Now that organizations sense that the majority of recessionary job cutting and corporate downsizing has passed, it’s a good time for human resource managers and talent management strategists to reassess how the remaining workforce can meet the new needs of the company. The right workforce mix is unique to each company’s needs, but there’s a fairly standard process that companies can follow to determine the best mix of employees for achieving company goals.
This article is not about engagement. It’s about bigger questions: How do I get my employees engaged, satisfied, committed and healthy? While many factors drive these outcomes, a handful have the most impact. One is called meaningful work.
Ted Childs offers insight on what makes great leaders in today's changing workforce.
Influencing organizational leaders is the top priority in making lasting, effective organizational changes aimed at meeting the need of today’s workforce for flexibility, says Brad Harrington, director of Boston College Center for Work & Family.
It must be part of a three-prong approach that includes helping individuals manage their careers and effective HR policies and programs that allow for work/life initiatives, he said during a Sept. 9, 2008, web conference.
Shortly after joining ABC News as a senior consultant for "Good Morning America” in 2001, Claire Shipman learned she had been branded a “nonjumper.” And not in a good way.
“It’s just that everyone else at this company jumps and you don’t,” she recalls being told by one exasperated network executive. The fact that, unlike her colleagues, she was unwilling to put the demands of the network above all else made her “complicated,” she was warned.
I was summoned to a pitch by a PR guy a few weeks ago. The scene was typical of Wall Street: a swanky bar and two earnest would-be sources: Nick Leopard, 30 and Andy Blechman, 27. These guys were polished, young and had impressive suits and equally impressive resumes. Heck, they were both captains of their respective D-1 college lacrosse teams, which is a guaranteed foot in the door at virtually any bulge-bracket, or top-tier, bank.
With an emphasis on a solutions-based approach, this article explores key factors of a successful transition to a virtual organization and includes real-life scenarios to illustrate both effective and ineffective approaches, with a focus on leadership styles, the effectiveness of virtual working teams, communication, technology, virtual meetings and management, and global virtual teams.
Managing remote employees effectively is the biggest concern for U.S. executives who supervise mobile workers, according to a survey by Runzheimer International, a provider of workforce mobility programs including virtual office, telecommuting and relocation services.
Employee satisfaction and competitive advantage, along with cost savings, were ranked as the top benefits gained with a mobile workforce, according to the Mobile Workforce Survey report, for which Runzheimer polled executives—director-level and above—from a range of businesses across the U.S.
A sound telecommuting strategy increases productivity, job satisfaction and work/life flexibility significantly, according to a recent survey conducted by a global Internet solutions company among its workforce.
An analysis of recent studies suggests that employee-controlled flexible working arrangements, such as self-scheduled work hours and telework, have a positive impact on employees' mental and physical health and their general well-being.
Companies spend billions on rent, offices, and office equipment so their employees will have a great place to work.
However, when you ask people where they go when they really need to get something done, you'll rarely hear them say it's the office.
If you ask, you'll usually get one of three kinds of responses: A place, a moving object, or a time.
Hank Jackson & Ellen Galinsky announce the new SHRM and FWI partnership on workplace flexibility - Moving Work Forward.
Admiral Mike Mullen announces a new partnership between SHRM and FWI that will help organizations be more successful by transforming the way businesses view and adopt flexible workplace practices.