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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Unique Ways to Celebrate Black Heritage

February is Black History Month in the U.S. Celebrating heritage months at work lets employees know they are seen, and visibility is essential for an inclusive workspace. Look at how your organization commemorates Black History Month to raise awareness of your employees’ heritage. Try these ...

Workplace Culture | Why Best Friends Have Benefits at Work

You likely remember your first work friend. They showed you the ropes and helped you navigate office politics. Today, research shows that work best friends are not just nice to have, but also play an essential role in employee engagement and retention. Fostering a buddy-friendly environment can ...

Workplace Culture | How to Laugh More at Work

While there is no rule book for building an employee-centric culture, there is proof to show that sharing a laugh at work can help your team feel that they are included and belong. Research shows that humor lightens the mood in stressful situations, makes people want to be around you, and ...

Workplace Culture | Use Coaching to GROW Your Employees

Coaching is a conversational tool used to motivate and develop employees. And while managers do not need a certification to coach employees, it is helpful to use a model to structure coaching conversations. One of the most popular frameworks today is called the GROW model, which was developed ...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | The Power and Purpose of Interest Groups

Employee Resource Groups, otherwise known as ERGs, are voluntary interest groups led by employees. ERGs are organized around a common theme and support a more inclusive workplace. HR practitioners often play a crucial role in working with employees to get ERGs off the ground. Your company may ...

Workplace Culture | Communicating Change: A Way of Life

Change and transformations are more successful when approached as an ongoing process versus a moment in time. Communication is central to supporting change of any kind, big or small. Whether swapping the regular coffee stocked in the kitchen or reorganizing a department, developing the right ...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Create an Inclusive Interview Environment

In today’s difficult hiring market, diversity and inclusion are top of mind for candidates seeking employment. In a survey by Monster, 62% of respondents said they would turn down a job offer if the company didn’t seem to support diversity. Your hiring managers and recruiters have an ...

Workplace Culture | Quiet Quitting: Employee Engagement Issues in Disguise

The term “quiet quitting” swept the corporate world this summer, leading to debates over what it meant and if it mattered. Quiet quitting is described as employees performing the basic requirements of their jobs and nothing more. A lack of engagement or psychological detachment is at the root ...

Dear HR Manager from Rolling out the Red Carpet

Dear HR Manager, I am excited to say we have identified a great candidate for a role on my team and will be extending a formal offer tomorrow. I want to show this candidate that we want them on our team and that they have a future in our organization. What recommendations do you have...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | How to Navigate Polarizing Conversations

Polarizing topics are difficult to navigate. There are an endless number of topics that incite strong opinions, including politics, religion, gun control, and abortion laws, to name just a few. A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) poll reported that 56% of respondents observed an ...

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