Employees' confidence in business conditions reached a seven year high in 4Q 2017, according to CEB, now Gartner. Data from the latest Global Talent Monitor report shows employee confidence in the Business Confidence Index reached 54.9 in 4Q 2017, up from a score of 53 in 4Q 2016.
Employee performance and effort are now at the lowest levels seen since 2010, according to CEB, now Gartner. In Q4 2017, 19.7 percent of U.S. employees said that they have a high willingness to go above and beyond their job expectations, significantly down from the 24 percent of employees who indicated that level of job effort in Q3 2017.
Active job seeking in the UK has steadily increased by 5 per cent over the last year, according to new data from CEB, now Gartner, with less than one third of employees reporting high intent to stay with their existing employer. However, job seekers are demonstrating increasing caution amid low wages and Brexit uncertainty, which is changing the face of the UK labour market.
Employees in Germany are working harder than the global industry average, according to the latest worldwide research by CEB, now Gartner. Employee discretionary effort (employee willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty) was reported by 16.2 percent of employees in Germany in 4Q 2017, up from the global average of 15.8 percent of employees.
Women are the driving force behind growing effort levels in Australian workplaces as more female employees are willing to go above and beyond at work compared to their male colleagues, according to CEB, now Gartner.
Two-thirds of organizations are not adequately addressing the infrastructure and operations (I&O) skills gaps that will impede their digital business initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. Successful I&O organizations will need to implement vastly different roles and technologies during the next five years.
Internet of Things (IoT)-based attacks are already a reality. A recent CEB, now Gartner, survey found that nearly 20 percent of organizations observed at least one IoT-based attack in the past three years. To protect against those threats Gartner, Inc. forecasts that worldwide spending on IoT security will reach $1.5 billion in 2018, a 28 percent increase from 2017 spending of $1.2 billion.
IT cost optimization in most organizations is now largely focused on business optimization rather than cost cutting, according to a recent survey* by Gartner, Inc. Survey respondents revealed that their top criterion for selecting cost optimization priorities is business value or benefits realization, rather than the biggest or fastest cost reductions.