Culture

What Are Doing About Your “Workplace Prisoners”?

Recognize This! – Motivating employees requires more than compensation, which can create “prisoners.” Instead, companies need to emphasize a richer employee experience. There is an interesting “iceberg” effect when it comes to employee motivation. Company leadership tends to focus on what is immediately visible, both for top talent and for severe underperformers for…

Work Martyrs Are Poisoning Your Culture

Work martyrs are popping up in all industries. When you’re in an industry already known to be demanding, like medical sales, these martyrs could be ruining your reputation. This could scare high quality candidates away due to a higher rate of reported work-related stress. Having work martyrs in your office — people who…

Groupthink – The Fastest Route To Nowhere Special

You’ve been there, sitting in a meeting while your boss is explaining a new policy the team needs to follow because someone in the corporate headquarters who doesn’t do your job every day said so. Sitting there listening to the instructions, you look around the room and notice everyone nodding their head in…

Why We Ask These 5 Interview Questions and Why You Should Too

The best candidates have qualifications that are more than skills-deep. Discovering these qualities in the interview process is difficult. But moving past impression and into reality is crucial to hiring the right people — people who not only have the skills, knowledge, and experience to do the job, but also the abstract qualities…

The Case for Collaboration in Sourcing

It’s happened before. You’re at your desk just staring at the computer screen, willing it to give you an answer. You’ve Googled “creative sourcing strategies” and come up with nothing new. You’ve Booleaned and Facebooked and Tweeted. And now, you just want to give up. As recruiters/sourcers, we are skilled in Internet research…

Why Learning to Delegate Is So Important For You and the Team

Note: This is the third in a series of interviews with industry leading scholars, CEOs, founders and consultants on the subject of managed. The interviews were conducted by Rob Cahill, CEO of the management-training and education firm Jhana. Find the first article here. Last week’s is here.   It’s easy to be awed by Anjanette…

Why We Help Our Best Talent to Leave

A recent WSJ article by Dartmouth Professor Sydney Finkelstein articulated a provocative management idea: The best leaders allow and even encourage their superstar talent to leave. Finkelstein argues that the best leaders seek out the best talent, fully understanding that the most ambitious executives may claim some of the shortest tenures, as they’ll…

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Workplace Benefits

There is a fine line to walk while balancing a company’s bottom line and attracting great talent. Because the employees who work for you are the most valuable asset that your company has at its disposal, making sure they are productive and healthy and happy both in and out of the office is…

What to Look Out For When You Start Hiring Gen Z

Generation Z (ages 17-26) is catching the attention of marketers, media and the entertainment industry. But what makes this new generation different? As this new generation begins to enter the workforce, it’s time to evaluate how they stack up to previous generations, and how recruiters can help employers prepare for the changing capabilities…

8 Culture Change Secrets Most Leaders Don’t Understand

I spent 15 years learning and applying culture insights as a senior executive, consultant, and coach across multiple organizations before I started to proactively reach out to top culture pioneers and experts to learn about their culture facts and fundamentals. We can’t learn much about culture from the popular press and most social media…

What Every New Manager Should Know

Note: This is the second in a series of interviews conducted by Rob Cahill, CEO of the management-training and education firm Jhana, with industry leading scholars, CEOs, founders and consultants on the topic of management. This week, he interviews Simon Cooper, senior director, leadership & talent development at Informatica. The first article in the series…