Women at Work 2022 Report: A Global Outlook | Deloitte

Workforce Trends

This 32-page report summarizes how women’s workplace experiences affect their engagement and career progression and offers insights into the state of gender equality in the workplace. It is based on survey responses from 5,000 working women across ten countries. Although the 2022 survey shows a slight improvement in women’s work/life balance and modest increases in …

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The Future of HR: Reflections on What’s Next | The HR Congress Magazine with Dave Ulrich and Marc Effron

HR Effectiveness

This article summarizes key points from the recent “Future of HR” event led by Dave Ulrich and Marc Effron. The 200 participant event included several CHRO presenters and facilitators and addressed how HR can respond to the challenges of our day. Starting with the premise that “HR is about creating value for all stakeholders through human …

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Report: Orchestrating Workforce Ecosystems | MIT Sloan Management Review

Talent Management

This new 55-page report explores how leaders can manage and coordinate their workforce as an ecosystem inclusive of external contributors rather than strictly in terms of hired employees. This broad range of external contributors includes freelancers, gig workers, long-term contractors, third parties, and professional services organizations. And with reports suggesting that upwards of 30%-50% of an …

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You May Be Overlooking One in Three Candidates — Here’s How to Change That | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Talent Acquisition

In September 2021, I shared a post about a 74-page report by Harvard Business School and Accenture that outlines several barriers that keep companies from considering ‘hidden workers’ as job candidates. Hidden workers “have a desire to work and are actively seeking work, but their regular efforts to seek employment consistently fail because of hiring processes that focus on what …

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Return-To-Office Plans Unravel as Workers Rebel in Tight Job Market | Bloomberg

Workforce Trends

Many firms have developed and communicated hybrid work policies or guidelines for how their workers should split their time between working in the office and working from home. But as noted in this article, organizations are becoming more concerned about losing talent as workers express frustration with policies that center on where employees should work, rather than …

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Building from the Bottom Up: Strengthening the Bottom Line by Investing in Front-line Workers | Harvard Business School

Talent Development

Business leaders continue to express concerns about their ability to fill open jobs. And while many leaders are asking, “where can I get the workers I need?,” this 86-page report suggests employers ask and answer, “how do we keep the workers I have?”  The report explores this question through the lens of a company’s front-line workers—who represent 44% or 53 …

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The Top 10 Strategic Talent Acquisition and HR Metrics That CEOs Want to See | Visier Blog

HR Effectiveness

Most surveys on CEO and executive priorities—such as The Conference Board C-suite Outlook 2022 Report and PWC’s Executive Views on Business Challenges and Opportunities in 2022 — show talent as a critical priority. And as organizations are under greater pressure to show the ROI of talent initiatives and investments, it is important to measure and report on …

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What Stops Employees from Applying for Internal Roles | Harvard Business Review

Talent Management

As workers continue to reevaluate their work preferences and what they want from their work and career, firms are at a greater risk of losing current workers who pursue external opportunities. And although organizations continue to face challenges in filling open jobs, it is interesting that a Gartner survey shows that only 33% of respondents who …

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Webinar: Imagining Work Without Jobs | MIT Sloan Management Review

Podcast | Webinar Workforce Planning

In this new one-hour on-demand webinar conducted on April 27, 2022, Ravin Jesuthasan and John W. Boudreau share ideas from their book, Work without Jobs: How to Reboot Your Organization’s Work Operating System (released March 29, 2022). The main point of their book is that organizations must embrace a new “work operating system” that deconstructs or unpacks jobs into …

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Is Hybrid Work the Best of Both Worlds? Evidence From a Field Experiment | Harvard Business School

Workforce Trends

While much research has focused on workers’ preferences for flexibility and hybrid work, there has been limited research on the impact of hybrid work on worker outcomes, such as performance. This new 86-page research by Harvard Business School explores the optimal mix of hybrid workdays (days in office vs. home) and its impact on intra-firm communication …

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