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.


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.

Rising concerns over financial wellness plans like retirement programs are trickling down to younger generations of workers who want to plan ahead. Already, many companies are improving their retirement plan options for their employees, making them more streamlined and easy to use, to help provide for better employee financial wellness.

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."

To talk about how hyper-personalization of technology and management can help your company’s employee engagement, I think it’s important to define employee engagement.

The health of your employees plays a significant role in the overall health of your company. If employees are sick and out of the office, it will reduce productivity, which will affect your bottom line. That’s where employee benefits come in.

Bracing for Impact on Comp Ratios

As public companies begin to disclose CEO-pay ratios, experts say HR leaders need to be ready to respond to employee blowback.

How Happy Talk Can Ruin M&As

When mergers and acquisitions disappoint – as they do at least 50 percent of the time – a badly managed integration process is often to blame. Even deals with the greatest financial promise can be thwarted if the employees of one or both organisations aren’t on board. For leaders facing their own challenging integration, many experts emphasise the importance of a robust, persuasive communications plan.

Employers, Employees Face Disconnect Over Wellness Programming

Under a third of employees view wellness programming as an effective tool in improving their health even though 52 percent of employers believe their wellness programs work.

More HR managers and corporate leaders are turning to the concept of mindfulness, along with the tradition of meditation, as a way to improve overall employee wellness and health. Is this approach a simpler, less expensive alternative to hit-or-miss employee health initiatives or smoke and mirrors?

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