By adopting four management practices, employers can ensure their workforce remains engaged and productive.
By Simon Kent
If there’s one constant running through all HR agendas, it is the task of getting the best from employees. Today’s labour market, especially across EMEA, is candidate-led. There are quite simply not enough appropriately skilled people to fill the supply of available jobs, and as technology continues to evolve, this situation will only become more pronounced. How can organisations be certain to retain their workers and get the best from the talent they already have?
In a tight labor market, organizations are looking from within to fill talent shortages.
By Marta Chmielowicz
Today’s job market is plagued with skills shortages. According to SHRM’s The Global Skills Shortage study, 83 percent of HR professionals have had trouble recruiting suitable candidates in the past 12 months, and 75 percent of these struggling leaders attribute their difficulties to a lack of available skills. The country is also facing full employment: In December 2018, there were 7 million open jobs in the U.S. but only 6.3 million unemployed people looking for work.
Three important steps in implementing an effective diversity and inclusion training program that aligns with company needs.
By Aaron Lincove
In recent years, diversity and inclusion (D&I) have become top priorities for all businesses—and for good reason. Research by McKinsey & Co. reports that ethnically diverse companies outperform industry norms by 35 percent, and Bersin™, Deloitte Consulting LLP indicates that inclusive organizations are 1.7 times more likely to be innovator leaders in their respective markets. Given these benefits, it is no surprise that organizations of all sizes are realizing the value of D&I when it comes to employee engagement, financial performance, and brand recognition.
Strategies that encourage proactive employee participation during open enrollment.
By Rob Grubka
During open enrollment season, employees have to choose from an average of 15 benefits, at least three of which are healthcare insurance. And according to PlanSource, that number is even higher at larger organizations. With competing demands on employees’ time, many workers opt to simply stick with the same benefits year after year or choose only their basic medical, dental, and vision insurances, skipping over valuable supplemental benefits that can have a true impact on their financial wellness.
Workers are feeling more upbeat about advancement prospects.
By Larry Basinait
In the third quarter of 2019, the Worker Confidence Index (WCI) increased by 11.8 points from the second quarter, bringing the index to 116.7—its highest level since the study’s inception.
Four HR leaders share how their approaches to mentoring programs are solving talent challenges.
By Marta Chmielowicz
Today’s employees are happier, more productive, and more engaged when their jobs bring intrinsic rewards, or the feeling of doing meaningful work that propels their personal and professional growth. In this environment, career development is no longer a perk reserved for certain high-ranking positions—it is an expectation. In fact, according to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, a whopping 93 percent of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their careers.
Short-term relocation assignments are emerging as a strategy to keep younger workers engaged and loyal to the organization.
By Marta Chmielowicz
Globalization is raising the bar on mobility. As technology strengthens economic and intellectual connections across the world, leading multinational companies are looking to develop a new generation of leaders with a global mindset and multicultural experience.
In a time of skills scarcity, leading organizations are adopting a multi-dimensional approach to talent acquisition and development.
By Jeff Kavanaugh
Organizations are struggling to find talent with the right skills to meet digital business needs. This trend led the Infosys Knowledge Institute to conduct a worldwide study of more than 1,000 senior management executives globally. The research shows that today’s digital environment is calling for new skills, producing talent gaps that organizations have to fill. What else did it discover? Here are five key takeaways from the recent study.
Four strategies that help organizations harness happiness in their workforce.
By Debra Hreczuck
Some leaders may think that caring about employee happiness somehow means sacrificing performance. Actually, the opposite is true. In order for organizations to succeed and for employees to believe in the business strategy enough to work toward improving the bottom line, leaders need to make sure they are happy, researchers say. A miserable workforce is an unmotivated workforce, and that is a recipe for stagnation or outright resistance. The truth is employee happiness is tied to performance in many areas, including recruitment, retention, collaboration, and agility. Happiness is the web of energy in an organization that keeps employees focused and efficient.
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