Category Archives: Human Resources

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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How to Approach and Manage Paid Time Off

April 4, 2016   

As the weather warms up and we head toward summer, there’s something on the mind of most employees: vacation. With dreams of vacation comes the reality of a workplace paid-time-off policy.

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Zenefits Highlights the Problems of a Corporate Culture Gone Wild

February 28, 2016   

Zenefits has been making news headlines all year, and not for the reasons it wants to be. The latest scandal coming from Zenefits came to light at the end of February when the story broke that Zenefits was revamping its culture. What did that mean? The Silicon Valley company was banning sex and drinking at […]

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What All Businesses Can Learn From The HubSpot Culture Code

February 14, 2016   

An Overview of HubSpot Hubspot, based in Cambridge, MA., is a company that delivers and sells inbound marketing software. Founded by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016, the company earned $100 million in funding at its launch from companies like Scale Venture Partners, Salesforce, and Fidelity. The company […]

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Who are Your Superbosses?

January 30, 2016   

Everyone knows what a good boss does – hits the goals and leads the team. But what do you call people who far surpass their goals and create the next set of leaders your company needs to reach a whole new level in its development? Leadership and Management expert Sydney Finkelstein of the Tuck School […]

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How to Assemble an HR Manual, Part 2: Writing and Publishing

January 29, 2016   

In this second part of how to create or revise an HR Manual, I’ll briefly go into the writing process and then spend more time on creating the online version of the manual.

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How to Assemble an HR Manual, Part 1: Preparation

January 28, 2016   

Congratulations! You’ve just been handed the assignment of putting together a new or revised HR manual or employee handbook for your organization. If you’re feeling like you’d rather have food poisoning than put together an HR manual, you’re not alone. Most people think of this project as a royal pain in the you-know-what – usually […]

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Innovation in the Workplace, Part 2: Organizational Culture

January 27, 2016   

In my last article about innovation, I briefly mentioned what people need in order to be more consistently innovative: They need curiosity, the ability and room to ask great questions, space for experimenting (using the scientific method), a safe environment in which to fail, time to reflect and imagine, room for collaborative relationships, and time […]

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Crafting Your Talent Value Proposition

December 9, 2015   

I’ve written two articles related to your talent brand, one focused on defining The Talent Brand and Value Proposition, and one about the Talent Branding process. Looking back at the first article, it seems I really only introduced the concept and gave a few questions to stimulate your thinking about beginning to formulate a talent […]

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Talent Branding

December 9, 2015   

If you read my last article about The Talent Brand and Value Proposition, you already know the value of a strong talent brand that is aligned with your consumer brand. Companies that achieve strength and alignment between the two do better than companies that don’t. If you’ve worked your way through establishing a strong talent […]

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