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Cornerstone Report on Skills Development Reveals Significant Confidence Gap Between Businesses and Their People

London — Sept. 17, 2020 – Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in people development solutions, today announced the results of a new workforce trends report from the Cornerstone People Research Lab (CPRL) titled A License to Skill: Embracing the Reskilling Revolution. The global research report reveals that while organizational leaders and employees have rallied around the importance of skills, there remains a confidence gap in the efficacy of skills-based learning programs that advance careers and innovation in the business.

Business Turnaround Expert Cites Keys to a COVID-19 Comeback

The September 11th attacks. The Great Recession. The COVID-19 pandemic.

All three of these seismic and tragic events have resulted in heartbreak to humanity, including loss of life and our emotional well-being—both individually and collectively. Of course, accompanying these global crises were monetary meltdowns reminiscent of the Great Depression that commenced in 1929 and lingered until the late 1930s.

Commute, not Covid, main reason employees are avoiding offices

Nottingham, UK. 20th August 2020: Employees worried about returning to the office post-lockdown are most concerned about work-life balance and the daily commute, rather than their health, according to research from absence intelligence company e-days.

Whereas only a quarter of employees are most worried about potential health implications, results of a snapshot poll of 100 workers show that 7 out of 10 of us are more concerned with impact to work-life balance (37%) or the office commute (34%). The research follows the change in government advice on 1 August 2020 meaning employers can make their own decisions about staff returning safely to work.

How to Be a Courageous Leader in the Post-Pandemic Era

While some contest, or outright refute, whether or not former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously said “success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts,” the power of that statement looms large irrespective of origin. Amid the wildly unforeseen fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, this quote is rather prophetic. It speaks to prosperity not being taken for granted and the notion that failure in and of itself isn’t a death knell and.

An Employer’s Guide in Increasing Workforce Productivity

How do you increase workforce productivity during the current COVID-19 pandemic? Workforce/labor productivity is defined as "the ratio of a volume measure of output to a volume measure of input.” It is the amount of goods and services that a worker produces in a given period of time. A business may measure productivity by the number of units produced within an hour and the number of sales calls made within a day or the amount of dollars placed by new investors within a quarter.

Effective Ways to Optimize Project Management for Remote Teams

The outsourcing culture is thriving in the current business environment, and even if you’re not outsourcing any projects or processes to external partners, you still might want to consider adopting a more flexible approach to employee management, and allow them to work from the comfort of their homes. After all, why should an employee have to commute to the office every day if they mostly do their work on the computer – it’s just a waste of precious time and resources, and it needlessly inflates your overhead costs. 

5 Cost-Effective Ways to Motivate and Engage Your Team Members

As a business leader trying to build a brand in this crazy, fast-paced world, much of your job will come down to engaging and motivating your employees. After all, if top talent is what you’re after and if employee retention is your goal, you need to be proactive and you need to incentivize and inspire them to stay at your side through thick and thin. 

First week of February worst for staff sickness

London, UK: 3rd February 2020: Tuesday is the most frequent day taken by staff as unplanned absence, according to statistics provided by e-days, the leader in global absence intelligence.

The company has revealed that the first week of February is the worst peak for unexpected staff absence, after surveying absence data from more than 1,000 companies from 2019.