Is Tech like Slack & Teams Killing Corporate Culture?

Tim Sackett Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture

Have you ever said anything online—Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snap, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.—that you would never say in a face-to-face work meeting? Made a comment . . . asked a question . . . that in hindsight just wouldn’t play well in your career of choice? The reality is that almost 100% of people have or will. It’s called the Online …

Breaking Down Netflix’s First-Ever Inclusion Report

Kris Dunn Communication, Diversity, Employee Communications

In case you missed it, Netflix released its first-ever Inclusion Report in mid-January – you can get the report here. TLDR: The Netflix Inclusion Report is a case study for how to handle any sensitive issue where you’ve made progress but are still likely to be criticized. Related: People love Netflix, they get credit for diversity in their content/product, and …

Should You Ban an Employee Off Your Internal Slack/Teams?

Tim Sackett Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Leadership, Performance

Twitter finally banned Donald Trump from its platform. Other social media platforms followed Twitter’s actions and banned DJT as well, basically taking away the megaphone he’s enjoyed for so long. Trump used social media like no other President before him. In the end, his social media use was his downfall. As leaders in Talent and HR, we all know how …

Dear Team, Stay With Me!

William J. Wiggins Coaching, COVID-19, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Mental Health, politics, Uncategorized

Over the past months, people with seemingly nothing in common bonded together in grassroots efforts across the country over an out-of-control pandemic that is perpetually “rounding the turn”. One thing’s for sure: This has united the masses in ways not seen since the civil-rights movement and there is no turning back. I am the head of HR for a very …

Holistic Leadership During COVID, Politics, And Quite Frankly Everything Else

William J. Wiggins COVID-19, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Development, employee experience, This Week in HR

Lately I’ve been stressed with a mixture of first world problems, Black people problems, COVID concerns – you name it. There still seems to be the open-ended question if or not Black Lives Matter and I’m fearful for my GenZ and Millennial nephews out in the world trying to survive something akin to hunting season. I’m worried about the future …

Facts of (Work) Life: “Manager Pass-Through”

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Workforce Management Articles

I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011.  It’s an important fact of life in every organization, so I’m writing about it again today. Here’s the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.  Would they own it or point to a higher power …

3 Ways to Change the Message in a Bottle

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Managing People, Retention, Talent Strategy, wellness

Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh Another lonely day, no one here but me, oh More loneliness than any man could bear Rescue me before I fall into despair, oh These are the intro lyrics to “Message in a Bottle” by The Police. It’s about being alone on an island and sending a message in a bottle …

Why Now Is The Best Time for a Rebrand

Adam Rosenfield Diversity, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, HR & Marketing, Organizational Development

Around mid-May, about six weeks into the pandemic, sports teams found themselves bored. My Dallas sports teams in particular.  For a few years now, people have been clamoring for the Dallas Mavericks to change their branding. The futuristic design was cool and hip back in 2001, but for many fans, the retirement of franchise icon Dirk Nowitizki signaled a need …

HR Comms 101: Crisis Edition!

Tim Sackett Communication, Employee Communications, Leadership

Organizations have had some big, historic crisis to deal with lately. During the pandemic and the current Black Lives Matter movement, organizations have been quick to react with communications out to employees, customers/clients, and various stakeholders. While some of these communications have been great, the vast majority are just copycats of regurgitated corporate-speak where we have mastered the art form …

VIDEO: 3 Things Smart HR Leaders Are Focusing on During the COVID Recovery

Kris Dunn Change Management, Employee Communications, Good HR, Leadership, Talent Acquisition

FOT mainstays Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett talk shop in this video, riffing on 3 things HR Leaders are focusing on during the COVID recovery, including overall HR agility, HR Communications/Branding and topgrading talent in a down economy. Video below! (email subscribers click through if you don’t see the video player) ———————————- Looking for help in enhancing your brand as …