It’s kind of funny. In the last 120 days companies have gone from “remote work is not encouraged” or “you can work remotely on Friday” to “You can work remotely forever (Twitter)” or “We are a remote-first company(Coinbase)” or “We don’t need you back for a year or so (Facebook, Microsoft, ... Read more»
Wellbeing refers to the industry of education, coaching, healthcare, and services that help people with physical health, mental health, fitness, and focus at work. It is a broad marketplace of $45 Billion+ providers which includes coaches, self-assessment, and hundreds of apps and platforms to help us stay healthy, focused, and engaged at work.
Employee Experience (now called EX) has become one of the biggest priorities in business. Faced with skills and people shortages in every industry, companies are bending over backward to make employees’ lives better. And this has set off an enormous industry of consultants, tools, and books focused on the topic.
Let me give you a ... Read more»
I hate buzzwords, and the word “human” seems to have become the next buzzword in HR. But after a two-day senior CHRO Summit we just completed with the UC Berkeley Haas Business School, I’ve just changed my mind. Thinking about Human values is now central to the CHRO’s job, and one of the most ... Read more»
I just returned from a trip to India, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. While the actual numbers are being adjusted, India is growing at almost twice the rate of the US, and is likely to become the largest economy in the world (perhaps outpacing China) over the next decade.
As many of you ... Read more»
AI and People Analytics have taken off. As I’ve written about in the past, the workplace has become a highly instrumented place. Companies use surveys and feedback tools to get our opinions, new tools monitor emails and our network of communications (ONA), we capture data on travel, location, and mobility, and organizations now have ... Read more»
Today the annual spending on healthcare in the US has surpassed $3.5 Trillion and is growing at 5.5 percent per year. In fact, healthcare now represents 17% of our economy and amounts to over $10,200 per citizen per year. And we are heavily outspending our peers: comparable countries to the US allocate only 11% ... Read more»
I just finished six weeks of international travel so I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about sleep, exercise, and diet. (Yes I’m taking good care of myself, but it does really take an effort.)
What I want to talk about is the well-being market, which is something that has come up in every ... Read more»