Chris Edmonds

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Post date: May 15, 2017
I don’t know who first balked at calling HR “soft.” It may have been HR executives who were tired of working their fingers to the bone to build productive cultures, only to have their efforts trivialized. Or it may have been savvy consultants, who realized if they could position their “people”...
Post date: February 22, 2017
Have you ever sensed that, when it comes to getting humans to work together effectively, many “innovative” HR solutions do nothing but imperfectly reinvent the wheel?   If so, you’re in good company. Garry Ridge is president and CEO of WD-40 Company. My passion is workplace culture building, and I...
Post date: September 14, 2016
How good is the quality of your work culture? Do senior leaders understand culture? Even more important, do they understand the condition of your current culture and senior leaders’ responsibility in refining that culture? At most organizations, executives don’t pay much attention to culture. Their...
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Post date: June 24, 2016
Is your workplace dull, frustrating, and stressful, or is it safe, inspiring, and productive? Maybe somewhere in between? We know the benefits of employee engagement on our businesses. We have seen the remarkable contributions team members make when they are treated with trust, respect, and dignity...
Post date: November 3, 2016
One of the most important functions of any business is the hiring of talent. Recruiting (and retaining) skilled, values-aligned leaders and team members is the lifeblood of your organization.   HR plays a huge role in hiring. Your expertise in people systems, personnel practices, and interviewing...