Sue Lam - March 26, 2015

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

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.

Elissa Tucker - March 25, 2015

Top Workplaces in Healthcare

4 Elements of a Successful Healthcare Employee Experience

Hannah Elise Jones - March 24, 2015

The Intersection of Culture and Design

How Workplace Design Helps Bring Culture to Life

Lillian J. LeBlanc - March 19, 2015

The Language of Great Leadership

Great leaders strive to connect with their teams through clear communication

China Gorman - March 18, 2015

Deloitte’s HR Wake Up Call

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.

Hannah Elise Jones - March 16, 2015

Great Innovation: Why Culture Matters

Trust in the Workplace Building a Foundation for Innovation

Ed Frauenheim - March 13, 2015

The Great Workplace Era Emerges in Asia

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.

China Gorman - March 11, 2015

Who Really Cares About Employer Branding?

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.

Hannah Elise Jones - March 9, 2015

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

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

Elissa Tucker - March 6, 2015

Can We Predict HR Trends Happening in 2020?

If We Ask the Right Questions We Can

David Shanklin - March 5, 2015

The Fortune List: Not an End in Itself

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.

China Gorman - March 4, 2015

The Recognition Landscape Isn’t Changing Much

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.

Hannah Elise Jones - March 3, 2015

Improving Patient Experiences from the Inside Out

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

China Gorman - March 2, 2015

Why Strategic HR Matters and How HR Can Become More Strategic

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, sharing her views on the topic of strategic HR—why it matters and how HR can become more strategic.

Elissa Tucker - February 27, 2015

5 Elements of a Great Workplace

That Any Leader Can Bring to Life

Hannah Elise Jones - February 26, 2015

The Case for A Great Workplace Starts at the Top

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

Great Place to Work - February 25, 2015

Undercover Boss --Engaging Leaders

Learning to listen to employees the hard way

China Gorman - February 25, 2015

Automated Workforce Planning: Tactical or Strategic?

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.

Jessica Rohman - February 19, 2015

When Leaders “Pay it Forward”

Building a Great Workplace through Generosity

China Gorman - February 18, 2015

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

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).