Employee volunteerism is key to creating a strong and engaging company culture.
By Bill Strahan
When employees are asked what they consider the most positively memorable experience they’ve had with coworkers and teammates, many may start to recall a time when they celebrated achieving a certain business goal or pulled together for several sleepless nights to meet a deadline. But how much overlap is there when they are asked what experience has had a profound impact on shaping them as a person?
2018 kicks off with higher worker confidence, driven by worker optimism about the likelihood of promotion.
By Larry Basinait
In the first quarter of 2018, the Worker Confidence Index (WCI) increased by 2.6 points for the third consecutive quarter. The WCI now stands at 107.1. Of the four elements that determine the WCI, likelihood of promotion increased the most, improving by 9.7 points. Another component, likelihood of a raise, also improved by 4.6 points. The job security and trust in company leadership indices had modest declines, but remain similar to the first quarter of 2017.
By Debbie Bolla
Being a female executive and having lived in New Jersey for the majority of my life, it was a proud moment when Governor Phil Murphy signed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act earlier this year. The legislation promotes equal pay to all groups of employees—a significant step given that according to the National Women’s Law Center, a full-time working woman would need to work an additional 10 years to close the current lifetime wage gap.
While this legislation is a historic move toward workplace equality, there are many more to go. That’s one reason this issue features a special section on diversity and inclusion (D&I). In the cover story, The Face of Inclusion, CHRO and TA leaders offer insight into the key attributes of a successful program.
By Elliot H. Clark
At the HRO Today Forum North America, we had some excellent sessions on the topic of the corporate agility and its impact on HR programming and performance management. What does agility mean for culture? How does it impact company performance and what should be the expected result? And the whole time, something was bothering me. It took until the last day until I figured out why I was troubled.
The whole thing is nonsense.
By D. Zachary Misko
Thought leaders are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas, turn ideas into reality, and show how to replicate their success. We certainly have a great group of thought leaders and innovators involved in our association and our HRO Today Forum events, as demonstrated by the outstanding group of senior HR executives, thought leaders, and industry experts who attend and speak at our events, in our magazine, and in our association.
The HRO Today Services and Technology Association is a global association of the top HR experts working in roles as practitioners, providers, and analysts. Whilst the Forum is an excellent opportunity for our members and each of the Forum delegates to participate in thought leadership through great conversations and best practice sharing, the association allows you to continue these actions daily. If you are not already a member of the HRO Today Association, I urge you to join and keep the conversation, connections, and learning active every month.
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