WHITE PAPERS

Winning Over Digital Natives

Digital Natives are people who have been familiar with all things digital from a very early age. In less than five years, Digital Natives will outnumber Baby Boomers. In 10 years, they will represent 70% of the talent pool. While 5 to 10 years may seem far out to some, taking steps to attract and…
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The professional services industry is not without its employee engagement challenges. Yet, when it comes to engagement numbers, this segment outperforms all others. Their levels are noticeably higher while their share of disengaged workers is well below all other industries. Why is that? In this month’s Performance Perspective, Mike Ryan explores: • Employee engagement within…
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As businesses emerge from one of the most difficult economic stretches in modern history, investments in Incentive Travel are growing again. In its 2014 Trends Study, The Incentive Research Foundation found that one third of all incentive travel planners will increase their budgets in the coming year. Spending is expected to rise across the board…
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The phrase “employee engagement” has captured the attention of business executives for some time now. Rightly so. Workers who are engaged are worth more to the companies that employ them. They drive better business results, are more productive, tend to stay with their employers longer and please customers along the way. As companies contemplate how…
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Learning, Rewards & Recognition

Companies have a lot riding on an employee’s overall effectiveness. Faced with an onslaught of new competitors with lower barriers to entry, businesses know that they need to get the most out of every employee every day to stay on top. Since many employees work on the front lines of commerce–outside the direct supervision of…
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Even though unemployment remains stubbornly high, businesses still struggle to attract and retain top talent—the people who possess the kind of skills and leadership potential companies will need to grow over time. In fact, a shrinking leadership pipeline (defined as a global shortage of workers with both the abilities and attitudes of a future leader)…
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There is a lot riding on employee engagement these days. No forward looking business would argue that it hasn’t become an important part of their growth strategy. At higher levels, it’s a business catalyst that elevates just about every conceivable financial metric. At low levels, however, it stymies growth and jeopardizes a firm’s long term…
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For sponsors of employee reward and recognition programs targeting today’s new breed of knowledge-based workers there is good news. The realization that businesses are more dependent on their employees’ attitudes and aptitudes to distinguish the company in our global marketplace has taken hold on the executive floor. Here’s the challenge—and it’s a product of our…
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The quest to grow globally is more than an aspiration, it’s an economic necessity for businesses—an imperative that has taken on a critical, if not complicated dimension for multi-national companies. As the world has progressed, it has become “flatter”—one where rapid technological advances have created both unprecedented opportunities and obstacles—the biggest of which will be…
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