Organizational behavior

Appcast Recognized as a Top U.S. Workplace by Inc. Magazine

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 12:05pm

Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including management effectiveness, perks and employee engagement.

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  • Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including management effectiveness, perks and employee engagement.
  • The organization\'s benefits were also audited to determine the company\'s overall score and ranking.\nThe survey findings show that 100% of Appcast employees are engaged, with 95.65% characterized as highly engaged.
  • "\n"The definition of a positive workplace has changed drastically over the past year," says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk.
  • For more information, visit QuantumWorkplace.com.\nAmanda Corey, Gabriel Marketing Group (for Appcast), 202-494-0098, amandac@gabrielmarketing.com\n'

At Companies Where Recognition Incorporates Diversity & Inclusion, 3X as Many Employees are Highly Engaged

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

In companies where recognition incorporates D&I, employees and HR leaders report greater financial success and higher levels of employee engagement.\nThe Connection to Workplace Performance: At companies where D&I is integrated with recognition, 33% of employees and 43% of HR leaders say their company "outperformed" its industry peers over the past three years.

Key Points: 
  • In companies where recognition incorporates D&I, employees and HR leaders report greater financial success and higher levels of employee engagement.\nThe Connection to Workplace Performance: At companies where D&I is integrated with recognition, 33% of employees and 43% of HR leaders say their company "outperformed" its industry peers over the past three years.
  • At companies that do not integrate D&I with recognition, just 17% of employees and 23% of HR leaders agree that their company outperformed industry peers.\nThe Connection to Employee Engagement: At companies where D&I is integrated with recognition, 55% of employees say they\'re highly engaged and 41% of HR leaders say they have a highly engaged workforce.
  • When recognition supports D&I, organizations will reap the benefits of a more engaged and productive workforce, where all employees feel that they belong.
  • The sooner companies incorporate D&I into their recognition practices, the better off their employees and businesses will be.

Pie Insurance Named a 2021 Leading Place to Work in Colorado by The Denver Post and The Denver Business Journal

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 1:03pm

b'DENVER, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pie Insurance , an insurtech company ("Pie") specializing in workers\' comp insurance for small businesses, today announced it has been named a 2021 leading place to work in Colorado by The Denver Post and The Denver Business Journal.\nPie Insurance named a 2021 leading place to work in Colorado by The Denver Post and The Denver Business Journal.\nPie was awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by The Denver Post Top Workplaces.

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  • b'DENVER, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pie Insurance , an insurtech company ("Pie") specializing in workers\' comp insurance for small businesses, today announced it has been named a 2021 leading place to work in Colorado by The Denver Post and The Denver Business Journal.\nPie Insurance named a 2021 leading place to work in Colorado by The Denver Post and The Denver Business Journal.\nPie was awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by The Denver Post Top Workplaces.
  • The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC.
  • Nominees were rated based on Quantum Workplace employee-engagement survey results and grouped into categories based on number of employees.\n"We are honored to be named a leading place to work by two incredible publications, The Denver Post and The Denver Business Journal," said Dax Craig, co-founder and president of Pie Insurance.
  • "Pie has been recognized because of our passionate, hard-working, and fun team members who\'ve embraced our core values since day one.

Benchmark Signs a Detailed Trilateral Agreement with Three Partner Nations to Advance Its Gold-Silver Project

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 8:05am

The agreement is intended to form the basis of a larger agreement when the project advances towards regulatory approvals.

Key Points: 
  • The agreement is intended to form the basis of a larger agreement when the project advances towards regulatory approvals.
  • The Trilateral Agreement is a key component towards a social license for mine permitting and a collaborative approach to develop a strong partnership.
  • Benchmark will advance the Project in a sustainable manner that provides social and economic opportunities while maintaining inherent rights to ancestral lands.
  • "\nThe collaborative agreement is considered a major achievement to advance the Company\'s project to a production scenario.

Australian Businesses Plan to Bolster Remote Collaboration as They Look Towards a Hybrid Work Future

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 12:00am

b'Smartsheet (NYSE:SMAR), the enterprise platform for dynamic work, revealed today that Australian businesses are concerned about productivity and burn-out for those working remotely, but plan on using technology to improve collaboration among teams.

Key Points: 
  • b'Smartsheet (NYSE:SMAR), the enterprise platform for dynamic work, revealed today that Australian businesses are concerned about productivity and burn-out for those working remotely, but plan on using technology to improve collaboration among teams.
  • According to Smartsheet research, the vast majority (79%) surveyed believe greater collaboration is needed to effectively adjust to changes over the coming years.\nThe report found that businesses plan to improve their technology by enabling collaboration across teams.
  • Over half (52%) of Australian businesses surveyed say they\xe2\x80\x99ll increase spending on collaboration, communication and productivity technologies this year, with 47% planning to increase spend on tools like video conferencing and messaging.
  • More than two-fifths (44%) want to invest in project and work management tools.\nAustralians are conscious of overloading employees with too many tools, however.

Canadian businesses believe burnout will hurt companies’ bottom line this year, new Sage study in Canada finds

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:00am

b'TORONTO, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sage (FTSE: SGE), the market leader in cloud business management solutions, uncovered the impact of burnout on Canadian businesses in a new commissioned report \xe2\x80\x93 2021 Forward Together .\nAmong businesses hurt by the pandemic, 42% of Canadian business leaders believe dampened employee morale and potential increase of burnout will negatively impact their revenues for the remainder of 2021.\nOne in three (32%) Canadian workers believe burnout in their household (themselves or their family) will affect their ability to do their job effectively this year.\nWhen planning for post-pandemic recovery, business leaders are placing much emphasis on their employees, primarily their mental health and safety.

Key Points: 
  • b'TORONTO, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sage (FTSE: SGE), the market leader in cloud business management solutions, uncovered the impact of burnout on Canadian businesses in a new commissioned report \xe2\x80\x93 2021 Forward Together .\nAmong businesses hurt by the pandemic, 42% of Canadian business leaders believe dampened employee morale and potential increase of burnout will negatively impact their revenues for the remainder of 2021.\nOne in three (32%) Canadian workers believe burnout in their household (themselves or their family) will affect their ability to do their job effectively this year.\nWhen planning for post-pandemic recovery, business leaders are placing much emphasis on their employees, primarily their mental health and safety.
  • However, the level of action taken varies.\n47% of business leaders are concerned about employee burnout.
  • "While there are some external factors outside of our control, business leaders should be focused on planning and prioritizing employee wellbeing, investing in training and skills development, hiring new staff and adopting the latest technologies to enable employees to work smarter, not harder.
  • More than half (53%) of Canadian businesses experienced revenue decline due to COVID-19, of which three-quarters (74%) expect this trend to continue through the end of 2021.\nHowever, some are showing signs of optimism starting in 2022:\nOf the 44% of business leaders who anticipate a negative revenue impact for the remainder of 2021, 56% of them believe this will reverse in 2022.\nOf the 30% of business leaders who anticipate positive revenue impact in 2021, 34% of them believe the positive impact will continue into 2022.\nTo see how Sage customers across Canada are using our technology to improve their business, visit this interactive map.\n'

Risk-averse Firms Missing out on Workplace Technology Benefits

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

b'Risk-averse firms could be missing out on a productivity boost by failing to take advantage of new workplace technologies.

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  • b'Risk-averse firms could be missing out on a productivity boost by failing to take advantage of new workplace technologies.
  • They can help improve the customer experience by 30% and provide a 10% to 20% improvement in employee satisfaction, researchers claim.1\nHowever, many firms are failing to grasp these opportunities.
  • Compliance must be at the heart of culture.\nLars Pedersen, CEO of Questionmark, said: \xe2\x80\x9cTechnological or digital transformation is a major priority for firms across the world.
  • Without nurturing an adaptable culture, workers will never make the most of technology.\n\xe2\x80\x9cOnline assessments can test skills and attitudes.

Survey: Despite Pandemic, Job Satisfaction Remains High

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 2:30pm

This resulted in the surprising, albeit slight, increase in job satisfaction from 56.3 percent in 2019 to 56.9 percent in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • This resulted in the surprising, albeit slight, increase in job satisfaction from 56.3 percent in 2019 to 56.9 percent in 2020.
  • Job satisfaction did however vary by age group: Those under 35 experienced a drop in satisfaction, while those 55+ experienced an increase.
  • Remarkably, the results show that the job satisfaction of those working remotely was not significantly different from the satisfaction level of other workers.\nThe Conference Board Job Satisfaction Survey asked over 1,000 US workers about the extent to which they are satisfied or content with their overall job and its components, such as the work environment and benefits.
  • "\nSurprising economic factors: One might think that high unemployment would decrease job satisfaction, as happened during the Great Recession.

Astronics Corporation Announces First Quarter 2021 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast

Friday, April 23, 2021 - 4:15pm

ET on the day of the call through Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • ET on the day of the call through Thursday, May 13, 2021.
  • To listen to the archived call, dial (412) 317-6671 and enter replay pin number 13718343.
  • Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors and test technologies to solve complex challenges.
  • Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, militaries, completion centers and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.

Jeunesse Designated as a Best Place to Work in Direct Selling for the Fifth Time

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

b"Direct Selling News has selected Jeunesse\xc2\xae as one of its Best Places to Work in Direct Selling honorees for the fifth time.

Key Points: 
  • b"Direct Selling News has selected Jeunesse\xc2\xae as one of its Best Places to Work in Direct Selling honorees for the fifth time.
  • The annual workplace program measures and celebrates employee engagement among direct selling companies.
  • Jeunesse is one of only three companies to be honored for a fifth time.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210422005177/en/\nJeunesse has been selected as a Direct Selling News Best Places to Work in Direct Selling honoree for the fifth time.