Why Employers Who Prioritize Safety Will Win the War for Talent
Today's post comes to us from Workforce Institute board member Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner of Workplace Intelligence and New York Times bestselling author of “Back to Human”, “Promote Yourself” and “Me 2.0”. Here, he talks about trends in contact tracing by employers during the pandemic.
Even when we know the truth, it may not change our behavior. This is largely due to prioritization. We weigh, often unconsciously, the trade-off of changing behavior or staying the same based on what is in it for us. Combine an irrational sense of our own strengths and infallibility, and we often do not change when we should.
One of the more interesting findings of this year's study is that, contrary to the popular narrative, it is not the “glass ceiling” that is keeping women from the top, but a broken rung much lower down on the corporate ladder.
This post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. Here she talks with Joe Arenstein, a former US Marine, about his journey from the military to civilian life - and what strategies organizations can use when helping vets join their workforce. In the 2014 photo above, Joe Arenstein is pictured with […]
CAUTION: A slowing economy doesn't release top talent
The problem with talented employees is that they are always in demand. As global markets retract, the need for talent may actually increase as companies require a higher level of performance from fewer employees. This may cause the supply of available great employees to shrink, creating wage pressures and trapped revenue for those that cannot function without them.
You Shouldn't Be Surprised at What Really Drives Employee Satisfaction
I get lots of surveys drop into my in-box, and a great many of them aren't terribly insightful. However, this recent one from The Conference Board made me think that hope is what really drives employee satisfaction.