2012 Human Trends That Threaten Positive Workplace Culture

Companies and nonprofits are attending to their culture in greater numbers than ever.  Inspiring stories from companies like Zappos are making their way around social media circles. Further, unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that younger workers have less tolerance for the workplace shenanigans of bullies and disagreeable coworkers that others have just put up with for years.  If we could all start from the same...

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Employee Life Cycle: opportunities to transmit culture

Pre-service (attachment)   Vacancy: New job is added; employee resigns or employee is dismissed Job Analysis: job design/review, establishing qualifications, selecting source Recruitment: Sourcing and advertising Selection: Application, screening, interview, offer, acceptance On-boarding: Policies, HR paperwork, receive corporate culture materials Employee orientation: culture orientation, job shadowing, practice Early service...

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Retention, Long Tenure and Employee Weaknesses

Years of the same strengths and weaknesses A hidden challenge results from long service employees’ strengths and weaknesses.  I have, more than once, been appointed nonprofit interim Executive Director where the former director had very long service.  Say that an individual in a leadership position has weak performance areas and he/she works for 15 years.  This means there have been 15 years with this particular weakness....

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Ten Things Employees Want from Work

What do employees want most? Employee satisfaction is something most companies say they want.  Few actually set a specific goal to measure or increase satisfaction.  The ironic thing is that the more satisfied your employee group is the better they will perform.  Good performance means goals are met, productivity is higher and employees are happier. All good things. If you want your workplace to appeal to quality employees and perhaps...

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HR Labor Homelessness and Unemployment

I was surfing news and found someone else in HR willing to talk about the connection between Human Resource management and American social and economic policy – An interview with Karlee Weinmann published in the “Business Insider-War room, December 19th, 2011 – If You’re Sifting Through a Pile of Applications, You’ve Already Failed.  _ _ _ _ _ “You wrote a recent post I’d like to ask you about...

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