What is Company Culture?

Posted by Brianna Gilliam, Design & Research Specialist

Apr 8, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Culture is the personality of an organization. It is impossible for an organization to have no culture. If you think your company doesn’t, sit back and take a look around - notice the behaviors that people in your organizations share. Are these the behaviors you want or not? Answering this question will tell you if your company culture is good or bad.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Company Culture

Top 10 Diversity Issues at Work

Posted by Annett Winiarz

Jan 12, 2015 2:54:00 PM

A common misconception is that the phrase "workplace diversity" defines meeting certain quotas in employee race or gender categories. In fact, "diversity" as it relates to human resources is a way of thinking and operating that encourages an entirely new and positive outlook among coworkers.

Diversity in the work environment promotes acceptance, respect and teamwork. Companies that overcome certain diversity issues often achieve greater productivity, profit and company morale. According to Michelle Renee of Demand Media, the "Top 10" are:

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Social Recruiting, Workplace Diversity

A Fascinating New Idea About What It Means When You Start Forgetting Things

Posted by Annett Winiarz

Jan 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Cake getting crowded? Maybe your mind is too. 

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Empowering Your Workforce, Performance Management

7 Things Your Boss Wants to Know About Your Computer

Posted by Annett Winiarz

Jan 7, 2015 3:29:00 PM

7 reasons why your employer might be using keylogger software, spyware or other means to spy on employees’ computer usage:

1)  Does your computer have malware or viruses on it?

The longer an infection lingers undetected and the more employees in a network that download it or click the malicious link, the more widespread the infection will be and the harder to contain; thus, the longer a network could be crippled.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Empowering Your Workforce

Employee Engagement: What Managers Should Focus On

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Sep 17, 2014 11:00:49 AM

Did you know that 75% of people who are voluntarily leaving their jobs aren't quitting their jobs, they are quitting their bosses? And that 90% of leaders say that having an engagement strategy is critical to business success and only 25% of those actually have a strategy? I would say that the 75% of people leaving their bosses is an effect of only 25% of supervisors having an engagement strategy. The positive outcomes correlated to higher employee engagement are well worth the investment from leadership and management in companies everywhere. The best way to prepare the future is to invest in the present: your employees. 

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Topics: Employee Engagement

A Few Reasons Employees Might be Disengaged

Posted by April

Dec 9, 2013 1:45:00 PM

A recent Gallup survey of over 350,000 participants collected over three years, found that 70% of Americans are not engaged in their work. This potentially costs the United States anywhere from $450 to $550 billion yearly in lost productivity (Forbes).

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Empowering Your Workforce

Showing Employees You are Thankful

Posted by April

Nov 25, 2013 2:59:00 PM

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just three days away. You have been busy with work, family and now the holiday season has commenced. For the past 25 days, people have been posting on Facebook and Twitter the things they are thankful for. Ranging from their spouse to coffee on a cold morning, people seem to be very thankful for a lot of things. We all have things to be thankful for, one of which I’m sure several people have heard is that they have a job. It’s nice being able to pay bills on time and enjoy a little fun time with friends. This leads me to wonder though, how thankful are businesses/managers for their employees?

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Empowering Your Workforce

Stacked Reviews and Why 360 Performance Reviews are better

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Nov 19, 2013 2:06:00 PM

Last week there was a lot of news about forced or stacked reviews in the news. This type of performance review requires that managers rate their team on a bell curve and then send the low performers packing. Just as Microsoft released a statement to say they were discarding the practice, Yahoo’s CEO announced they planned to begin using the “rank-and-yank” system. This topic has received quite a bit of press, and not so positive at that.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Product News, Empowering Your Workforce, Talent Management

A Condensed Guide to Changing Company Culture

Posted by April

Oct 15, 2013 11:26:00 AM

Changing a company’s culture can be a daunting task. No matter how you look at it, it’s going to be a long, difficult process. No CEO woke up one morning and said “the company’s culture will be different by COB today.”

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Talent Management

Survival of the Fittest: Adapting to Change

Posted by April

Oct 7, 2013 9:51:00 AM

With the changing of the season to autumn, the temperature has already begun to drop, the leaves have begun to change colors, and soon the leaves will fall. If you’re lucky enough, you get to see the changing of the seasons and experience all four seasons, depending on your geographic location. When you experience all of these changes, one must adapt to their new surroundings.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Empowering Your Workforce, Talent Management