As the workplace becomes filled with digitally native workers, i.e. Millennials and Gen Z, companies and organizations would have the best success in retaining this talent pool by offering the technology they desire. Yet, over a third of respondents—in a recent Accountemps survey—say they were met with some sort of technology snafu on their first […]
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A recent study found something very surprising: Nearly half of employees do not know their coworkers’ names. There are many excuses for this, including that some employees work remotely or in a different location or you work with so many people that you couldn’t possibly know them all. But what about that one guy? You […]
Two Supreme Court decisions from 2010 and 2014 gave freedoms and powers to corporations that had until then been reserved for individuals within the United States. The long and short of those decisions have been encapsulated in a common phrase: corporations are people. If corporations really are people, what kind of people are they? The […]
Attracting top talent and building a high-performing culture are the most important elements in a company’s success. High-potential employees need to be challenged to learn, grow, and use their “superpowers” to propel your business forward. To do that, they need a framework and a culture that reinforces why performance matters.
“Innovation” has become one of the most important buzzwords in 21st-century business. Every company wants to be an “innovative” company nowadays. But just as with so many other buzzwords, sometimes a trend becomes so popular that it almost becomes meaningless.
Companies come in many shapes and sizes, and there are many types of company cultures they can adopt. Regardless of whether your international organization wants to adopt a more transparent company culture or a more innovative company culture, there are some strategic and purposeful steps it must take for that culture to succeed globally.
If I had a dollar for every article, blog, or book I have read about “company culture” over the course of my career, I would be well on my way to a comfortable retirement. There are so many opinions about what “company culture” means and how it develops. Some believe culture is driven by those […]
How do you convince leaders that a long-term plan, like implementing an organizational culture strategy, is worth the short-term investment? How do you find the bravery to deliver the bad news of layoffs and conduct challenging workplace investigations? Today’s face of HR gives us her approach to these challenges.
There are many facets to workplace culture—for example, the level of competitiveness, the level of formality, the level of hierarchy and how closely it is followed (or not), the level of interaction with the community, and the amount of teamwork that is expected. But these are just a few examples.
When an organization is involved in a merger or an acquisition, the entire situation can be distressing for everyone. Suspicions run high in both organizations, and even the best-running company culture can run aground during those difficult times. I recently spoke with Jill Penrose, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at The J.M. Smucker Company, […]