Archive for the ‘Company Culture’ Category

Building Team Trust

Posted: by HRNasty in Company Culture, Strategic HR

Building team trust is difficult. Sometimes individuals on our teams don’t seem to want to build a relationship with us as managers. Some folks may have had a bad experience with management in the past and others may look at the job as just a “Jay.Oh.Be”. They don’t come to work with the mindset to build […]

Can interns manage their manager? Todays post is on mentors, mentee’s and all of the feel good that surrounds what is right about these relationships. If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know I am a big proponent of mentors and I believe they can make one of THE LARGEST […]

The mentor program of all mentor programs Last week I posted on the topic of why I believe most mentor programs fail. I would be remiss and irresponsible if all I did was bitch on any topic and not provide a solution. This week’s post is the coup de gras, or the “blow of mercy to end the […]

Why mentor programs fail. The play by play breakdown.

Posted: by HRNasty in Company Culture, Strategic HR, What HR Really Thinks

Are mentor programs failing us? I believe that one of the best things that any of us can do for our careers is to find, and work with a mentor. Mentors have been there and done that, and with a mentor by our side, we don’t have to re-invent the wheel. Good mentors will introduce […]

Trust in leadership and employee surveys

Posted: by HRNasty in Company Culture, Strategic HR, What HR Really Thinks

Trust in Leadership Do your employees trust the leadership team? Last week I shared my beliefs on why I think employees should fill out employee job satisfaction surveys and this is part deux on the same topic. When employees do not want to fill out employee surveys, it is NOT because they don’t see the value in the […]

Employee surveys The topic of employee surveys is always a controversial topic. Management wants to hear employee opinions and employees want to do the right thing but are afraid their answers can be tracked. If you have read this blog, you know that I am always thinking about corporate culture. Part of this is because […]

Diversity starts with leadership

Posted: by HRNasty in Company Culture, Strategic HR

Diversity starts with leadership Every company says they promote diversity and every company says that employees are their most important assets.  I just went through the job search process and I wanted to share my recent diversity experiences. Diversity doesn’t always come across the way you think it is and it surprised me in my recent […]

How to introduce yourself when you are a new hire As of last week, I am a new hire. I have mentioned in the last few posts, I recently started a new job. I have the good fortune of leading an HR department for a technology company with a little over 200 employees and I am pretty […]

Why lay offs are not personal

Posted: by HRNasty in Company Culture, Strategic HR, What HR Really Thinks

Employees remember two things in their career. The day they were hired and the day they were laid off. HR veteran HRNasty provides insight on the impact of a lay off and advice on how to conduct the lay off with respect.

Seahawks building Corporate Culture If a company wants to build corporate culture and bring teams together, they could not have asked for a better opportunity than this week. This week is ripe for corporate team building in any company that has football fans, but in Seattle and New England, it is cherry pickin’ time. Yes, […]