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How the Professional Services Industry Makes the Fortune 100 Best Companies List

By Sue Lam

In today's volatile and data-driven economy, employee knowledge is a hot commodity. Organizations need the best and brightest employees to maintain their competitive advantage. Though this trend affects all industries, this is even more significant in professional services, where they offer clients knowledge and consulting services. The professional services industry understands that in order to attract and keep the best talent, they must invest in their people.


March 26, 2015

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Top Workplaces in Healthcare

By Elissa Tucker

4 Elements of a Successful Healthcare Employee Experience


March 25, 2015

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The Intersection of Culture and Design

By Hannah Elise Jones

How Workplace Design Helps Bring Culture to Life


March 24, 2015

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The Language of Great Leadership

By Lillian J. LeBlanc

Great leaders strive to connect with their teams through clear communication


March 19, 2015

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Deloitte’s HR Wake Up Call

By China Gorman

Deloitte recently released its 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report, their annual comprehensive study of HR, leadership, and talent challenges compiled using data from surveys and interviews taken by 3,300+ HR and business leaders in 106 countries around the world. The report identifies 10 major trends that emerged from the most current research, and cites the capability gap (measuring the distance between the importance of an issue and organizations’ readiness to address it) associated with each, as well as practical ideas for how to help organizations combat theses challenges. Ranked by importance, the top ten talent challenges reported for 2015 are: culture and engagement, leadership, learning and development, reinventing HR, workforce on demand, performance management, HR and people analytics, simplification of work, machines as talent, and people data everywhere. Deloitte’s data highlight considerable gaps in capability among all 10 trends, with the majority of capability gaps getting larger compared to last year.


March 18, 2015

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Great Innovation: Why Culture Matters

By Hannah Elise Jones

Trust in the Workplace Building a Foundation for Innovation


March 16, 2015

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The Great Workplace Era Emerges in Asia

By Ed Frauenheim

Just as Asia is awakening as an economic power, so too are its best workplaces rising to new levels of trust, pride and camaraderie. And they are on the forefront of a new, hopeful era of better workplaces throughout the globe.


March 13, 2015

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Who Really Cares About Employer Branding?

By China Gorman

In a recent report by Universum, a tactical view of how organizations are attracting talent and combating problems is given with some fresh insight. The report: State of Employer Branding is part one a four-part 2020 Outlook series, based on responses from 2338 interviews conducted in the winter of 2014 in 18 different countries. Respondents represented a variety of industries and job functions with more than 50% working within HR, 16% being the CEO of their respective organization, and 23% working for organizations with more than 1000 employees in the country. Universum’s report starts by posing a necessarily blunt question to its readers, “How long have executives argued over the need to make talent attraction a corporate strategy rather than an HR strategy?” Point taken, talent acquisition remains an ongoing point of struggle for organizations, but is a critical strategy for organizations to remain competitive.


March 11, 2015

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What Can We Learn from the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®?

By Hannah Elise Jones

Gaining Insight from List-Making Companies at the Great Place to Work® Conference


March 9, 2015

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Can We Predict HR Trends Happening in 2020?

By Elissa Tucker

If We Ask the Right Questions We Can


March 6, 2015

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The Fortune List: Not an End in Itself

By David Shanklin

As a daily watcher of CNBC’s morning show, Squawk Box, I was thrilled to see the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For© list highlighted this morning. And as someone who works with companies everyday who are either on the list, or aspire to be on the list, I felt compelled to share some insights about what I’ve learned about these companies and the list itself.


March 5, 2015

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The Recognition Landscape Isn’t Changing Much

By China Gorman

Recognition programs are vital tools in an organization’s total rewards strategy, but beyond the knowledge that “recognizing employees is a good thing to do” we can look to data that back up recognition programs as an important part of an organization’s culture.


March 4, 2015

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Improving Patient Experiences from the Inside Out

By Hannah Elise Jones

Using Organizational Culture to Better Serve Patients at the 100 Best in Healthcare


March 3, 2015

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Why Strategic HR Matters and How HR Can Become More Strategic

By China Gorman

In conjunction with the release of our Strategic HR Partnerships Best Practices Report, APQC is conducting a series of interviews with people who have experience with the topic of strategic HR partners. This third post in the series features China Gorman, CEO, Great Place to Work® Institute and author of the HR blog series chinagorman.com, sharing her views on the topic of strategic HR—why it matters and how HR can become more strategic.


March 2, 2015

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5 Elements of a Great Workplace

By Elissa Tucker

That Any Leader Can Bring to Life


February 27, 2015

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The Case for A Great Workplace Starts at the Top

By Hannah Elise Jones

Learning from Great CEOs at the Great Place to Work® Conference


February 26, 2015

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Undercover Boss --Engaging Leaders

By Great Place to Work

Learning to listen to employees the hard way


February 25, 2015

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Automated Workforce Planning: Tactical or Strategic?

By China Gorman

An organization’s most critical assets are its employees. No other bothers to argue against that point any more. An organization’s workforce is also, however, its most expensive asset, and workforce management (the development of employees, retention of skilled talent, etc.) is consistently cited as one of the top issues facing organizations today. In a recent Aberdeen report , 60% of all organizations reported a need to improve workforce planning capabilities as a driver of their total workforce management efforts.


February 25, 2015

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When Leaders “Pay it Forward”

By Jessica Rohman

Building a Great Workplace through Generosity


February 19, 2015

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Why Diverse Organizations Perform Better: Do We Still Need Evidence?

By China Gorman

McKinsey’s report examines the relationship between the level of diversity (defined as a greater share of women and a more mixed ethnic/racial composition in the leadership of large companies) and company financial performance (measured as average EBIT 2010–2013).


February 18, 2015