Articles tagged 'Company culture'

Culture, HR Insights

Corporate Power: It Has Shifted to Your Customers AND Employees

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We challenge you to find a consumer mobile offer available in the UAE that is better than the offers you can get with Etisalat,” read the company’s website. “We promise to match or beat any offer, guaranteeing you that with Etisalat, you will always get the best prices.”

The “big brother” here in the Middle East recently has been the marketing campaign by our local telecom Etisilat [In the U.S., think ATT or Verizon]. Their marketing campaign was called the #Etisilat Challenge, and it challenged consumers to find a better deal than their offerings.

However, what happened next was not what they expected. Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

What I Hate Most About an Open Office – Open Office Terrorists

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So, how’s that new open office plan treating you?

A recent study says that it takes a normal person roughly 37 seconds to figure out that working in an open office environment is going to suck!

I mean, those were probably the slow people in the study, because it doesn’t take a mental genius to see that going from an office where you could actually get stuff done to one where a bunch of people are looking at each other probably isn’t the best concept for productivity! Read more…

HR Insights, Talent Management

Why You Need to Choose Your Workplace Friends and Allies Wisely

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I once heard a saying that the workplace isn’t like college.

College is about doing well and getting ahead. Instead, the workplace is like high school – it’s all about who likes you and who doesn’t.

When we’re thinking about human interaction in the workplace and how it impacts performance, that’s a pretty apt analogy. If the folks with influence and power in your organization don’t like you, it’s going to be much harder for you to get things done or advance in your career.

But, I’ll add to it just slightly. Read more…

HR Insights, Leadership

Why Meddling Management Can Be Just as Bad as Micromanagement

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It’s long been established that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

Why then, do so many leaders beg to disagree?

If not, how to explain the prevalent leadership practice of inserting oneself (loudly and with much fanfare, in some cases) squarely between Point A and Point B, when there is absolutely no need to do such a thing and when doing such a thing is inefficient, cumbersome, and awkward? Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

5 Ways You Can Proactively Work to Improve Your Employee Retention

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2.8 million people quit their jobs in March 2015, putting it back to pre-recession levels.

This is expected to accelerate as employees grow more confident in the economy amid a rising number of job openings.

That’s why employee retention should really worry companies, from a talent drain perspective and from a competitive standpoint. Read more…

Classic TLNT

The One Critical Skill That Most Managers Never Seem to Learn

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post.c

Let it go.

Since the beginning of time, those three words have never been repeated more frequently by more people or in more places than they have since the release of Frozen. Whatever else Elsa was singing about, however, she may as well have been delivering her primary message – let it go – to the modern manager.

Why is it that managers struggle to let things go? Read more…

Global HR, HR Insights

12 Coming Disruptions That HR Needs to Understand and Prepare For

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Editor’s Note: This is the sixth of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill Schiemann and Libby Sartain, and sponsored by the HR Certification Institute.

By Seth Kahan

Below are 12 significant and powerful changes that will impact the world of work over the next five to 10 years. HR professionals need to take these into consideration to be effective in both today’s and tomorrow’s business worlds.

Society is undergoing massive shifts that are difficult to imagine. We are all familiar with change and its increasing presence. It is now clear that this change will continue to not only increase but also become more powerful and complex. Read more…

Benefits, Culture

6 Ways Your Organization Can Support a “Culture of Health”

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Most organizations are striving to help their employees improve their health and well-being.

While intuitively, this makes sense – healthier employees are certainly happier and more productive – it’s also a sound strategy from a business perspective.

A recent study from Limeade and Quantum Workplace shows that when employees believe their employer cares about their health and well-being, they are: Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

8 Signs That You’re Probably Stuck in a Talent Time Warp

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Just because the economy has rebounded from the Great Recession doesn’t mean that your talent mentality has also rebounded.

Here are eight (8) signs you and your organization may be stuck in a talent time warp: Read more…

Culture, HR Insights

Managers and Executives? They Just Need to Stop and Talk to Each Other

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I work as a business advisor to executives, and in doing so also I often also have one-on-one conversations with their direct reports.

I can’t count how many times, though I am having confidential conversations with each of them, I am left thinking, “Do you two ever talk to each other?

They often are in violent agreement about how they feel about what needs to be done, and what role each of them should play in doing it. But to talk to either of them you’d think that they lived on different planets. Read more…