2022 Global Culture Report | O.C. Tanner Institute

Leadership & Culture

This 174-page report provides a detailed analysis of workplace culture, employee engagement, and employee experience issues from the perspectives of 38,000 employees from 21 countries. The report is full of statistics, including Figure 1 on page 5, showing scores of almost all six essential elements that define thriving cultures fell year after year. These elements relate to an employee’s sense …

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Companies Offer Workers More Time Off to Avoid Burnout | The Washington Post

Workforce Trends

As I noted in a post about a Gallup report titled, The Wellbeing-Engagement Paradox, more workers report increased engagement while experiencing diminished wellbeing. This article summarizes how a segment of organizations is providing workers with more time off to enable the wellbeing of its workforce and alleviate burnout. For example, Mozilla shut down the entire company for a “Wellness Week.” Bumble also took …

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HR Leaders Monthly – August Issue on Resilience | Gartner

Leadership & Culture

Resilience—the ability to sustain or grow performance through disruption without damaging workforce health (i.e., the health of individuals, relationships, and the work environment)—is an essential capability for most organizations. As such, many HR strategies focus on helping to build resilience at the individual, team, and organizational levels. In this August 2021 issue of Gartner’s HR Leaders Monthly, eight …

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2021 State of the Global Workplace Report | Gallup

Workforce Trends

As noted in my article, 2021 HR Trends and Priorities: A Summarized View of 9 Sources, employee/worker well-being (EWB) is a priority for many organizations. And as employers rethink how they can support EWB, this 116-report by Gallup provides insights into the experiences and range of emotions that workers have experienced throughout the pandemic. The report segments …

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Understanding the Range of Emotions Felt by Remote Workers During COVID-19 | The Martec Group

Workforce Trends

This research explored the range of emotions that workers have experienced while working remotely. It is based on 1,214 employees across different industries, demographics, and seniority levels. One takeaway is that there are four unique worker segments within the remote work audience, ranging from total contentment to complete distress. Perhaps unsurprisingly, each of the four segments …

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Use Stay Interviews and Conversations to Improve Engagement and Retention | Gartner

Talent Management

Various reports suggest voluntary employee job exits will increase as workers resume job searches put on hold during the height of the pandemic. As firms continue to adjust and reinforce certain talent practices during the pandemic and beyond, one tactic to mitigate unwanted turnover is the “stay interview or conversation.” As noted in this guide, a …

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The Wellbeing-Engagement Paradox of 2020 | Gallup Workplace

Leadership & Culture

The article notes how employee engagement and wellbeing became disconnected from each other in 2020. While Gallup research has previously shown that engagement and wellbeing are reciprocal (they influence each other) and additive (each makes a unique but complementary contribution to employees’ thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and performance outcomes), new research shows a paradoxical relationship between the …

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Future of Talent Report 2021 | LinkedIn Talent Solutions

Workforce Trends

LinkedIn has launched the first edition of the Future of Talent Report to determine how the future of work has changed. It is based on feedback from over 3,500 respondents across seven markets in the Asia-Pacific region. It explores the shifting role that Human Resource teams will play in organizations, how organizations will plan, hire, develop …

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Cognitive Load Theory: Explaining Our Fight for Focus | BBC Worklife

Talent Management

A few weeks ago, I made a post about a Forbes article, Why Cognitive Load Could Be the Most Important Employee Experience Metric in the Next 10 Years. Cognitive load (CL) is a theory that suggests that people have trouble performing tasks and learning new things if they are trying to process too much information at once. As CL increases, it detracts …

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Workplace Resilience Study: Full Research Report | ADP Research Institute

Workforce Trends

The coronavirus’s pandemic continues to be a source of strain, unexpected stress, and adversity for many people. And as the crisis persists, these outcomes will become more acute. One topic that has received much attention during this timeframe is Resilience, which in general refers to a person’s ability to persevere through or recover from setbacks. …

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