Category Archives: Employee rewards

The asset manager’s guide to assessing and evolving culture

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Many people hear the word culture and shrug – it’s a vague term explained by equally ambiguous words such as “philosophy,’’ ‘’ethos,’’ ‘’values” and “DNA.” As an investment manager focused on the concrete – portfolio returns, peer performance, due diligence, … Continue reading →

Are employees really ready for a consumer grade HR experience?

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Amazon has redefined consumer shopping for many us. Its influence is everywhere, including Human Resources, where many organizations want to deliver a “consumer-grade,” personalized experience that’s intuitive, predictive, mobile, and easy to use. That makes sense, right? Employees should receive … Continue reading →

Overhauling rewards programs to attract the best digital talent

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Like many business sectors in today’s tech-driven world, financial services is experiencing an acceleration in the rate of digitalization. For banks and other financial institutions, adapting is essential for competitive survival. They grapple with emerging technologies such as blockchain, big … Continue reading →

Testing the water: How deep will organizations dive to address employees’ student loan debt?

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Some days, it feels as if I can’t read the news without seeing some statistic about student loan debt — from what the average student carries after graduation, which is now more than $37,000, to other startling national statistics with … Continue reading →

Make the shift toward digital enablement: Start with human capital

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I rented a car last week and interacted with a customer service agent miles away – through a kiosk. The experience got me thinking about the shift in skills needed to conduct business today. In the past, the rental company … Continue reading →

Beyond the mission statement: Increasing inclusion and diversity in the Asia Pacific region

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There’s no standard definition or one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to inclusion and diversity (I&D). Yet increasingly, companies are realizing that having a culture that’s both inclusive and diverse is no longer a “nice to have” but a key differentiator … Continue reading →

Experiência do empregado em organizações de alto desempenho

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Lições de organizações bem-sucedidas financeiramente Por Stephen Young e Patrick Kulesa Como as empresas sobrevivem a um mundo cada vez mais disruptivo, digital e ágil? Fundamentalmente, esta “sobrevivência” depende de um conjunto de práticas de liderança e do ambiente de … Continue reading →

7 hidden opportunities for inclusion and diversity

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This series is based on our experiences and observations working with clients who are using inclusion and diversity (I&D) as a way to develop existing talent. Our next post will cover attraction and recruitment. If diversity is the opportunities that … Continue reading →

Back to the future for base pay and internal equity? (Part 2 in a series)

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The increasing level of debate on social fairness is pushing the question of pay equity up the political agenda in key global markets.  The U.K., Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, U.S. and Canadian states have all moved to strengthen existing … Continue reading →

8 key takeaways from Willis Towers Watson’s HR Software and Solutions Conference

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The world of work and talent is changing rapidly, driven by generational shifts, skills shortages, digital transformation and a host of other market forces. And it’s because of these changes that HR professionals are in a key position to help … Continue reading →