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Helping Employees Excel at Work with StandOut

Helping Employees Excel at Work with StandOut

By Sreeni Kutam, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer Wouldn’t it be great if you came to work each day knowing that you’d be able to tap into your strengths and focus on activities that you can truly excel at? How engaged and excited to come to work would you feel? When you consider that job hopping is at an all-time high, it’s now more important than ever that organizations focus on ways to develop and engage their top talent. Think about what’s at stake. According to 2017 Gallup® research, high employee engagement leads to 21 percent higher profitability, 20 percent higher sales, 70 percent reduction in safety incidents, and 24 percent lower turnover. So how do we help employees feel excited and engaged? From my vantage point, personal engagement is a combination of what I contribute to the organization and how the organization contributes to my success. Because of its dual nature, it’s important for employees to understand their own contribution to this cycle. My contribution doesn’t necessarily have...

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The Future of Work: Americans are Pretty Flexible about Changing Jobs

The Future of Work: Americans are Pretty Flexible about Changing Jobs

Axios, a site dedicated to providing vital news in business, politics, tech, energy and health care, has published an article in their Future of Work column titled, “Americans are still pretty flexible about changing jobs.” The article states that even if jobs are available in other parts of the country, a lot of people just don’t want to, or feel they cannot, move. But they are pretty flexible at least in one respect, the willingness to change jobs. According to the ADP Workforce Vitality Report, job-switching is at an all-time high, with 27% saying in the third quarter of the year that they were in the midst of changing employment (up from 23% in the first quarter of 2015). And 63% said they are actively or passively looking for new jobs. Read the full article...

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Heads Nodding. It was a Good Sign.

Heads Nodding. It was a Good Sign.

Ahu Yildirmaz, Ph.D. Vice President, ADP Research Institute

I looked around the room a few times.  I saw a lot of nodding heads. I had just presented at a recent Argyle Executive Forum on Human Capital Leadership that confirmed  two concerns that Fortune 500 organizations continue to have in common:  Employee engagement and corporate culture. More than 180 attendees found themselves nodding in unison as guest speakers shared their approaches to addressing these concerns.  For instance, a speaker from Amazon shared the “Top Ten” lessons its HR organization has learned about the “Art of the Peculiar,” which turns on its ear many of the traditional ways of evaluating employee engagement.  Another speaker, from Deloitte, shared the results of its recent human capital trends report, which identified 10 human capital management trends using a framework it calls the 4Cs for HR – capacity, capabilities, community and credibility. Other presentations featured HR leaders from News Corp., Bank of America, Glassdoor, and Praxair, to name a few.  They covered a lot of ground:  Empowering and engaging employees; building corporate culture...

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