How to Promote Workplace Diversity Through Employee Engagement
Culture Diversity

How to Promote Workplace Diversity Through Employee Engagement

Diversity is essential to create a thriving workplace, especially when it comes to employee engagement. Workplace diversity encourages creativity and innovation because every team member, from leadership to frontline employees and mobile workers, bring a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to the table. Those unique viewpoints have a huge effect on your business and […]

3 Innovative Ways to Provide Effective Employee Feedback in the Digital Age
Strategy & Execution Technology

3 Innovative Ways to Provide Effective Employee Feedback in the Digital Age

Is your employee communication strategy equipped for the digital age? The modern workplace is going digital and companies are rushing to stay up to date with the latest advances in technology. It seems there’s a software application for everything these days: from tracking employee vacation policies to video conferencing for remote workers. One of the […]

Managers, You’re More Intimidating Than You Think
Change-management Traits, Styles, Competencies

Managers, You’re More Intimidating Than You Think

Most of us believe that we’re approachable to our employees. In a survey we conducted with 4,000 professionals, two-thirds reported they are never or rarely scary to those junior to them. We’re even more sure that we’re approachable to those who are our hierarchical equals or superiors. Asked whether their peers and their bosses would […]

Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership
Leadership Traits, Styles, Competencies

Ethical Leadership – Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss”

Just becoming a leader is enough to exacerbate some people’s unethical tendencies. But power does not corrupt everyone. Our research suggests that key personality characteristics predict unethical leadership behavior. We collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical behavior (e.g., integrity, accountability) on 3,500 leaders across 30 organizations we had worked with. The organizations included […]

Flexible working should be default, says MP Helen Whately
Culture Work Environment Work-Life Balance

Should Flexible Working be the Norm vs. the Exception?

Flexible working should be the default position for all employees, rather than it being up to individuals to request. That is the call from Conservative MP Helen Whately, who introduced a flexible working bill in Parliament on Tuesday. It would help close the gender pay gap, assist parents to share childcare, and help businesses keep […]

Netflix deal with Hollywood union promises better conditions for actors
Compensation & Benefits Pay, Performance, Promotions Unions

Netflix Steps Up, Inks Deal with Hollywood Actors Union for Better Conditions

Netflix regularly works with unionized actors (they’re ubiquitous in Hollywood), but usually on a show-by-show basis. Now, though, it’s establishing a deeper connection. The service has signed a roughly three-year contract with SAG-AFTRA that provides expanded coverage for union work. It now recognizes “performance capture” (think motion capture ) and dubbing as covered work, giving […]