More than 80% of organizations represented in the study said they plan to expand coaching use among leaders and managers

"Coaching and one-on-one training have gained increased attention in recent years thanks in part to demand from younger employees. A March 2019 survey by InsideOut Development, for example, found 75% of Generation Z members wanted a boss who coaches employees.

But the trend isn't just generational in nature. Calls for a more personalized learning experience have become a fixture in the L&D space, and models that allow for coaching and mentorship - which fit under the broader umbrella of "knowledge sharing" - can allow organizations a low-cost path to a more hands-on approach. Embracing training relationships can also help to foster emotional connections between team members, experts previously told HR Dive, further boosting the cultural case for coaching..."

Yet IT leaders identify HR as their lowest investment priority, according to new research from iCIMS

iCIMS, Inc., the market leader for cloud-based talent acquisition software solutions, released the results of an independent survey of 500 IT and HR Operations leaders' perceptions, priorities and challenges supporting HR and Talent Acquisition.

'In the same way new technology and data revolutionized marketing, it is now transforming HR, and organizations are accelerating their investment in new recruiting solutions to gain an advantage in the war for talent,' said Adam Feigenbaum, chief customer officer at iCIMS. 'However, many HR digital transformation projects fall short of their goals, in part because IT and HR Operations shoulder too much of the responsibility to realize the value from the investment. Our study helps HR and Talent Acquisition leaders better understand and align with their partners in HR Ops and IT to modernize recruiting.'

6 Golden Rules For Managing Remote Employees
Business 2 Community, February 7th, 2020
Remote work isn't going anywhere, in fact it's growing

"According to Upwork's Future Workforce report, in the next decade 73% of all teams will have remote workers. The road to entirely remote companies has been paved by companies like Buffer, Hotjar, InVision and Gitlab.

With partially or fully distributed teams on the rise, it's important to follow these 6 basic rules when managing remote employees..."

HR and IT aren't natural bedfellows

"Historically, a lack of mutual understanding has been the biggest barrier to collaboration between the two. However, amid a mushrooming employee engagement crisis, the two functions are recognising that they must come together to jointly deliver a long-term solution to the problem.

Gallup's most recent State of the Global Workforce report found that as many as 85 percent of employees are disengaged at work, and a fifth of those are actively disengaged. Any asset operating at just 15 percent capacity is going to present a phenomenal burden, and some business forecasts estimate the issue is costing the global economy as much as $7 trillion a year in lost productivity..."

Most survey respondents said areas for ping pong or pool didn't matter to them

"Other research has resulted in similar findings. For example, 90% of professionals in a Capital One survey said they perform better in a well-designed office area. Three quarters of the respondents favored a work environment that fosters collaboration, and even more said workspaces designed for concentration also improve performance..."

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