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.


You know what Decision Support Tools can do for your organization and your HR department, but from an employee’s perspective, how do these complex digital tools help them?

Developer Rich Geldreich shares what it's really like to work at companies like Valve.

“Learning is the only thing a mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.” Leonardo da Vinci

How Leaders Can Strengthen Their Organizational Culture

What if all social impact organizations held their leaders and staff accountable not only for what they accomplish, but also for how they accomplish it?

A few weeks ago, the Trump administration proposed combining the Department of Labor and the Department of Education into a new Department of Education and the Workforce. This proposal would require Congressional approval, and given how well the two parties and their multitude of factions get along at the moment, this idea is probably Dead on Arrival. However, that doesn't mean we shouldn't do some thinking in terms of Human Resources, particularly recruitment and retention, in the hopes that Washington starts working again.

Companies seeking cybersecurity personnel often hire people with military backgrounds, raising challenging questions about how to best bridge differences in organizational culture, specialists in the field say.

Vacation days, time off, and generally an intuitive, positive, supportive work environment attract the best job candidates. In all industries trying to improve their millennial engagement, corporate culture is the backbone of company’s efforts. Nothing improves and builds a positive corporate culture like a fair, easy-to-use time-off system.

What happens when you have a difference of opinion with someone? I got to test out that question in the opening session of SHRM18.

THE COURT CASE that could decide Uber’s future in one of its most important global markets, London, started today.

Most American workers are workaholics and refuse to take time off work. Studies reveal that more than half are leaving their vacation time unused. While most businesses appreciate the dedication and commitment of hardworking employees to their companies, employers need to encourage their workers to take time off and enjoy a fun summer vacation. It will do wonders not only for their physical and mental health but their overall job-performance in the company.

I have always been skeptical of corporate culture. When I hear the word, what comes to mind is those cheesy inspirational signs from the 90s featuring high-def photos of jungle animals and waterfalls. You know the ones. My dad used to have one that said, “LEADERSHIP: Staying in front of the pack.”

Having spent the majority of my working life in companies with more than 180 years and 350 years of history respectively, I’ve heard my fair share of “But we’ve always done it that way!” internally.

The summer holidays are nearly upon us. This is the time for vacations, outdoor bar-be-ques, traveling, sun, and fun. Today, corporate culture is forgiving of summer vacations, usually around July 4th and mid-August. The time is now to gear your employees up between their vacation times.

Employee benefits and compensation have started to become less important in the changing job marketplace, but they still remain a top reason why employees stay with an organization or leave. Making it easy for employees to use their benefits improves engagement and performance.

Our organizational alignment research found a strong and aligned culture accounts for 40 percent of the difference between high- and low-performing teams and organizations in terms of revenue growth, profitability, customer satisfaction, leadership effectiveness, and employee engagement.

Summer is underway and for a lot of businesses, it is also slow season! With slow season comes more time to revamp your brand message and bring on new employees for a fresh perspective. Whether it be new college grads or someone changing careers or direction, Employee Onboarding in the summer season can present opportunities for both parties.

Ecosystem Exchange: Creating Fundable Companies

On Thursday, May 17, in downtown Greenville, the NEXT organization sponsored an evening with Paul Singh, of ResultsJunkies.com, as well as Brooke Navarro and Ben Freeland, both of whom are investment bankers at Barclay’s. All three came to share their thoughts about what makes companies attractive to investors.

Every article you’ve ever read about bosses starts with this quote:

“Employees don’t quit jobs. They quit bosses.”

After the now-famous meeting of the 17 people who would build the Agile Manifesto in 2001, their revolutionary ideas have infiltrated not just the world of software development, but also all facets of business organization, Human Resources, and corporate culture. How has culture and management improved since the advent of Agile, and how can you use the Agile Manifesto to improve your workplace culture?

BOSTON (CBS) — As a software engineer, Anish’s Smith’s coding skills are in high demand. But she wanted something more than staring at her computer screen all day. She found it at ezCater, an online catering app for businesses. “Each member of the team is bright, driven, and curious and also kind,” she said.

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