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A Top Strategy For CEOs To Create Intentionally Positive Organizations

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contributed by Courtney Bigony is Director of People Science at 15Five

Most of us go to bed thinking about the work that didn’t get done and the tasks that are still on the list instead of recognizing what went well and how we moved the needle forward, even if only a little. That makes sense, since humans are wired to focus on the negative. This is evolution’s way of keeping us alive.

For CEOs and leaders running organizations, it’s important to acknowledge this natural negative lean and how it affects work culture. This is especially true when people in work organizations are constantly bombarded with problems to solve, roadblocks to remove and a never-ending set of tasks.

Leaders: intentionally create a positive organization or have a negative one by default.

Continue reading on the HR West Blog

Tags:  company culture  culture  effective leadership  hr leadership  hr management  HR West 2018  positive organizations 

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Need more ideas on how to solve your organization’s culture problems?

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Contributed by Russ Elliot,SPHR Founder, Chief Consultant, Conscious Culture Group - HR West 2018 Speaker

Do you need to get your leadership team begin (or continue) the discussion on company culture and the connection to attracting and retaining employees? Where are the gaps that lie between your C-Suite and HR’s understanding of how, where and why culture is understood by the employees? 

Take this 1-minute survey and get immediate feed back and ideas for your organization!

Meet Russ Elliot at 

March 5-7, 2018

Tags:  company culture  Conscious Culture Group  culture  Culture Development  effective leadership  Employee retention  HR Strategy  HR West 2018  retention  Russ Elliot 

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5 Ways to Improve Your Talent Attraction Strategy

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Contributed by Lindsay Stanton, Chief Client Officer, Digi-Me – HR West 18 Presenter

Nicholas Wyman, CEO of the Institute of Workplace Skills and Innovation, recently published an article with CNBC discussing the disconnect between the number of unemployed, underemployed and unfulfilled jobs in the US. He says that our nation is facing a “grave” problem.

Why is there a disconnect? There are not enough people with the practical skills that are required for the unfulfilled job openings. Wyman says, “It’s Time to Skill Up, America!” So now what?

For the first time in a long time, with low unemployment rates and rising hiring needs, we are faced with a candidate-driven market. Everyone is competing for top talent and passive job seekers are golden.

Here are 5 ways to improve your talent attraction strategy: Continue reading on the HR West Blog.

Tags:  employee  employee engagement  hiring costs  hiring strategy  hr  HR Leadership  HR Management  HR management training  HR West 2018  leader effectiveness  leadership  Recruiting  recruiting strategy  underemployed 

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Dear HR: Stop Waiting for an Invitation

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Friday, January 19, 2018
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018

Contributed by Catherine Mattice Zundel, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - HR West 2018 Speaker.
Now,
#HR has the power to really affect an organization’s bottom line. How? They influence the organizations biggest asset – employees.  That’s a pretty big deal.

Read why ...on the HR West Blog

Tags:  company culture  effective leadership  employee communication  employee engagement  employee management  Employee retention  HR Leadership  HR Management  leadership 

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Join the #HRWest18 Social Media Challenge!

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Updated: Monday, January 15, 2018

Join the #HRWest18 Social Media Challenge!

Your Social Media Posts Can Win You Prizes!

“Where you go to find out What’s Next…,” is the theme for HR West 2018. Now, in its 35th year, HR West, the San Francisco Bay area human resources industry conference (serving a community of over 30,000 HR professionals) has, once again, initiated it’s annual social media challenge!

Our goal is to get the word out and build buzz about HR West and, more importantly, increase awareness about the power of innovation in the human resources industry through the power of digital media! 

This year, let’s expand the conversation surrounding the importance of today’s HR professionals within today’s innovative businesses including the new responsibilities that lie within the #MeToo and #TimesUpenvironment.

The #HRWest18 Social Media Challenge goes through Monday, February 26, 2018 leading up to the conference.

For all the details (it's so easy to participate!) click here: HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Tags:  HR Conferences  HR West 2018  Social Media Contests 

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