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Why Career Planning Matters

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Human capital is every business’s greatest resource. Which is why attracting and retaining talent is critical to a company’s success. While salary and benefits are important, emerging Millennial leaders often prioritize personal growth and purpose over compensation. In fact, a comprehensive, global survey of employees and HR leaders by Reed Consulting revealed that one of the top reasons for employee attrition is lack of opportunities for personal and career development.

Learning to Influence Others

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One of the toughest things to do is persuade others to follow your lead when you’re not their direct manager. And yet, having influence can be an indicator of leadership potential. It can also help you work your way up to manager. Which is why it’s the fourth most requested focus area among nearly 10,000 participants in Everwise’s mentoring program. Influential leaders can win support for their ideas, spark collaboration and ultimately lead to stronger results. Influencing people.

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Applying Design Thinking for Employee-Driven Solutions

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The business operating environment has transformed over the past decade with the development of technology. While the amount of time, risk and financial investment in new products used to be relatively large, businesses can now leverage real-time consumer data to constantly evolve existing products and test out entirely new ones. The cost and risk to experiment has substantially decreased.

Five Signs Your Mentorship Is Working

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So you’ve finally found a mentor or a mentee who you think is a great fit. You’ve been meeting for several months. How do you know that your partnership is actually working? And what do you do if you suspect it might be time to find a different mentor or mentee? While every relationship is different, a pattern has emerged for us as we’ve run hundreds of mentoring partnerships. These five signs point to a successful partnership.

Leverage Powerful Data, More Actionable Plan for Better Workforce Engagement

Engagement surveys deliver volumes of data, but leaders often need a path to actionable insights. How do leading survey platforms help to build better employee engagement? Explore Gallagher's latest whitepaper to leverage data with insights that work.

Mastering the Art of Strategic Thinking

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The ability to think strategically is one of the most important leadership traits you can have. It also makes you a highly effective leader. A 2013 Management Research Group (MRG) study found that strategic thinking was the most important leadership quality to perceptions of “success” and “effectiveness” in the workplace — twice as important as communication. In other words, employees value leaders who are not just focused on solving today’s problems but who are looking to the future.

Top-Down or Bottom-Up Management: Which is Best for Your Business?

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Creating an effective management culture has countless positive effects on your organization. Employees will feel better connected to the business’ mission and goals. They’ll be more engaged, productive, and motivated — all of which encourages them to remain at your company longer. In fact, managers account for 70% of variance in employee engagement. . There are generally two approaches to effective organizational management: top-down and bottom-up.

Moving Toward A Coaching Leadership Style

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Effective leadership techniques have evolved over the last decades, and continue to become more refined. Though the workplace hierarchy is still alive in most organizations, the way leaders relate to their reports has changed to keep up with the times and make employees more productive. Command-and-control style leadership has fallen out of fashion. Your job is to do what I tell you,” is no longer sufficient in this age where knowledge and innovation is paramount to success.

Designing an Impactful Employee Learning Experience

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Organizations of all sizes are seeing a greater need for learning and development (L&D). According to the 2017 Training Industry Report , spending on training climbed nearly 33% to $90.6 billion in the U.S. last year. And with good reason, L&D programs help support critical business objectives, from top-line growth to ongoing employee development. Continually learning is the only sustainable way to keep employees engaged. Leadership is critical, raises are important and titles matter.

HR in 2017: New Bersin by Deloitte report predicts most disruptive year ever

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If anyone has a crystal ball into the trends that will shape and redefine how HR leaders approach their work, it’s Josh Bersin, Principal at Bersin by Deloitte. Yesterday, Bersin released his annual predictions report titled “ HR Technology Disruptions for 2017: Nine Trends Reinventing the HR Software Market.”

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How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

The role of mentors in L&D programs

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Learning and development programs are as varied as companies themselves, but there’s one feature that encompasses most of the effective talent management strategies: mentors. Across many industries, mentoring has been shown to produce solid business outcomes. When implementing or modifying your company’s L&D program, mentoring is one of the best ways to boost employee engagement, create strong leaders for your company and even keep turnover costs in check.

How Technology Will Transform the HR Organization

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HR professionals are ultra savvy about employees’ needs and how companies can use technology to increase retention, and down the line, boosting corporate profits. Indeed, the proliferation of HR tech startups gives a sense of how mainstream this use of technology is becoming. Arriving technologies will also be used to change how the HR function itself will be undertaken.

HR in the Work From Home Age

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The number of companies with partial or entire workforces telecommuting or working remotely is increasing and employees are working from home for a variety of employers, across industries. A 2014 national study of 1,051 employers with 50 or more employees at for-profit and nonprofit organizations conducted by the Families and Work Institute and Society for Human Resources found that: 67% of companies allow some employees to work some regular paid hours at home occasionally.

Creating a Women’s Development Program

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How to Design a Women’s Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Designing a Women’s Development Program” with Kelly Simmons, a Solution Architect at the Center for Creative Leadership.

What Is the Top HR Priority in 2021? Attracting and Retaining Talent

The war for talent is heating up. The 2021 Gallagher Workforce Trends Report: People & Organizational Wellbeing Strategy provides a data-driven approach to total rewards, helping you attract and retain a competitive workforce and drive organizational success.

Building Connections with Peers

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There’s a lot of value in networking with someone higher up the ranks, but there’s just as much to be said for cultivating relationships with your peers. Fostering connections with people your own age, sometimes called “horizontal networking,” can be just as beneficial. Becoming friendly with people who are at the same career stage you are can be helpful now and down the road. You never know who might become influential in a few years time.

Developing a Well-Trained Workforce: Insights From Legendary CLO Steve Kerr

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As a legend in the world of Learning and Development, Steve Kerr has a storied career championing leadership development at companies like Goldman Sachs and GE. The latter of which is where he earned his stripes as the world’s first ever Chief Learning Officer. When someone with his expertise shares insights on how organizations are shifting their thinking around L&D and it’s impact on business—we take note!

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence (EI) is the awareness of and the ability to regulate one’s own emotions and tune in to others. And according to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report , it will be one of the top 10 job skills in 2020.

How To Master Public Speaking

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As we progress professionally, inevitably the opportunities to speak come up more frequently, This can be in front of a team at a meeting, at a company all hands, or an industry conference. These opportunities are exciting but can also be nerve-wracking.

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How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual on-boarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, August 19th at 2 PM E.T. for more information.

When it Comes to the Workday, How Short is too Short?

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Are you still “working 9 to 5”? The revolutionary eight-hour workday, introduced by Henry Ford and later immortalized in song by Dolly Parton, might be falling out of favor. . In the past few decades, research has uncovered a lot about worker productivity and the factors that increase or decrease it. Simultaneously, technology has made it possible for knowledge workers to do their jobs from almost anywhere, including those at large enterprise companies whose operations span the globe.

This Interview Question is Now Illegal in Massachusetts

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In an effort to close the gender gap when it comes to equal pay, Massachusetts just passed a sweeping equal pay bill that, in part, makes it illegal for employers to ask for the salary histories of prospective employees.

Motivating employees close to retirement

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Earlier this month, motivating employees close to retirement surfaced as one of the most popular topics in the Everwise user community of Learning & Development (L&D) professionals and learners. That’s not surprising–employees approaching the traditional age of retirement of 65 are one of the fastest growing segments of the workforce. Approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers have reached this stage every single day since 2011. And by 2035, the U.S.

Announcing the New Everwise Platform

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We’re excited to announce the newest version of the Everwise platform. As part of our vision to help employees reach their full potential, this update further develops the connections you have to the people, resources, and feedback you need. Specifically, this update supports learning experiences that: Help define meaningful and relevant development goals on an ongoing basis. Encourage action-oriented learning to support on-the-job skill mastery.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

Supporting Your Employees’ Personal Brands

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The idea of “personal branding” has been around for years. However, it may feel like a relatively new phenomenon, as people are spending increasingly more time perusing and posting interesting news and personal updates across their multiple social media accounts. While everyone was still their own brand pre-LinkedIn and Facebook, it was less obvious, captured in a neat one page resume.

10 Reasons Leaders Should Mentor Others

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In the process of writing Good to Great, Jim Collins’ team found that “great” companies have one thing in common: leaders who mentor others. This could be due to the benefits that mentorship has in terms of developing up-and-coming employees in the organization. However, while many senior managers will speak to the influence their mentors have had on their careers, many will also point to the role that mentoring others has played in their development.

Pitfalls of Working Sick and How It Affects the Workplace

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“Contagious presenteeism” is an erratic plague that businesses worldwide are fighting to get rid of. The term, which was recently coined by researchers studying employee behavior trends, refers to the act of ignoring one’s ill status and going to work sick, while increasing the risk of infecting other individuals in the space. Most businesses are aware of the negative effects of contagious presenteeism , but some don’t know why workers are resorting to such actions.

Becoming a Manager: An Interview on Career Development with Erin Lynn

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Erin Lynn has worked in the regulatory compliance department of Allstate Dealer Services for most of her professional career. In that time, she’s grown from an entry level legislative analyst into, as Lynn says, “nearly every role that’s in my department.” That includes, most recently, moving into a managerial role. Never one to stop or pause her career development, Lynn is currently focused on further developing her skills in three key ways.

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How This Citizen Of The World Applies His Experiences Towards Mentorship

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An avid traveler since a young age, Gregory Wade considers himself a “citizen of the world.” He’s applied his passion for understanding global perspectives to his career, leading teams and driving growth at BlackBerry in Asia Pacific, Canada and the United States along with Samsung on a worldwide scale. Most recently, Wade established a Vancouver- and Sydney-based management consulting partnership as Chief Strategy Officer.

21 Quotes That Show the Purpose and Impact of Mentors

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“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill. Here at Everwise, we believe firmly in the power of giving back by mentoring others. To establish the next generation of leaders. To foster career development. To increase job satisfaction and retention. The benefits go on and on. There are a multitude of ways to mentoring impacts others.

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Leveraging Employee Development to Foster Employee Retention

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Employee development has become one of the most desired benefits in today’s market for talent. Gallup found that Millennials – who are driving the employee market – fundamentally think about jobs as opportunities to learn and grow. Its report, How Millennials Want to Work and Live , reveals that 59% of Millennials say opportunities to learn are extremely important to them when applying for a job.

How Millennials want to Work and Live

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There are more Millennials in the workforce than any previous generation, including Baby Boomers. In a study by PwC, researchers found that Millennials already form 25% of the workforce in the US and will form 50% of the global workforce by 2020. It’s clear that Millennials will be a powerful generation of workers and that those with the right skills will be in high demand. However, companies have yet to pinpoint what makes Millennials tick.

Meeting Today’s Challenges for Better Organizational Success Tomorrow

According to Gallagher’s research, stress and burnout raised organizational concerns for 70% of C-suites, and 26% of employers noted a decline in emotional wellbeing. The 2021 Q2 Gallagher Better Works Insights Report: Adapting for Tomorrow explores today’s unique workforce challenges and trends.