Category: Business Trends

Business trends discusses the implications of economics, employment, mergers, acquisitions, and regulatory changes on talent, leadership, recruitment, and human resources issues.

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Despite The Pandemic, Employee Engagement is Skyrocketing

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»

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The Big Reset: What’s Coming Next

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»

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What’s Happening With Unemployment? Unfortunately, It’s Pretty Hard To Tell.

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»

Injustice and Demonstrations: Will The Pandemic Help Or Hurt?

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»

Employee Experience Redefined: It’s Now About Safely Coming To Work

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»

Thriving In The Pandemic: Lessons From The World Happiness Study

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»