Category Archives: Culture

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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Is Your Company a Deliberately Developmental Organization?

January 3, 2017   

You want your company to become a world-class leader in its niche, and you’re more than likely familiar with the well-weathered notion of your company’s greatest asset – it’s people. When you first entered the field of talent management or human resources, did you have a vision for how to do things differently? Did you […]

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Post-Election Workplace Vigilance

January 3, 2017   

There are some disturbing post-election trends that could have an impact on your workplace and which suggest stepping up your efforts to make the work environment safe and secure for all your employees. There are widespread reports of a sharp increase in hate crimes, harassment, and racist incidents. Trying to make a direct link between […]

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LGBT Rights and Corporate Support

December 23, 2016   

As 2016 comes to a close, Talent Management 360 is offering detailed insights into some of the year’s top news stories and speculating on how these stories will likely continue to impact talent management in the coming year. The sixth article in our series examines LGBT rights in 2016 and the corporate response. In 2015, […]

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How to Manage “Mansplaining”

December 5, 2016   

If you’re a woman, you likely already know what “mansplaining” is, because it is pervasive and damaging. Simply put, it happens when a man of any age decides to explain something, usually at length, that either does not require an explanation or is painfully obvious. Worse-case scenarios mansplaining happen when men who know very little […]

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REI’s Black Friday Closing

November 19, 2016   

As reported in our previous post on Gray Thursday, a growing number of retailers are now asking employees to work not only on Black Friday but also on Thanksgiving Day. At least one retailer is bucking this trend. In 2015, progressive outdoor supplier REI paid its 12,000 employees to take the day off and spend […]

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Thanksgiving or Gray Thursday?

November 19, 2016   

30% of annual retail sales take place between Black Friday and Christmas. An especially high percentage of sales take place over the Thanksgiving weekend. To put this into perspective, consider just a few 2015 sales figures. On Black Friday, over 74 million Americans went shopping. While this may sound like a huge chunk of the […]

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Now Trending: Rebel Employees

November 5, 2016   

You’ve tried transparency. You’ve tried culture. You’ve tried increasing engagement. You’ve even embraced the workplace design trend. What’s next? The Harvard Business Review recently published an article by Italian management expert, Francesca Gino, on the need to let employees rebel. That’s right–rebel. To be fair, Gino is not talking about full-on anarchy but rather a […]

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Diversity in the Gig Economy

October 29, 2016   

In most workplaces, employees work for organizations directly. If they don’t follow the company’s rules, they are penalized. If they continue to defy company policies, they are fired. It’s that simple. In the gig economy, things are a bit more complex. Take Airbnb as an example of one company struggling to police the actions of […]

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The Slow Rise of Telecommuting

October 11, 2016   

With ever-increasing mobility and digital connectedness in the 21st century, there are many who dream about offices just fading away entirely. Will it happen? As it stands now, most people still head into the office for the daily work routine. It hasn’t caught on nearly as quickly as everyone thought it would, but it’s interesting […]

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