SHRM 2010 Employee Job Satisfaction Report: Don’t Forget the Individual Perspective

The Society for Human Resource Management just posted its annual look at the factors that drive employee satisfaction in the workplace.  One unique element of the SHRM research is that it looks at the factors from two perspectives—employees and HR professionals.  First time readers of the report will be surprised that the lists of what…

Leadership Development: New Study Shows Future Skill Gaps

A significant gap exists between the leadership skills organizations have now and the ones they will need in five years, according to new research from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).     CCL surveyed 2,200 leaders from 15 companies for its Understanding the Leadership Gap study. Researchers asked executives and managers from an array of corporations…

Employee Engagement Levels Drop Among High Performers

In an online article for Human Resource Executive Online, Propping Up Employee Morale, author Lin Grensing-Pophal shares new research showing that engagement levels among high-performing employees have decreased at a higher rate than average performers during the recent downturn in the economy. The 2009/2010 U.S. Strategic Rewards Survey by Watson Wyatt and WorldatWork found that “employee-engagement…

How are YOU feeling about the economy?

Recently, the media has been reporting on more upbeat economic news.  The general feeling is that we are starting to see some improvement in the business environment.   What does the economy look like from your perspective? Are things improving, getting worse, or staying about the same?  Take a minute and share your thoughts in our new poll…

Cautious Optimism for Economy in 2009

We just published the results of our annual corporate issues survey. This year’s survey shows that executives and company leaders are somewhat optimistic that the US economy will rebound in 2009. Following the 2008 slowdown that has crippled economies around the world, over 70% of those surveyed expected the economy to begin its recovery sometime this…