Articles by TalentCulture Team

#WorkTrends: The Empathy Gap

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, joined Meghan M. Biro for the January 17, 2020 #WorkTrends podcast. The topic: disasters, of the workplace kind. Dr. Tsipursky is a consultant, cognitive neuroscientist and expert on behavioral economics. Noting that we’re still suffering from an epidemic of disengagement, he pointed to one glaring omission […]

#WorkTrends: Why Employee Engagement is a Joke

Mark Babbitt joined Meghan M. Biro for the January 10, 2020 #WorkTrends podcast to talk about employee engagement. Meghan brought up the fact that only half of all employees feel like they have a career, and Mark concurred. We’ve turned engagement from a good idea into a joke, he noted, and pointed out that engagement […]

4 Ways to Increase Gender Equality in the Workplace

The narrative around gender equality has largely shifted in the past few years, and organizations are beginning to recognize that gender equality in the workplace isn’t just an admirable goal — it can also drive profitability. However, we’ve got a long way to go until there is true gender equality in the workplace. Research shows […]

How To Identify And Retain High-Potential Employees

Every manager can think of at least a handful of employees who stand out from the crowd, distinguishing themselves by their efficiency and value to the team. These stars are usually at the top of the list when it comes time for promotions and bonuses — but how can you be sure that you properly […]

7 Tips to Manage Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity! It’s an important topic we’re talking about a lot lately. Here’s something to think about: We often talk about diversity and inclusion within the confines of training and programs. But what about the day-to-day challenges and best practices of managing a diverse workforce? Here are seven tips from HR experts to help you successfully […]

#WorkTrends: Building Your Personal Platform

If you work in HR, you know the importance of branding, particularly your employment brand. But what about our own personal brand? The concept of personal branding might sound a bit uncomfortable for some, but this week’s guest, Cynthia Johnson, says personal branding really is about transforming your resume for the online age. She’s the […]

How AI Is Making the Employee Experience Better Than Ever

If you’re in HR, you’ve undoubtedly heard two buzzwords as much or more than any others in the past few years: AI and employee experience. They’re topics we often link to automation — after all, the employee experience is a lot better when you’re freed from tedious, repetitive processes. But AI is actually improving the […]

Why Virtual Career Fairs Are a Hot Trend in Hiring

Joe Milner, the talent acquisition manager at educational publishing and assessment giant Pearson, was at a campus event in Northern California when a company executive broached the idea of bringing in some of the promising students to the company’s primary locations in other states for interviews. “We started to do the math on airfare, hotels, […]

3 Ways Employee Benefits Will Change in the Next 5 Years

As the future of work continues to rapidly evolve and organizations across every industry battle for top talent, cookie-cutter benefits packages just aren’t going to be enough to attract the best and brightest workers. Smart organizations are turning to technology to reduce costs and deliver better benefits that lead to happier and more productive employees. […]

How to Hire Based on Values

A well-defined culture is the key to uniting your company and scaling to new heights, says author and high-growth company culture expert Brett Putter. Then why is hiring for culture fit so difficult? Putter, who is the founder and CEO of CultureGene, a culture consultancy helping prepare startup and high-growth companies for scale, says your […]

What Generation Z Expects from the Candidate Experience

Generation Z is moving into the workforce, causing more disruption in the job market. They’ve arrived during record-low unemployment and when the search for talent at all levels is extremely competitive. These workers, the oldest of whom were born in the mid-1990s, may be the first digital natives your company hires, and the role of […]

How Knowledge Workers Really Spend Their Time

Despite the lip service organizations give to reducing productivity-killing emails and unnecessary meetings to help workers focus on what matters, the problem of workplace distraction may be getting worse. U.S. workers say they spend only 40 percent of their workday on their primary tasks, and that they’re often distracted by emails, meetings and administrative tasks, […]

How to Manage a Remote Team

The age of everyone physically commuting to work is slowly coming to a close. Instead, employees are now assuming that remote work will constitute at least some of their workdays. But what about teams made up solely of remote workers? Studies have shown that remote workers can be happier and more productive. And with increases […]

The Future of Work Is Global: 3 Tips for Hiring a Global Team

As they look for solutions to the talent crunch, U.S. employers increasingly are turning to international labor pools to fill critical workforce needs — even as political uncertainty surrounding immigration continues to grow. A report released last year by immigration services firm Envoy said that most U.S. organizations were still actively sourcing foreign talent. The […]

The Downside of Open-Concept Offices

Once touted as a powerful tool to encourage collaboration and creativity, cubicle-free open workplaces have taken a hit in the business world as research indicates that they often discourage face-to-face interactions and harm productivity. “The neuroscience is becoming very clear: Open floor plans are not good,” says Jonathan Denn, “chief thinking partner” at Drumbeat Productivity […]

How to Build a Better HR Tech Stack

With the HR tech marketplace expanding at record pace and offering innovative solutions for every part of the talent life cycle, it’s easier than ever for organizations to implement meaningful HR transformations. “With the availability of so many cutting-edge tools and apps, HR teams can easily build an impressive tech stack to meet the 360-degree […]