Category: Business Trends
Business trends discusses the implications of economics, employment, mergers, acquisitions, and regulatory changes on talent, leadership, recruitment, and human resources issues.
It’s a strange time. A recent poll of 2,000 Americans found that only 5% believe things are “going well” and 40% believe they’re “going badly.” And new research by Towers Watson shows that employees are more stressed about health and financial security than ever.
But in the middle of all this, another trend has emerged: ... Read more»
Over the last several months we have all been going through a lot of change. Our lives, families, and organizations have been disrupted. The economy has seen the biggest drop since the 1920s. And our companies have had to totally re-engineer how we lead, manage, and support our people.
And one of the biggest questions ... Read more»
As we enter the fourth month of the global Pandemic, it’s becoming clear that The Big Reset is real. Society is changing in some positive ways. Let me give you a list of ten to think about.
(We have been conducting in-depth meetings with more than 150 HR leaders around the world and we are ... Read more»
We all know the unemployment rate is very high. Overall nearly 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment this year (roughly 1/4 of the workforce), and while some have gone back to work, most stores and offices are still not fully open. But it’s important to know the “rate,” because policymakers and business leaders ... Read more»
I want to tell a story about an entrepreneur, and in the process tell you the story of an industry: the industry of online learning.
It All Started in 1998
The Netscape Browser was launched in 1994, and within four years (1998) a cottage industry of online learning had begun. Internet bandwidth was spotty, video ... Read more»
As violent and asymmetric as the pandemic has been, we’ve had a lot of conversations about the positives. People are spending more time with their families, business leaders are more empathetic, and companies are trying harder than ever to create a safe and financially healthy workplace.
Well this week we take a step backwards, and ... Read more»
As part of our Big Reset Initiative, we have four working groups pulling together best-practices across 150+ companies on their Coronavirus response strategies, and we will be sharing their findings later in June. In the meantime, as I spend most of my waking hours talking with HR leaders, I want to throw out an ... Read more»
One of the biggest topics I talk with HR leaders about is the massive culture shift taking place in business. CEOs are becoming Chief Empathy Officers; companies are asking employees to take sick days and vacation; it’s now ok to work at home and spend time with your children; and wellbeing and health have ... Read more»
We have been very busy over the last few months, with more than 200 CHRO interviews, dozens of webcasts, and lots of surveys and study, we’ve tried to get ahead of the Coronavirus response. Well today we launched the beginning of our resources to help you: the “Responding to COVID-19” Learner Journey in the Josh ... Read more»
I’ve been looking at the BLS unemployment data regularly since before the 2008 recession, and I watch the shift in jobs from industry to industry. Why? It shows us how the economy is changing and teaches us how to plan our careers, our hiring, our training investments, and the future lives of our children.
In ... Read more»