Tag: positive workplace culture

Navigating Political Waters: Tips for Managing Political Discussions in the Workplace

In 2024, around the world, more voters will be electing leaders of their countries than in any time in history. The temptation to discuss politics in the workplace will probably be at an all-time high, but these conversations are fraught with peril. Here are a few ideas from an experienced conflict resolution professional about how […]

HR Query: The Blueprint for Exceptional Workplace Cultures

Where many organizations struggle to hold engagement and morale, there are some who boast 70% engagement rate among employees, a staggering 14:1 ratio of engaged to disengaged employees, and cultures that employees rave about. What sets these top-performing organizations apart? A strategic approach to nurturing their most valuable asset: their people. Whether employees are working […]

5 Methods to Express Gratitude and Workplace Celebrations

Great leaders understand the crucial role that gratitude and celebration play in cultivating an engaged, motivated, high-performing workforce. To foster a positive organizational culture, providing sincere, authentic praise is the most powerful gift a leader can give. Although leaders, like everyone else, want to feel valued and appreciated for the work they do, why do […]

Faces of HR: Alexander Schaffel on Alignment and Harmonious Relationships

After undergrad, Alexander Schaffel got his start in the HR industry working in recruiting, with a focus on front-office financial services for a New York City-based organization. Not long after, he segued into law, practiced for 12 years, and joined Segal McCambridge, where he has spent the past 7 years as a shareholder. After some […]

How Workplace Drama Can Impact a Company’s Bottom Line: How to Avoid It

We know it when we see it—the drama that insidiously creeps into our workplaces, chipping away at morale, well-being, productivity and, yes, the bottom line. This drama can include both gossiping about co-workers and undermining institutional change. In other words, workplace drama is everything that commandeers mental energy, directing it away from the organization’s mission […]

The Presidential Election Could Have Major Consequences for U.S. Employees

With layers of political uncertainty ahead, the consequences of the 2024 presidential election could impact the U.S. workforce for years to come. From Vernā Meyers, Netflix’s former head of diversity,  predicting that the potential outcomes of this year’s presidential election could be direct and devastating for employees and their families to former president Donald Trump […]

The Generational Shift Underway in the American Labor Force

The workplace is on the cusp of a significant transformation, driven by a generational shift that promises to redefine the professional environment. As Gen Z workers are poised to overtake baby boomers in the full-time workforce, their distinct priorities and values are set to shape the future of work. Gen Z Brings Unique Perspectives Gen […]

Best of A Seat at the Table Podcast 2023

Research increasingly shows that diverse and inclusive workplaces earn deeper trust and more commitment from their employees. Furthermore, for a majority of employed U.S. adults (56%), focusing on increasing DEI at work is a good thing, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.  While preparing for the new year, let’s take a look back at HR […]

Faces of HR: Cori Davis on Honesty, Inclusion, and Investing in People

Meet Cori Davis, Chief People Officer at Genentech, a leading biotechnology company and member of the Roche Group. Davis not only brings more than 25 years of HR experience as an innovative leader to her role, but also a commonsense approach to problem-solving, thinking, empathy, and results orientation. In her role as CPO, she oversees […]

5 Tips for Giving Employees Gifts That Will Make a Difference This Holiday Season

The holiday season provides an opportunity for companies to express gratitude and appreciation to their employees and customers. It’s a time to end the year on a positive note, strengthen relationships, and lay the foundation for a promising new year. However, as the saying goes, “It’s the thought that counts.” A poorly chosen gift can […]