Diversity in demand

Diversity continues to remain something of a luxury for some organisations at a time when companies have been very focused on critical change, restructuring and compliance and reward matters. As a consequence, building a diversity and inclusion team has not always been as high on the agenda as it could be for some of those firms currently. Where’s the demand?… Continue reading

Define Your Organization’s Habits to Work More Efficiently

We don’t often think about the way we usually operate at work, whether we’re performing an informal five-step process for evaluating a new proposal, or setting priorities for managing our time. But our ability to improve the ways we do things depends on defining and shaping our daily habits of mind and practice — our “standard work” Consider the experience… Continue reading

Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture

The benefits of a strong corporate culture are both intuitive and supported by social science. According to James L. Heskett, culture “can account for 20-30% of the differential in corporate performance when compared with ‘culturally unremarkable’ competitors.” And HBR writers have offered advice on navigating different geographic cultures, selecting jobs based on culture, changing cultures, and offering feedback across cultures,… Continue reading

The Three Biggest Interviewing Mistakes of All Time

Maybe companies should hire a CFO of Talent … After having conducted 5,000 interviews, tracked the performance of hundreds of new hires, and trained 15-20,000 recruiters and hiring managers in the last 30 years, I can safely conclude that these are the three big reasons why the interviewing process is flawed Not everyone who has a vote knows what they’re… Continue reading