• Want happier employees? Create a community, business scholars say

    Pay is great, but simple measures like showing kindness and recognizing workers go a long way, too, speakers said at a recent Academy of Management event. Published March 21, 2024 Ryan GoldenSenior Reporter Amid a downward trend in U.S. employee engagement, organizations must reshape their people management approach to more directly address employee happiness, panelists…

  • Survey: When workers don’t feel valued, their productivity drops

    Mental health has become a pillar of benefits discussion in recent years, especially as younger workers increasingly expect support from employers in this area. Published March 22, 2024 Kathryn MoodySenior Editor Dive Brief: 3 Ways To Ease the RTO Transition Despite pushback from employees, 90% of companies that have or plan to have a physical footprint…

  • Building a coaching culture: Part one

    How do you know if your organization has a coaching culture – or not? Does your organisation have a coaching culture and if so, what are the signifiers of this? A coaching culture is defined as one where coaching is the predominant style of managing and working together, and where commitment to improving the organisation is embedded in…

  • Why we need to rethink the meaning of talent 

    In the context of evolving employee expectations and evolving language, talent development and pathways need to recognise and value individual differences. How can we ensure that we are identifying, nurturing and developing talent for the benefit of all? For many years now we have been talking about talent – whether that be recruiting, managing or…

  • Soft skills lead to faster promotions, LinkedIn data shows

    For talent professionals, this means upskilling initiatives and the hiring process should include a focus on soft skills. Published March 5, 2024 By Carolyn Crist Workers with soft skills — such as problem-solving, decision-making and good communication abilities — get promoted faster than those who don’t have the skills, according to a Feb. 29 report from LinkedIn. Based…

  • One-third of companies bracing for higher employee turnover

    Published March 11, 2024 Sponsored content By Express Employment Professionals Thirty-three percent of U.S. hiring managers anticipate employee turnover at their company to increase in the next year, costing an average of $36,295 (e.g., cost to rehire, lost productivity) annually. Significantly, more than 20% of hiring managers say that number climbs to $100,000 or higher. This…

  • Independent contractor rule takes effect

    In a statement, SHRM said the rule “fosters ambiguity” and deters businesses from extending essential training to independent workers. Published March 11, 2024 Emilie ShumwayEditor The U.S. Department of Labor’s independent contractor final rule went into effect Monday, after businesses scrambled last week to have it enjoined or halted through a preliminary injunction.  DOL announced the final rule in…

  • Women in healthcare report higher levels of burnout than male colleagues, study finds

    Gender inequity and a lack of autonomy at work are correlated with women’s burnout, according to the new research. Published Feb. 23, 2024 By Susanna Vogel Staff Reporter First published on Listen to the article3 min Dive Brief: Dive Insight: For the review, researchers studied healthcare professionals’ well-being — their integrated mental and physical health as it…

  • Background checks include ‘lots of inaccuracies,’ researchers find

    The mistakes can go both ways. Reports may miss convictions or falsely assign a conviction to someone due to data errors. Published Feb. 23, 2024 By Carolyn Crist Employers may not be able to trust background checks completely, particularly because they may contain false information, according to a new study published in the research journal Criminology. Private-sector companies that…

  • Double-barreled questions: What they are and how to avoid them

    Lyssa Test Writer, Culture Amp To gather valuable insights from your next workplace survey, pay close attention to how you formulate your questions. A clear, concise question is more likely to elicit straightforward and helpful feedback, while a poorly phrased question may confuse your employees. The questions you ask can affect the accuracy of your data. Leading,…