Is your culture ready for the Future of HR?

Posted by Arthur Mazor, Michael Stephan, Mike Bentley, and Melissa Yim on July 10, 2019.

Even as HR leaders are stepping into a brave new world and embracing a new Future of HR, change won’t happen if the culture isn’t ready for it. How can you measure, facilitate, and lead culture change necessary to support HR’s bold new role, both within HR and in the broader enterprise?

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Overcoming the challenge: Communicating to the alternative workforce

Posted by Abigail Leonard and Melissa Yim on June 19, 2019.

Originally made up of contract workers or “desk-less” employees who may work from home or in the field, the alternative workforce has evolved to include outsourced teams, freelancers, gig workers and many more. By 2020, the number of self-employed workers in the United States alone is projected to triple to 42 million people. To gain access to unique and business-critical skills, managing alternative forms of employment has become essential. Recruiting and onboarding these workers is typically the first barrier; keeping them informed and engaged is the next. But how do you communicate with alternative workers when many of them may not have company emails, don’t sit at computer on a daily basis, or work seasonally?

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Communicating in—and about—the social enterprise

Employee expectations have changed, new research tells us. Your approach to communicating with employees should change, too.


Posted by Melissa Yim on November 2, 2018.

In the social enterprise, the voice of the individual is more profound than ever. In turn, the employer–employee contract must involve two-way communication. Employees define what is important to them, both at work and in society, and the employee expectation is that employers will meet their ideals. Without a strategic approach of communicating the organization’s intentions, priorities, and stance on business, workplace, and social issues, even if they reflect workers’ expectations, companies might as well have no position at all. If your people don’t know your mission, then your mission doesn’t exist. Communication is king.

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