In today’s demanding corporate environment, businesses are struggling to boost employee engagement. It is a strategic imperative but no small task given the severity of the problem. According to Gallup Inc.’s 2013 State of the Global Workplace report, only 13 percent of employees say they are engaged at work. Astoundingly, actively disengaged workers continue to outnumber engaged employees at a rate of nearly two to one.
Tracking and assessing workforce-diversity programs shouldn't be hard work, but it should be a top priority. Because businesses benefit when they employ highly engaged workers with different backgrounds, HR leaders and hiring professionals contribute directly to a company’s success when diversity programs meet their goals.
A growing flood of millennial employees into the global workforce is under way. There are many assumptions about these young people and the ways companies must cater to their specific wants and needs. For example, Millennials are reputed to value work/life balance and personal meaning in their work over financial compensation. Keeping the new generation engaged is said to be a unique challenge.
Social technology is good for business, and you can implement it in your company without risking a security snafu. Help your executive team see that SAP Jam brings together people and business processes, across the globe and across generations, by recruiting with the tools applicants use, socializing global onboarding, making collaboration borderless, using social training to keep your rock stars, connecting all of your business processes, and getting secure social technology.
In the course of working with hundreds of companies across the globe – as well as thought leaders throughout the HR industry – we’ve learned what works, what doesn’t, and what’s most important when it comes to keeping up with HR trends and technologies. In this document, we’ve pulled together relevant research and advice based on both expert research and the experiences of our own customers. You’ll find something for all types of HR leaders to help your company to make the most of your most valuable resource – your people.