Articles

  • January 16, 2019
    Since the financial meltdown of 2008 and the recession that followed, the American workforce has struggled to adapt to an uncertain economic climate. Sluggish growth, persistently high unemployment, and sharp spending cuts by businesses and consumers alike have taken a toll. Though the state of the U.S. economy has changed substantially, the state of its workplace ...
  • January 16, 2019
    10% of employees in Western Europe are engaged. WESTERN Europe is one of the most socially and economically developed regions in the world, but many of its countries have endured financial and political turmoil over the last decade. Debt crises in several nations have forced more solvent EU countries to bail out those on the ...
  • January 16, 2019
    An alarmingly small minority of just 15% of employees worldwide feel engaged in their work. Leading analytics and performance management consultancy Gallup estimates the global costs of unproductivity at a staggering $7 trillion and advises firms on how best to reclaim lost profit. Employee engagement and workplace productivity are inextricably linked. Studies repeatedly confirm that employees ...
  • January 15, 2019
    This is because as technology and innovation improves, some employees take advantage of the additional time saved to slow down. In the world of work, some recent studies have had some surprising findings regarding ‘idle time’. For example, a University of Melbourne study found that blocking employees’ social media access to encourage harder and more productive ...