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March 18, 2019
Defining Workplace Culture

Culture is both the secret sauce of successful organizations, and the achilles heel of those who are struggling.

Creating a culture that is both meaningful and impactful isn’t an easy task. In fact, Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report uncovered that while 86% of respondents believe “corporate culture” is important to success, 28% have no clue what their organization’s culture actually is. In their 2017 report, Deloitte identifies culture and engagement one of the top trends for building the organization of the future.

But culture-building isn’t just a marketing campaign, or a selection of perks, and perhaps that’s where many organizations veer off course. Culture change is, first and foremost, behavior change that’s communicated and implemented across the organization (and not just from the top down). While HR plays a significant role in creating fr...
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February 18, 2019
Workplace Violence

The shooting on Friday in Aurora Illinois at a manufacturing plant brought the harsh reality of gun violence into sharp focus for employers of all sizes. Many are currently focusing on active shooter protocols, checking policies, and ensuring proper procedures are in place in case the unthinkable happens. The common training method of RUN HIDE FIGHT is being echoed through many offices this week. While these are incredibly important policies to have in place and training to provide, I would urge you to also look at your policies and procedures that may help stop these events from occurring. Active engaged managers, high employee morale and engagement, along with a comprehensive progressive disciplinary system that urges tolerance, understanding, ...
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