Book: Wellbeing at Work | Jim Clifton and Jim Harter

Books

Although employee wellbeing (EWB) was a priority before the coronavirus pandemic, the crisis has made EWB and work-life integration non-negotiable for many workers. This newly released book suggests five critical components of EWB – career, social, financial, physical, and community (in that order). It offers ideas on how firms can help their workers thrive in each …

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Aligning Culture and Policy to Mend the Rift Between Needing Time Off and Taking It | Deloitte Insights

Leadership & Culture

As referenced in my article, 2021 HR Trends and Priorities: A Summarized View of Nine Sources, employee wellbeing (EWB) is a top priority for many organizations. And given that many workers postponed vacation plans in 2020 because of the pandemic, firms are encouraging their workers to use their Paid Time Off (PTO) in 2021 as one …

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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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2021 CEO Priorities Study: Find Your Essential | IBM Institute for Business Value

Workforce Trends

This report reflects one of the most extensive Chief Executive Officer (CEO) research projects ever and polled 3,000 CEOs across 26 industries in nearly 50 countries regarding their 2021 priorities. The 56-page report is replete with insights, including that empowering remote work became the No. 1 strategic priority for CEOs–ranking above virtual customer engagement, supply-chain continuity, and …

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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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Why Cognitive Load Could Be The Most Important Employee Experience Metric In The Next 10 Years | Forbes

People Analytics

Employee wellbeing (EWB) is a top priority for many organizations. Similarly, the employee experience (EE) and worker productivity continue to be key areas of focus. As firms evaluate and determine strategies, tactics, and investments that impact these outcomes, one underleveraged tactic for affecting these areas is a firm’s ability to understand and help manage their …

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2021 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends | Deloitte Insights

Workforce Trends

Deloitte has released its latest study on the global human capital trends for 2021, highlighting the five key trends reshaping work, the workforce, and the workplace. The five trends are 1) Designing work for well-being: The end of work/life balance.  2) Beyond reskilling: Unleashing worker potential.  3) Superteams: Where work happens.  4) Governing workforce strategies: Setting new directions for work and the …

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The Work Trend Index: A Pulse on Employees’ Wellbeing, Six Months into the Pandemic | Microsoft 365 Blog

Workforce Trends

As remote-work at scale has now been in place for over six months, this Work Trend Index report by Microsoft looks at how the pandemic has impacted workers’ well-being around the globe. The study analyzed trillions of information from meetings, emails, and chats to identify patterns and trends while safeguarding personal and organizational data. Among the …

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Care to Do Better – Building Trust to Leave Your People and Your Business Net Better Off | Accenture

Leadership & Culture

During a time at which organizations want to unlock more of their employees’ potential, increase trust, and drive business performance, this Accenture reports provides ideas for doing so. The research introduces a framework called Net Better Off that centers on six distinct and connected dimensions that leaders must focus on. A key finding shows that 64 percent …

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Working Fathers Concerned When It Comes to Caregiving Responsibilities, etc. | Perceptyx

Workforce Trends

Last week I made a post on how the COVID-19-driven remote work environment has been especially challenging for many working mothers who have to balance work, teaching, feeding, caregiving, and other home responsibilities. In a recent survey by Perceptyx, the results show that anyone who is a caregiver (e.g., a parent without child care, caring for aging parents …

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