The 4 forces workplaces can’t ignore

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Four forces – specialization, scarcity, rivalry and humanity – have shaped workforce strategy throughout human history, PwC says. By understanding how these forces worked in the past, employers can shape their workforces […]

Workplace well-being: Stress increasing since COVID-19 began

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Employee well-being is stagnating, with COVID-19, long hours and bad workplace experiences all to blame, a new Gallup report says. Stress and worry are on the rise, and the work-life balance is becoming […]

The key skills needed to build diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging in the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Skills and diversity needed to drive innovation, performance and value but many organizations are falling short on both. Study shows there is no single set of skills that make a company succeed […]

3 ways to revolutionize workplace learning in the post-COVID economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kelly Palmer, Chief Learning & Talent Officer, Degreed Half of all employees worldwide will need to be reskilled by 2025 and that’s not including those out of employment. Organizations should join the learning and development revolution in order […]

Why the unconscious is the path of least resistance to eradicating bias in your workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leslie Zane President, Triggers Brand Consulting • Efforts to consciously persuade people not to be biased are counterproductive. • The brand research concept of ‘connectomes’ can be applied to perceptions of groups too. • Exposing people to positive […]

This is how AI can unlock hidden talent in the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The consumer industries workforce is facing a ‘double disruption’ from automation and the economic impact of COVID-19. The Consumer Industries of the World Economic Forum has collaborated with Unilever, Walmart, Accenture and […]

Why an evidence-driven approach is the best way for businesses to support workplace mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miranda Wolpert, Director, Mental Health, Wellcome Trust Anxiety and depression are estimated to cost the global economy over $1 trillion every year in lost productivity. Businesses are increasingly seeking ways to support the mental health of staff, but […]

What talent means in the post-COVID-19 workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ravin Jesuthasan, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson & Queenie Chan, Senior Consultant, Talent Management, Willis Towers Watson There is a lack of adequate metrics available to companies for measuring the value of talent and […]

Coronavirus: EU guidance for a safe return to the workplace

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. How to ensure the health and safety of workers when they come back to the workplace? This important question is on the minds of many employers as EU countries plan or execute a progressive return to work after coronavirus. In response, the European Agency […]

Why we need different generations in the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Groupe Renault An ageing population and longer working lives are reshaping the labour market. Different generations working alongside each other can help transfer skills and experience. New generations are challenging […]

The punishment gap: how workplace mistakes hurt women and minorities most

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhishek Parajuli We all make mistakes. But do we all pay the same price for them? Or are some of us hurt more than others? Research points to a disturbing answer: women and minorities are often punished more […]

It’s time to end the stigma around mental health in the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Poppy Jaman, Chief Executive Officer, CMHA & Garen K. Staglin, Co-Founder, Board Chairman, One Mind By 2030, it is predicted that mental health problems will be the leading cause of mortality and morbidity globally. Currently, untreated mental health problems account for 13% of […]

We can build an inclusive workplace, and it starts with empathy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners “Genius draws no color lines.” In 1939 US Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes said those words as he welcomed renowned contralto Marian Anderson to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Her performance […]

Here are three key ways that data analytics can improve the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation, PricewaterhouseCoopers US The nature of work is evolving rapidly. While new technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to digital mobility and virtual collaboration, are generally seen as the […]