We are in the midst of a global productivity crisis. The IMF estimates that if productivity growth had followed its pre-2008 financial crisis trend, overall GDP in advanced economies would be about 5% higher today. However, to blame everything on the financial crisis is misleading. The overall trend in productivity growth is stagnant and has been on a downward trend for the last several years.
This is costing the U.S. a staggering $450–$550 billion a year. In the U.K., concern is such that there have been calls for the government to set new targets and create an independent watchdog to monitor progress to improve national productivity.
There is also a workforce engagement crisis. Most people are simply not engaged at work, with industry research showing that typically 66% of people are either partly or not engaged at all at work. This means that only 1 in 3 people at work are fully motivated and productive.
Yet most companies are oblivious to this fact. Some run annual emplo
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Dec 19, 2018
We are in the midst of a global productivity crisis. The IMF estimates that if productivity growth had followed its pre-2008 financial crisis trend, overall GDP in advanced economies would be about 5% higher today. However, to blame everything on the financial crisis is misleading. The overall trend in productivity growth is stagnant and has been on a downward trend for the last several years. This is costing the U.S. a staggering $450–$550 billion a year. In the U.K., concern is such that there have been calls for the government to set new targets and create an independent watchdog to monitor progress to improve national productivity. There is also a workforce engagement crisis. Most people are simply not engaged at work, with industry research showing that typically 66% of people are either partly or not engaged at all at work. This means that only 1 in 3 people at work are fully motivated and productive. Yet most companies are oblivious to this fact. Some run annual employee sa
Published By: Sitrion
Published Date: Feb 11, 2016
Internal communications is a critical component to your company’s success. You need to think about the role of internal communications more strategically than ever before. Not just in the face of change events like acquisitions or a major market shift, but also to align your employees behind your vision, your strategy, and to drive daily productivity. This only works if you can communicate effectively with them and excite them about their work. Reaching employees and engaging them will help you successfully meet your goals.
Published By: Sitrion
Published Date: Feb 11, 2016
An engaged workforce is a critical component to your company’s success. When employees are engaged and behind your vision and strategy, they are more motivated and focused on your organization’s business goals.
HR processes are changing. And, with the global skills crisis, HR Directors are struggling to attract and retain the best talent. Their departments are in flux, and 77% of organisations report a perceived lack of strategic value from HR.* If you’re going to win the war for talent, your organisation will need to make a radical change. It must transform its HR and become a People Company, utilising people data and analytics to make decisions based on real evidence. This will improve the way you interact with current and future employees, providing great workforce experiences. The result will be a more committed and engaged workforce, and increased interest in joining your organisation. From a business perspective too, you’ll benefit through higher levels of productivity, efficiency and improved performance and engagement.
HR has an important opportunity to drive enterprise social collaboration. Read how social technology enables employee productivity, how HR can add value to social communication, and how social tools can improve HR functions.
Published By: Lumesse
Published Date: Aug 21, 2013
Recruiters need to harness the power of social media, mobile tools, and the potential of Big Data to transform the recruiting process. Download our presentation “A Futurist's Perspective on Talent Acquisition and Tomorrow's Tech Trends.”
Today's Human Resources (HR), talent and learning executives face strategic challenges, organizational challenges, economic challenges, and a plethora of tactical issues each day. Read this whitepaper to learn how to get the right tools to drive decision making.
Government organizations need a workforce approach that not only enables employees to make informed decisions and work more efficiently, but also promotes engagement and satisfaction. Download this whitepaper to learn more about how to enable employees to better focus on their core roles and expertise and how to access the right information on demand to be more productive. As well, determine best practices for selecting the right devices to enable the organization as a whole to accomplish its mission, meet citizens’ needs, and attract and retain the workforce it needs for the future.
Many organizations report the need to upgrade their core HR systems within the next three years. How will organizations measure the return on investment (ROI) of their new HR solution? Learn how to measure ROI, taking into account improvements like an agile, more productive workforce, increased engagement, greater data insight and cost savings.
Talent Intelligence: Using Measurement to Better Manage the Workforce and HR: How can you better understand and engage your people for higher business performance? Talent intelligence aligns workforce data with business information to drive better decisions.
Seven Steps for Effective Leadership Development: Only 36 percent of organizations have formal programs to immediately fill leadership positions. Developing effective leadership using talent management at all levels across the organization can return significant business value. Leadership development begins with alignment to company strategy and follows seven steps to success.
New research has found that being a Dream Company – one that shows it cares about employees, provides them with learning and growth opportunities, and promotes work/life balance – drives retention, engagement, and talent attraction.
Study shows a decidedly scientific approach to benefits development and management, and illustrates emerging trends of benefits that are becoming “need to play,” as well as those growing substantially in popularity, emerging as “need to win.”
Dependent-care breakdowns are a serious risk to business continuity. With child care already a challenge for much of the workforce, and elder care responsibilities on the upswing due to the aging population, smart organizations are moving toward a response strategy.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Oct 15, 2013
Are you aligning the initiatives and work done by your workforce with the evolving strategies of your organisation? This whitepaper highlights the importance of continuous alignment and why it's essential to the ongoing success of your company. It's time to turn your organisation's defining resource into an advantage.
How retail associates feel about their workplace is more critical than ever to sales, brand image, and customer satisfaction. That’s why retailers who want to stay competitive and relevant to shoppers are using workforce management technology to engage their employees for success.
RIS News recently surveyed senior retail executives to learn their views on the value of employee engagement and what they’re doing — or not — to leverage it for stellar business results.
While there are many factors that contribute to workforce engagement, you can start by focusing on top employee needs that contribute to a positive work environment including Safety, Flexibility, Fair treatment and the opportunity to make an impact.
Published By: Inspirus
Published Date: Oct 04, 2017
To reflect the needs of a diverse global market, companies need to encourage diversity and inclusion within their own organizations. Along with creating a more representative workforce, diversity also helps to build a more successful company. A two-year research study by Deloitte shows that companies who embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers.
Deloitte’s findings are in line with research carried out by Sodexo that highlighted the business benefits of gender equality. Workplaces that are gender-balanced show a higher employee engagement (+4 points), a stronger brand image (+5 points), increased gross profit (23%) and consistently higher organic growth (13%).
Read this whitepaper to learn more about the ancillary benefits of adopting diversity programs for your workplace!
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