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16
Aug

If You Don’t Know How to Manage Yourself, You Shouldn’t Be Managing Others

Think you’re an effective leader? Based on various studies, there’s an even chance you aren’t.  In our latest norms, we found that close to forty percent of employees don’t trust their senior leaders, and thirty percent don’t think they’re receiving the coaching they need from their boss.  The Engagement Institute found that only half of HR professionals think their leaders

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3
Aug

THE ENGAGING POWER OF ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE

By: Joost Houtman, Team Leader “What the Heck is a Chief Purpose Officer?” asks FOXBusiness.com’s Serena Elavia in her interview with PWC’s Chief Purpose Officer Shannon Schuyler. Recently, I found myself asking the same question. At the 2017 HRD Summit in Amsterdam I had the pleasure of being introduced to the concept of the Chief Purpose Officer (or “CPO”) by

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31
Jul

Want to Be a Better Manager? Stop Trying to Motivate Your Employees

Employee engagement is a top priority in many organizations.  How can we increase motivation levels?  What can we do to get our workforce fully invested in their work and fully committed to the organization?  These are some of the most common questions we hear from our clients. Based on our data, the answer may be a bit of a surprise

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27
Jul

Three ways HR technology will fundamentally reshape careers, jobs and work

Originally posted here on LinkedIn by Lewis Garrad, Employee Research and Engagement, Growth Markets. It seems very fashionable to make predictions about the future, even though the evidence suggests that most people are rather bad at it. Much of what is written about it is either obvious or complete guesswork. Given that, I thought I would take a stab at

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22
May

Three Keys to Engage and Motivate Your Gig Workers

(Spoiler alert: Treat them like customers!) Originally posted on LinkedIn by Lewis Garrad and Susan Haberman, Mercer We can now sell our skilled services to someone who wants to use them via online communities, at the click of a button. The overlap between the skills we have (our product), the ease of sharing online (the marketplace), and the transparency of

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5
Apr

The Benefit of Time in a Time-Challenged World

Author: Kate Bravery, Partner in Mercer’s Career Business and Global Practice Solutions Leader Originally published on LinkedIn, April 4, 2017 The Benefit of Time in a Time-Challenged World Many of us have personally experienced working over weekends or holidays, or have pulled all-nighters to complete a project on time. For better or for worse, technology allows us to work at

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4
Apr

The “Change Agile” Organization: Growth Through Employee Empowerment

By: Ilya Bonic, President of Mercer’s Career Business This article originally appeared on Brink News, on March 29, 2017. Disruption rules the world of work these days, as technology and demography transform the business models of organizations. For decades, organizations have been fighting the war for talent — yet they’ve taken an incremental, evolutionary approach in the face of revolutionary

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