What Does It Mean to Create a 'Culture of Failure'?
In my last post, I discussed the importance of failure in company culture. In order for people to take risks and push the envelope, they need to have a certain level of comfort with defeat. In other words, you don't only need to walk before you run to succeed—you also need to be okay with stumbling every once in a while.
The Power of Workplace Empathy
As an HR leader, if your goal is to nurture organizational empathy, then you have to make empathy a conscious part of your day-to-day. Unfortunately, many leaders and HR leaders struggle with how to exhibit empathy and build an empathetic organizational culture.
Why Company Culture Can’t — and Shouldn’t — Be Taught: Q&A with Cris Wildermuth
From performing day-to-day tasks to building the internal relationships necessary to thrive, new hires always have a lot to learn. Since adapting to new company culture is part of that equation, should companies actually teach corporate culture? They can't unless they know what the culture is, says Cris Wildermuth, assistant professor of leadership development at Drake University. We spoke with Wildermuth to find out why understanding culture is the first step and how employees can turn a blind eye to certain parts of company culture.
Why Employment Brand Is About the Candidates — Not the Company
Recruiting is becoming increasingly integrated with marketing, and some even predict that recruiting will eventually become a marketing role. As much as companies focus on the consumer-facing brand, they're dedicating more attention and energy to their employment brand. This means recruiters need to have a new mindset along with a new set of tools in their repertoire, writes Matt Charney on Human Capitalist.
Why You Need a New Strategy for Retaining Female Talent
There are big changes coming to American companies. While many business leaders look to the economy for trends and forecasts — closely following any promising signs as we recover from the 2008 crisis — there's another change brewing right under their noses. And it doesn't take knowledge of the stock market to understand.
7 Reasons Employee Sabbaticals Are a Winning Idea
As employees put more emphasis on work-life balance, companies are catering to their needs by offering concierge services, massage therapists and in-office gyms. While these company perks make the workday less stressful, they don’t truly acknowledge the need for employees to escape from the office and their work life. That’s where the employee sabbatical comes in.
Want Engaged Employees? You Need Values First
Taking Care of Yourself First
The world of work changed virtually overnight with the global spread of COVID-19. In this series, we'll share personal stories and perspectives from Cornerstone employees whoâ€”like so many of usâ€”are doing their best to balance life, work and learning from their couches, kitchen tables and other makeshift office spaces.