The company you work for is a badge of sorts, it signifies who you are and what you’re about. Working in a culture that mirrors your values provides a sense of “belonging”. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Over the last few decades, research has consistently shown that happier employees are better employees, and therefore happier organizations are more profitable organizations. Call it an epiphany, a revolution or a matter of time; employers are making significant changes in their organizations to ensure happiness and greater success for their employees.
Recently, a group of well-known publications (Fortune, Essence, and People in Español) teamed up with Great Place to Work to release their first “50 Best Workplaces for Diversity” report, bringing more attention to the topic of diversity and inclusion. The report is a ‘best of’ list based on surveys completed by 128,000 women and nearly 70,000 minorities employed at 630 Great Place to Work reviewed companies (see their methodology and a full list of the results here).
The U.S. economy is strengthening. In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal, economists are predicting that the U.S. will reach a state of ‘full’ employment, a term used to describe an economy in balance, where virtually all who are willing and able to work are employed. So what does this mean for employers and how should they prepare? Advanced Resources recently released an executive brief, "Full Employment: What You Need to Know" (download it here) to help employers learn the tools they’ll need to win the war for talent in the full employment battlefield. Here are some important talent acquisition stats to get you started.
Success in business takes a certain amount of GRIT. What is GRIT? In the past GRIT was thought of as Guts, Resolve, Instinct, and Toughness. Characteristics that just can't be taught. It is time to redefine GRIT for the modern workforce.
On June 3, Advanced Resources held another successful Thought Leadership Event, “Building Better Employee Engagement.” This popular session explored the topic of employee engagement: what it is, the impact of strong engagement on company results, and ideas for employee engagement success.
Last week, the Chicago Tribune named Advanced Resources to its “Top 100 Workplaces” list for the fifth consecutive year. This is a tremendous honor for our organization and we are proud to be listed among our high-performing peers.