New research reveals the drivers and deterrents of employee productivity—and how employee benefits can help both.
By Susan Podlogar
Employee performance has been a main focus of organizations as the key ingredient for success. However, this is no longer enough. MetLife’s 17th annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS) found that employees across all generations are looking for support from employers both in and out of the workplace. As a result, if an organization wants to hit its potential, its employees must also be set up to hit their potential—at work and at home.
A global workforce with dispersed employees can be brought together with technology and a human touch.
By Rachel Mooney
For HR professionals, the rise of the digital workplace presents an exciting but challenging opportunity. Technology has effectively blurred the lines between work and personal lives while enabling new opportunities for recruitment and retainment. According to a recent study of remote work from Buffer, 99 percent of respondents noted that they would like to work remotely at least part of the time. Another report by Indeed shows that 52 percent of employees say they wish they could work from home even if it meant taking a pay cut.
Get an inside look at this year’s HRO Today Forum North America.
By The Editors
Across three days of dynamic programming, 69 CHROs, 24 global heads of talent, and hundreds of senior-level HR executives came together with one common goal: to redefine how HR is done. On the agenda? Networking, thought leadership, and debate.
Click here to view a sneak peak into the 2019 HRO Today Forum North America.
Learn more about the impact of the 2019 TekTonic Award winners.
By The Editors
Each year, HRO Today recognizes the latest tech solutions that empower HR leaders to streamline their people management processes and provide the necessary time to execute on strategies that are aligned with business goals. From making the benefits process easy and engaging to increasing candidate conversion rates, the 2019 TekTonic Award winners are adding insight and value to the many layers of human capital management.
Click here to view this year’s winners.
Workers believe promotions and raises are coming their way.
By Larry Basinait
The Worker Confidence Index (WCI) for the first quarter of 2019 increased by 3.6 points to 110.7, the highest level since this study’s inception. The four indices that comprise the worker confidence index reported mixed results in the fourth quarter of 2018. The job security and likelihood of a raise indices both increased for the quarter, while the likelihood of a promotion and trust in company leadership both declined. For the year, three of the four indices were higher, with only trust in company leadership in decline.
By Debbie Bolla
Are robots taking over the workplace? At HRO Today Forum in North America, a group of HR leaders offered perspectives on their experience with artificial intelligence, automation, and machine learning, and how it has—and will—impact the workforce.
“Technology is here right now. What is HR’s job?” asked Nancy Hauge, CHRO of Automation Anywhere. “It’s about defining our leadership role as this workforce changes. Internally, we’re going to recruit for digital colleagues. Soon, we’ll have 3 million digital colleagues deployed across the world.”
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