In Defense of Feedback, Gender Equality, and Psychological Safety: Adam Grant Q&A (Part 2)

In part one of our interview with Adam Grant, we talked about why it’s important to hire for cultural contribution as opposed to cultural fit – especially if you want to stamp out groupthink. Once you have the right people in place to contribute original … Read full posting »

Survey: 93% of Managers Need Training on Coaching Employees

Over the past few months, we’ve run a series of posts covering findings from the latest SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey. To recap, here are the four findings and their respective posts: The top three workforce management challenges faced by organizations today are retention/turnover, engagement, and … Read full posting »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is Coming to WorkHuman

  One of our favorite parts of planning the agenda for WorkHuman each year is choosing celebrity speakers. In the past, we’ve invited Rob Lowe and Michael J. Fox – both beloved actors who got their start in the 1980s, and both with, perhaps surprisingly, … Read full posting »

Adam Grant’s Tips for Hiring & Developing Original Thinkers

Lots of companies say they want to be innovative and push beyond commonly accepted boundaries in their industry. But is your HR strategy truly supporting this endeavor? Are original thinkers flourishing – or being stifled – in your organization? Are you taking the right steps … Read full posting »

Calling All Students: 3rd Annual WorkHuman Fellowship Essay Contest

  Do you know an undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for building a more inclusive, human workplace? Are you a student who would love to learn from thought leaders like Michelle Obama, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Susan Cain and Adam Grant at WorkHuman 2017? We are … Read full posting »

How One Company Is Tackling the Turnover Challenge

A few weeks back I wrote about how retention/turnover will be the biggest challenge for HR leaders in 2017. Then Gallup released its State of the American Workplace report, which reveals that 51% of employees are actively looking for a new job or watching for … Read full posting »

Is Employee Appreciation Day Fake News?

Today is Employee Appreciation Day, the one day each year when you’re supposed to throw a party and thank your employees for all the hard work and dedication they’ve shown your company the other 364 days a year. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting … Read full posting »

3 Programs Adopted By Award-Winning Workplaces

  With all the buzz surrounding the Oscar winners this week, I wonder what the equivalent of the Oscars is in the HR world? Having your company named as a best place to work is certainly a highlight for any HR team working to create … Read full posting »

Feedback, Inclusion, and Permission to Be Yourself: Q&A with Susan Cain (Part 2)

In part one of our Q&A with author and WorkHuman speaker Susan Cain, we talked about the misconception that introverts are not as ambitious or as inspiring as leaders. If we think about coaching and managing quieter people, what are the best ways to deliver … Read full posting »

Announcing WorkHuman Radio – Listen to Episode 1

The WorkHuman movement has grown tremendously since the inaugural conference back in 2015. We’ve learned so much from our speakers along the way – from Tim Leberecht’s thoughts on what it means to humanize work, to Dr. Robert Emmons’ research on gratitude, and Steve Pemberton’s … Read full posting »