Organizational Leadership

5 Steps to Knowing and Keeping Your Best People

At the end of the first quarter of 2017, 45% of small businesses reported that they were unable to find qualified applicants to fill job openings. Our own research, The Use of People Science shows that growth can be particularly…

Why You Need an Employee Handbook and What It Should Cover

A staff handbook (also known as a Policies and Procedures Manual) is something every company, regardless of size, should have. It is especially useful at onboarding, informing your new employees what is expected of them – and what they can…

5 Behaviors That Build a Company’s Culture

A review of 2017 HCM trends identified improving corporate culture as a primary focus for HR leaders. Research from CEB also identified culture as the most common talent topic discussed during corporate earnings calls. Clearly culture matters. But what determines…

5 Areas of Focus to Avoid an Uber Culture Catastrophe

Is this the end of Uber’s bro culture? An investigation into Uber’s corporate culture, led by former U.S. attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr., has resulted in Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick taking a leave of absence for an undisclosed amount of time. Holder made 8 recommendations, including 2…

Wait, What? McDonald’s is Hoping to Hire How Many People With the Help of Snapchat?

Recruitment with Snapchat has predominantly been a sideshow. Aside from a dash of employer branding with Spectacles, their eyeglasses, and a little dabbling Down Under, there has been nothing of significance. And certainly nothing that would get the attention of a serious employer. Granted,…