The 5 Top Korn Ferry Stories of 2023… So Far

The return-to-office question is still, unsurprisingly, on everyone’s minds, but so is how to get a raise in this tough economy.

Everyone up and down the corporate ladder knows that things have to be different in 2023. Among the challenges we face: defining where people should work, dealing with inflation and rising interest rates, and handling (and not mishandling) the great gains in artificial intelligence.

Yes, the big takeaway from perusing the topics of Korn Ferry’s most-read articles of the first six months of the year is how significantly the business world is changing. To be sure, it’s not like there hasn’t been a lot of change going on since 2020. But a lot of it has been foisted on everyone, even senior leaders, thanks to the pandemic. This year, everyone seems to feel like they have more of a say in how things will change at work.

Leaders want to know how to modify their workplaces and cultures to improve productivity and get workers more engaged. Talent professionals want to know how the Supreme Court’s decisions will alter their hiring practices. And everyone wants to know how they can increase their compensation. The following, in no particular order, are among the most-read Korn Ferry articles during the first half of 2023.

Back to Work… for What?

The fierce debate over where employees should work has now dragged on for three years. What do the latest figures on the pros and cons show?

Talent Acquisition Trends 2023

Korn Ferry talent acquisition experts offer their thoughts on what the coming year will bring to the job market.

Affirmative Action… Supreme Court’s Action

Experts debate how much—or how little—the justices’ ruling on affirmative action could alter years of diversity efforts.

5 Ways to Ask for a Raise in a Performance Review

Given the labor shortage, many experts say it’s an ideal time to raise the issue. Just don’t mention inflation.

The Feature the World’s Most Admired Companies Share

The 2023 edition of Korn Ferry and Fortune’s most respected organizations is out. Most of the firms emphasize this business practice far more than their peers do.