Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Great Resignation has left millions of positions unfilled, as US workers continue to leave jobs in record numbers. Where is the change management that will turn the tide ? Employers are hungry for new ideas to help keep workers engaged, while reducing turnover. Despite current change management efforts, 55% of workers plan to seek new opportunities (according to Bankrate.com ). Job security and better pay are top concerns for employees. But those concerns are topped by family matters. So, evidently change management isn’t managing what matters. And that’s why workers are going to continue to make decisions that change the status quo. Americans are prioritizing flexible work arrangements (56 percent) and greater job security (47 percent), according to that Bankrate survey. Employers struggle to find the change management magic that can deliver on those concerns. Indeed, it is a delicate balance between what companies … [Read more...] about Why Change Management Doesn’t Work: Millions Are Still Leaving The Workforce—Should You?
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(CNN) Best known for "Friday Night Lights," producer Jason Katims has crafted another small coming-of-age gem with "As We See It," adapting an Israeli series about a trio of 20-somethings on the autism spectrum, trying to find purpose and independence. Heartbreaking and touching in its central characters' vulnerability, this Amazon series deserves to be seen and celebrated. Featuring actors who are indeed on the spectrum, the show focuses on three young adults sharing an apartment, overseen by an aide, Mandy (Sosie Bacon), who deeply cares about them, while wrestling with a decision about whether to move on in pursuit of another opportunity. For the main characters, things taken for granted represent major challenges, whether that's holding down a job -- and curbing the impulse to tell your boss that you're smarter than he is, as Jack (Rick Glassman) does in the premiere episode -- or simply walking to the corner, for Harrison (Albert Rutecki) a process made terrifying by loud … [Read more...] about ‘As We See It’ delivers a touching coming-of-age look at life on the spectrum
Khalil Ramos (left) and Gabbi Garcia Director Jade Castro, who is working with real-life couple Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos in the film “LSS (Last Song Syndrome),” swore that he didn’t know the two were in a relationship when he first asked them to be part of the cast. “The idea came from the creative team, and when they suggested it to me, I liked it because I know that both of them can act and sing at the same time. Since music is very much a part of the story, I thought they’d be perfect together,” Jade told reporters during the media gathering to announce the first three finalists of this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP). “This was before we confirmed that they are together in real life, which made working with them even more exciting,” Jade added. “LSS” is among the eight finalists of the 2019 PPP, which will run from Sept. 13 to 19. “We never planned on working together,” said Khalil, “because we’re from different networks, and work was never the foundation … [Read more...] about Why Gabbi Garcia is scared of working with boyfriend Khalil Ramos
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Many of the workplace trends of 2020 and 2021 will continue into 2022. Not only does the Omicron variant remind us that Covid-19 is not going away anytime soon, but our ideas about work are changing and, in some cases, permanently. One trend likely to remain for some time is the emergence of the hybrid workplace —with employees being given the optionality to work in the office and remotely. The freedom to be able to continue working remotely is being billed as a boon for women, allowing them to craft their own solutions to the increasingly difficult challenge of work-life balance. But what if choosing to work remotely brings a degree of freedom but also comes at a cost? What if women (and others opting for remote work) sacrifice career opportunities in the process? The pandemic’s effect on working women It is worth briefly revisiting some of the ways the pandemic has taken a toll on working women , mothers … [Read more...] about Could The New Hybrid Workplace Turn Some Women Into Second-Class Employees?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When a new technology is developed, it's first met with skepticism by many and enthusiastically embraced by others. Over time, more often than not, people realize that smartphones, computers, the internet, cryptocurrency and virtual reality add value to our lives and work. One company that is on a mission to fully automate businesses is UiPath. The tech company is a leading enterprise automation vendor, headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world with about 3,000 employees. Its sophisticated software platform helps clients build AI-powered bots that take care of important, but mundane tasks that bog down human workers. Using machine learning, AI and bots, UiPath is changing and improving the way people work. Its mission is to unlock human creativity and potential by empowering workers through automation. It uses robotic process automation, a software technology that makes it easy to build, deploy and … [Read more...] about AI-Powered Bots May Be The Answer To The Great Resignation And War For Talent
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Annika Sörenstam is one of the greatest golfers in history, and it’s fair to say that her 72 tour wins and 10 major championships have made her nothing less than a global celebrity. So, it’s no surprise that next weekend Sörenstam will be playing with the celebrities at the Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) Tournament of Champions. But the World Golf Hall of Fame member says she’s as equally as excited about seeing the top LPGA players resume the course next week. In particular, Sörenstam points to the last year’s battle for major championships between American star Nelly Korda and South Koren dynamo Jin Young Ko, and also says other top-ranked players like American Lexi Thompson and Canadian star Brooke Henderson keep the competition tight. “Looking back to (2021) it was quite exciting when Nelly and Jin Young Ko battled down the stretch for some of the most important awards and for Player of the Year. Both are tremendous … [Read more...] about Annika Sorenstam To Play As A Celebrity At Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament Of Champions
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Trey Northrup, Leader, LIXIL Americas Today, perhaps more than at any point in history, employers are waking up to the fact that their success depends on their people. And people require much more than minimum wage and a pat on the back to succeed. Employers are learning to see their people in a more holistic way, as individuals who come to work with physical, mental, spiritual and, of course, financial needs. It’s a combination of these needs that add up to well-being, and it’s our job as leaders to ensure we make well-being our top priority. It starts with reexamining our definition of success itself. I’ve always felt that traditional expressions of success — like “Well, take a look at our numbers, they speak for themselves” — downplay or outright ignore the people who made those numbers possible. To me, being successful is much more all-encompassing, and I believe it starts with my colleagues and their … [Read more...] about Prioritize Your People To See True Success In Your Business
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Great Resignation is growing greater, as even more employees are considering leaving their current positions. While companies rethink employee empowerment , workers are rethinking what a career really means. A new report from McKinsey shares that 15 million US workers have quit their jobs since April 2021 - and that number is growing every day. A Microsoft survey of over 30,000 workers proclaims that “Leaders are out of touch with employees and need a wake-up call”. Remote workers aren’t waiting for leaders to take that call. Employees are taking matters into their own hands and starting new businesses. If you’ve ever considered being self-employed, there are five key questions to ask yourself - so that your transition is built on success, not just trapped in a trend. Because ultimately, the Chief Executive Officer of your career is you. If you’re not finding what you want at work, how can you set up a new set of … [Read more...] about How To Quit Your Job: 5 Key Questions To Ask, Before You Start Your Own Business
Design used to be simple. Create the most beautiful objects and experiences you can to solve problems big and small. Today, it’s complicated. Any new design must be weighed against its impact on the environment and human equity as much as its own purpose or practicality. This year’s selections for the Most Innovative Companies in Design balance cutting-edge breakthroughs with grounded perspectives. Plus, we have some fun with Mario along the way. advertisement advertisement 1. Adidas For demonstrating eye-popping green innovation Through relentless public experimentation, Adidas continues to develop new shoe-making technologies that mix performance, sustainability, and a bold aesthetic point of view. Adidas spent the last year updating its marshmallowy Loop shoe —made from one material, allowing it to be ground up, melted, and reformed. It also debuted Strung , which uses robots to wrap layer after layer of yarn to create an upper, before … [Read more...] about The 10 most innovative design companies of 2021
Image source: The Motley Fool. Kinder Morgan ( NYSE:KMI ) Jan 19, 2022 , 4:30 p.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Welcome to the quarterly earnings conference call. Today's call is being recorded. If you have any objectives, you may disconnect at this time. All lines have been placed in a listen-only mode until the question-and-answer session of today's call. [Operator instructions] I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Rich Kinder, executive chairman of Kinder Morgan. Thank you, sir. You may begin. Rich Kinder -- Executive Chairman OK. Thank you, Missy. Before we begin, I'd like to remind you that, as usual, KMI's earnings release today and this call include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as well as certain non-GAAP financial measures. Before making any … [Read more...] about Kinder Morgan (KMI) Q4 2021 Earnings Call Transcript