Culture Strategy

Team Building Activities

Team building has a bad reputation for being extremely “corporate-y” and lame, yet it could be the most important investment you make for your employees. It doesn’t even have to be expensive! Read on to learn more.

Employee Loyalty

Loyalty is one of the most obscure theories to define. We know loyalty is there. Leaders can seamlessly name off loyal employees as well as every unloyal employee that has worked for them. But what does “loyal” mean? The definition will vary from person to person, causing loyalty to be a very gray subject for human resources. Read on for further discussion of this subjective but important HR topic.

Organizational Commitment

Ever wonder how you can increase employee commitment in your company? Understanding organizational commitment is the first step to improving employee loyalty and workplace cohesion.

Adverse Impact

Adverse impact is a term that can sound scary because of the ramifications and unknown effects that might come from it. But this term is something every employer needs to be aware of.

Company Personality

What is your favorite person like? Traits such as a good sense of humor, honesty, and reliability likely come to mind. Now, what happens when we apply those human characteristics to your brand? Take a look at what a company personality is and how to build one that evokes that same kind of “favorite person” feelings.

Occupational Folklore

What do the stories and rumors shared around the water cooler say about your company? These forms of occupational folklore, along with several others, can be advantageous to your organization if you know how to use them.

Team Culture

In a market where changes are happening every day, culture is your biggest differentiating factor. Read further to unlock the best approach to building a cohesive team culture.

Company Purpose

A company's purpose answers what the business is trying to achieve and why. Popular companies such as Ford, Airbnb, and ESPN have strong purposes that have driven their decisions for years. Here we will explain what a company's purpose is, why it is important and how to create your own.

Corporate Culture

Maybe your current organization does not put much emphasis on culture or you may wonder if you even have a culture at all. Read on to see the value of a strong, positive culture and how to create that right now, no matter the current stage of your organization.

Workplace Diversity

You matter. Your candidates matter and your company needs you to keep going. I know you’ve spent the last two years buried in Covid, tracking tests, reviewing religious accommodations, etc. Your company, prospective candidates, and current employees are relying on you to understand and support your company’s diversity initiatives. Learn why it's essential to your company's success, and how to plan to increase your workplace diversity.

Culture Committee

Culture is a big deal, but who “owns” it in a company? Can culture truly change or be “fixed”? Just how does culture change? If you’ve ever wondered about or struggled with issues around organizational culture, your company may benefit from a culture committee. Read on to learn more.
HR Mavericks Episode 26 - Cassidy Gonzalez

Being Innovative in HR w/ Cassidy Gonzalez

In episode 26, we sat down with Cassidy Gonzalez to hear about how to innovate common HR processes and practices to make them not only better, but fun for everyone involved.

Culture Interview

A culture interview can be a helpful tool to focus on how a candidate will be compatible with and add to the culture at your company. Keep reading to find out how culture interviews are beneficial, how to conduct one, and potential interview questions.

Culture Audit

Are you missing something when it comes to reaching your employees and can’t figure out what it is? You’ve implemented employee engagement programs, you’ve given them more time off, it feels like you’ve tried everything, but still something seems off? It’s time for a company culture audit! Read on to see if this is the tool you’re looking for!

Company Vision

What impact do you want your company to have on the world and what will it take to get there? This desired future is your company vision. Having a vision guides your company and your employees toward your imagined future. Continue reading to find out why it’s important to have a vision statement, what the characteristics are of a good vision statement and how to create your own!

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission, vision and values: three words with big meaning. While often used interchangeably, these concepts each serve a distinct purpose and are a vital part of an organization’s foundation. Read on to learn the difference between the three, the role HR professionals play in developing what a company stands for and how to communicate the mission, vision and values to the organization.

Company Core Values

Do companies really adhere to their stated core values? What’s the purpose of creating core values if no one takes them seriously? Skepticism about company core values is reflected in questions like these, but research shows that the most successful companies embrace the concept of creating and aligning behaviors to their core values.

Culture Add

For years, finding employees who will be great “culture fits” has been the ongoing goal of many recruiting and leadership teams. This emphasis has been beneficial in many ways, particularly where it has helped organizations focus on bringing in people who they believe will not only do great work (the “what”), but who will do it in a positive manner that aligns with the rest of the organization’s culture (the “how”). However, the dark side of “culture fit” as a recruitment focus has been discussed more in recent years, and “culture add” has become a popular replacement for many teams. This article will explain why the concept of culture add is an improvement on culture fit and provide insight on how to hire based on this guideline.

Workplace Culture

What happens in a company or between employees when others aren’t looking? What feelings or emotions do people get when a company’s name is mentioned? What happens behind closed doors at a company? Many similar questions can be asked that may seem mysterious and secretive when it comes to the inner workings of a company. However, if a company has a great workplace culture, these types of questions should not only be easily answerable, they should be on full display and totally recognizable.

Culture Fit

There is a lot of conversation questioning the continued relevance of hiring for culture fit. The new buzzword popping up is culture add. Read this article to understand the difference between these two terms and ultimately decide if culture fit has a place in the future.

Company Mission

“TED: Spread ideas” and “PayPal: To build the web’s most convenient, secure, cost-effective payment solution,” are two of many well-known statements associated with an organization. These two examples describe what these companies do and are examples of strong mission statements.
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