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Post date: July 6, 2015
Las Vegas—the city we all love to hate—became the site of 2015 SHRM Conference last week, the largest HR convention ever worldwide. A record 15,600 attendees plus the limitless HR firms and services expo made it worthwhile spending a few days in the 112 degrees Fahrenheit furnace in the Mojave...
Post date: August 12, 2016
Does your executive team click? Most organizational leaders are likely to say yes; generally speaking, the leadership team is aligned around a shared vision of what the company is and where it is headed. And if leaders are aligned only about 80 or 85 percent, executives might consider that a...
Post date: June 21, 2017
It’s estimated that 25 to 40 percent of management time (one to two days per week) is spent addressing employee conflict. According to one assessment, employees spend 2.8 hours per week involved in disagreement that disrupts the flow of work, with a cost of $359 billion paid hours per year.   The...
Post date: March 13, 2017
If the HR profession coheres around an accepted purpose, it can become more aggressive, proactive, and bold. A shared sense of purpose enables faster decision-making, less confusion and realistic expectations. The bottom line for HR is that it must be more about the bottom line. Simply stated: HR’s...
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: April 21, 2017
Whether it’s personalized employee performance advice, or simply making the most of what we have, HR always seem to hear the same thing: How can we boost employee performance?  Research from the CEB ​Corporate Leadership Council on how to increase employee performance​ can help us understand how to...
Post date: April 4, 2017
By Marc Sokol If you follow this journal from quarter to quarter, you know that six months ago, we devoted our fall 2016 issue to the theme of candor and transparency, two key attributes that impact who we choose to follow—or not follow—as senior leaders. Three months ago, early in 2017, we devoted...
Post date: June 30, 2016
When we started writing Creating the Vital Organization, we were repeatedly struck by a simple fact: While organizations must be driven by unique strategies, the underlying principles outlined in the book are universal—equally applicable to a variety of organizations whether they are global...
Post date: January 23, 2017
As senior HR executives, we continually face numerous challenges in our day-to-day tasks. One of the biggest—yet most rewarding—is fostering a highly successful employee culture in the workplace. While daunting on the surface, once properly executed and fully functioning with complete employee...
Post date: April 6, 2015
A few weeks ago, I was sitting on hard bleachers in a basketball arena listening to my favorite podcast while my nephew practiced basketball with his elite team. All seemed to be going well until the team moved into position to sprint the lines. It's a familiar sight to anyone who has played...