Tag: company culture

For Better DEI, Understand the Why

Nearly a year of seemingly continuous layoffs throughout the tech industry have harmed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts, raising concerns about the vulnerability of recent DEI gains in the workplace. To ensure DEI initiatives are not only continued but strengthened, we must understand the total value they bring, to employees and employers alike. DEI […]

The Importance of Employee Resilience and How to Support Resilience in Your Team

Resilience is one of those nebulous concepts that can be difficult to manage within a business setting. It’s seen as a personal thing, something that is within the remit of the individual alone. And while enhanced personal resilience is clearly beneficial to the organization that any given individual works with, it’s not typically the role […]

Don’t Fix Weaknesses, Do Leverage Strengths

We falsely think that we are doing our jobs as managers by giving performance feedback—constructive or otherwise—to employees. Not so, according to Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall in their article, “The Feedback Fallacy,” which appeared in the March-April 2019 issue of the Harvard Business Review. Neurons Don’t Lie Feedback focuses employees on their shortcomings. Developmental […]

5 Aspects of Climate Quitting Every Business Needs to Know

Employees are leaving companies that don’t align with their environment, social, and governance (ESG) standards. Quitting because of employers’ inaction or misaligned commitments is growing in popularity, hence the term “climate quitting.” Although it may seem counterproductive to resign from a job, it’s a way people set boundaries and stand up for going green. Here’s […]

Bridging Multigenerational Gaps in the Workplace in 2023

Since Boomers aren’t retiring as early due to the cost of living, there are four active generations in the workplace. Each generation has unique traits and perspectives – and these differences influence how people work, think, and communicate. As a result, co-workers of different ages are clashing, and organizations must bridge generational divides in the […]

4 Ways Employee Culture Can Affect Your Bottom Line

An employee culture can seem like an immeasurable concept. Sure, all managers want their employees to be happy at work, but is it really worth pouring time and resources into if you aren’t sure of your return on investment? But employee culture does, in fact, affect your bottom line. It actually impacts it quite a […]

Racial Disparities in Remote Work Preferences

Businesses around the world have been struggling to strike the right balance when it comes to remote work. Now that government-imposed COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are a thing of the past, there’s no longer a requirement that businesses allow workers to work from home, and companies are trying to determine both whether remote work is a […]

Faces of HR: Kristen Kenny on Empathy, Building Culture & Instilling Values

In undergrad, Kristen Kenny studied teaching and business management. She was still considering her options one summer when she started working as a Recruiting Coordinator at Fidelity Investments. Although she had found the role via a temp agency, Kenny would soon find out that there was nothing temporary about her serving in HR. Suffice it […]

3 Approaches to Building Cohesion in Your Remote Team

The pandemic changed the world, including how we travel, interact with friends, shop, and find entertainment. It turned many, if not most, of our work teams into virtual teams, which meant changes in the work environment, communication practices, meetings, technology platforms, and applications, giving more relevance to a digital marketing agency. Throughout 2020, more than one-third of […]

Lauren Jackman

Building DEIB into Company Culture: A Journey, Not an Event

Meaningful corporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) initiatives are still relatively young compared with other well-established corporate functions. This novelty can be a double-edged sword, especially for DEIB leaders who are starting from scratch in a new role and tasked with spearheading new DEIB programs. On the one hand, DEIB leaders starting from scratch […]