workplace strategy
Workforce & Workplace
Recognition: A Key Dimension for Employee Quality of Life
Ivor MacGregor
Ivor MacGregor

VP, Onshore & Mining,
Energy & Resources
Sodexo

It’s estimated that disengaged workers cost the Canadian business economy over $350 billion annually in lost productivity. According to the Management Journal’s semi-annual Employee Engagement Index, approximately 60 percent of employees are not engaged, 15 percent are actively disengaged at work and only 25 percent are actively engaged. Why are these statistics important to businesses and economic growth? To remain competitive and grow as a business, organizations must stay focused on winning the talent war by hiring talented people and proactively working to keep them. Turnover costs are high — and not just in terms of replacement expense.  It can also cost your company in productivity, and it’s demoralizing to other team members when they see good people leaving the organization. (more…)

Workforce & Workplace
What the Cleveland Cavaliers Can Teach Us About Comebacks at Work
Steve Cox
Steve Cox

VP, Public Relations

Sodexo North America

Last night was an historic comeback win for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but what was really impressive and a lesson for us all, was the nature of the Cavs’ comeback. Psychologically, when you’re already behind, winning can become even harder. That’s a lesson that’s as true on the basketball court as it is in the office. (more…)

Corporate Services Workforce & Workplace
How Smarter Spaces Can Inspire Progress
Mark Bickford
Mark Bickford

President,

Corporate Services

Sodexo North America

Experts from around the world agree: the design of collective spaces can improve quality of life. From transforming a city in crisis, to opening channels that increase knowledge, and improving performance in organizations, the effective use of space can foster rejuvenation, creativity and community. Even in the face of what seems like insurmountable obstacles, the way we use and reuse space can inspire progress and instill hope for a better future. (more…)

Workforce & Workplace
What’s your Game of Thrones Management Style?
Steve Cox
Steve Cox

VP, Public Relations

Sodexo North America

The TV series Game of Thrones, which returned to HBO for a sixth season on Sunday, has hooked millions of viewers with its tale of the power struggle to rule the fictional kingdom of Westeros. With hundreds of characters and about as many plot twists, it’s as much a study of personality types as it is of leadership. The main characters’ paths and struggles can mirror leadership styles we see in our workplaces. Do you recognize yourself, your managers, or your colleagues in any of the leadership types below? (Mild spoilers ahead.)

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Workforce & Workplace
Why a Balanced Motivational Style Will Elevate Employee Performance
Mia Mends
Mia Mends

CEO,

Benefits & Rewards Services

Sodexo USA

The source of an employee’s motivation can have a profound effect on the work they produce. One factor for motivation may be compensation. However, for many employees, the opportunity to apply their skills and abilities to achieve a larger goal is an important driver. Knowing that they are contributing to a positive outcome for the organization leads to greater productivity and engagement.

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Workforce & Workplace
Seven Ways to Reclaim Your Focus at Work
Gerri Mason Hall
Gerri Mason Hall

President,

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer,

Sodexo North America

In the modern workplace the feeling of being overwhelmed is the new normal.  And it only gets worse when we don’t organize our thoughts, projects and to-do lists. From the most senior leaders to the frontline staff, we simply don’t take the time to get organized because we’re too busy (and maybe also because we’re using being “busy” as an excuse).  The stress resulting from this only grows and grows, eventually forcing us to face it at its most demanding peaks.  This is by no means mentally, emotionally or physically healthy.  But with the right amount of focus, it is completely preventable.

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Health & Wellbeing
Population Health Management: A New Business Model for a Healthier Workforce
Nebeyou Abebe
Nebeyou Abebe

Senior Director,

Health & Well-Being

Sodexo North America

This is the first in a continuing blog series based on insights and findings from the Sodexo 2016 Workplace Trends Report. The Report examines nine key trends impacting business outcomes and affecting the quality of life of employees and consumers in the workplace. To learn more, access the full article Population Health Management: A New Business Model for a Healthier Workforce.

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Corporate Services Workforce & Workplace
Big Data in the Workplace: Can it Enhance Employee Productivity and Quality Of Life?
Mark Bickford
Mark Bickford

President,

Corporate Services

Sodexo North America

This is the third in a continuing blog series based on insights and findings from the Sodexo 2016 Workplace Trends Report. The Report examines nine key trends affecting business outcomes and the quality of life of employees and consumers. To learn more, access the full article: Big Data in the Workplace : Can it Enhance Employee Productivity and Quality of Life?

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Inclusion
The Time is Now and the Responsibility is Ours: 3 Imperatives to Achieve Gender Parity
Rohini Anand, PhD
Rohini Anand, PhD

SVP, Corporate Responsibility &
Global Chief Diversity Officer
Sodexo

 

“Gender equality doesn’t require trade-offs; it only has benefits. And the benefits accrue to everyone, not just women and girls. Societies benefit and, as even men are beginning to understand, economies benefit, too.”

-Jim Yong Kim

President, World Bank

 

 

Around the world, women are increasing their contributions to social, economic, cultural and political development, but unfortunately, the progress towards gender parity significantly lags behind.

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Workforce & Workplace
Adapting Your Business to New Urban Communities
Jeff Moore
Jeff Moore

Vice President, Strategy,
Sodexo North America &
Former Marine Veteran

This is the second in a continuing blog series based on insights and findings from the Sodexo 2016 Workplace Trends Report. The Report examines nine key trends impacting business outcomes and affecting the quality of life of employees and consumers in the workplace. To learn more, access the full article: Stories of Urban Transformation: The Rise of 18-Hour Work/Live Communities.

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