Executive director of The Workforce Institute, Chris Mullen, writes about the launch of the UKG brand.
We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding workplace culture and who defines it, based off our recent survey data. We had quite a few thought leaders weigh in on why HR, managers, and employees have very different opinions about workplace culture; who drives it and why; what's important to creating a great one; and … Continue reading Who's the Boss of Workplace Culture? Tweet Chat Highlights
We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding what workplace topics and issues will be the most prevalent in 2016. Based off of The Workforce Institute predictions for 2016, we had quite a few thought leaders weigh in on what they think will be most critical in the coming year - especially when it comes … Continue reading Workplace Trends for 2016 – Tweet Chat Highlights
Today's post is courtesy of our board member, Sharlyn Lauby - also known as the HR Bartender. One of the top issues that my colleagues on the Workforce Institute board said will impact workforce management this year has to do with the cycle between human resources, engaged employees and satisfied customers. Research is showing that … Continue reading HR Bartender on How Gamification Can Improve Productivity and Create Engagement
An agreement was reached last night for Arthur T. Demoulas (ArtieT) to buy Market Basket from his cousin's family and take control of the company again as CEO. Those of you following this story know that this has been a twenty year battle that in recent weeks has taken this company to its knees. This … Continue reading Market Basket Saga – New Beginning
According to the US Census Bureau in 2009 (most recent number available), approximately 4% of American workers work from home – about 5,000,000 people. More recently, a 2011 Kronos survey found that 14 percent of respondents had the option of working from home, while 27 percent felt that given the necessary technology they could work … Continue reading Working from Home
In our most recent survey conducted in conjunction with Harris Interactive, we asked over 1000 US workers how they are faring as the recession reaches the one year mark. Although there are some glimmers of hope being expressed that we've seen the worst of the recession, many of our respondents have already felt the impact in … Continue reading The Productivity Drain
The latest chapter of the book we're writing on achieving your optimal front line retention strategy is written by our board member, Mel Kleiman. The focus of this chapter is the key role that recruiting practices play in ensuring that the right talent is available, willing and able to serve on your organization's front line. … Continue reading Finding and Keeping the "Keepers" – Recruiting Front Line Employees