For International Women’s Day, InterNations, the world’s largest expat community, took a look at the women that do work abroad and the countries in which they are happiest with their career. The findings are based on the insights of 8,855 female expats that took part in the Expat Insider 2018 survey, one of the most extensive surveys about working and living abroad, annually conducted by InterNations. For the survey’s Working Abroad Index, several topics such as career prospects, work-life balance, and job security are factored in.
Published: 28 February 2019
Overall country competitiveness is influenced by the social environment and regulatory regime set down by governments, coupled with the corporate efficiency. Multinationals take decisions to move manufacturing or support services to countries to take advantage of global efficiencies and advantageous regulatory regimes. The research from the WEF reflects this. The opportunity for multinationals is therefore, to explore how they can maximise the productivity and employee welfare within each country by focusing on well-being as a driver for a strong, happy and productive workforce.
Published: 19 February 2019
For years, employers have not really had to think about providing support to their employees around financial and mental well-being. This of course could be a legacy culture from when individuals worked for their employer and in return employers offered what they needed: a salary plus some health benefits and a final salary pension once they left.
Published: 29 June 2018
Of course, it would be a mistake to simply replicate the US process in the UK and vice versa. Indeed, what works in one regional area, won’t necessarily work in another, but there are some best practices being deployed in the US which may very well translate to the UK market.
Published: 14 June 2018
Aon’s 2018 Benefits and Trends Survey cited employee engagement as one of the top two challenges for employers, alongside retention. Employers also said the third biggest challenge was improving employee participation with their benefits. Contributor Jerry Edmondson.
Published: 27 May 2018
It is clear that employee engagement strategies which utilise emerging technology platforms need to be top of the HR agenda. That’s according to digital solutions provider, Workvine, which has produced a report detailing the top ways that HR teams can improve employee engagement through workplace apps.
Published: 21 March 2018
Us humans have always been hierarchical haven't we - that's our natural state and how we work and live in groups most effectively? The evidence suggests not. It appears that resistance to being dominated was a key factor that drove the evolutionary development of human consciousness.
Published: 4 March 2018
Some employers fear giving their staff a voice – hoping instead they’ll avoid any issues and grievances by burying their heads in the sand, or worse, allowing a culture of fear to take hold where staff are anxious about speaking up. To ensure your team is operating at its highest efficiency, here are 7 tips to empower your employees and improve morale.
Published: 21 January 2018
Employee engagement is not simply about being happy at work. An engaged employee cares about the business and believes in its vision. They have a strong connection with the organisation and will work towards shared goals. At the start of this year, nearly 70% of workers were planning on quitting their jobs
Published: 12 January 2018