Employee Engagement

13
Oct

Are You an Evidence Based Leader? Five Questions to Consider

By: Adam Pressman, Mercer | Sirota Business Segment Leader, US If you follow the news these days, there are probably times when you feel confused by conflicting reports and contrasting storylines.  This is exacerbated by the complicated web of media sources with various special interests that provide us information.  Depending on where you live, what you read, or who you

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27
Sep

Preparing for The Future of Work: Evaluating The Effectiveness of Your Employee Value Proposition

  By: Patrick Hyland, Ph.D. and David Reeves, Ph.D., As unemployment rates drop across the world, talent attraction and retention has become a strategic priority in many organizations.  In our latest Global Talent Trends report, almost half of HR leaders said they are concerned about talent scarcity, and 9 out of 10 C-Suite executives expect to see competition for talent

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16
Feb

Common Tensions in Talent Management

By: Lewis Garrad, Growth Markets Leader, Mercer | Sirota Original commentary in the Winter 2018 edition of the HRPS Journal There are very few endeavors that are as noble and important as helping people fulfill their potential. Wasted talent isn’t just a travesty for the individual, but also for the organization or society which would benefit from it. HR’s focus

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24
Jan

Exploring How Employees Think About Work

By: Patrick Hyland, Ph.D., Consulting Services Lead and Anthony Caputo, Consultant The days of linear career paths and one-size-fits-all employment contracts are long gone, according to many experts. In today’s gig economy, an increasing number of employees want to forge their own way and establish idiosyncratic employment arrangements with their employers. As a result, more organizations are tailoring work experiences

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12
Oct

Tech Trends: Why are So Many Senior Leaders Thinking about Leaving?

Based on our latest Mercer | Sirota norms, over half (54%) of senior leaders in the tech industry intend to leave their organization within the next three years. That’s a startlingly high percentage, particularly in light of the fact that just 14% of non-tech leaders say they plan to leave within the same time period. Considering the disruptive consequences of

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12
Oct

Leadership, Stress, and the Importance of Self-Care

Feeling stressed by your management responsibilities? If so, you’re not alone.  In our latest norms, we found that just 67% of leaders and managers think the level of stress they experience at work is manageable; the other third was unsure or overwhelmed.  A similar percentage said they struggle to maintain work-life balance.  Just half of leaders and managers feel they

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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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