We’re obsessed with culture in HR — and for good reason. We want our offices to be engaging, fun places to work, and anyone who has worked at a company with a toxic culture knows how miserable the experience can … Read more
Donna Kimmel is executive vice president and chief people officer at Citrix, so I guess you could say she’s literally a people person! And that makes her the perfect guest for this week’s #WorkTrends topic: the importance of building a … Read more
Every organization would like to build a high performance stand-out culture, but these ten non-strategic activities are barriers that must be overcome.
They are practised by most organizations and produce very little. They consume precious time and suck up emotional … Read more
Every organizational strategy needs regular updating regardless of how successful you’ve been. It’s simply not good enough to develop your strategy and put it on the shelf, expecting that it will work indefinitely.
Always be looking for and recording the … Read more
Most organizations realize the need for (and huge bottom-line benefits of) an engaged workforce, but the majority still struggle with it.… Read more
Millennials are feeling the crush of student debt—but they aren’t the only ones. Generation Xers and Baby Boomers are also struggling to pay off their student loans or the loans they incurred to fund their children’s education.
As a result, … Read more
“Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb…”
—Dire Straits, “Money for Nothing”
For nearly 40 … Read more
While a lot of companies are still struggling with millennials, a smart HR manager is already looking at the generation Z, oldest of whom are turning 18 and slowly entering the workforce.
Generation Z will be, by all estimates, even … Read more
“This above all: to thine own self be true.” – Shakespeare
How long does it take to tell a “brand” apart from an authentic person? From the first word out of his or her mouth, right? “Brands” tend to be … Read more
When do you know a shift is occurring that will significantly alter the competitive landscape and terms of play?
There are some people who lead a shift and determine its direction. Steve Jobs engineered a series of discontinuities that not … Read more
How do you create an atmosphere that keeps top performers at your organization? How do you keep your competitors from plucking your best talent? How do you minimize top performers leaving for opportunities elsewhere?
Gone is the “you should be … Read more
More technology. More suppliers. More products and services. More social media tools. More business tools.
New opportunities to improve our bottom-line performance are constantly “raining down” on us these days, making it a challenge to decide which to seriously consider … Read more
Would you tell your other half, your housemate or your child not to tell you what they think? Or to rearrange their day for you without telling them why? Or order them out to buy you a sandwich?
Those might … Read more
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often start with a good idea and then become successful when they learn to do it well. This often involves tight synergies amongst their early employees, who may have very similar visions, attitudes and specific … Read more
The first quarter of 2014 brought welcome optimism for some of the world’s major economies. On the face of things, it’s great news. However, businesses still face a battle to get back to the levels of pre 2008 performance and … Read more
Dating someone you work with is frequently cited by workforce experts as a very bad idea. Yet 40% of workers admitted they did so in a 2013 CareerBuilder survey – and we have no reason to believe that number has … Read more