Posts in Human resources
The Importance of Culture in Your Organization

I have had the good fortune of working at Johnson Health Center (JHC) for nearly four years.   And I’m proud to be associated with a team of talented individuals, who have achieved many accolades, including the Employer of Choice Award in May, 2016.  When I reflect on what contributed to achieving these results, I can sum it up with one word: culture.  We are lucky to have a CEO with a vision and the leadership to have helped us build it.  He’s led us to believe that we if set our minds on something we can achieve it.  And we’ve been able to do it through building an outstanding culture of dedicated teams.

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The Case for Leadership Engagement

Many of us are familiar with the term ‘employee engagement’, whereby the extent to which our employees are engaged and happy to come to work, our organizations will be productive and profitable.  A whole host of books and articles have been written on the topic of employee engagement, including how to assess for it, analyze the results, improve upon the results, and to sustain good results.  OK, but where should one begin?

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Bias in the Workplace

It's time to 'fess up.  We all have them - ingrained conscious and unconscious biases.  Why do we naturally gravitate to the familiar and are a bit wary of the unfamiliar?  Recently, Starbucks made headlines when they closed all of their stores for a half-day, all-staff training on discrimination and bias. 

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End-of-Career Entrepreneurship - A New Retirement Model

Those of us who are in or nearing the end of our career may be seriously considering some form of entrepreneurship.  In the past, we may have hung up our briefcase with one hand and picked up our golf bag with the other.  While this may have served to satisfy in the past, today, many end-of-career folks want something more. 

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When HR Gets It Wrong

I'm writing this post for my HR colleagues, who, like me, need to recognize and understand the implications of the situations spelled out in these four articles. Let's explore one aspect of the first article: "When HR Gets It Wrong: At Fox, Uber, and Mizzou, Where Was Human Resources?"  It focuses on sexual harassment at the first two organizations and racial discrimination at the third, and how it affects HR.  I'm simply going to zero-in on this latter piece in my post.

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