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The Challenges and Benefits of Balancing Global Corporate Values with Local Culture

Maintaining a business culture globally is certainly a challenge, with regional values and norms, differing laws and policies, communication issues, and more to consider. To say it’s a balancing act to blend corporate values with local culture is an understatement, but it gets even trickier when you’re expanding and need talent on the ground.  At […]

Is Upskilling the Key to Employee Retention?

The pandemic fundamentally scared companies. For the first time in a number of years, companies were scrambling to hold onto staff and watching a growing wave of vacancies erode any capacity for production, even after forced separation was no longer required. Some corporations even went so far as to continue to pay employees during their […]

Improve Company Culture and Create an Engaged Workforce

Global Company Culture Day is here! Observed on September 18 every year, this day provides a unique opportunity for company leaders to take a step back from their business and evaluate their company’s culture. The answer to improving your company’s culture could be as simple as reviewing, and perhaps tweaking, the benefits your organization provides […]

DEI and Mental Health: Keys to Improving Intertwined Workforce Initiatives

Back in 2019, before Black Lives Matter and George Floyd put an overdue spotlight on companies’ role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), we at DMi realized our usual approach of self-reliance on overcoming challenges wasn’t cutting it. We began a search for a consultant who could advise us on the best path forward […]

The Time Is Now: How Employers Can Address Access and Outcomes in Mental Health 

As the federal public health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic expires, our focus must return to the ongoing epidemic of mental and behavioral health in this country, which was only exacerbated by the pandemic. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s Mental Health by the Numbers report, one out of five adults in the […]

The Return-to-Office Dilemma: Beyond Remote Work, It’s About Autonomy and Trust

There’s a fundamental misunderstanding between employees and employers regarding return-to-office mandates: It isn’t actually about remote work at all. It’s about personal autonomy and employees’ desire to be trusted to choose the schedule and location that work best for them personally. In Times of Disruption, People Seek Control Interest rates are rising, the market is […]

Embracing Authenticity, Awareness, and Acceptance: How SCOTUS’s Affirmative Action Ruling Will Impact Corporations

For over 25 years now, I have been consulting with companies about diversity and inclusion. This was long before the word “equity” was included. I’ve watched the concepts go from apathy to mild interest to the hottest internal HR and community initiatives that brought the word “equity” into the mix to now diversity, equity, and […]

The 3 Factors That Make or Break Employee Commitment

The question left me stumped. Despite my nearly 20 years of experience teaching leaders how to cultivate commitment in the workplace, the podcast host conducting the interview caught me off guard with his final question. After a rich 30-minute discussion of all the experiences employees must have at work to trigger commitment, he wanted to […]

The Pros and Cons of Using AI in Recruiting

How much more powerful is artificial intelligence (AI) about to become, and how important are human beings at the center of it all? It’s an interesting question, and ChatGPT has obviously forced this issue to the front of everyone’s minds. But the reality is that AI has already influenced recruiting in many ways. For me, […]

5 Things You Should Know About the Recruiting Technology Revolution

More than 30 years ago, people started posting résumés and job descriptions on the Internet, and the recruiting profession has never been the same since. Once again, we’re in the midst of a transformative shift, driven this time by the impact of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and automation. This is exciting news […]