Organizational culture is formed by a wide range of things, including the industry, employees’ average age (or generation), employees’ skill level, and the stage of life most employees are in, just to name a few. But there are ways that organizational culture can be both indirectly and directly influenced by the organization, including the HR […]
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What is your organization’s purpose? If you’re not quite sure how to answer that, you’re not alone. Many organizations focus on their mission, vision, and objectives but not purpose. In recent years, however, the idea of developing and focusing on purpose has become more common.
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 […]
What happens when you put a scientist and someone with a passion for HR together? You get someone like Laura Hamill, PhD, the Chief People Officer and Founder of the Limeade Institute. In today’s edition of “Faces of HR,” we learn more about Laura, how she approaches engagement and culture, and what she thinks HR […]
Social media can be a simple and cost-effective way to connect with potential job candidates. Most employers today use social media in some capacity, but not all use it for recruiting. Let’s take a look at some tips for doing just that.
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.
Culture begins to emerge at the foundation of your company. In fact, many entrepreneurs will tell you it’s important to define it from day 1 before you even open your doors. But once your company starts to grow, the individuals bringing their unique and diverse perspectives to work each day drive your organization’s culture.
After years of discussion and research, one thing is clear about workplace culture: Getting it right is very important. Like employer branding, culture exists in every organization, whether everyone is aware of it or not. Also as with employer branding, it is very important that leaders in organizations take the reins of their culture; otherwise, […]