Leadership

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

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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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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31
Mar

How to Prepare for the Toughest Talent Battle Every Person (and Organization) is Facing

This article, also published on LinkedIn, was co-authored by Denise Nichols, Marsh & McLennan’s Global Head of Talent Acquisition, and Ilya Bonic, President of Mercer’s Career business. Denise and Ilya explore what’s changing in the talent market—for companies and the people they are looking to hire—and how businesses must be nimble to keep pace and continue to hire the best

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8
Aug

Three Key Trends in Employee Engagement and Feedback:

Observations from the HCI Employee Engagement Conference (Denver, Colorado, USA) It was a pleasure to attend the 2016 HCI Employee Engagement conference this July in Colorado. More than 400 attendees joined industry experts from across the world to discuss the latest trends in employee engagement research and practice. I wanted to summarise the three key points that I heard over

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