A business’s ability to hire and retain talent largely depends on its company culture. But company culture isn’t just about how we get our work done or treat people. And it isn’t all about enjoying our work while we engage … Read more
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Should business leaders be worried about the new COVID strains originating in the UK, South Africa, Brazil, and elsewhere — and recently identified in the US?
The authorities have focused on downplaying concerns about vaccine effectiveness against these new variants. … Read more
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In every challenge faced, there are leadership lessons to be learned…
To say the recently concluded American election process was emotional would be an understatement. To the dismay of many across the globe, it often assumed the appearance of a … Read more
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When is enough red tape and bureaucracy enough? Is it time to return to the days where common sense prevailed?
Don’t you just love the glossy annual report, no matter which company it represents? The financials change from report to … Read more
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Talent managers, human resources practitioners, and executive coaches continue to perfect work-from-home and make it the new norm. As they do, they find a hidden pitfall in their work becoming more evident each day. We’re talking about executive onboarding – … Read more
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In our now normal, company culture seems to have taken a back seat to… well, everything else. So how do we retain our best talent?
Statistics tell us that 2020 was “the year of productivity.” As the world of business … Read more
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Ask anybody: last year wasn’t ideal. But perhaps we shouldn’t completely discount 2020 just yet.
When the ball dropped above Times Square at the very end of 2019, the world welcomed 2020 with much joy and hope. No one then … Read more
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Futurecasting is sometimes akin to looking into the sky and trying to connect the stars. As we look ahead to the future this time, though, we know the direction we’re going. We know where the prominent work trends are taking … Read more
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Are your remote work policies sustainable? Is your company culture still viable? Are your employees really ok?
Over the past few months, many experts (hundreds!) have written articles about COVID-19 workplace policies—especially the work-from-home versus onsite work dilemma we face … Read more
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Hiring hourly employees — for retail, travel and hospitality, hospitals, restaurants, and warehouses — is more critical now than ever before.
So why don’t we make the hiring process easier? And why don’t we treat those on the front lines … Read more
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When the holiday season hits, businesses and workplaces can sometimes get especially busy. Even worse, with all the craziness of the season they can fall into a holiday slump. But even if the holidays have thrown people off, you can … Read more
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It’s an understatement to say the past several months have been a troubling time for those of us committed to racial equity and broader diversity, inclusion, and belonging. And now, with attempts to stifle delivery of diversity training designed to … Read more
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The year 2020 has been a watershed year. Or, as I would prefer to say (if allowed to coin a new term) – a ‘tearshed’ year. The breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted economies, businesses, and individuals at an … Read more
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It’s now starkly obvious that the coronavirus pandemic has changed so many aspects of our lives — not the least of which is the mental health of our employees. Rates of anxiety, stress, and depression are all up. The good … Read more
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The evidence overwhelmingly supports the business case for workforce diversity. So why are companies still failing to achieve their diversity goals?
Diversity has become a higher priority on the corporate agenda. Simultaneously, the business case for workforce diversity is now … Read more
Writing an employee termination letter is a most unpleasant situation for HR professionals. But it’s also something you can’t put off or avoid.
Writing such a letter becomes all the more difficult when terminating an employee during a crisis.
With… Read more
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Human resources (HR) strategy encompasses necessities like hiring, retention, employee growth opportunities, and benefits packages. However, the specifics for how your HR strategy accomplishes those needs and engages with employees vary based on a company’s size — and sometimes, its … Read more
To the detriment of talent development and work cultures everywhere, we most often employ “either/or” thinking. Let’s talk about why today’s leaders should more often choose “and” thinking….
So many important aspects of human capital are nuanced and interrelated, yet … Read more
As an isolated team member, how do you sustain an effective communication chain, stay productive, and get what you need out of your employer? How do you unmute yourself?
For many, the coronavirus crisis has meant working conditions they could … Read more
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How can companies create a remote working environment that is both productive and emotionally comfortable?
With offices forced to close for long periods due to COVID-19, many people have adapted well to remote working. They have found working from home … Read more
Today’s best employers are focusing on how to best support and protect their employee’s mental health. Is your company?
What started as an exercise in temporary adjustments has become a more long-term reality. Now, as the pandemic strengthens its grip … Read more