Oracle HCM World 2015: Driving Employee Engagement through Positive Work-Life Balance Programs

What keeps CEOs awake at night? People anda��Sustainability. According to a new report fromA�The Conference Board, Human Capital and SustainabilityA�are both among the top five concerns for global CEOs in 2015. Leaders are constantly challenged to find great talent and keep it; and this year, for the first time, social and environmental sustainability is a high priority. Winners value their employees thoughtfully, much as they value customers. Theya��ll leverage the best emerging technology and trends for their work-life balance programs and a more engaged workforce.

These were some of the key themes discussed atA�Oraclea��s HCM World 2015 Conference, where I participated recently.

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The Bi-annual Company On-site, Off-site: A Newbiea��s perspective

On a hot and humid morning four weeks ago, the WeSpireA�teamA�traversed Bostona��s financial district and arrived at a sleek granite building. In a cushy corporate conference room, the whole team fit around a large table. Welcome to our bi-annual company on-site/off-site, a chance for us to review our performance so far in 2014, share rest-of-year plansa�� and have a little bit of fun. For a new intern such as myself, I wasna��t sure what it would mean, but I was excited. Continue reading

What if Every Company had 100% Employee Engagement?

This question, and other a�?What Ifa�? aspirational, inspiring questions wove through the conversations of over 2,500 marketing, communications, and sustainability professionals who met earlier this month at theA�Sustainable Brands a�?14 (SB’14)A�conference. Sustainability employee engagement was a key topic in the Organizational Development & Intrapreneurship track, but also was highlighted in several other tracks including Leadership & Strategy, Stakeholder Insights & Influences, and Brand Positioning & Communications. Continue reading