Cultures of innovation improve company performance

Change is imperative for organizational success. The bedrock of organizations that achieve success is a culture of innovation. Yet many leaders resist these cultures of innovation. They may believe culture is too mushy to measure and manage or takes too…

Higher innovation culture scores dramatically improve performance

A higher innovation culture score at R&D Labs leads to dramatically higher organization performance. That is the conclusion of a joint study by InnovationOne® and the US Department of Energy (DOE). The study hypothesized that the higher the innovation culture scores…

Here’s how to improve your return to college recruiting

College recruiting is back after two years of the pandemic. According to new research, 65 percent of companies are increasing their investments in technology related to college recruiting, 57 percent are increasing the number of events, and 55 percent are…

Engagement is higher for organizations that focus on culture

Gallup reported this month that US employee engagement has dropped in each of the last two years, from 36 percent in 2020 to 32 percent in 2022. However, employee engagement is higher for organizations that focus on culture. Gallup’s reporting…

Are you making these four classic interview mistakes?

Finding candidates is difficult now. Once you’ve scheduled an interview, don’t weaken the chances of hiring the ideal candidate by making these four classic interview mistakes. Job candidates now have choices, and you want to be No. 1 on their…

How better feedback will help employees — and CEOs

Are you the type of leader that loves to provide positive feedback? Or, are you the type who prefers to tell people what they did wrong? Long-standing research shows that the leaders who provide positive feedback more often than negative,…

Organizations can do better than employee engagement

A global client confided in us that they suspended their annual employee engagement surveys for three years to save costs due to an economic downturn. Now their business is growing again, and they plan to restart their surveys. Instead, we…

Covid-19 endemic or epidemic? Smart firms need to be agile.

In past columns, I have advised business leaders to take precautions against the next wave of Covid-19. It keeps mutating. Although it appears to be transitioning from a pandemic to an endemic, it can still be epidemic and very dangerous.…

How the War for Talent looks different in the 2020s

CEOs are asking their human resources leaders to implement talent management strategies to beat the Great Resignation and attract new employees to their brands. This request is not a nice to have. It is essential for business growth. Talent management…

Your corporate culture may be the No. 1 cause of employee turnover

Only 12 percent of HR respondents have a regular cultural assessment strategy for assuring their workplace culture stays on track, according to a 2021 Talent Management State of the Industry survey. This result is extraordinary because having a toxic work culture…