Category: Professional Practice

5 Ways to Create a Workplace your Employees will Love

Every workplace strives to create a great work culture: one where all employees are happy, involved and eager to perform. Deadlines are met, productivity is on the rise, and employees are satisfied and excited about their daily work tasks. Sounds too good to be true?

The Self-Assessing Employee Experience

Gone are the days when budding professionals depended upon the guiding instincts of their employers to provide them with a viable career path. The capable professional of today is more informed, incisively-skilled and equipped with greater knowledge than ever previously available—all of which gives them leverage and the motivation to maintain their own career momentum. In addition to compensation and benefits, what they seek is an elevated employee experience; hence the evolution of total rewards to include this expectation.

Cyber Security as a Test for Proactive HR

Imagine your CEO has heard the stories about ransomware and other cyber-threats; do they look for help from the CIO or do they ask the CHRO?

Let’s Fix HR Reporting Once and For All

My clients often start a discussion by describing their vision of advanced analytics. However, the discussion usually veers to today’s reality of getting basic HR reporting right. This topic has been around long enough that’s there’s no excuse for it still being a problem in your organization. Let’s fix it once and for all.

Workplace Investigations: A Lesson from Psychics and Ghost Hunters (Part Two)

No matter how fair-minded an investigator may be, the inescapable reality is that we all have inherent biases. The situations we investigate are viewed through our own lens, and sometimes our past experiences and our perceptions can interfere with a fair and neutral information gathering process unless steps are taken to mitigate the risk. The important first step is to be aware of the different kinds of bias, and how they can operate to influence our decision making. This is the first of a two-part series.

Workplace Investigations: A Lesson from Psychics and Ghost Hunters (Part One)

No matter how fair-minded an investigator may be, the inescapable reality is that we all have inherent biases. The situations we investigate are viewed through our own lens, and sometimes our past experiences and our perceptions can interfere with a fair and neutral information gathering process unless steps are taken to mitigate the risk. The important first step is to be aware of the different kinds of bias, and how they can operate to influence our decision making. This is the first of a two-part series.

Diversity and Chemical Conversations

What chemicals are your conversations producing? And how is impacting diversity in your workplace?

Of Google, Groupthink and the Culture of Decision-Making

What can the recent controversies at Google, Facebook and Uber teach us about cultural limits to decision-making in our company and community?