Productivity

Discussion Themes from Weekly D&I Action Calls: COVID-19 Business Response  3/31/2020 Jacqui Robertson—Global Head of Talent, Diversity, and Inclusion at William Blair and Chair of i4cp’s CEO Board—kicked off the call with the guest interview. Today’s guest: Neddy Perez, Global head of Diversity & Inclusion, Talent management COE at McCormick & Company. Key Takeaways from
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Takeaway: Calm is elusive right now. 5 ways to find it: become engaged with something every day, spend more time in the analog world, meditate (or journal), write down what you’re grateful for, and find something to savor every day. Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 23s. Podcast Length: 19 minutes, 53s (link to play podcast
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Over a third (35%) of the talent acquisition professionals surveyed this week by the Institute for Corporate Production (i4cp) said that their organizations have already decreased headcount projections for 2020. This complements research released yesterday showing that 66% of companies have already taken measures, or are considering measures, to rein in headcount costs if the
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New data from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) finds almost two thirds (66%) of companies have already taken measures, or are considering measures, to rein in headcount costs if the COVID-19 pandemic continues longer than initially expected. With a record 6.6 million Americans who have applied for unemployment benefits in the last week, the
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President Trump announced Tuesday during a Fox News virtual town hall discussion that he wants to see the U.S. economy up and running by Easter Sunday (April 12)–a goal he has since continued to reiterate publicly. But a significant majority (71%) of those surveyed shortly after this statement by human capital research firm Institute for
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Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 49s. Because I’m spending so much more time all of my time at home these days, I’m finding myself reading a lot more. I’m using the books that I’m reading during self-isolation to do two things: both give my mind a healthy break from thinking about current events, and to
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44% say they’ve yet to adjust compensation/incentives for salespeople even though the coronavirus pandemic has brought travel, in-person meetings, etc. to a halt. Another 40% say that their organizations are currently considering such a step.   New data from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) finds most organizations standing pat, at least for now, when
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Takeaway: Staying informed during a global crisis is important, but so is disconnecting from the news in order to protect your mental health. Below are a few strategies to check less often. Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes, 9s. (But it’s skimmable.) The news is a distraction during normal times. Needless to say, during a global
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Proactive organizations are leveraging the power of employee resource groups/business resource groups (ERGs/BRGs) to play pivotal roles in strategies to strengthen communications and connections with workforces dispersed by COVID-19.  A new survey of Diversity & Inclusion leaders by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) found three critical functions ERGs/BRGs are taking on:  In 37% of
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Question – How can you save £26k* a year? Answer – By investing time and effort in virtual meetings AND doing them properly. If there’s one thing that elicits more dread than the thought of sitting for hours in an office meeting room, it’s spending the same time on a Skype call! But as the
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Companies have reported an increased impact on productivity related to the coronavirus since mid-February, according to a new survey of 650 HR decision makers conducted by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). This week’s survey found 29% of participants reporting that the coronavirus outbreak has negatively affected productivity in their organizations from a moderate to
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The recipients of the i4cp 2020 Next Practice Awards have been announced ahead of this year’s annual conference. Booz Allen Hamilton, Ford Motor Company, Grant Thornton LLP, and Lockheed Martin are recognized for leading-edge people practices that have positively impacted their businesses. The winners will be honored on stage at the i4cp 2020 Next Practices
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Takeaway: All of the information you consume—what you read, watch, and learn—can be divided into three categories: useful information, balanced information, and entertaining information. To think smarter, more clearly, and more intelligently, consume more valuable information—while throwing in some entertaining information, lest you turn yourself into an information-munching robot. Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 10s.
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How are organizations acknowledging heightening awareness and evolving understanding of gender, identity, and orientation in the workplace?   For example, are leaders using pronouns in their email signatures? Is there understanding about misgendering? Are employee groups being leveraged to help navigate all of this? And, what about HR? Is HR adjusting by expanding beyond the
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Takeaway: Think breaks are valuable for all sorts of reasons. I chatted with Mike Schmitz about the value he sees in think breaks, and walk you through the do’s and don’ts for planning a break of your own. This is the second part of a two-part series. Read the first segment, What I Learned from
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The following is largely excerpted from i4cp’s study, Avoid Acquisition Acrimony: How to Analyze Culture Synergy Early (available to i4cp members only). Salesforce-Tableau, Google-Fitbit, Raytheon-United Technologies, Bristol Myers Squibb-Celgene…2019 certainly saw its fair share of M&A activity. While these and the hundreds of other combinations in the last year are undoubtedly optimistic about their future
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