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Identifying Culture, Implementing Change: Highlights From the Workology HRetreat at SXSW
Learning how to measure and effect change within their organizational culture is a high priority for companies nationwide. During the 2018 SXSW Conference, a panel of experts from Whole Foods, RetailMeNot, Businessolver and Weeva spoke with HR Break Room and Jessica Melo, executive director of sales training at Paycom, about this key topic at the […]
4 Ways to Foster a Values-Driven Employee Culture
Attracting high-caliber employees doesn’t happen by accident. Do the attributes you look for in an employee align with your company’s core values? Like every facet of a company’s communications and marketing plan, articulating a clear, core values-driven message to potential employees will help ensure the people who apply to your company already understand and believe […]
4 Questions to Consider When Handling the Death of an Employee
Many of us spend more time with our co-workers than we spend with our families. We see our co-workers five days a week, eat lunch with them, go to happy hours together and share wins and losses. So when a colleague passes away, unexpected or not, there’s a flood of emotions to process. No one […]
4 Weaknesses in an Employer Brand From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
With the holiday moviegoing season upon us, one of the most anticipated blockbusters – about a continuing space battle – is approaching at warp speed. Earlier entries in this enduring franchise actually can teach us about one of today’s hottest HR topics, the employer brand. The first film’s hero – we’ll call him Lou Swashbuckler […]
Knowing the Limits of Political Conversations at Work
Having political conversations in the office can be difficult, especially in the wake of a divisive post-election season. When employees from various walks of life work in the same space, there’s more opportunity for political disagreements and potentially toxic office conversations. Determining how your organization will handle political activity in your organization remains a blind […]
5 TV Shows With Worse Office Drama Than Your Workplace
Office drama can be a stressful part of any job. And human conflict is a tale as old as time. But when workplace theatrics start to look eerily like the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Mad Men it’s probably time to take closer look at what’s happening with your employees. Let’s take a […]
Political Conversations at Work
In the wake of a heated post-election season, we’re reminded that political conversations in the workplace are inevitable. It is important for HR and managers to work together and guide employees out of potentially tumultuous situations without sacrificing a productive, politically diverse workforce. Identify politically sensitive conversations within your organization. A political conversation can be […]
Jawbs: Sharks’ Similarities to Job Titles
Just like you and me, sharks have their own set of personality traits, and these attributes have set both species apart as apex predators. In honor of one of the greatest weeks featuring our misconstrued finned friends from the sea, TV’s Shark Week, let’s discuss the parallels shared between sharks and job titles of corporate […]
How to Break Down Silos: A U.S. Military Formula for Today’s Business Execs
Some business leaders find that “silos” develop within their organization, where departments do not communicate effectively with one another, hindering efficiency (particularly in interdepartmental goals and projects). Implementing interdisciplinary task forces when appropriate can give your organization the agility necessary to innovate and respond to external challenges. In Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends survey, […]
3 Ways an Employee’s Vacation Improves the Bottom Line
Temperatures are rising, days are longer and blockbuster movies are being released faster and more furiously. It must be summer – a season when most employees take time off to relax and unwind. In fact, approximately 46 percent of all travel occurs in July, the heart of summertime. If you’re worried productivity might take a […]
Why Your Company Should Celebrate Have Fun at Work Day
International Have Fun at Work Day is Friday, Jan. 27, and while it might be an unofficial holiday, that shouldn’t stop you from bringing a little levity to the workplace. Laughter is Good for Productivity Humor can be strong medicine that lowers tension and unites colleagues in stressful times. A recent Loma Linda University study […]
Politics at Work: The Elephant and Donkey in the Office
The 2016 race for the White House has been intense, with candidates engaging in heated debates. As might be expected, the charged electoral atmosphere has permeated the workplace, causing record level divisiveness. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), “over one-quarter of employees reported greater political volatility at their workplace in 2016 compared […]