When it comes to the world of work, there's no doubt that things are always changing. In order to stay ahead of the curve, it's important for organizations to invest in their employees and help them grow. This means providing opportunities for skills development, so that people can learn new things and keep up with the latest trends. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to do this, and it's a win-win for everyone involved. So if you're looking for ways to empower your team and help them stay ahead of the competition, take a listen.
HR professionals know that finding the right talent is key to the success of any organization – especially a fast-growing startup. If you're looking to expand your team with remote workers, it's important to understand the different types of remote talent and how to best assess their skills. In this podcast, we'll explore ways to find and recruit the best remote talent for your organization.
Americans are increasingly dependent on employer-sponsored retirement savings plans to save for retirement. Employers can maximize retirement savings in a lot of ways, from matching employee contributions, offering a 401k plan, and providing education on retirement planning. In this podcast, we'll explore how employers can use maximize sponsored programs to help employees save for retirement, especially in an increasingly dynamic and challenging economic environment.
The employee is changing. With the rise of technology, the way employees work and communicate is changing faster than ever before. In order to thrive in this new era, leaders must learn how to lead with empathy. Empathetic leadership can help managers build trust with their employees, create a more positive work environment, and achieve better results. In this podcast, we look at ways you can start using empathy to lead your team today.
In today's business world, teams are more important than ever. But building high-performing teams can be difficult – especially when members come from diverse backgrounds. That's where gamification comes in.
Through games and challenges, businesses can use gamification to create inclusive team environments that encourage collaboration and performance. In this podcast, we'll explore how gamification can help your team achieve success. By incorporating gaming elements into teambuilding exercises, you can create a fun, engaging environment that results in high-performing employees.
No one ever said work was easy, but sometimes it feels like it’s just too hard. We all know those days when we drag ourselves to the office and can barely keep our eyes open. It's times like these that we need to be reminded of the saying “work isn’t everything, but everything is work.” So how do we make sure we lead happy, high-performance employees?
In this podcast, we explore why work sucks – and how we can fix it. We also look at some research on what makes employees happy and productive, and offer tips for leading a high-performance team.
There’s a reason high-performing companies are able to achieve consistent results and maintain a competitive edge. While some organizations may be lucky enough to have natural-born talent, the majority of businesses that are successful put in the hard work to develop their employees’ skills. By creating an environment that encourages and supports learning, these businesses create an atmosphere of continuous improvement that benefits everyone involved. So what exactly sets apart these companies when it comes to skills development?
High-performing companies continuously invest in their people, providing them with the tools and training they need to improve their work performance. As a result, these employees are able to contribute more value to the company, setting it apart from its competitors. In this podcast, we will explore how skills development contributes to the success of high-performing organizations. We will also look at some key strategies that you can use to improve the skills of your team members.
There has been a recent uptick in businesses hiring remote workers. While this offers many benefits, there are also some state and local regulations and compliance issues that add a layer of complexity that needs to be considered. In this podcast, we discuss the importance of background screening remote workers and provide tips for how to do so effectively. Listen in to learn more about best practices for screening job candidates.
Mentorship programs are a great way to develop employees' skills and help them grow in their careers. Many companies offer mentorship programs, but not all of them make the most of these opportunities. In this podcast, we explore the benefits of mentorship programs and how to make sure your company's program is successful. We'll also look at some examples of successful mentorship programs and what we can learn from them.
The pandemic has forced organizations to change the way they operate. Many companies have had to shift their operations to a remote-first or hybrid model in order to stay afloat. The pandemic has also accelerated the adoption of digital technologies that enable remote work, such as video conferencing, chat, and project management tools.
What will the future of work look like? This is a question that has become all too common, asked by business leaders, managers, and employees like never before.
The future of work will be different from what we're used to, but there are a few things we can expect. In this podcast, we unpack the future of work and discuss how companies and organizations can prepare for the changes ahead.
The use of information technology within a company can be applied in various ways. One way is to unify the different Human Resources systems used by a company. Doing so can have benefits for both the company and its employees. In this podcast, we discuss the benefits of unification and how it can help improve HR processes, provide examples of successful implementations, and offer thoughts on why more companies should consider doing the same.
In the past two years, there has been a dramatic shift in the way we work. COVID-19, along with advances in technology, has allowed more and more people are able to work remotely, from anywhere in the world.
So what does this mean for the future of work? The Ivanti survey results and what they tell us about the rise of remote working. We'll also explore the benefits and challenges of this new way of working, and offer some tips on how to make the most of it.
Creating a sense of urgency at work isn't always a bad thing. However, it becomes a bad thing when people in leadership roles wield it like a sword and use it to the point that it now becomes counter-productive. When applied in strong collaboration to speed up a project (think Covid-19 vaccine), it can have a beneficial outcome. However, when everything is served up as a priority with merits as urgent as the tasks before it, people will become confused about prioritizing and completing a task successfully. This scenario will bring about lower production and double the mistakes.
When looking at this from a mental well-being perspective, it can cause burnout, disengagement, lower production output, and ultimately a total disconnect between people and production.
There's no doubt that security is important in the workplace. But what happens when the measures taken to ensure security start to have a negative impact on employee welfare and productivity? That's where the challenge lies for employers - finding a balance between the two. There are a few ways to achieve this, and it ultimately comes down to creating a healthy workplace culture, one where employees grasp the concept of security in all its fullness. This podcast discusses what security really is all about, and how it can work alongside employee experience.
Workplaces need innovation in order to remain competitive. But you can’t order innovation like a spare part. You need the right culture to inspire innovation and leadership among your employees. That comes down to a courageous culture, where employees feel empowered to speak up on behalf of their organization and take leadership roles, even if they’re not in management positions. In cultures like this, employees are willing and able to share their ideas, and your whole company reaps the benefits.
As technology has advanced, the way we conduct interviews has changed. No longer are we bound to a physical space, sitting across a desk from one another. Video interviewing has become a popular option for many companies and candidates alike, especially during COVID-19. There are many benefits to using video interviews in the recruitment process and many myths as well.
For businesses facing serious hiring challenges as part of the Great Resignation, there’s an untapped talent pool that would allow them to surpass diversity and inclusion goals while introducing critical problem-solving skills: veterans. In fact, veteran candidates introduce several critical skill sets that are hard to find among civilians while offering a clean slate for employers to re-skill a talented employee. The key is learning how to overcome hiring obstacles and use veteran hiring to strategically fill your talent gaps.
In today’s workplace, the pressure is on—to be a perfect employee, to always be available, to exceed last week’s exceeded expectations. In short, the modern workplace is a pressure cooker. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, stress and pressure are both critical motivators at work. Without a little pressure, you can’t perform at your best.
The key is leveraging pressure as a tool of success rather than a weight on your shoulders. The first step is mindset, figuring out how to think of pressure in a way that serves you. From there, you have to learn how to build up your resilience and learn how to use pressure as a structuring tool when you’re facing uncertainty.
With more employees able to work from home than ever before, and the coronavirus pandemic still dictating the terms of where and how we work, employees are settling into work from home. Just...not their current home. These days, more employees are considering the possibility of relocating to a cheaper area if work from home options become permanent. That introduces new challenges for employers—beyond remote work functionality. Companies have to consider how the trend toward relocation will impact their recruitment and retention, how they can educate employees, and how they can set up managers and employees for realistic, fulfilling remote work experiences.
Employees are demanding hybrid work. Managers are stressed about hybrid work. And since the confusion often comes from a lack of cohesive hybrid work planning, it’s time to take the stress off everyone’s plates and start planning for the future of hybrid work. For managers, mastering the art of hybrid work is all about communication, learning how to maintain productivity, sustaining your workplace culture in a hybrid environment, and, of course, safety.
COVID-19 changed the world of work--and the world of hiring--forever. And in today’s digital-first recruiting environment, recruiters have challenges unlike anything they’ve faced in previous decades. Fortunately, modern recruiting technology also offers tools to mitigate those challenges. Because the recruiting landscape is now built around finding the right candidate in a sea of options, recruiting technology equips hiring managers with smart analytic tools so that they can make informed, data-driven decisions to improve hiring.
As of March 2020, HR managers and company leaders have been laser-focused on COVID-19. As of January 2022, the federal vaccination mandate for all businesses with 100 or more employees brought COVID-19 back to the center of your business discussions. But the more time you waste arguing about the mandate, the less time you have to focus on staying competitive. To address this, you have to address misunderstandings about vaccine proof, tackle fears about the vaccine, get smart about storing employee data, and always stay focused on the employee experience.
Americans are leaving their jobs (and not coming back) at historic rates. And that means the pressure is on talent acquisition to deliver much-needed manpower and help businesses stay competitive. For businesses with an eye toward the future, it’s time to learn from the mistakes of 2021 (like why employees aren’t in a hurry to come back to work) and use that knowledge to stay ahead. When you’re vying for the same talent in a seller’s market, reaching the right candidates and making the right offers once you find them are critical to your success.
Managers want in-person work. Employees want hybrid work. And in the Great Resignation, when employees are more willing than ever to leave behind lackluster jobs, hybrid work is no longer a perk—it's a competitive advantage. And employers need to catch up to the curve. By focusing on tools that enable the same success factors in in-person environments (like communication, agility, and innovation) employers can reimagine the future of work and ensure their future success.
As COVID-19 leads more employees to demand hybrid workplaces, the pressure is on employers to innovate and provide long-term hybrid solutions. The good news is that modern technology is ready to provide the answers. The key is to focus on elements that drive success in in-person environments: communication, collaboration, innovation, agility, and the democratization of technology access. And with the right tools, employers can innovate and reimagine their own workplaces—and stay competitive in the process.