Tag: Culture

Is Your Check Culture Light On?

There is a lot of talk surrounding company culture, which is important. A company’s culture is the revving engine behind any successful organization. Keeping with the motor metaphor, companies like to discuss what type of “engine” they want powering their car. They carefully craft and tinker these “engines,” and once they’re done, they shut the […]

Faces of HR: Niki Jorgensen Talks Culture, Being Intentional, and Investing in Talent

Before graduating college, Niki Jorgensen knew that a career In HR was for her. After graduating, however, she started working with financial services clients, where she managed and analyzed customer service experience data. A decade would nearly pass before Jorgenson would return to her true passion: HR. Today, Jorgensen is Director of Service Operations for […]

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Overcoming the Great Transition: What’s Next for HR in 2022

The last two years have been tough for HR departments, from navigating the pandemic to this year’s great transition. The stress from last year still lingers for many teams and continues to impact work today. Even as HR professionals face one of the biggest hiring and retention crises of their career, they still need to […]

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People and Purpose: One Chief People Officer’s Three Predictions for 2022

Over the course of 2020 and 2021, we’ve collectively experienced incredible shifts in the way we live, learn, and work. As we look ahead to 2022, several interesting trends are emerging that will have a major impact on all industries. I’d like to share some of my observations from the fast-moving world of ed tech […]

How to Create a Veteran-Friendly Workplace Year-Round

In honor of Veterans Day, companies across the United States are finding special opportunities to celebrate their veteran employees and show appreciation for their service to the country. While recognizing veterans with a day of celebration and reflection is necessary, it is also important for organizations to remember to provide support not just on November […]

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7 Essential Qualities for a Positive Team Culture

One of the most common questions my clients ask me is how I keep my teams so positive. Culture is unique to each organization, and culture is people. Within each company is a unique culture defined by the people within it. At the same time, several important qualities span all of our organizations’ cultures—and many […]

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Looking at the ‘10 Facets of Workplace Diversity and Inclusion’

When people think of “diversity and inclusion” (D&I), invariably their minds immediately go to racial and ethnic identity, with gender likely coming in a relatively close second. Indeed, both the presence and the inclusion of women and people of color represent key elements of any D&I strategy; however, the diversity of human beings spans far […]

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5 Key Benefits to Using Video in the Training Process

Because remote work is our new reality, companies now have virtual teams spread across the globe. The shift to working remotely has resulted in major changes to the way companies work, hire, and communicate. Tools like Slack have made it easier for coworkers to keep in touch with one another and collaborate, and being able […]

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Faces of HR: For Amy Zimmerman Building Culture and Transparency Go Hand in Hand

Before Amy Zimmerman entered the human resources field, she was a social worker. Although she was passionate about helping people, Amy also understood that supporting herself long term would be a challenge. Not long after, a friend who worked in the industry offered her the right opportunity at the right time. “I knew that I […]

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Post-Covid Strategies for Rebuilding a Resilient Workplace Culture

The past year has seen a massive shift in how work gets done around the world. As a result, organizational performance and workplace culture have become mission-critical issues that are now top of mind for every business leader. I’ve mentored dozens of professionals during my nearly 30-year career about organizational performance and workplace culture. I […]