Category Archives: Trends

Diversity and Inclusion: Beyond Compliance

January 30, 2015   

I’ve written previously about Why Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Fail, and in that article I highlighted the importance of putting inclusion back into diversity and inclusion, because even though the formula D+I is difficult, D–I (diversity without inclusion) is a recipe for failure. What hampers many D&I efforts is a general unwillingness to go beyond […]

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Management Missteps

January 30, 2015   

You may have noticed that I’ve written two different articles that start with “Now Trending” in their titles – Now Trending: Honesty, and Now Trending: Generosity. I hope to write many more of these articles because I firmly believe that there are some key values that need to be embraced for businesses, organizations, and even […]

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Social Media in the Workplace: Moving Beyond Fear

January 28, 2015   

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – social media is not a fad, it is a fact of life. The sooner that businesses and organizations come to grips with that fact, the more they will find ways to leverage social media in favor of organizational success. When it comes to social media […]

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Now Trending: Generosity

January 28, 2015   

I was recently at a yoga workshop and was surprised how much of the focus was on the concept of generosity. It was mentioned early on in the day, and I’m glad because then I had something to think about as I twisted and contorted my body in ways that will probably leave me sore […]

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Lessons from Lincoln: When Conflict is Good

January 22, 2015   

Most people don’t enjoy conflict, which is why in many cases conflict is avoided like the plague. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the workplace. Think about it – how often has conflict been dealt with openly in your experience as an employee? I’m guessing the answer is rarely, if ever. But when we […]

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Now Trending: Honesty

January 17, 2015   

When Billy Joel put the song Honesty on his 52nd Street album in 1978, he probably didn’t have the workplace in mind. But the refrain of this popular hit is becoming a mantra among an increasing number of organizations. Honesty is such a lonely word Everyone is so untrue Honesty is hardly ever heard And […]

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Are You Ready for Generation Z?

January 17, 2015   

If you’re like many organizations, you may still be trying to figure out the Gen Y millennials and how to manage them, a topic that has been written about frequently on this site. Now to make things really complicated, the savviest companies are already courting Gen Z. Gen Z includes people born from 1994 to […]

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The Pitfalls of a Transparent Salary Policy (And Solutions to Avoid Them)

January 2, 2015   

Transparency is one of those workplace trends that’s shaking up talent management in a big way. Employees are more frequently asking for and even demanding the sense of an open, honest work environment and employers are seeming to embrace the concept as well. One of the ideas that often goes along with a transparent workplace […]

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Spotlighting Patagonia’s Employee Activism Program

December 31, 2014   

In our previous post we talked about the rise of employee volunteer and philanthropy programs, happening in large part because of the demands of Millennials. Patagonia is one company paving the way in terms of promoting employee volunteer work and the idea of giving back as part of a talent management strategy. Download the free […]

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Younger Employees Demanding Integration of Volunteering and the Workplace

December 31, 2014   

At TalentManagement360 we put a lot of emphasis on the innovators in the world of talent management, and there’s a common thread being seen amongst many of these creative companies – volunteer time for employees. For companies ranging from Quicken to the Clif’s Bars company, part of the employee benefits package and talent management strategy […]

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