corporate culture

5 MORE Reasons Your New Hires Won’t Last

  Yesterday, we talked through five reasons your new hires won’t last. Continuing on in that vein today, here are five more reasons (we’ll number them 6 – 10, just to make it easier). Fasten your seatbelts; it’s going to be another bumpy ride. 6. Orientation and onboarding are largely reduced to a review of relevant policies and procedures before moving on to training on operational skills. What’s missing? Culture. In an organization with a clear identity and [read more...]

5 Reasons Your New Hires Won’t Last

They’re going to leave you. I know. That’s a hard pill to swallow after all the time and money you’ve spent on marketing, recruitment, job fairs, and pens. (Yes, pens. Have you ever seen how many gazillions of branded pens are floating around at a job fair? It’s insane.) But even after that, your new hires are going to leave you. (Yes, even after the pens.) Most of us get a similar sinking feeling in our stomach when we think too much about that. It gives each of us [read more...]

5 Corporate Culture Myths

Mr. Rogers was a former Navy Seal. Gum takes seven years to digest. Refrigerating batteries makes them last longer. Hair grows back thicker after it’s shaved. The Great Wall of China is visible from space. Undercover police officers have to tell you they’re undercover if you ask them directly. Twinkies have an infinite shelf life. Vikings’ helmets had horns on them. Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death (right, CSI?). And of course, Facebook is going to start charging [read more...]

4 Questions Your Core Values Should Answer

  Core values. Everybody’s got ’em. Or at least everybody says they do. The tricky part about core values is that people see them as meaning different things and serving different purposes, so consequently, they can be either incredibly meaningful or incredibly pointless. Let me explain. Some well-meaning folks list things like honesty, integrity, and so on as core values; and while I would agree that those are values that a business should embrace, I would argue that those are [read more...]
1 2 3 13
%d bloggers like this: