Re-thinking the So-called Millennial Problem

Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Workforce Institute board member, John Frehse, Managing Partner at Core Practice and a sought after speaker on the topic of workforce management. We’ve all heard the negatives thrown around about Millennials: they’re lazy, entitled, and nothing like the generations who came before them. The struggle to hire and retain this well-educated, passionate, … Continue reading Re-thinking the So-called Millennial Problem

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?

HR Software Implementations: Customize Your Mindset, Not the Software

Mistakenly, many organizations start a software implementation thinking about how they can modify the new software to match their existing processes (i.e.: customize it). However, experience has shown me that this is nearly always the most expensive way to implement a new software platform (and the most expensive way to maintain it) for human resources or payroll functions. Rather, organizations should consider this question: if the existing processes and workflows are working so well, why are we investing in a new system at all?

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

Employee Burnout & Fatigue – Tweet Chat Highlights

We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding employee burnout and fatigue in the workplace. A number of thought leaders weighed in on how burnout affects employees and their employers; best practices on how to help prevent employee burnout/fatigue; how technology plays a role; and more. You can view the entire tweet chat below … Continue reading Employee Burnout & Fatigue – Tweet Chat Highlights

Tweet Chat on Employee Burnout/Fatigue – August 3rd

The following guest post was written by Jenn Ardery, a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Kronos. Thanks, Jenn! Employee burnout, that state in which individuals feel overwhelmed, at their wits’ end, and unsure where to turn, is becoming a serious issue for organizations. According to Aptitude Research Partners' Study, organizations that have above average rates of employee … Continue reading Tweet Chat on Employee Burnout/Fatigue – August 3rd

Talking the Language of Tomorrow’s Workforce, Today

The following guest post was written by Peter Harte, managing director of Kronos Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. Thanks, Peter!  Self-centered, lazy, and ‘too big for their boots’ are words commonly used about Millennials. On the other hand, so are socially conscious and collaborative. The traits of Millennials have been written about ad nauseam. … Continue reading Talking the Language of Tomorrow’s Workforce, Today