Lewis Garrad

22
Aug

Myths About Employee Happiness

In the latest issue of Talent Quarterly Magazine, I reviewed some of the research around the concept of happiness at work, and why many programs designed to boost employee happiness miss the mark. Here is an extended version of those ideas, with a few more details for good measure. Whether its employee survey data, the vast numbers of people who

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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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13
Feb

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Originally published in The Harvard Business Review on February 8, 2017. By: Lewis Garrad and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of

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27
Jan

Engaging High Potential Employees – It’s Not As Simple As It Sounds

Originally posted on the Hogan Assessments Blog on January 25, 2017 Coaching high potential employees to find impact, challenge and meaningful relationships at work can help create stronger motivation, commitment, and retention. If identifying high potential employees is the most important talent management challenge that companies face, it’s arguable that creating a compelling career for high potentials comes in at

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16
Dec

Three Talent Tech Tools to Help You with Your Career

While so much media has been focused on how technology is going to automate jobs and replace us all with robots, much less attention is being given to the emerging Talent Tech industry. In fact, there is a good argument that using technology to help us understand our talent and potential is really the most noble and humanitarian of causes;

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10
Nov

The Four Organisational Barriers That Inhibit Innovation

Originally posted on HQ Asia. Few business issues concern organisations more than innovation and creativity. Organisations which fail to innovate effectively eventually wither and fade. While many leaders espouse a strong innovation agenda, it’s common to find widespread dissatisfaction with the pace of progress. Surveys of CEO suggest that many leaders believe human capital is one of the biggest barriers

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