Category Archives: Culture

The 2017 Corporate Equality Report Released

June 10, 2017   

With Pride Day just around the corner, many corporations are getting out their rainbow flags and gearing up to celebrate the LGBT community. Only twenty-five years ago, however, corporate participation in Pride events was rare. Beyond a few alcohol companies who frequently sponsored early Pride Day events but for obvious reasons (Pride is a time […]

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How to Edit Employees’ Wardrobes with Tact

May 27, 2017   

It’s summer and that means that casual Fridays will soon start to bleed into other days of the week. Adding to this slippage is the arrival of summer interns who often either under dress or over dress the part in the workplace. This raises a critical question: How does one give feedback on an employee’s […]

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How the Sharing Economy Manages Talent

May 26, 2017   

As the sharing economy continues to grow, the need to address the sharing economy’s unique talent management concerns is also growing. To be clear, most sharing economy companies, such as Airbnb, Uber, Lyft and Task Rabbit, have their own traditional employees. These are the people who work onsite at their headquarters as engineers, communications experts, […]

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Optimism is High Among Workers: Leverage It!

May 6, 2017   

By now, anyone working in the talent management sector has encountered more than their share of depressing headlines about workplace engagement. Yes, we know…it’s at an all time low. What many people don’t realize is that workplace engagement has been sluggish for nearly two decades across sectors. Low levels of workplace engagement among Millennial workers […]

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Uber’s Diversity Report Confirms Organization’s Problems

March 30, 2017   

Earlier this week, the ride-sharing company Uber released its anticipated diversity report. The report was commissioned in February after a blog post by a former Uber engineer revealed widespread discrimination and sexual harassment problems at Uber’s headquarters in California. The report, while a first step, simply confirms what already appeared to be the case: Uber’s […]

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Are Workers Better Off in Sweden?

March 17, 2017   

Increasing workplace engagement, addressing high turnover, and retaining talent are ongoing challenges in many American workplaces. Could it be that the answers to some of today’s more pressing talent management questions, however, already exist but in other parts of the world? Should we  all be looking to the Swedish for workplace solutions? Bear in mind […]

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Uber’s Future is Now in Question

March 4, 2017   

A few years ago, Uber appeared to be on its way to becoming one of the most powerful companies in the world with its plans to transform work, lower traffic congestion in major cities, and even roll out self-driving vehicles. Behind Uber’s genius was an obsession with using data to make the very best decisions […]

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Why Teams Fail

February 3, 2017   

You’ve probably heard it more times than you can count – individual employees or managers complaining about dysfunctional teams. It’s especially frustrating because you know how vital it is to your organization’s success for teams to be highly functional and achieve optimal productivity. Knowing why teams fail is a good starting point. If you’ve never […]

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France Regulates After Hours Work Email

January 9, 2017   

Last week, the English-language media was abuzz with what appeared to be a new law banning email messages after hours in France. To some extent, the widespread reports were true, but there was also a lot of misinformation circulating in the English media too. First, there was no new legislation passed. The news was old […]

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What Makes a Genius and How Can You Hire Them?

January 3, 2017   

Wouldn’t it be nice if every person you hired into your company were a genius? Some would say that’s a fool’s errand because there simply aren’t enough geniuses to go around. Those are the people who probably think you’re either born a genius or not. And then there are those who would say genius is […]

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