Corporate Culture Articles

Creating an atmosphere of excellence and purpose takes time and patience...if you're building the support system that favors employees and allows them to do their best every day.


People calling for a changed culture often are experiencing the painful results of behaviors that are typical in reactive manufacturing organizations. A philosophical intervention is required.

When Mission Doesn't Matter

We've all seen it happen. It's like a scene from a movie. The boss introduces the company's new mission statement. It's a great speech full of noble ideas and inspirational language. There's even colorful new signage with eye-catching graphic design.

While living in a world of noise where we receive messages 24/7, it is easy to overlook the importance of connecting, engaging and building trust with our listeners.

Innovation, productivity, and sustainable growth are a handful of typical priorities for HR leaders and executive teams. So why is there a huge disconnect between what employers and employees believe is necessary to support these priorities?

Financial wellness has long been a hot topic for employees and employers even before millennials started taking jobs while saddled with huge student debt amounts. With tax season mostly over, there’s no better time to discuss how you can help employees be more secure with their finances.

A very recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management, found that 76 percent of non-manager employees who experienced sexual harassment at work within the last year, did not report it. But now, a new HR chatbot, Spot, has been launched, which aims to help reluctant employees log instances of sexual harassment at work, via an anonymous and impartial 3rd party.

Three Steps to Improve Employee Engagement

If employee engagement is such a prized goal, what does internal communications planning need to look like to help achieve it? In this guide, Poppulo guest writer and communications expert Andy Blacknell has identified three areas that provide opportunities for Internal Communication to contribute to driving engagement in their organizations.

Read the full article here.

Recruiters are having a hard time these day to find the right talent due to the dearth of good talent. Applicants have more of an upper hand, being able to choose one company over another if it suits their preference.

(CNN)Our prisons are broken. The United States is home to 4.4% of the world's population but nearly 25% of the world's inmates. And while the goal of incarceration is to produce law-abiding and rehabilitated citizens, 75% of released prisoners are arrested again after five years.

Goldman Sachs Pledges 50% of Women Employees on Global Rolls

In an email to employees on 15 March, Goldman Sachs’ CEO Lloyd Blankfein and COO David Solomon have committed to having 50% of women in the company’s workforce globally.

In my 35 years working in the private sector, the thing that appalls me most is incivility in the workplace. People who normally mind their Ps and Qs outside the office or shop can turn into the rudest individuals around. And people who are a little coarse to begin with turn into monsters. It affects everything in an organization from customer service to recruitment and retention.

It’s Time to Re-Educate Ourselves

One of the first stories I worked on at Human Resources was titled: “Most Hongkongers believe robots will take jobs away.” The topic of AI and automation has come up in nearly every interview I have had in the past few months in discussing the future of HR.

What does it mean for workplaces to be diverse? Does it always have to do with race? The answer is no.

The following are highlights of a broad, industrywide study of the impact and implications of sexual harassment across professional communities, including banking, payments, mortgages, financial advisory, accounting, health care, employee benefits and capital markets (including municipal finance and M&A advising).

Shifts in the basic understanding of how we work is changing all parts of Human Resources, including what it means to be engaged, and even what it means to be a ‘typical’ worker. Employee onboarding is changing rapidly because the ‘typical’ employee is changing. Technology, like video communications systems, is both fueling the change and helping managers adapt. How can the shift to video help you?

You’ve probably heard of how millennials are taking over the workforce, creating drastic changes in offices and the very nature of work itself. As a result of Generation Y entering careers and the workforce over the past decade or so, companies have to compete to lure up-and-coming talent, and employee benefits is one way to do that.

The economic influence of private businesses nurtures female-friendly policies

When they're not eating avocado toast, or sending snaps to friends, Millennials are quickly infiltrating America's workforce. In fact, they're quickly overtaking baby boomers. Don't believe me? Fifty million Millennials are being hired between now and 2025.

Corporate Social Responsibility is a great tool where businesses can automatically achieve their sustainability goals by directing their profits towards heritage conservation through Impact based portfolios. It becomes important at this stage to detail and simplify the benefits and methods of the private sector engaging in Heritage Conservation.

If you want a leg up in providing superior customer service and a chance to bolster employee engagement along the way, then it's time to expand your viewpoint beyond individual customer interactions to the bigger picture of culture–specifically what I call "customer service culture."

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