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Apr

The Key to Engaging Top Female Talent? Close the Trust Gap

By: Megan Connolly, Principal and Senior Consultant at Mercer | Sirota, Outside of fear and appetite, there are few things we are more primed to pay attention to than trust and fairness.  “Is this a fair deal for me?” That’s the fundamental question we all ask ourselves at work—either consciously or unconsciously—on a regular basis. A reasonable expectation of trust and

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13
Apr

Engaging Through Disruption

  The pace of change is faster and more noticeable than ever and organizations are scrambling to adapt and evolve. Times of significant disruption can lead to feelings of uncertainty which make it difficult to retain and engage your workforce.  If managed correctly, however, these circumstances can present an opportunity to inspire and stretch your people to new heights. As

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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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15
Sep

Should Small to Mid-Sized Companies be Measuring Engagement?

By: Adam Pressman Most organizations with headcounts of over 2,000 employees measure engagement in one form or another. In fact, according to a study by The Engagement Institute*, 8 of 10 HR executives say that their organization has a formal engagement program.  What about smaller organizations?  The anecdotal evidence would suggest that the practices around measuring and improving engagement are

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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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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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