In the recent years, many companies, from small to large, have been looking for ways to make their workplaces more transparent and open.
One reason for this is that businesses want to empower their employees to experiment, make decisions, and self-direct their efforts. Openness, in this case, facilitates trust and ensures that people have access to the information they need to be successful.
Another reason is the technology revolution, which has enabled easy sharing of information, and also changed the way we think about the issues of access and privacy.Continue reading
2016 was not humanity’s best year. By some accounts, it may actually have been one of the worst in recorded history.
Still, it was a pretty epic year for HR — in a good way. And the great things that happened in this industry should be celebrated, even if the rest of the world is counting down the seconds until 2017.Continue reading
Boring, stressful, dreadful, hollow. These are just some of the familiar adjectives so many people associate with Work (capital ‘W’).
Many see Work as something they have to do rather than something they like doing, as a high price they pay to be able to enjoy their lives outside of the confines of the office.
The reality is that we, as a society, are disenchanted with Work.Continue reading
What role do HR professionals play in shaping a company’s culture? What can they do to understand it better, improve it, and make their workplace a great place to work?
We decided to ask a dozen HR industry thought leaders, authors, and experts (from Airbnb, Shopify, Greenhouse, and others) a simple question to shed some light on this matter.Continue reading
You might remember when Nike became a controversial brand back in the 90s due to its use of sweatshops. With a single 1997 New York Times expose, its famous swoosh lost its cool icon status, and was no longer a logo people wanted to wear.
Fast forward to today, and Nike has not only recovered, but it’s become one of the most empowering brands on the planet. The company has done a lot in the way of ensuring more ethical production, and lending transparency to their process.
Today when people (including many of the same people who boycotted the brand in the 90s) think about Nike, they think about sports. They think about fitness. They think about determined everyday runners, and professional athletes. They think about sweating, winning, getting stronger, and with it, the sense that they can just do it too.Continue reading