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Posts Tagged ‘Culture’

[ It’s gone viral! ]

May 3rd, 2017

Do you know which Harvard Business Review article has the most shares this year? It has over 25,000 shares and it was written by Sue Bingham, Founder and Principal at HPWP Consulting! Sue’s article addresses a topic every high-performance leader cares deeply about – creating a high-trust workplace. There has been so much interest in […]

[ Honoring a “Strategic Leader” Award Recipient ]

January 3rd, 2017

HPWP Consulting honors Kathy Rowley, General Counsel & Chief Human Resources Officer at Research Now. She was presented the award for “Strategic Leader” and honored at a luncheon of HR professionals in Dallas, TX. Kathy has been an innovator in creating and implementing Research Now’s positive work culture throughout its global operations. She has effectively used the HPWP […]

[ Stave Off Low Morale: 5 Retention Factors To Keep Great Employees From Quitting ]

July 11th, 2016

Nearly 450 passengers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport missed their flights recently, thanks to never-ending security lines, and slept on cots overnight. For a private-sector business, this would have spelled ultimate disaster. A recent analysis concluded that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) suffers from high employee attrition. No doubt the cause is its widely reported […]

[ Want To Empower Employees? Take A Vacation ]

March 2nd, 2016

As a small business executive, you’re working harder than ever to compete with larger organizations, keep your margins high, and maximize your productivity. With more than 50 percent of the working population employed by small businesses, it’s no wonder you’re working so hard. Countless studies, common sense, and your mother agree that taking a well-deserved […]

[ If You Want A Great Workforce, Don’t Use These 5 Traditional Hiring Practices ]

December 8th, 2015

Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple famously said, “The secret to my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” Hiring the best people in the world is an exceptionally high standard that many companies aspire to reach. But how can you expect to hire […]

[ 4 Ways to Establish Trust and Improve Your Bottom Line ]

September 2nd, 2015

In football games, fans often consider themselves the 12th man. In other words, they believe that they have the potential to influence the outcome of the game for their team. For small businesses, trust is the 12th man. Employee trust in company leaders can significantly influence the game by allowing small businesses to successfully compete against much […]

[ The 4 Myths of Employee Turnover ]

August 30th, 2015

Leaders of organizations suffering from a high turnover rate sometimes don’t understand the role that company culture plays. If your company culture invests in a hiring process that guarantees team members with strong character, talent, and ability, then the rate of turnover can be very low — even in the single digits. But if your company […]

[ Are You Ready for Summer… Policies? ]

July 16th, 2015

Ah, summer. Are you ready for picnics, warm weather and a slower pace? And have you read the new dress code policy from Human Resources? “Now that summer weather is upon us, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of our summer dress code. Please be advised that the following are not allowed […]

[ Workplace Culture: A Philosophy, Not a Checklist ]

August 5th, 2014

How do you determine your company’s workplace culture? If you approach it as another chore to cross off your to-do list, you may not be setting your business up for success. Developing a positive workplace environment can’t necessarily be broken down into items you check off and forget about.  Instead, by focusing on high performance […]

[ Why Employee Happiness Shouldn’t Be Your No. 1 Goal ]

July 17th, 2014

Chasing employee happiness is a shallow metric. Employee happiness comes from a culture that values and challenges employees. According to Sue Bingham, wanting your employees to be happy is fine, but emphasizing the things that make employees happy will only result in surface-level contentment and may lead to foundational problems in the future. Employee happiness […]

[ An Interview With Sue Bingham, “Remember To Practice What You Preach” ]

June 6th, 2014

How successful is your workplace? You might be able to point to key metrics that illustrate monetary growth, but how successful are you in creating an environment that is fulfilling and challenging for everyone involved? By focusing on leadership development and commonsense systems, HPWP Consulting strives to make that enriching atmosphere a reality. Changing a company’s […]

[ Is Your Culture Just a Poster on the Wall? ]

September 8th, 2013

“My team doesn’t get it – they never find things to improve on their own. I have to get involved, or tell them what they should be working on.” These were the comments of a frustrated manufacturing executive. I became curious and asked, “Do they know where you’re trying to go and what role they […]