Corporate Culture Articles

Creating an atmosphere of excellence and purpose takes time and patience. So does building a support system that favors employees and allows them to do their best every day.


An estimated 77 million Americans are affected by ‘toxic’ work environments and offensive behaviors on the job.

Technology has been shown to play an important role in creating more inclusive workplaces, acting as a unifier and source of information about inclusion efforts, while also providing much-needed transparency across the workforce

Here’s the bad news. There is no magic pill. Here’s the good news. There is magic everywhere if you know where to look.

Could an infusion of younger workers shake up your corporate employee communications systems in a positive way?

Diversity and inclusion has dominated the headlines in recent years, with questions over the likes of Uber and Google’s commitment. Chris Martin, CTO of Powwownow, looks at how technology can help.

'Corporate communications' is an amorphous and all-encompassing term. It could mean just about any type of communicating that goes on within a corporate setting. (We'll also assume one doesn't literally have to work at a corporation to be a corporate communicator.)

A great many studies, articles, seminars, webinars and presentations exist to tell you, the manager, how to prepare for rapid change. Very few of these look at change from the employees' point of view, and frankly, that is the perspective you have to focus on. The reason is simple: if you can't get the employees to change in the direction you want, the change won't happen.

By now you’ve heard about a million times that open communications is the key to helping your employees work better and harder, but how do you get from an effective open communications plan to effective management strategies?

I once heard an author describe the “crisis” of disengagement among employees in our workforce as “a disease affecting the central nervous system of our economy.” And he’s right. There are many different measures of employee engagement out there, but pretty much every report I have read presents some pretty depressing numbers.

Amidst the cascade of sexual harassment claims and scandals emerge ways a culture of harassment can carry on in any workplace.

Handling Employee Termination Respectfully

Instead of thinking of employee termination as an inevitable downside to any business or to your duties as a manager, think of it as another thing you have a plan for to avoid disaster.

It’s human nature to wonder what people are saying about you when you’re not around. After all, there’s nothing that feels worse than walking up to a group of people who all stop talking when they see you. What were they saying about you? Do you have spinach in your teeth?

The Outlook for Workers in 2018

The economy is friendly for workers; the Trump administration is not. What to know about these and other job trends in 2018.

Not every company is a model for great culture. Those in executive or People roles know that it takes deliberate action to achieve a culture that makes people want to come to work every day—and that makes them eager to stick around for the long haul.

As the digital economy expands and software becomes more critical, security worries grow. In a new survey, 74 percent of respondents agree that security threats due to software and code issues are a growing concern.

Being a new hire is only slightly better than being the new kid in school – but not by much. Basically, it comes down to the fact that you don't know very much about the basics.

Employee engagement is typically one of the most pressing concerns for retail organizations. It has massive implications for the company across numerous categories: Retail companies with highly-engaged employees perform better financially, employ a more productive workforce and have higher employee and customer satisfaction scores

With its emphasis on transparency, the jobs site Glassdoor aims to upend corporate power dynamics.

Employee mentoring in the workplace is a good thing. It has been around for years, and employee mentoring will continue to be a big part of the future for many businesses. According to Mentorpitch.com, three out of four Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs in place. Many small and midsize companies are catching on to the concept, too.

Your company offers great benefits. Your employees need to know about them. This is why creating excellent, engaging employee benefits communications is important. In fact, these days a lot of employees say they would take certain benefits like comprehensive health insurance or company stock and a remote work arrangement over a pay raise.

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