My company, Future Workplace, recently worked with The Workforce Institute on a global study of over 3,000 Gen Z’s and discovered new details about how they view themselves and the type of work culture they are interested in.
The needs for today’s workforce have changed and as such, employers should position themselves to attract top talent to include the gig economy worker and the W-2 employee. The time for On Demand Pay adoption is now, as the workforce will not wait for those employers who can’t meet their needs.
Organizations tend to think about and plan for potential scarcities. However, many large companies fail to understand how to sustain their workforces.
Despite the cultural and emotional focus on wellness at work, today’s emphasis on a healthy workplace remains disconnected from management-led solutions and management-focused solutions, and shifts the onus to the employee. The message seems to be: We will help you with your problems, because we are enlightened employers; here are some things you can do. This approach doesn’t acknowledge the more complex possibility that the employer may be a large part of the problem. Further, companies are not measuring whether the programs offered actually make a difference.
It's surprising that soft skills get so little respect in today's workplace. Look at any job description posted for just about any job. What you'll find is a long list of very specific technical skills that are required, as well as specific job experience the hiring manager wants. Rarely, if ever, will you find anything directly addressing any soft skills that the job candidate needs to possess.
We’ve all heard the expression “Work smarter, not harder” over the years. And while no one can disagree with the concept, the “how to” part can be a bit trickier. So how, exactly, does one go about working smarter?
Trust is important. Customers want to trust the businesses from whom they purchase products and services. Employees want to trust the companies where they work. Trust is the top driver of employee engagement. And companies with employee engagement strategies outperform those without by 3 times, according to O.C.Tanner.
Have you ever had a workforce-related change initiative go horribly wrong? If you’re guilty of one of these 10 mistakes, you might have found your reason!
Today's post comes to us from Workforce Institute board member and Cal Poly Pomona Chief Employment Officer Dennis Miller. Generation Z leaders are coming up. What is your organization doing to develop them? A recent report from Workforce 2020 titled “The Leadership Cliff”, seems especially useful when contemplating how to start the process of leadership development … Continue reading Developing Generation Z Leaders
Today's post is courtesy of board member, Alexandra Levit. Alexandra's new book Humanity Works: Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future is available now. There’s a lot of hand wringing these days around the idea that increasingly smarter computers will soon render human employees obsolete. There are many reasons why this is … Continue reading Why AI Won’t Take Your Job
Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. In this podcast, we’re talking about best practices in global technology deployments of Human Capital Management and Workforce Management software. In prior posts and podcasts, we've discussed how to deploy technology in a way that will encourage user adoption and … Continue reading Pro Tips for Global HR Technology Deployments
Our board member John Hollon makes the case for time off to vote.