“42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.” 

Steven Wright

New Talent Management Facts

Another addition of leadership and talent management “facts” from all over the world.

Some intuitive and some not….what do you think?

1. Super-commuting across the country once a week is on the rise in major regions in the U.S. according to research from New York University with the most growth between 2002 and 2009 with departures from Houston (98%), Los Angeles (76%), New York (60%) and Chicago (41%) at the top of the list.

2. In it’s third annual “Top Time Killers” at work survey of 1,300 employed adults the most popular ones included:

  • Email (44%)
  • Meetings (42%)
  • Surfing the Internet (22%)
  • Travel time/commuting (17%)
  • Procrastination (10%)

3. 41% of U.S. workers reported observing unethical or illegal misconduct on the job in 2013. The survey found: Employees said managers are responsible for 60% of the incidents — and nearly a quarter of them pointed the finger at senior management

4. According to a new 2014 survey by Jobvite (Job Seeker Nation Study), more than half of those who are employed at present are either actively seeking or open to new job opportunities. And 71% of the U.S. labor force (both employed and unemployed) is on the job market. Job longevity could very well be a terrible predictor of top performers. If 35% of the U.S. workforce admits they change jobs at least every 5 years, companies are going to need some new standards and metrics.

5. Almost 25% of all workers in the U.S. report they don’t really trust their employer.  More than a quarter (27 percent) reported they intend to seek new employment in the next year based on the results from the American Psychological Association’s 2014 Work and Well-Being Survey.

6. Current research by Gallup suggests that 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement scores are related directly to leadership practices. In 2012, Gallup released two studies showing that only 30 percent of U.S. workers are engaged at work.  Additionally, their research suggests that only 10 percent of employees really possess the right skills and abilities to be a good manager.

7. According to a new study by Allianz, only three in 10 nontraditional households (e.g., those headed by single parents or same-sex couples) have a high degree of confidence in their financial well-being versus 41 per cent for their conventional counterparts which constitute only 19.6 percent of U.S. households.

8. A new study has found that married women are 28% less likely to die from heart disease compared to unmarried women . This 2014 study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, included 730,000 women who were on average 60 years old. Over a nine-year period, 30,000 of these women developed heart disease and 2,000 died from the condition.

9. A new 2014 study of older men found a link between poor sleep quality and the development of cognitive decline over three to four years. Results show that higher levels of fragmented sleep and lower sleep efficiency were associated with a 40 to 50 percent increase in the odds of clinically significant decline in executive function, which was similar in magnitude to the effect of a five-year increase in age.

10. The top skill that companies seek in senior leaders is the ability to motivate and lead others, according to a survey of 1,270 business leaders from around the world by IIC partners. More top leaders said they preferred an executive who could motivate others (68 percent) than desired an executive who consistently performed at a high level (26 percent).

Back to research some new talent development facts….Be well….

Kenneth Nowack, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY13758) and President & Chief Research Officer/Co-Founder of Envisia Learning, is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. Ken also serves as the Associate Editor of Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. His recent book Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It is available for free for a limited time by signing up for free blog updates (Learn more at our website)

Posted in Engagement, Leadership Development, Relate, Selection, Talent Management

If You Enjoyed This Post...

You'll love getting updates when we post new articles on leadership development, 360 degree feedback and behavior change. Enter your email below to get a free copy of our book and get notified of new posts:

Follow Envisia Learning:

RSS Twitter linkedin Facebook

Are You Implementing a Leadership Development Program?

Call us to discuss how we can help you get more out of your leadership development program:

(800) 335-0779, x1