Professional careers have always had a tinge of uncertainty; however, the Digital Age has amplified it significantly with efficiency no longer being the mainstay of ‘human’ excellence as advanced automation and seamless autonomous functioning have steadily taken out the ‘committing of errors’ from the corporate equation. Consequently, ‘excellence’ is being ‘commoditized’ with respect to job performance and the notion of being ‘relevant’ in the Digital world is gaining more traction. More and more of the repetitive/physically demanding/minimally diverse jobs/roles/functions are being relegated to ‘smart’ machines while cerebrally-intensive skills, e.g., innovative thinking, astute strategizing, creative application, cohesive peer-to-peer engagement, etc., are being heralded as the ‘last bastion of ‘human relevance’ in the workplace. Most of the respective impact is being felt by the mid-career professionals who are haunted by the notion of ’45 is the new 65’ as they brace for the groundbreaking technologies nullifying the need for large workforces.
Article by 5 March 2019
With healthy eating cookbooks flying off the shelves, and gyms operating at full capacity at the start of 2019, HR professionals can also join in the spirit of improvement by reviewing their employee benefits packages and ensuring they are fit ... View Article
Article by 28 February 2019
A powerful beginning is the hallmark of great shows and great public speaking. It’s about getting attention and getting the audience excited about what’s to come. In public speaking high impact starts can include a strong story, a question, a quote, a significant number or a powerful picture.
Article by 26 February 2019
The Plan signals the Government’s intention to legislate in accordance with numerous recommendations originally made by the Taylor Review, which reviewed and critiqued the UK’s Modern Working Practices in 2017. The intention is that most of these changes will come in April 2020.
Article by 21 February 2019
Last year, Ambius research revealed that on average British workers spend more time per a day at their desk or workstation (6.8 hours) than they do in bed (6.4 hours). These figures reinforce the importance of making sure offices are happy, agile and comfortable places to work.
Article by 19 February 2019
It makes sense that there is an inexorable link between customer and employee experience. Research tells us that 79% of employees at companies with above-average customer experience are highly engaged in their jobs, compared to 49% of employees at companies ... View Article
Article by 14 February 2019
In a challenging economic climate, the war for talent rages on and is set to become more complex with changes ahead – such as the impact of Brexit. HR professionals are all too aware of the importance of having the best people, yet don’t always consider all the options available to attract and retain talent due to preconceived ideas they can hold around some employee benefits.
Article by 12 February 2019
At the 2018 Peter Drucker Forum, Dave Ulrich posed a question: “how do you help the heroes to succeed?”. He’s referring to what’s known in organisation network analysis as your true influencers. In the same forum, Zhang Ruimin, CEO of Haier, spoke about disrupting the employee experience, and at the same time that of the organisation; shifting from bureaucracy to the ‘three-selves’; self-employed, self-motivated, self-organised.
Article by 7 February 2019
Finding the right talent for the Digital Age has become increasingly critical for competitive organizations as the relevant dynamic demands keep revising the roles/skill sets that are needed to succeed in the future. The steady influx of AI-enabled entities in the workplace has been a key factor in the respective context as the notion of the ‘right talent mix’ now involves both ‘human’ and ‘non-human’ team members. Consequently, this has put significant strain on the historically cozy and secure relationship between recruiting firms, especially, in the ‘retained’ category, and their corporate clients as conventional/unconventional recruitment approaches favoring induction of ‘human talent’ are not deemed to be in optimized congruence with the organizational imperatives of higher efficiency, faster productivity, refined timeliness, seamless manufacturing/services, and consistently innovative offerings to remain relevant in the face of disruptive influences/competitors.
Article by 5 February 2019
Eye care can have a positive impact not just on an employee’s eyesight and eye health, but can have wider benefits such as boosting morale and productivity. We recently conducted research into this area to assess the extent that HRs value this benefit and how much they believe their staff do too.
Article by 22 January 2019