Awareness: propelling women into leadership roles

| March 6, 2020

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International Women’s Day (IWD), which falls on the 8th March, celebrates women in every aspect of their lives, from the schoolyard to the boardroom, and encourages everyone worldwide to recognise the powerful impact women have on communities and businesses. This year’s theme for IWD, #EachforEqual, also highlights the importance of gender equality in the workplace and why having more women in decision-making roles is a real business issue.

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What are the secrets to HR Technology Success?

Article | March 16, 2020

It is no new development that technology with its gems of change and improvement is affecting every possible work sphere, however big or small. The same cannot be overlooked in the Human Resource Department too. Human resource leaders have greatly benefited from this and have added an extra responsibility on the HR department’s shoulder worldwide. This key task comprises of how to go hand in hand with technology towards success. There are no magic words for this. Simply strategizing and putting in data and analysis will be helpful enough. The quickly switching workplace environment due to technology, require and need policies and plans to function in a proper manner.

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10 Things COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Employee Surveys

Article | March 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on our daily lives. We live, work, and interact with each other very differently than we did just a few short weeks ago. And it’s fair to say that COVID-19 will have lasting impacts on our personal and professional lives in the future. Exactly what those impacts are remains to be seen, as governments and businesses are slowly reopening and returning employees to the workplace. To support organizations during this turbulent time, the Perceptyx team surveyed more than 500,000 employees from enterprises across every major industry, helping drive insights into the specific and immediate needs of employees at this time. We asked about company responses to COVID-19, the remote work experience, front-line work experiences, and concerns about returning to the work environment.

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SURVIVE – PIVOT- THRIVE! WHERE ARE YOU?

Article | March 16, 2020

It’s worth sharing some of the findings from our global advisory group, Mindshop, and our colleague advisors from around the world about what they’re seeing in their marketplaces. First of all we understand that businesses will typically be facing 1 of 3 scenarios: 1. Busy - business is still going well with some disruption to the way they operate and demand may even be increasing. 2. Low Impact - perhaps there is a revenue reduction of between 10% and 20% with some uncertainty about the future and the possibility that the impact could be short-term. 3. High Impact - revenue reductions of 50% or more, or the business has even stopped operating as normal. In each of these scenarios we have seen the need for common overarching responses and the need to maintain those on cycles of no more than 30 days. These responses are firstly to Survive, followed by exploring the options to Pivot or Adapt and then to move into a Thrive mode in the new reality. We are aware of some businesses that have already made a substantial Pivot and may have changed, for example, the focus of their manufacturing and consequently have continued to do very well. While that looks like a great outcome we would expect the best of these businesses to already be planning whether they need to make another Pivot as things change or to lock their new found income streams into their future business model. These are strategic decisions that will need to be taken quickly. Being approximately 6 weeks into an overall community response, we have seen that most businesses are anticipating that their survival initiatives will probably be around a 3 month process and that they are about halfway through that now. We are also seeing an expectation that the search for, and execution of, opportunities to Pivot will take a further 6 months and it may be as much as 12 to 18 months before organisations are starting to thrive in their new reality. In looking at what this means for leaders, there are a whole range of strategies and tactics that can be applied, here, we would like to just provide a few examples under the Survive and Pivot/Adapt responses, and then point you to some free resources that you may find helpful. 1. For Leaders in all scenarios a. Survive - Calmness, communication and scenario plans are vital b. Pivot/Adapt - regularly review your business vision - things will change c. Thrive - have your growth plan ready with a new view of risk mitigation based on our current shared experience 2. For Leaders in the Busy Scenario a. Continually review the operational capabilities to respond to unexpected falls in demand and to anticipate growth b. Make sure that you continually update your disaster scenario plans - it could still happen to you c. Make sure to use your newfound cash flow to prepare yourself well for your new future as you continue to develop your new product and service offerings 3. For Leaders in the Low Impact Scenario a. Communication and focus are both here, team members will have seen enough of the alternative scenarios to be concerned about their future and if they are not working with purpose, low-impact can turn into high-impact very quickly b. Your Pivot responses should see a revised strategic plan focusing on recovering lost business but also on evolving into modified products and services - reimagine these in a changed market 4. For Leaders in a High Impact Scenario a. Hibernate long-term strategically important areas of your business as effectively as possible b. Choose the team members to work with you on the recovery very carefully c. Reimagine the business as a leaner and more effective operational unit as the market starts to recover or you discover opportunities to Pivot Obviously, these are just simple snapshots of leadership responses, but clarity of thinking in all scenarios is what will see good businesses coming out of this on the other side successfully.

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Making your project the project of choice–for workers

Article | March 16, 2020

There are reams of publications, estimating guides, reference materials, and internal and external benchmarking data regarding items that negatively impact productivity, whether it be site complexity, working at height, adverse weather conditions, and site congestion, to name a few. But, what about quantifying the influences of soft issues like remoteness of site, rotation schedules, camp amenities, and the ability to connect back home with family and loved ones? Items that affect the motivation of all workers. There are currently no evidence-based methods that can quantify the cost implications of these items. Hatch, in collaboration with Concordia University, aims to identify factors that influence productivity, assess the degree of impacts, and quantify the effects of these factors.

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