Teach your Core Values During New Employee Onboarding

The creation and documentation of company core values is a prerequisite to building a strong workplace culture. Core values are the rule book, the set of standards by which an organization makes its decisions.  Without core values, the culture is rudderless.  It’s how companies end up with “culture by default” instead of a “culture by… Read More

Hiring and Managing Nonprofit Teams with Blair Brettschneider, Founder and Executive Director of GirlForward

Blair Brettschneider has been named a CNN Hero and a Forbes 30 Under 30, among other accolades, for the work done through her nonprofit, GirlForward. GirlForward is dedicated to creating opportunities for girls who’ve been displaced by conflict and persecution and have been resettled in the US. GirlForward was founded in 2011, has seven employees, operates… Read More

Employee Onboarding: Three Critical Components for Success

You’ve just moved mountains to get that critical position filled. Months spent posting to job boards, soliciting employee and network referrals, interviewing the highest-potential fits and – finally – finding someone about whom you’re truly excited. You’ve made an offer, and they’ve accepted it. The hard work is just beginning. Your hiring process doesn’t end… Read More

Build Trust and Reduce Employee Attrition

With the U.S. unemployment rate at a sixteen year low, two important labor dynamics have emerged. First, wages are rising; businesses need to pay more to get the same job done. Second, employees are increasingly tempted to leave their current job for the prospect of a better one. Many managers believe that the solution to… Read More