Category Archives: workforce

IBM’s Remote Work Repeal: It’s Bold But Is It Wise?

IBM is scrapping its pioneering, decades-old remote work program, telling offsite employees to head back to the office full-time or find another employer. The reason? To improve collaboration and accelerate the pace of work, the company said in a formal … Continue reading

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C-Suite and HR Still at Odds Over Talent Issues, Survey Finds

Mercer’s Talent Trends 2017 report offers fresh insights into the lingering differences between how the C-suite and Human Resources view the talent landscape. For instance, both groups agree the competition for talent will increase this year, the report states, “but … Continue reading

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Diversity: The “Readily Solvable Issue” That’s Not Getting Solved

Apple just hired its first vice president of inclusion and diversity. In announcing the appointment, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, called diversity a “readily solvable issue.” Oddly, the company hasn’t seemed all that ready to solve the issue, given the fact … Continue reading

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Why You Don’t Need More Star Talent

The world’s best-performing companies possess more star talent, right? That’s the secret to their success, right? And these companies attract superstars through extravagant salaries and perks, right? Turns out all of these assumptions are dead wrong. Research shows the best-performing … Continue reading

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The War for Talent Isn’t Over or Lost, Fast Company Article Notwithstanding

“The War For Talent Is Over And Everyone Lost.” That’s the headline of Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic’s and Adam Yearsley’s recent Fast Company article, and here’s the callout that follows it: “Instead of winning a war for talent, organizations appear to … Continue reading

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Can A.I. Heal the Broken Recruiting Process?

Here’s how broken the corporate recruiting process is: 85% of job applicants never hear back from employers after submitting a job application … and 71% of employers claim they can’t find candidates with the right skill sets. The good news, … Continue reading

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Optimal Engagement Boost Occurs When People Work Remotely 3 to 4 Days a Week

According to Gallup research, there’s a remote work sweet spot that optimizes employee engagement and productivity. An “optimal engagement boost” occurs when individuals work remotely 60% to 80% of the time (roughly three to four days a week), Gallup says. … Continue reading

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