Leadership plays a significant role in work culture and organizational strategy. Yet many who are in charge seem unprepared for the responsibility. Seventy-six percent of employees agree that management sets the tone for workplace culture. But 40 percent say that … Read more
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While countless aspects of daily work have changed over the past year, one thing remains the same across most organizations: Employees value recognition. In fact, now more than ever, employees want their efforts to be seen, heard, and acknowledged. And … 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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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 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
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
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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
As we close out the month of October, there’s been no shortage of topics to focus on in the workplace. But October has also been National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). So, for many in the workplace, this month … Read more
Among remote work teams, how common is misalignment with company culture? And what is the cost?
All over the United States, cases of COVID-10 are once again spiking. We’re setting records again — and not the good kind. Daily, it … Read more
In the past six months, we’ve seen the rise of what I can best describe as ‘emergency culture’. Employees are in a constant state of high alert. “Solving the unsolvable is the new normal,” says Flóra Bondici, chief people officer … Read more
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So goes the saying. For American professionals, however, the work week — and work itself — tends to be all-consuming. We tend to be running from meeting to meeting. So … Read more
The COVID-19 crisis continues to have a significant impact on business, communities, families and also, most importantly, people. Sadly, as of September 29th, the world has lost over one million of its citizens to this pandemic.
The 1 million number … Read more
What sets grateful workplaces apart from others? What impact do those environments have on employee engagement?
Especially now — while most of us are still working remotely — leaders need to ask themselves a question: Why are happy and engaged … Read more
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To say COVID-19 has changed the recruiting and remote hiring would be an understatement. For a start, it’s likely you’re relying more heavily on the expertise of the rest of your HR team, your recruiter, or business leaders while navigating … Read more
Is the nine-to-five workday still feasible? For some companies and some people, sure.
But at an accelerated pace, COVID-19 has altered how, where and when we work. It has also proven why the end of the nine-to-five workday may work … Read more
Love it or hate it, the job description is a fact of business life…
The problem with many job descriptions? Too often, they are written to benefit the hiring company and not the person looking for a job. They also … Read more
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How do we best show workplace gratitude? How do we help employees and coworkers feel valued and appreciated?
There’s no doubt: In 2020, the world seems pretty serious. All around me here in Oregon, and up and down the west … Read more
Now more than ever, employers feel a mandate to take good care of their people. And that responsibility is bigger than how best to empower a remote workforce. It is more complex than deciding the right time to bring them … Read more
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In an outlook where the future looks bleak, only true leaders guide their team through the storm and come out stronger on the other side. And only the best leaders will focus on employee experience during that storm.
That leader … Read more
An ill-suited conversation. A moment of innuendo. Or a comment targeted at our gender, wardrobe choices, and even our hairstyles. Each, depending on context, are considered sexually harassing messages. And yet, especially in a remote working environment, identifying harassment often … Read more