ADP Research Institute | September 13, 2023
ADPRI released ‘Today at Work’ a new quarterly report series
The report uses proprietary data to provide a comprehensive view of the global workforce.
The research includes data from 25 million U.S. workers in 29 countries to show a global perspective on workforce dynamics.
The ADP Research Institute (ADPRI) has released a new data-driven resource, 'Today at Work,' providing insights into the business impact of promotions and introducing a real-time measure of worker motivation and commitment. This comprehensive analysis leverages ADP's extensive dataset and surveys spanning nearly a decade to offer valuable perspectives on the world of work.
ADP Chief Economist and Head of the ADP Research Institute, Dr. Nela Richardson, remarked
With so much data at our fingertips, we have the opportunity to tell the full story of the workforce with an eye toward its continued evolution and change.
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She further supported the statement with an example that decision-makers and economists have traditionally focused on productivity as a critical metric, but assessing the factors that influence productivity has proven to be a challenging endeavor. In the report, she said they are able to interlink motivation, commitment and productivity. Understanding the intricate relationship between promotions, employee motivation, and commitment is crucial for organizations aiming to retain and engage their workforce effectively. By uncovering these dynamics, businesses can develop strategies to support career advancement while mitigating the risk of employee turnover.
The ADP Research Institute's insights are derived from its extensive dataset, representing over 25 million U.S. workers, and surveys conducted in 29 countries, providing a global perspective on workforce dynamics.
The report provides a multifaceted view of workforce-related topics, including the impact of promotions on employee retention and the development of the EMC Index as a tool to measure worker motivation and commitment. It emphasizes the importance of understanding these aspects to enhance productivity and informs decision-makers about the business outcomes.
The report delves into the significance of promotions, highlighting their impact on businesses under specific conditions. ADPRI conducted a thorough analysis of job histories for over 1.2 million U.S. workers between 2019 and 2022 to uncover a relationship between promotions and employee turnover. It revealed that, within a month of their first promotion, 29 percent of individuals left their employer, compared to 18 percent who would have left without the promotion. The report also explores various factors influencing promotion impacts, such as job requirements and industry.
Additionally, the report introduces the Employee Motivation and Commitment (EMC) Index, a tool designed to gauge worker allegiance. The EMC Index, built on a decade of surveys involving over 490,000 workers across 29 countries, offers real-time insights into employee motivation and commitment. The report underlines the connection between worker motivation commitment and productivity, emphasizing the importance of understanding and boosting these factors. The EMC Index also revealed a correlation between employee motivation, commitment and output. Those with a high level of productivity are 2.6 times more likely to respond to inquiries regarding their motivation and work positively.
The ‘Today at Work’ series of reports offers a unique blend of data and surveys, delivering actionable insights to decision-makers in areas where data has traditionally been limited. The focus on employee motivation, commitment, and the impact of promotions provides valuable guidance for businesses looking to optimize their workforce strategies.
PR Newswire | October 16, 2023
Google Cloud and Unilever have partnered to launch a new app for employees, My Unilever. The app has been designed to digitally connect Unilever's factory-based colleagues across the globe, enabling them to tap into Unilever's digital resources from any location or device.
Built on Google Cloud, and delivered in partnership with Accenture, the My Unilever app unlocks the opportunity for Unilever's 53,000+ factory-based colleagues to have easy and secure access to key Unilever systems. It also enables one-click entry to Google Workspace, which includes the communication and collaboration apps such as Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Chat, Meet, and more, relied on by more than three billion users and over 10 million customers. The app also utilises Appsheet, Google's no-code platform, as the main end-user interface for the My Unilever application.
The My Unilever app will also give users access to a variety of third-party tools including learning and payroll, some of which were previously only accessible through paper-based methods or via time-consuming in-factory processes. In streamlining these previous methods, My Unilever helps to save time and increase productivity - benefits that will continue to grow as the application expands into more use-cases.
Adam Raeburn-James, Chief Technology Officer at Unilever comments: "Digital transformation, at its heart, is about people. In launching the My Unilever app, we're helping our factory-based colleagues to become digitally connected. By giving all of our people access to key HR, support and learning systems, we can continue to work towards our goal of ensuring that everyone at Unilever can develop the future-fit skills they need for the evolving workplace by 2025.
Our partnership with Google Cloud allows us to continue taking our use of technology to the next level. Alongside this, we're drawing on Accenture's global expertise in deployment, change and adoption, to ensure the best possible transition and experience for our colleagues. We've already received great feedback across our recent pilot programme.
"This partnership will help support Unilever in building this capability for the future, and we are excited to be part of this journey," said Laurence Lafont, Vice President, Strategic Industries EMEA, Google Cloud. "With Google Cloud's technology, Unilever's factory-based colleagues are now able to connect in a new way, supporting them to develop and thrive. The My Unilever app brings the business closer together as one team, empowering them to achieve more."
The My Unilever app will be available to download on personal and corporate devices (iOS and Android), or on shared on-site computers, all using Google's built-in security and compliance platform.
UKG | September 15, 2023
UKG ranks number 2 in the IT, Internet, Software, and Services category and 25th overall among 400 US companies.
Nearly half (46%) of UKG's global employee population are women, with 42% in leadership roles.
UKG sets ambitious representation goals for gender diversity by 2026.
UKG actively promotes gender equity through initiatives like FIRE Up and the UKG Close the Gap Initiative.
UKG, a provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions, has been named one of America's Best Employers for Women by Forbes. It has been ranked number 2 in the IT, Internet, Software, and Services category and is at the 25th postion overall among some 400 US companies. The recognition follows their previous placement on Forbes' America's Best Employers for Diversity 2023 list and Newsweek's America's Greatest Workplaces for Women.
UKG's commitment to gender diversity is evident in their workforce, with 46% of employees identifying as women and 42% holding leadership positions. The company has outlined representation goals, aiming for 44% global gender leadership representation and 38% global gender representation of women in technology roles by 2026. Women at UKG are encouraged to participate in employee resource groups like FIRE Up, which fosters an inclusive and supportive community. The group offers career development workshops, guest speakers, networking, and philanthropic events.
Chief People Officer at UKG, Pat Wadors, mentioned,
When we made the announcement of the UKG Close the Gap Initiative, we set off to be the catalyst for a transformation in bringing pay equity to millions of women across the country.
He added that they want to inspire other companies to close the gender pay gap. UKG has launched the State of Belonging, Equity, and Impact at UKG website, featuring UKG Stories with Purpose. This interactive journey shares stories from employees and partners, highlighting the importance of equity and inclusion. The organization’s commitment extends beyond their walls through initiatives like the UKG Close the Gap Initiative, focused on pay equity. Additionally, UKG reportedly sponsored the 2023 UKG NWSL Challenge Cup, reaching pay parity with the US men's game.
Pat Wadors remarked that the vision of UKG involved a commitment not only rewarding for employees but also beneficial for tens of millions of workers, spanning from the frontlines to the front office, worldwide. She emphasized their aspiration to transform the way work is conducted and make a meaningful impact on people's lives.
Developed through a collaboration with Statista, the Forbes America’s Best Employers for Women 2023 compilation heavily relies on input gathered from over 40,000 female workers at various US companies. In assessing these workplaces, women provided ratings based on criteria including the workplace atmosphere, workforce diversity, salary equality, parental-leave policies, leadership development initiatives, and the presence of women in senior management roles.