Most Popular Articles of 2023: Talent Management, Parental Leave, & Workplace Wellness Trends

 Top 10 Articles for 2023

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Here are the topics that resonated with readers this year.

With 2023 coming to a close, leaders are already considering plans and strategies for 2024.

The past year offers plenty of lessons to guide those efforts. A focus on productivity and performance clashed with rising employee expectations in the workplace, and leaders were forced to evolve.

Layoffs and rising inflation challenged leaders, even those with strong workplace cultures in place. And the debate over remote work and a return to the office dominated headlines.

Great Place To Work® Certified™ companies were a bright spot, with the best workplaces finding that a commitment to their people led to stronger business performance. Productivity at the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® doubled year over year, and companies in every industry were able to create stronger cultures than the average U.S. workplace.

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We’re counting down the most-read articles from the past year, with plenty of helpful solutions to take into the year ahead:

No. 10

Productivity at the 100 Best Companies Doubles Over Last Year, Mental Health Soars

In our analysis of the 100 Best Companies for 2023, we found that great cultures weren’t just creating a better experience for employees. They also outperformed the competition and saw productivity gains in an environment gripped by concerns over rising inflation and possible recession.

No. 9

Talent Acquisition Strategy: Definition, Benefits, Strategies

Great workplaces are building a talent pipeline to ensure that great people are ready to fill any vacant roles or bring new skills and expertise to the organization. Here’s how a long-term talent strategy can benefit your organization.

No. 8

Employee Training and Development: The Benefits of Upskilling or Reskilling Your Team

How are the Best Workplaces™ building pathways for growth and ensuring every employee can learn new skills? Adding talent doesn’t always require looking outside the organization, and a robust training program helps employees build their career without having to exit the company.

No. 7

Use the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

The author of “The Five Love Languages” focuses his expertise on the workplace, identifying the different ways managers can ensure employees feel appreciated for their efforts. See how “words of affirmation” or “acts of service” translate to the workplace.

No. 6

What Is Psychological Safety in the Workplace? How Leaders Can Build Psychologically Safe Workplaces

A key ingredient in the most innovative workplaces, psychological safety considers how supported employees feel when taking risks. See how this element of a healthy workplace can be measured, and the common reasons employees feel unsafe in the workplace.

No. 5

5 Ways Workplace Culture Drives Business Profitability

Companies that make the 100 Best Companies to Work For List outperform the stock market by a factor of 3.36. Great Place To Work data shows how investing in your people isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s a big boost to your business.

No. 4

Engaging and Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

With five generations represented in the workforce, managers must adapt their strategies to engage all employees. Check out these four common challenges created by generational differences, and tips on how to overcome them. 

No. 3

8 Top Workplace Wellness Trends to Watch in 2023

Employee well-being was a top priority for lots of companies this year. Here’s how companies from the 100 Best were adapting to offer more support to employees.

No. 2

How Competitive Is Your Company’s Paid Parental Leave?

Want to benchmark the parental leave policy at your company with the Best Workplaces for Parents™? Check out these top employers and what benefits they are offering to employees with parenting responsibilities.

No. 1

What Is Talent Management? Definition, Strategy, Processes, and Models

Human resources leaders can get bogged down in paperwork and policies. Talent management requires engaging with the whole person, from the moment they onboard to the day they leave the organization. Consider these tips for creating a talent management strategy to retain and develop your people.

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