Mercer’s 2022 Inside Employees’ Minds Study | Mercer

Workforce Trends

This new 29-page report by Mercer provides insights into worker sentiment on various workforce topics and issues. The study is based on a small sample of 4,049 US-based full-time employees working for organizations with over 250 employees. The report highlights six key findings of which employers should be aware. Two highlights include 1) Retention. 1 in 3 employees …

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Organize Your Rewards Package Around Employees’ Critical Life Moments | Gartner

Talent Management

Organizations continue to invest in the total rewards component of their employee value proposition (EVP) as many workers place an increased value on benefits and programs that support their well-being and their families. But as pointed out in this Gartner article, it isn’t always evident to employees and new hires that their needs are being …

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It’s Time to Reimagine Employee Retention | Harvard Business Review

Talent Management

Employee retention is a key focus of many leaders as workers continue to re-evaluate their preferences and what they value in their employment and employer. As managers and leaders develop and implement tactics to stem unwanted turnover, this article shares three ideas for using career development as a retention strategy. And while career development is …

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Inside EY’s $22 Million Strategy to Get Workers Back Into the Office | Human Resource Executive

Workforce Trends

Many organizations continue to refine their return to office plans while considering insights from various data sources. For example, some sources mention how an impending recession could shift the balance of power back to organizations—where there is a more significant push for a full return to the office. Other sources suggest that new COVID variants will fuel …

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The Great Attrition is Making Hiring Harder. Are You Searching in the Right Talent Pools? | McKinsey

Talent Management

Workers continue to be more discerning about what they expect and value in the worker-employer relationship. As a result, many leaders are turning to their firms’ employee value proposition (EVP)—the set of attributes the labor market and employees perceive as the value gained through employment with an organization—as a source of differentiation. However, many organizations continue …

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Meet the Psychological Needs of Your People–All Your People | McKinsey

Talent Management

I recently shared an 86-page report by Harvard Business School, Building From the Bottom Up, that explored retention strategies for organizations’ frontline workers. These workers, which represent 44 percent or 53 million workers in America alone, are often the foundation of many firms’ operating models, yet they receive less attention in terms of retention efforts. Instead, many …

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Report: People at Work 2022: A Global Workforce View | ADP Research Institute

Workforce Trends

This newly released 47-page report is part of ADP’s annual study of employees’ attitudes towards the current world of work and what they expect and hope for from the future workplace. It’s based on survey responses from 32,924 workers in 17 countries worldwide. And although the report was just published, the survey was conducted in …

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6 Articles on Shared Purpose | Gartner’s April HR Leaders Monthly

Leadership & Culture

Many people have reflected on their purpose in life during the past two years of the pandemic. And while there are many definitions of purpose, a McKinsey article describes it as an enduring, overarching sense of what matters in a person’s life; people experience purposefulness when striving toward something significant and meaningful to them. With many workers wanting to …

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Gone for Now, or Gone for Good? How to Play the New Talent Game and Win Back Workers | McKinsey Quarterly

Workforce Trends

This article explains why a segment of workers had voluntarily left their organizations and accepted job offers from other firms during the pandemic. As shown in Exhibit 1, uncaring leaders, unsustainable expectations of work performance, and lack of career advancement are among the top three factors that influenced this small surveyed population to leave their organizations …

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Report: The Working Future: More Human, Not Less | Bain & Company

Workforce Trends

As workers rethink the role they want work to play in their lives, firms seek to understand how workers’ motivations and preferences continue to shift. This 76-page report is based on a survey of 20,000 workers across ten countries representing 65% of global GDP. It explores five themes that are reshaping work today, one of which is …

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