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Employees today all over the world are under constant pressure to work longer hours and take less time off, but this push towards productivity does more harm than good. Believe it or not, 9 out of 10 Brits admitted to dragging themselves to work even when they fell sick. Over half the population admits to having taken no sick days at all in the last six months.

The Business Case for an Employee Communication App

Internal communication is more important than ever. Companies need to communicate strategically and frequently with employees, sharing messages that are relevant and accessible. Businesses that don’t communicate in ways that resonate with their workforce find themselves paying the price in high turnover.

Connecting and engaging desk-based office workers is hard enough, but what about manufacturing and other hard-to-reach employees? How do you engage workers who spend their time on the factory floor or production line, disconnected from mainstream internal comms channels?

Some organizations are rich in good leaders, while others are poor. Why? No doubt, some of this stems from issues such as talent acquisition and corporate culture, but this study specifically focused on the role of leadership development. In partnership with Skillsoft, a leading educational technology company, this study was conducted with three primary goals in mind - 1) to gauge the state of leadership and leadership development programs in today's organizations, 2) to learn what stands in the way of improved leadership, and 3) to gather evidence on the best ways of improving leadership development. Read the full research report today.

Between April and July 2018, Poppulo conducted a unique piece of research into how employee communications are conducted by IC teams and resonate with employees across a diverse range of industries in the US and Europe.

With internal communications playing a key role in the employee experience, we set out, in conjunction with the world’s leading ethnographic research company, Human Factors International, to investigate what communications mean from an employee perspective.

How to Help Virtual Teams Create Authentic Connections

This ebook will provide research on the increased need for remote work and its positive impacts on employee engagement, retention, and productivity. Learn how to drive effectiveness within your virtual teams by planning virtual meetings for collaboration and inclusion. Gain tips on building stronger connections with your remote employees by using virtual communication tools more strategically.

The Smart Broker’s Guide to Benefits Communication

We’ve compiled a handy guide for brokers who want a leg up in winning new business and hitting ambitious engagement, enrollment, and contribution goals.

Discover the five key steps to growing your voluntary products portfolio efficiently and effectively by reading the white paper, "Growing Your Voluntary Portfolio the Right Way: Strategies for Introducing New Benefits," from ALM and CyberScout.

Managers and Employees: Exploring the Great Divide

Employee engagement research is full of evidence highlighting the central role of the manager to employee satisfaction and retention. Unfortunately, while many employers and executive teams understand this concept in theory, it is far more difficult to modify and improve on a practical level.

The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2018

Millennials’ confidence in business, loyalty to employers deteriorate Respondents yearn for leaders whose decisions might benefit the world—and their careers. Read the summary and download the report. A webcast on the results is also available on-demand.

The HR tech stack has been consistently evolving for decades. From moving to the cloud, to the rise of mobile and video, to big data, we’ve been following this evolution for quite some time. Successful businesses are constantly optimizing new automated processes to further a world-class talent management strategy. In fact, 65% of employers globally believe HR tech will free up workers to focus on more knowledge-intensive tasks.

Leveraging Technology to Improve Learning Experience

Regardless of company size, one cannot afford to ignore providing employees with the best possible training. Effective training, in essence, the scaffold that will help businesses grow and remain competitive. As such, learning programs need to diversify and adjust to the needs of the workforce. Why? Traditional delivery systems are not as productive in this new era of digitally enabled learning and development. The HR Exchange Network presents Leveraging Technology to Improve Learning Experience. We surveyed HR professionals around the globe about Learning & Development and learning strategies.

I always think of this time of year as “budget season”. You know, when organizations are thinking about what they’ve accomplished during the current year and the goals they want to achieve in the upcoming year. Not only is it great for performance, but it helps to create the budget. In my experience, I found that when putting together the HR budget and department goals, I needed to come prepared with data. It wasn’t enough for me to say, “I believe this is happening …” or “I’ve heard that our competitors are doing …”. I had to come to the meeting with internal data in the form of cost per hire, turnover, exit interview analysis, etc. AND, external data about what was happening in the talent market. This infographic from our friends at Saba is worth bookmarking for future reference.

Forty-six percent of workers in a recent survey reported feeling they were underpaid. Which of your employees are most likely to feel that way?

The Definitive Employee Handbook Checklist

The employee handbook: It sounds so routine, like something that’s been around forever and just needs a quick and easy update every year or so, a task that an HR professional like yourself can handle with ease. But, considering the rapidly changing legal landscape and the ever-growing number of ways employers are finding themselves caught up in litigation, the complexity of handbook writing becomes clear. We've created this Employee Handbook Checklist so you can rest assured that all of your bases are covered and that you can draft an Employee Handbook that keeps your employees informed and helps you avoid any devastating lawsuits.

How to Create a Culture of Health

Most employers are aware of the benefits that come from cultivating a culture of wellness among employees. But finding the right approach to encouraging wellness can be tricky.

The X Factor for Total Wellbeing (and Social Connectedness)

Discover how the right online community can power behavior change in your workforce, leading to better overall health. To effectively reach your employees and health plan members, you must invest in a range of strategies to engage them in healthy behaviors. Offering just nutrition and fitness programs isn’t enough – you must focus on all aspects of wellbeing to drive overall work performance and increase participant engagement.

In today's ever-changing economy, employees want to keep their skills up-to-date and to progress in their careers. Likewise, most employers need skilled workers in order to effectively compete in terms of quality, customer service and productivity. But how well are organizations performing in this area? To find out, HR.com produced this study in partnership with BambooHR, a leading provider of HR technology for small and medium-sized businesses. Read this exclusive HR.com research report to learn what differentiates organizations with good career development from those with poor career development, and to assess how well organizations are handling career development.

Winning top talent and managing those employees well takes a holistic approach to organizational wellbeing, structured for the changing drivers of employee engagement. That means strategically investing in your employees’ health, talent, financial security and career growth. And developing sustainable benefit and HR programs at the right cost structure to support a multigenerational workforce.

Every week, it seems like there is a shocking new #MeToo or #TimesUp controversy dominating the headlines. Amid these powerful movements, companies must be more vigilant than ever to avoid becoming the next newsworthy story. Not only will an effective sexual harassment prevention training program protect your employees, but it'll protect your business from costly lawsuits and devestating public accusations before they happen.

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