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What to know to grow: Competencies as the missing link to effective career development

Nov 30, 2017 10:04:56 AM / by The HR Trove by Willis Towers Watson posted in competencies, career development


Career advancement is important. Really important. In fact, both employees and companies rank career advancement opportunities among the top three drivers of attraction and retention (2016 Willis Towers Watson Global Workforce and Global Talent Management & Rewards Studies – U.S.).

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5 considerations when building (or improving) your training programs

Oct 26, 2017 3:58:19 PM / by The HR Trove by Willis Towers Watson posted in Trends, Training


Informal training, mentoring, technical training, skills, leadership development, modules, e-learning, burst sessions...INFORMATION OVERLOAD!

When you are reviewing your organization's training programs, your list can seem like a never ending road to nowhere. How do you set a clear path forward for building or improving your training program in your organization?

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New York family leave: Is it a game changer?

Oct 19, 2017 11:20:44 AM / by The HR Trove by Willis Towers Watson posted in Trends, Regulatory, Family leave, Paid time off, Time off


The leave landscape continues to shift for employers and employees alike. While the landmark 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provided job security for up to 12 weeks for leave, it has always been unpaid. Recent trends, however, have seen many states upping the ante with paid leave arrangements supporting a broader range of need.


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Which employee opinion survey is right for you?

Oct 5, 2017 2:15:30 PM / by The HR Trove by Willis Towers Watson posted in Products


Start with the business need

If your company is new to employee opinion surveys, it’s natural to wonder where to begin.  A good place to start is to identify the issues you are hoping solve. Broadly speaking, there are four types of employee surveys. We suggest you begin with the one that best meets your current needs.

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Rover at work: How to become a pet-friendly workplace

Sep 22, 2017 3:24:09 PM / by The HR Trove by Willis Towers Watson posted in Trends, Tools


Organizations of all types and sizes use employee perks to promote well-being, increase employee engagement, and improve productivity. Perks also help foster a workplace culture that can differentiate your organization from local and industry peers to help with hiring and retention.

Many employers are capitalizing on the positive impact that pet-friendly workplace policies often have on hiring and retention, and are taking Rover into consideration when developing workplace policies and benefits.

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Use video to reach — and teach — your employees

Aug 24, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by The HR Trove by Willis Towers Watson posted in Tools


No doubt your workforce is unique in many ways. However, they’re probably just like everyone else in that they are short on time and want a great communication experience  — one that’s engaging, easy to understand, and accessible when they want it and on their device of choice. How can you accomplish this? Make video one of your top communication channels and remember these six tips.

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