Simple Math: Big Data – Big Focus = Big Failure

As technology advances allow us to analyze every aspect of business operations, many companies are inundated with data. Although we celebrate the advances in technology, this “data revolution” has also blurred the line between valuable insight and mundane non-value added information. As a result, many companies are now buried in indecipherable numbers. To successfully pierce through the mountains of useless data and focus on the strategic insights, it is critical businesses have the tools to translate heaps of distracting data into useful information.

Podcast: Are You Ready for Unlimited Vacation Time?

Vacation time is a scarce and precious commodity for most employees.  When we use it, we want to make the most of it.  The picture here is me with my children in New Zealand a few years ago.  We saved and planned for a long time for that trip - including banking the vacation time … Continue reading Podcast: Are You Ready for Unlimited Vacation Time?

The Future Workplace – Are You Ready?

The following post is by WFI board member, Jeanne C Meister, Partner at Future Workplace and Co-author of The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees. The future of work is about developing a workplace that emotionally connects to employees and customers, understands the impact of technology on the … Continue reading The Future Workplace – Are You Ready?

Human Middle Managers

Today’s guest post is courtesy of our board member, China Gorman. China is a consultant, speaker, writer, and former CEO of the Great Place to Work® Institute. If you read any business publication – print or online – you’ll know that organization culture has become a critical advantage when competing for talent today. If the … Continue reading Human Middle Managers

Workplace Trends for 2017 – Tweet Chat Highlights

We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding workplace trends and predictions for 2017. Several members of The Workforce Institute Advisory Board, as well as other industry influencers, weighed in on some of the most critical shifts they expect to see in the workplace this year. Missed the chat? You can view the entire transcript below (as … Continue reading Workplace Trends for 2017 – Tweet Chat Highlights

The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

And just like that, 2016 is [almost] behind us. A lot has happened in 2016, in and out of the workplace. But when it comes to topics we covered on this blog, you all had some specific areas of interest. Some of the topics you found most interesting this year included the FLSA overtime changes; … Continue reading The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

'Tis the Season to Give Back – and Engage Employees

The holiday season always brings out the generosity in people. This time of year just seems more magical, more heartwarming - and it inspires many of us to pause and think about how we can give to those who need it the most. As a Kronite, I'm fortunate that the company I work for is … Continue reading 'Tis the Season to Give Back – and Engage Employees

Is Uber’s View of Workers Old-fashioned?

The following guest post is courtesy of our board member, David Creelman. Lately, Uber is getting beaten up in the courts, as judges rule that Uber drivers are more like employees than independent contractors (see example of recent UK ruling here). For those who don’t like Uber’s management strategy, this is a good thing. For … Continue reading Is Uber’s View of Workers Old-fashioned?

Employee Engagement: The $687 Billion Question

Earlier this year, we conducted a global research project with Coleman Parkes Research to dig into the drivers behind employee engagement - and what a lack of engagement may be costing organizations. One of the key findings from this research is that in the US, the average worker spends 3.4 hours per week on tasks that are … Continue reading Employee Engagement: The $687 Billion Question

A Different Kind of Exchange Program

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." -Benjamin Franklin When you hear the phrase "exchange program," what comes to mind? You may immediately think of student exchange programs - opportunities for those still in school to experience a new country while pursuing their degree. But learning in a new-to-you … Continue reading A Different Kind of Exchange Program