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Post date: January 23, 2017
As senior HR executives, we continually face numerous challenges in our day-to-day tasks. One of the biggest—yet most rewarding—is fostering a highly successful employee culture in the workplace. While daunting on the surface, once properly executed and fully functioning with complete employee...
Post date: June 23, 2017
Bock is well-known for his book Work Rules! (Twelve, 2015), but the former senior vice president of people operations at Google shared a different message in his keynote session at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition: Work sucks.   Or at least it can. "Even people who have great jobs...
Post date: January 10, 2019
This post is part of an ongoing series that provides lessons and techniques for readers to supercharge their leadership development programs and implement a reliable pipeline for their company’s future leadership. Read the previous posts here and here.  When I was five years old, my mother placed a...
Post date: November 12, 2019
Today’s business, regulatory, political, and social climates are combining to place unprecedented levels of scrutiny on what organizations are doing—or not doing—to ensure they are paying their employees fairly regardless of their gender or race. More than 80 countries have some form of equal pay...
Post date: May 26, 2015
In the Winter 2015 Perspectives column of the People + Strategy journal, Robert Hogan talks about the prevalence of bad managers. He refers to "12 published estimates of the frequency of management failure [resulting in managers being actually fired], which range from 30 to 67 percent, with an...
Post date: September 15, 2020
Companies like Nucor Steel and Haier Group challenge the assumption that bureaucracy is indispensable to large­-scale human enterprise, yet neither company would claim to be a perfectly developed specimen of “humanocracy.” Moreover, they would be the first to tell you that not all of their systems...
Post date: July 9, 2019
We’re in a perfect storm. Increasing economic, social, and political demands on businesses around the world are intensifying—and must not be ignored. Deloitte’s 2019 Global Human Capital Trends report found that CEO’s number one measure of success today is “impact on society, including income...
Post date: December 10, 2020
A company’s culture is effective only if it engages employees and enables the business to deliver on its goals. At the core is the company’s behavior-based values and enduring purpose—its reason for being, stated in a way that aligns employees around the greater good they contribute to the world....
Post date: May 14, 2019
A few years ago, I observed a Fortune 100 company design and implement their new HR business partner program (I’ll call the organization Company X). After promoting generalists and hiring some external candidates to fill the HRBP positions, Company X’s training department scheduled quarterly...
Post date: April 15, 2016
After all these years of advancing the role of the HR function within business, why are most CEOs and business leaders still dissatisfied? After the proliferation of work by scholars such as Dave Ulrich, Wayne Brockbank, and John Boudreau, one would think we would stop critiquing HR for not meeting...