It may not be as simple as the equation above suggests, but when it comes to employee satisfaction, a little bit of well-placed recognition goes a long way—and it doesn’t have to be financial. A recent global survey shows that less than half of employees (44%) feel their work is recognized or rewarded. Reward doesn’t […]

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Most of my clients are seeking ways to improve productivity, and it’s easy to understand why. However, before we start changing things, we must always ask this critical question: “Are the metrics we have in front of us the right ones?” Improving productivity is a fine goal, but we need to do so in the […]

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One of the most telling results from our latest survey is the way employees feel about their boss’ ability to prepare employees for the future. In every region and across all generations, employees feel that this is a task their leaders are not living up to. Older workers are far more likely to believe that […]

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A major demographic shift is almost upon us. Companies are facing a demand-supply impasse that is virtually locked-in for the next 40-50 years, and HR professionals must hold the key. While it’s true that unemployment levels in many countries remain at historical highs, the issue facing HR is an increasingly critical talent shortage: a shortage […]

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The quality and diversity of talent can directly impact any organization’s efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability—attributes that are key to succeeding in a fiercely competitive business world. You should ask yourself: How should I assess my talent demands? What is the appropriate balance in my workforce? How do I acquire and retain the best people? How […]

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How do we measure the worth of our employees and their skills, experience, and contribution? It is a difficult task to do when comparing it to valuing tangible items such as equipment, furniture, IT systems and other material items. Yet, if we are to make the most of our human capital investments it’s critical to […]

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