The Inspirus Blog

Embracing Generational Diversity: How to Create Community Among Generations

Posted by Cara Pilgrim

7/6/17 6:00 AM

In today’s workforce, diversity and inclusion are continuing to grow in importance as topics such as gender parity, religious equality, race and ethnicity, and more are rising in popularity to ensure everyone is treated fairly in the workplace. Employees want a safe and inclusive environment where they can be valued and judged on their work ethic and outcomes – not by stereotypes, beliefs or individual preferences.

The same can be said for different generations in the workplace, too. From the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers to Generation X and Millennials, each generation has stereotypes for working styles and how they communicate with others. In fact, a recent Robert Half survey reported that over 2,200 CFOs across the U.S. said they see the greatest generational differences in employees’ communication skills, ability to change and technical abilities.

Rather than focusing on the differences, however, organizations who embrace generational diversity develop an environment that encourages participation and collaboration between age groups. Here are three ways organizations and management can create community among generations while establishing a diverse and inclusive culture. In turn, companies can attract and retain talented, hard-working employees who feel valued and engaged.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, diversity and inclusion, mentoring programs, Millennials, generational diversity

Leading with Authenticity

Posted by Mia Mends

6/14/17 6:00 AM

There is perhaps no topic more relevant than authenticity to my life, my career and my leadership role, so I am especially excited about the opportunity to participate in the keynote panel, “Leading with Authenticity,” at Brandon Hall Group’s A Way Forward: Women in Leadership Summit, June 15-16 in Delray, Florida.

I will join two other professional women — Jenny Dearborn, SVP and CLO at SAP, and Nellie Borrero, Global Inclusion and Diversity Managing Director at Accenture — and we will share our stories and discuss the importance and power of authenticity.

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Topics: women in leadership, diversity and inclusion, authenticity, gender balance

Sodexo's Global Workplace Trends Report Offers Thought Leadership from Leading Voices

Posted by Mia Mends

5/1/17 6:00 AM

In This Post We Focus on Two of Our Top Priorities, Learning and Wellness

With the recent release of Sodexo's 2017 Global Workplace Trends Report comes a compendium of rich content from one of the world’s largest employers along with global news sources and nearly 50 subject matter experts from renowned academic institutions, associations, consultancies, foundations, NGOs, research groups, think tanks and more.

Sodexo explored 10 workplace trends in this year’s extensive report: organizational and employee agility; collaborative work spaces; the impact of societal issues such as migration and cultural integration; the new generation of robotics; the evolution of learning at work; the overlap of personal and corporate brands; design thinking principles in the workplace; sustainable development goals; the potential of millennial talent; and the workplace as a wellness destination.

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Topics: Wellness, Well-being, Learning, Employee Engagement, quality of life, workplace trends, Sodexo Workplace Trends Report, employee experiences

The Holistic Employee Experience

Posted by Mia Mends

4/12/17 7:30 AM

Human resources professionals and forward-thinking companies know that employees are the foundation of culture, and their everyday experiences are key to the organization’s success. It’s why Inspirus has always focused its mission and business purpose on the employee experience, and we are now seeing the rest of the industry pivot from employee engagement to employee experience.

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Topics: work-life balance, Employee Engagement, quality of life, employee experience, employee journey, human resources

Don’t Feed the Phish: How to Keep Companies and Individuals Safe from Phishing Attempts

Posted by Allen Holman

4/4/17 9:00 AM

Whether at home, at work or on the go, 21st century technology allows us to be “connected” to the web at all times. Answering emails, checking social media and browsing the internet on an hourly basis have become common in today’s world, and the span of technology only continues to increase. However, with this high-tech era comes phishing: a new and common gateway for criminals and hackers to steal private information. Phishing is a way that criminals attempt to obtain access or sensitive data such as usernames, passwords and credit card details through a disguised email acting as an invoice, bank statement or password reset notification. Phishing can occur through almost any communication medium including automated phone calls, social media and email, and can happen anywhere you can be enticed to click on a link, open a document or disclose sensitive information.

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Topics: phishing, cybersecurity, email, technology