Alvarez-Novoa, M.; Gómez López-Egea, Sandalio
Although more companies are handling overseas assignments better, much remains to be done to support expatriated employees. A study by IESE and Ernst & Young finds not enough attention is being paid to the personal and family-related aspects of the move, which are vital to the success of an assignment.
Barcaccia, Barbara; Esposito, Giuseppe; Matarese, Maria; Bertolaso, M.; Elvira Rojo, Marta; De Marinis, M. G.
In a world where skilled employees are prized, having top facilities or an enviable office location can give companies the recruitment edge. But while companies hope to lure talent with promises of good "quality of life," what exactly do they mean? IESE's Marta Elvira and her coauthors analyze the term's widespread use, stressing the need for everyone to define their concepts.
García Lombardía, Pilar; Peiró Barra, Andreu
More companies are creating programs to promote healthy habits among their workforce. The effects are positive not only for employees but for the organizations themselves, which benefit from reduced absenteeism, enhanced motivation and greater productivity. A new report by IESE's International Research Center on Organizations (IRCO) discusses the state of such programs in Spain and around the world.