Workforce

Organizational Stress Now an Omnipresent, Ominous Concern for Businesses Across America

Amid the large number of health, economic, political, and other macro-crises of late, organizational stress is at an all-time high. For many, stress has become so burdensome that it is more than just a personal issue that can be placated with a few “mental health” days out of the office. Workplaces have become overwhelmed by employees struggling with stress – whether driven by feelings of unease, anxiety, depression, frustration or  any number of unwanted emotions. Given the current level of demands, pressures and uncertainties, employees and businesses can be severely undermined over time.

73% of tech talent would consider joining startups in 2021, survey reveals

Northampton, UK, 16th February 2021: 73% of tech talent would consider working for a startup in 2021, with male tech talent more likely to work for a startup (63%) than female (49%). That’s according to a recent survey by Talent Works, which asked UK employees in a variety of tech roles what they look for in a job and where they look for new opportunities.

When asked why they would choose a startup over a larger organization, respondents noted the opportunities for growth and development, the ability to work on the latest tech developments, and having more involvement in the company.

Michael Giannulis suggest ways to motivate your employees during tough times

Motivating your employees is essential. They are the prime influencing factors for your business. However, during a challenging economic crisis, you will have to inspire them. When they do not reach the desired levels, then the confidence level of the employees goes down. The feeling of anxiety and fear are persistent in them. It can bring the performance of the employees to a standstill.

Mike Giannulis says that if your employees are motivated, then half the work is done. You can rest assure that you can achieve your targets smoothly.

Mike Giannulis shows how you can motivate them for the success of your business

Missing that spark: New hybrid working world affecting employee learning, team spirit and creativity as we head into 2021

London, UK, 17 November 2020: A new survey by Actus, the UK provider of the award-winning Unified People Performance Platform and HR Uprising Podcast, has uncovered a number of prevailing concerns for employees. These center around lack of opportunities to collaborate, connect and learn as informal face-to-face interactions are restricted due to Covid-19 enforced remote working.

The Benefits of Employee Training and Development

Employers go through a long and complicated recruiting process to hire qualified candidates. Unfortunately, their effort usually stops there. 

Once they accept the job offer, your employees expect you to provide them with the right career advancement opportunities. Consistent and dedicated employee training enhances employees’ engagement, builds trust with them, and maximizes your financial performance.

Here is how employee training and development benefits your organization.

Cornerstone Report on Skills Development Reveals Significant Confidence Gap Between Businesses and Their People

London — Sept. 17, 2020 – Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in people development solutions, today announced the results of a new workforce trends report from the Cornerstone People Research Lab (CPRL) titled A License to Skill: Embracing the Reskilling Revolution. The global research report reveals that while organizational leaders and employees have rallied around the importance of skills, there remains a confidence gap in the efficacy of skills-based learning programs that advance careers and innovation in the business.

Commute, not Covid, main reason employees are avoiding offices

Nottingham, UK. 20th August 2020: Employees worried about returning to the office post-lockdown are most concerned about work-life balance and the daily commute, rather than their health, according to research from absence intelligence company e-days.

Whereas only a quarter of employees are most worried about potential health implications, results of a snapshot poll of 100 workers show that 7 out of 10 of us are more concerned with impact to work-life balance (37%) or the office commute (34%). The research follows the change in government advice on 1 August 2020 meaning employers can make their own decisions about staff returning safely to work.

Survey shows positive upturn in manufacturing in the wake of COVID-19

Green shoots of recovery are emerging within the manufacturing sector, as evident in new findings from InfinityQS’ 2020 Global Client Survey. The results show a positive upturn in the industry, with nearly 74% of respondents reporting that they are optimistic toward the future. These manufacturers are adapting and rebounding in the wake of the pandemic, adopting new technologies and processes for managing production and controlling quality, including 75% who noted more of their workers are now working remotely.

An Employer’s Guide in Increasing Workforce Productivity

How do you increase workforce productivity during the current COVID-19 pandemic? Workforce/labor productivity is defined as "the ratio of a volume measure of output to a volume measure of input.” It is the amount of goods and services that a worker produces in a given period of time. A business may measure productivity by the number of units produced within an hour and the number of sales calls made within a day or the amount of dollars placed by new investors within a quarter.