Posts Tagged Culture


When the Chicago White Sox told first baseman Adam LaRoche not to bring his son into the clubhouse as often as in the past, team management set off a firestorm in the business world as well as the baseball world. Why would a sports team restrict a 14-year-old boy who is popular among the players? And why would LaRoche quit baseball over the issue, apparently forfeiting his $13 million salary for the year?

March 21, 2016

The recruitment landscape has evolved rapidly in recent years. The process of attracting and hiring the talent that business needs has become ever more complex and multi-layered. Digital tools have enabled quicker and simpler applications – no longer dependant on time or location – and greatly increased the number of connections every job seeker has, putting them closer to recruiters and target companies. This raises applicant expectations for the recruitment process with new tools and technology speeding up the matching and selection.

February 25, 2016

The title of this post is kind of a no-brainer right? You would think. Yet, companies all over the world put up a smoke and mirrors show through the interview process only for an excited candidate to take the job and find a very different reality.

So here’s my plea. Stop lying about your company culture.

December 29, 2015

On November 4, @shrmnextchat chatted with Sharlyn Lauby (@Sharlyn_Lauby) and Jonathan Segal (@jonathan_hr_law) about Building Corporate Communities.

In case you missed this excellent chat with valuable information, you can read all the tweets here:


November 4, 2015

There’s been a lot of buzz the past few years about the topic of corporate culture. And in the echo chamber of HR social media, you can find hundreds of blogs about how great cultures attract and retain the best talent. 

November 2, 2015

Cultural Competence Training: How to Do it Well

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October 8, 2015

Experts: Amazon Exposé May Change Its Corporate Culture

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August 20, 2015


This morning I had a great conversation with a group of people who I consider to be recruiting masterminds.

One person had worked for a national, venture funded job board for the previous decade. Another has run a staffing agency for two decades. Another had helped create the employment brands for some of the nation’s most respected places to work.

Needless to say, it was a diverse collection of people with unique perspectives on today’s recruiting landscape.

July 21, 2015

Do you feel like you need to have all the answers? Most people do. 

This need was ingrained in us from a very early age: When we’re in school and the teacher calls on us, we’re supposed to know the answer. The right answer.

And we are expected to have ALL the right answers, all the time, for years... All the way through elementary school. Middle school. High school. College. 

June 18, 2015

Tacit Knowledge Helps to Differentiate the Brightest Organizations

We can know more than we can tell - Michael Polanyi

The rise of the internet, advances in mobile technologies, online communications and collaboration tools have revolutionized the way we work, who we work with, and the way we serve our customers.

April 15, 2015


No one likes resumes. People don't like writing them. People don't like reviewing them.

How can organizations and recruiters go beyond the resume in 2015 to make a culturally aligned hiring choice?

Here are five talent strategies and tactics that will enable you to go beyond the resume this year.

1. Eliminate Job Postings

January 20, 2015


There are countless numbers of blogs and articles regarding culture.  I’m absolutely in that mix because I feel that culture is the most critical factor of today’s workplace.  The challenge I see though is that people continue to offer models of what will absolutely work for you.  I think this is an incredible presumption !!  I can’t come close to understanding what your company culture is or isn’t.

There are a few assumptions I can make that will be accurate:

September 16, 2014

How to handle toxic personalities at work.

You won’t find it on a resume, but it’s one of the most important factors a worker brings to the job: personality.

Some personality types are so toxic they can poison everyone around them.

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August 18, 2014

Should leaders tell employees they have high potential?

There are pros and cons to doing so.

The advantages to telling select employees that they have high potential include:

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August 14, 2014

This week, we’re doing another animated movie: Wreck-It Ralph.  As the father of a two-year-old, I watch a lot of animated fare.  I’ve seen Wreck-It Ralph a few times, and I really enjoyed it.  If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the IMDB summary:

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Even the Most Unpopular Roles are Important

June 6, 2014

Negotiating for a lower price or something extra is the modus operandi of every antique retailer, real estate broker, flea market merchant and automobile dealer. Everyone is looking for a good deal, a real bargain. I’m not taking issue with that. Bargaining is a terrific way to create and stimulate economies.

June 5, 2014