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Recent studies show wellness programs don’t work. So what does?
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Recent studies show wellness programs don’t work. So what does?

“The research shows that employer health and wellness efforts fall short despite company investments in on-site gyms, ergonomics and healthy food choices...”

Source: view.com

Summary results from a survey of 1,600 professionals shows the right air, light, water, and temperature are more important to employees than perks like fitness facilities and healthy food choices.

 

If your wellness programs aren't working, maybe it's time to go back to the basics.


Forget STEM, the real skills gap is behavioral
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Forget STEM, the real skills gap is behavioral

While digital skills remain important, soft skills have surpassed them in importance for executives around the world."

Source: www.ibm.com

Kids are learning skills today for jobs that won't exist by the time they graduate. Skilled people fuel the global economy, but the half-life of useful skills is shrinking at a rapid rate. AI will pick up some of the load making retraining a crucial corporate function and uniquely human skills even more valuable. Behavioral skills such as agility and flexibility, ability to set priorities, innovation and creativity, ethics and integrity will be prized. 

 

Amazingly, 50% of organizations are whistling past the graveyard with no skills development strategies today. And those that do have one are going to have to find new ways to find, train, and retain talent. Using analytics to predict and infer skills supply and demand will be essential.

 

This report will help you understand the issue and provide three intriguing solutions: make it personal, turn up the transparency, and look inside and out.


The enterprise guide to closing the skills gap
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The enterprise guide to closing the skills gap

While digital skills remain important, soft skills have surpassed them in importance for executives around the world.

The half-life of skills continues to shrink, while the time it takes to close a skills gap has ballooned. Executives must find ways to stay ahead of skills relevancy.

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Source: www.ibm.com

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How would CRE/FM change if, as the headlines say, “Shareholder Value Is No Longer Everything”
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How would CRE/FM change if, as the headlines say, “Shareholder Value Is No Longer Everything”

Chief executives from the Business Roundtable, including the leaders of Apple and JPMorgan Chase, argued that companies must also invest in employees and deliver value to customers.

Source: www.nytimes.com

There was no shortage of commentary about the need for a new corporate purpose that came from the collective mouths of the chief executives of Apple, Pepsi, Walmart, and nearly 200 other organizations last week. Basically, these organizations agreed they must look to satisfy not just their investors, but a wide range of stakeholders including employees, suppliers, and the environment.

Isn't this what WE has been championing for years? While there's nothing really new here, and the sentiment was criticized by many for its lack of specific commitments, it may be a harbinger of C-suite receptiveness toward many of the programs we support. It's time to show they're good for not more than the bottom line, they're good for people and planet too.


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