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Women in the Workplace 2017

Women remain underrepresented at every level in corporate America, despite earning more college degrees than men for thirty years and counting. There is a pressing need to do more, and most organizations realize this: company commitment to gender diversity is at an all-time high for the third year in a row.

In this joint study by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co., data is reflected from input on 222 companies employing more than 12 million people. To our knowledge, that makes this the largest study of its kind. Eye opening insights!

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World Employment Social Outlook

The latest edition of the “World Employment and Social Outlook” by International Labor Organization provides figures and analysis on women in the labour market, including the huge economic benefits that could be made by closing gender gaps. Closing the gender gap by just 25% would add $5.8 trillion to the global economy. You may download the full report below.

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Advancing Women in Tech-Intensive Industries

The non-inclusive environments impact women across all organizations, both in technical and business roles. The Catalyst’s report High Potentials in Tech- Intensive Industries: The Gender Divide in Business Roles shows that women in industries such as high tech, oil and gas, and chemical and energy are more likely than men to start at lower levels, report feeling like an outsider in the workplace, lack female role models, experience vague evaluation criteria, and leave to join organizations outside tech-intensive industries. Even in high- growth and dynamic economies such as India, despite a promising equal start in their first jobs in which they have equally high aspirations and comparable salaries, women in tech-intensive industries soon trail men in terms of earnings and development opportunities.

This toolkit is designed for HR and business leaders who want to take the next step in transforming their organizations in terms of gender disparity and in creating a truly inclusive environment.

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Global Human Capital Trends 2017

Deloitte’s Human Capital professionals leverage research, analytics, and industry insights to help design and execute the HR, talent, leadership, organization, and change programs that enable business performance through people performance. 

This year’s report takes stock of the challenges ahead for business and HR leaders in a dramatically changing digital, economic, demographic, and social landscape. In an age of disruption, business and HR leaders are being pressed to rewrite the rules for how they organize, recruit, develop, manage, and engage the 21st-century workforce. 

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Telework: The Effects on the Work

New information and communications technologies (ICT) have revolutionised everyday work and life in the 21st century. They enable people to connect with friends and family – as well as with work colleagues and supervisors – at any point in time; however, they also facilitate the encroachment of paid work into the spaces and times normally reserved for personal life.

The uncoupling of paid work from traditional office spaces has been a crucial factor in this development. Today’s office work and, more broadly, knowledge work, is supported by the internet, and can be carried out from practically any location and at any time. This new spatial independence has transformed the role of technology in the work environment, offering both new opportunities and new challenges.

This report considers the impact of telework/ICT-mobile work (T/ICTM) on the world of work.

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The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2017

Last year, many millennials seemed to be planning near-term exits from their employers. But, after 12 months of political and social upheaval, those ambitions have been tempered, according to Deloitte Global’s sixth annual Millennial Survey. Young professionals now indicate they’re less likely to leave the security of their jobs, more concerned about uncertainty arising from conflict, and—especially in developed countries—not optimistic about their future prospects nor the directions their countries are going. Check out the full report for more details!

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Women in the Workplace 2016

Women in the Workplace 2016 is a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. The study is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to give companies the information they need to promote female leadership and foster gender equality in the workplace. You will find most recent and eye-opening statistics around how diversity can be a great success driver in organizations.

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Aligning Your Organization with an Agile Workforce

Leaders recognize that lean and agile business strategies require new ways of accessing talent to fill critical gaps — without necessarily bringing on more full-time employees. But most organizations aren’t set up for getting the most out of non-traditional employment relationships. In this excerpt from their book, Agile Talent, Younger and Smallwood explain how to align your organization with the needs and expectations of a workforce that is increasingly external, project-based, and flexible.

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EY Global Study on Trust at Workplace 2016

Trust is a big word in today’s workplace. EY’s new global survey of full-time workers in eight countries reveals that less than half of global respondents have a “great deal of trust” in their employer, boss or team/colleagues. What does this mean? Could trust cost organizations a generation of talent? What are the right questions to ask? This summary provides a lot of good insights for thought.

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9 Tips for Freelancers Negotiating New Assignments

The freelance revolution or gig economy is a fast-growing phenomenon. Just as organizational leaders have recognized their increased dependence on temporary external talent in tech and many other areas, a rapidly advancing number of professionals, including ourselves have chosen to pursue a career as agile talent.

For these professionals, negotiating a fair rate and relationship for their work is a critical competency but is not the only competency. This new article, featured in HBR, June 2016 edition, from Dr. Jonathan Younger summarizes all other considerations that will make a difference.

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Take Your Culture to New Heights

‘Culture’ was selected the “word of the year” by Merriam Webster in 2014. Deloitte human capital trends for 2016 found that organization issues were the top HR issue. CEOs are finding that Peter Drucker’s now famous statement “culture eats strategy for lunch” is true. McKinsey’s growth business is organizational health — specifically their cultural assessment. Why is ‘culture’ so important and what can you do about it? You must read the attached article from Dr. Dave Ulrich, featured in Your Workplace, May/June 2016.

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Global Human Capital Trends 2016

Deloitte’s Human Capital professionals leverage research, analytics, and industry insights to help design and execute the HR, talent, leadership, organization, and change programs that enable business performance through people performance. In this report, there is a deeper look into organizational design, design thinking and culture elements.

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