Making it Stick: The New Employee Orientation Experience

Yesterday I had the pleasure of leading a webinar entitled Onboarding 101: Your Guide to Successfully Welcoming New Hires with my friends at HRDirect. We discussed a variety of things, beginning with the premise/understanding that onboarding goes beyond printing badges and setting up e-mail: it’s welcoming a new employee to your organization. With research showing that a majority of new Read More …

Can You “Fix” Organizational Culture?

Discussions about organizational culture are everywhere. Peter Drucker’s saying of “culture eats strategy for breakfast” has been around for ages (or so it seems). It has become not only a cliché but is also the go-to-quote for every person who opines on the topic. The concept is not meant to imply that culture is the polar opposite of strategy; it’s Read More …

Talent Branding Strategies

According to The Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2014, CEOs have developed a laser focus on human capital and talent management activities and cited human capital as the number one global challenge. While customer relationships, innovation, operational excellence and corporate brand and reputation were also listed as top challenges, identifying ways to develop, engage, manage and retain talent was identified as Read More …

Collaboration: Working Smarter, Not Harder

Tools and social technologies, when rolled out thoughtfully and used correctly, can support organizational collaboration.  We live in an era of hyper connectivity with the opportunity to not only build robust social networks but also to interact across industries, time zones and geographies.  Many of us have grown accustomed to casting a wide net outside our organizations but to strengthen Read More …

Collaboration: The Role of the Leader

When embarking upon an initiative to increase – and reap the benefits of – collaboration, there are several steps for leaders to take as they begin the journey: * Determine why collaboration is desired * Define what collaboration will look like in the organization * Review the current state of the organizational culture to determine readiness * Ensure people are ready, willing Read More …