worklife journey

In this extraordinary period of disruption and uncertainty leading to radical shifts in working models—and, in some cases, unemployment—managers and HR leaders need to take a moment to revisit traditional employee hire-to-retire lifecycle ideas to better understand their people, and focus on what is most important to them. Despite efforts for more than a decade…

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employee productivity

By Jack Klott, Vice President of Human Resources, Independent Bank Independent Bank has served communities in Michigan for more than 150 years and is currently the fourth-largest community bank headquartered in the state. In the banking industry, we are grappling with several emerging forces and trends, but optimizing employee productivity remains an ongoing, long-term objective. It is vital…

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The short answer: It depends. While virtual employment and flexible scheduling were both touted as the silver bullet to the work-life balance problem, there are reasons to believe that better balance has not been achieved—at least not for some remote workers. The Blurred Line Between Work and Home When the clock hits 5 p.m., most…

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employee experience

From time to time, we invite guest contributors to provide their personal perspectives about trending HCM topics. The views, opinions, and comments expressed below are solely those of the author and do not represent Ultimate Software. This post was commissioned by Ultimate Software and the author has or will receive compensation for their work. Earlier…

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Employee Engagement: A Resolution The New Year is a time for resolutions. In 2016, will you resolve to increase employee engagement? Maybe you’ve thought about it for months. You even started developing a plan. But then you got sidetracked. It’s okay! We’re here to help you keep your resolution. We’ll even guide your through the…

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Employee engagement in the workplace, an HR professionals dream

By Colin McLetchie Colin is the Founder and President of Five Ways Forward, LLC, a leadership & life coaching and HR & Organizational Consulting Firm in Arlington, VA. He is a dynamic and powerful coach, speaker and facilitator, bringing passion, deep insight and his unique compassionate challenge as he helps individuals, managers, executives, teams and…

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Engagement, or lack thereof, is increasingly cited as one of the most common reasons that talented people leave their jobs. In fact, less than one-third of employees in the workforce describe themselves as “engaged” in their work (not positions). So why not change the equation by making employees feel valued by helping them unlock their true…

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