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Survey Says: What Your Employees Really Think About Your Culture
Let’s suppose one of your employees appeared on the game show Family Feud. Host Steve Harvey prompts one of your people with this: “Name something your employer does to make you feel valued, other than a paycheck.” What would he or she say? How do you know? Are you sure? Culture counts First things first: […]
3 Tips for Talking Politics in the Workplace
With midterms right around the corner, and an especially divisive presidential election barely in the rearview mirror, understanding the implications of and tactics for discussing politics at work is vital. For some employees, avoiding political discussions is near impossible, and even the mention of a hot-button issue can send others running for the break room […]
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Addressing Workplace Incivility
Nothing says ”teen movie” quite like the presence of a mean girl or jock stereotype causing problems for the main character. Much of Hollywood depicts an exaggerated version of these issues, but workplace incivility can poison an environment of respect and fairness. Treating co-workers with kindness and inclusiveness creates a safe and enjoyable workplace. But […]
3 Ways Leaders Can Embrace Change
Today, the one certainty in business is change. It doesn’t take stacks of research and analyses to conclude that with the rise of technology, companies are becoming nimbler out of necessity. Jobs that didn’t exist a mere 10 years ago — app developers, cloud computing specialists, social media managers and data analysts, to name a […]
Is Workplace Incivility Impacting Your Employee Morale?
What is workplace civility? It means much more than simply good manners or etiquette. Crucially, it includes behavior that promotes mutual respect at work. Therefore, incivility can be perceived as disrespect or rudeness, according to Christine Porath, associate professor at Georgetown University and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace. Understanding workplace incivility […]
Defining Game-Changing Core Values to Attract Superstar Talent
March is over, but the madness HR deals with never ends. Fortunately, your organization’s core values can be a real game-changer in the competition for top talent. In a recent episode of the HR Break Room podcast, Kinetix CHRO Kris Dunn discussed the valuable lessons HR can learn from the annual college hoops competition. Here […]
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 […]