We spent the last 15 months talking with hundreds of HR leaders about their well-being programs and the focus is massive. Companies are hiring Chief Health Officers, Head of Safety and Well-being, and Directors of Well-being like never before. In fact, there are 55,000 jobs now open for Directors of Wellbeing, VP’s of Wellbeing, or ... Read more»
Category: Employee Engagement
Employee engagement and Employee Experience deal with the issues of happiness, retention, capabilities, rewards, productivity, and the complex problem of creating a “great place to work.”
Over the last few weeks, everyone has been excited about Microsoft Viva. Microsoft’s intense focus on the need to simplify and improve employee’s work lives has been wildly exciting and both buyers and vendors have been lining up.
Burnout is one of the biggest topics in the new world of work. In fact, it’s almost a fad to talk about it. People are tired, we have “zoom fatigue,” and last year the World Health Organization actually classified burnout as a disease.
What is burnout? According to the WHO it includes ... Read more»
Today Microsoft introduced an offering that is likely to transform the market for enterprise software: Microsoft Viva, a digital platform built on Microsoft 365 designed for the Employee Experience. Developed over several years and integrated with Microsoft Teams, Viva is an Employee Experience Platform carefully architected to leverage a company’s investment in existing ... Read more»
The market for employee surveys, feedback, and engagement tools is massive and it just got bigger. Workday announced plans to acquire Peakon, an enterprise-grade employee survey and feedback company, and integrate it deeply into the platform. (Deal was around $700M.)
Let me give you some perspective.
The market for employee listening platforms is ... Read more»
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Employee experience is a red hot topic. While many organizations are striving to become “irresistible” to employees, it’s important to know what’s hype and what really matters. So we’ve decided to conduct a massive research study.
Employee Experience has become a crusade. Every HR and IT department is focused on it, and the marketplace has exploded. In fact, if you total up the tools spent on surveys, feedback, case management, knowledge management, and portals it’s well over a $15 Billion market today, and it leverages more than $200 billion in training, ... Read more»
We’ve had almost a year of remote work, and the transformation has been amazing. Today, among those who can, 71% of Americans work from home most of the time, 87% say they have excellent tools, and employees are roughly as engaged as they were before the Pandemic.
But there is a huge gap... Read more»
We’ve learned a lot in 2020 and many of us are happy to put it in the rearview mirror. But as we look ahead to the new year, I think there are a lot of positives to bring forward. (Our Predictions will be out in Jan.)
First, we learned to be humble.
The Virus is ... Read more»
Something amazing is happening in the Employee Experience (EX) market: it’s advancing faster than ever. This year, driven by the Pandemic, work at home, and dozens of new programs for wellbeing, diversity, family support, and communications about the Pandemic, companies have gotten much better at delivering a meaningful, productive, employee experience. And this means the ... Read more»
I recently read an article in the WSJ (a magazine I am trusting less every day) that claims employee surveys are dead. Well, I really have to disagree, so let me explain what’s going on.
First, in today’s Pandemic and wildly changing work environment, it is essential to understand what employees think.
Employees today are ... Read more»
First, under SAP’s ownership, Qualtrics has been growing like a rocket.
Today SAP sales teams all over the world sell and embed ... Read more»
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»
One of the most urgent things employees need right now is information. What are my policies for work at home? What is our sick-leave policy? When do I have to come back to work and where? How am I going to get paid this year?
Among all the issues we face in the COVID Pandemic, ... 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»