Caught in the Middle: Three Leading Practices for Effectively Supporting Midlevel Managers

Middle managers are those who ”manage managers,” translating corporate strategy into frontline execution. While they play a vital role in increasing productivity and boosting employee engagement, midlevel managers often find themselves in a difficult position. For example, those in midlevel roles report higher rates of depression and anxiety than those in the top and bottom […]

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A Look Ahead at Mid-Market Research 2016 / 2017: Reigniting the Effectiveness of HR

The mid-market[1] is thriving in the United States with nearly 200,000 businesses employing approximately 47.9 million people.[2] Mid-market organizations tend to be healthy—recording consistent revenue and job growth, prompting continued acceleration of innovation and new processes, and more importantly, challenging the way they are accustomed to working. However, amidst the stimuli, mid-market leaders express concerns […]

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A Look Ahead at Leadership 2016 / 2017: Redefining Leadership

Leading others in the new world of work looks profoundly different from managing employees in previous decades[1]. New generations entering the workforce pose major challenges for those in leadership positions holding on to outdated management styles and hierarchical position thinking. The impact of an open talent economy, the power of social networks, and increased access […]

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A Look at Solution Providers & Technology 2016 / 2017: Powering Personal Productivity & Enabling Employee Experience

As Josh Bersin recently noted, the HR software market is reinventing itself. Mobile apps, analytics, video, and a focus on team-centric management are driving disruptive change throughout the industry.[1] This follows his observation that the way organizations manage, lead, and organize themselves is also undergoing radical change.[2] These transformations are altering the fundamental roles and […]

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A Look Ahead at People Analytics 2016 / 2017: Enabling Organizational & Financial Health

Results from Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016 survey showed that 32 percent of the global organizations surveyed feel “ready” or “somewhat ready” for people analytics (+8 percentage year over year).[1] Among those same organizations, 77 percent think people analytics is “important” or “very important.” While the increase in the former case may look promising, […]

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