnight, with companies embracing rapid digitalisation to enable remote work. Today, many employers expect the changes to stick, creating a need to upskill and reskill workers to deliver new business models in the post-pandemic era.

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The State of HR

Understanding the current state of the HR profession is essential to ensuring future success.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Over the past year, HR professionals have been at the forefront of change, guiding their organisations through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CIPD’s 2020 People Profession Survey offers a snapshot of this critical inflection point for the people profession, demonstrating the vision, agility, and strength that HR brings to the table in a moment of crisis.

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Becoming Future-Ready

Companies are adapting their learning and assessment strategies to meet the ever-changing needs of the post-pandemic workforce.

By Simon Kent

Identifying and developing high-potential employees is always a challenge. Doing it in a pandemic introduces another layer of difficulty since the usual process of bringing people together to assess existing skills and learn new ones has been impossible.

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Higher Learning

By providing strategic education opportunities for employees, companies can improve morale, reskill and upskill their workforce, increase retention, and attract other high performers.

By Brian MacDougall

With the unemployment rate continuing to hover around 7%, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, investments in education and skills development are vital to economic recovery.

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Reskilling the Workforce

Upskilling workers is key in the new digitalisation-driven workforce.

By The Editors

Many organisations underwent a digital transformation to keep pace with the changes of 2020, causing a need for new knowledge and tools. In fact, Randstad Malaysia’s Workmonitor report finds that 61% of respondents said that it has been a struggle to acquire new skills in their current role to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is even more prevalent among younger workers aged 18 to 24 years old, with 69% facing difficulties obtaining new skills in this climate.

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Top Concerns of CHROs

Six HR leaders share solutions to the issues keeping HR up at night: the impact of COVID-19, workforce planning, business agility, and the skills gap.

By Marta Chmielowicz

2020 has been a whirlwind of a year and HR leaders have found themselves at the frontlines, leading the charge into a new and uncertain reality. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, shelter in place orders, and social unrest of the past months, HR leaders have maintained a sense of normalcy while adapting to the changing needs of their businesses and the workplace at large. Now, they must develop a plan to face the unknown obstacles that lie ahead.

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On a Growth Track

A new research report reveals a bright future for L&D.

By Debbie Bolla

Learning and development (L&D) programs have moved far beyond compliance and mandated regulatory trainings. Now, L&D is pivotal to several layers of workforce management. Innovative training approaches can aid with skills development, showcase growth opportunities, and increase retention. So it’s no surprise that LinkedIn’s 2020 Workplace Learning Report found that more than a third of L&D professionals anticipate their budgets to grow year-over-year. What else is projected for the industry in the coming years? The report points to several trends.

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