Infographic: State Of Learning And Development 2014

Geography: United States Research Source: ASTD Date: November 2014 Summary: This infographic highlights the state of learning at companies, the average direct learning expenditure per employee, the amount of learning hours per employee, the amount of instructor-led training and training technology.

Workers Want Employers To Help Poor Performers Improve

Geography: United States Research Source: Towers Watson —Date: December 2014 —Findings: 61% of companies have their employees monitor their own success online. 48% of employees believe that the organization they work for does a good job explaining the performance and  management process. 48% believe that high-performing employees are rewarded for their work. 31% think that their organization does […]

Health Care Sector Execs In High Demand For 2015

Geography: Global Research Source: SHRM —Date: January 2015 —Findings: 29% of execs believe that executive positions in health care will be the highest in demand in 2015. 20% feel that it will be new media/social media. 19% believe that it will be energy. 18% believe that it will be cyber security/risk management. 14% believe it will be sales, […]

Merit-Based Bonuses Hit A High In 2014

Geography: United States Research Source: Towers Watson & Aon Hewitt —Date: December 2014 —Findings: 12.7% of companies’ payrolls spent on performance-based bonuses in 2014 and should remain there for 2015. 4.1% of most salaried workers’ total salary are from merit-based bonuses. Recommendations: Providing merit-based bonuses is great incentive for employees, as well as a flexible means of regulating […]

Interview: William Ury On Workplace Negotiation

Audio interview: Summary: In this interview, William Ury discusses how employees can become better negotiators, why people don’t always act in ways that serve their best interests, how employees can better persuade management to take actions, women in the workplace, and how HR can better support their employees through his “Getting to Yes with Yourself” process. […]

U.S. Increasingly Satisfied With Job Mobility

Geography: United States Research Source: Gallup —Date: January 2015 —Findings: 60% of U.S. citizens are satisfied with their job mobility in 2015 year as opposed to 54% in 2014. 67% are dissatisfied with the distribution of wealth and income in the U.S. 31% are dissatisfied with both mobility and distribution. 24% are satisfied with both mobility and distribution. Recommendations: […]

Majority Of Company Executives Not Concerned With Loyalty

Geography: Global Research Source: Oxford Economics and SAP —Date: December 2014 —Findings: 41% of executives believe that loyalty is an important factor of talent strategy. 37% of executives plan for succession and continuity in key roles. 43% fill senior roles from within the company. Recommendations: The majority of company executives consider their employees to be temporary rather than concern […]

Interview: Carson Tate On Working Simply

Audio interview: Summary: In this interview, Carson Tate talks about how employees can identify their own productivity style, how HR professionals can support employees in better managing and simplifying the way they do work, tools of the trade for productivity, and more. About the interviewee: Carson Tate is the Managing Partner of Working Simply and the author of Work […]

HR Managers Don’t Care If Employees Have Messy Desks

Geography: United States —Research Source: OfficeTeam —Date: January 2015 —Findings: 68% of HR managers felt it’s at least somewhat acceptable to have a messy desk at work. 9% said it’s a sign of a creative person. 32% said they would question an employee’s organizational skills and effectiveness if they had a messy desk. —Recommendations: HR managers […]

Personal Websites Linked To Career Success

Geography: United States —Research Source: branded.me & .ME Registry —Date: January 14, 2015 —Findings: 71% of those surveyed said that having a website is either very important or important in helping build their personal brand. 70% said that their website is either very important or important for attracting new opportunities. Respondents believe (70%) that employers are […]