Tesla exec looks to build a diverse culture | How to deal with an ethical failure | CHRO: Well-trained managers make employees happier
March 14, 2019
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Tesla exec looks to build a diverse culture
Felicia Mayo, vice president of HR and head of diversity at Tesla, has come to look at affecting business outcomes as the goal, not just to have a diversity program. Diversity efforts will wither when they are considered as a side project, she says.
Black Enterprise (3/11) 
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5 Ways to Change Workplace Culture
Even high-functioning workplace cultures could always use tweaking for the better. Here are five of the most common culture challenges, and solutions to take your organization to the next level. Get the eBook.
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How to deal with an ethical failure
Companies can start to recover from a scandal by recognizing they've lost trust, investigating and halting misconduct and revising company culture and strategy, writes Jose Hernandez, CEO of Ortus Strategies. "Embrace a zero-tolerance attitude towards misconduct and avoid rationalizing behavior that runs contrary to your organization's stated values," he argues.
HR People + Strategy Blog (3/12) 
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CHRO: Well-trained managers make employees happier
Companies often fail to train managers properly, leading to unhappy and disengaged employees, says Jo Deal, LogMeIn's chief HR officer. "Plus, the more senior a leader gets, the more everyone assumes they know how to manage and lead and the harder it is for them to seek guidance or find training," she says.
Medium (tiered subscription model) (3/11) 
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Tips for promoting employee accountability
The PUR Co. uses several tactics to establish accountability, including creating 30/60/90-day plans for workers and holding bi-weekly check-ins, writes founder Jay Klein. "Working with short-medium and long-term goals helps employees celebrate wins along the way and create attainable goals that drive results," Klein writes.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (3/12) 
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Mobile Device Usage is a Threat to Data Security
74% of global IT leaders reported a data breach due to a mobile security issue. Discover how cybersecurity is shifting to meet the needs of a mobile world, and why it's critical to not fall behind. Learn how to protect your organization from mobile threats in The Convergence of InfoSec & Mobile.
Making the Most of Talent
Belle Tire's training programs help retain talent
Belle Tire Distributors attracts and keeps talent by offering in-house training and helping employees earn certifications, says Jim Peterson, vice president of HR. "At the end of the day, and this sounds real trite, but it's what we say, is we want all of our employees to want to come to work, not to have to come to work," he says.
Tire Business (free registration) (3/7) 
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Add mindfulness to classroom training programs
Train people in a clutter-free open area with big windows and have them turn off their phones, write Jacqueline Carter and Rasmus Hougaard of Potential Project and Rahul Varma of Accenture. Start each session with a two-minute relaxation exercise.
Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (3/12) 
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Why you should ask employees how they feel about their job
Reduce costly turnover by training managers to talk with employees about their concerns and aspirations, write Gallup's Shane McFeely and Ben Wigert. "Fifty-two percent of voluntarily exiting employees say their manager or organization could have done something to prevent them from leaving their job," they write.
Gallup (3/13) 
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