The above video gives you a taste of the culture Community Coffee Company is building and we think they are doing a great job. By Gayle Watson, People Ink. I recently had the opportunity to look back at the progress made by one of our clients, Community Coffee Company. They began their culture transformation in 2012 with the help of People Ink. At that time, Community Coffee Company reviewed their core Values and developed a … Continue reading →
We’ve talked in prior articles about the importance of consistently living company values through clearly defined behaviors and why this is important. Today’s article is HOW TO select people who fit the values you have defined for your company. Later in this article we have a product recommendation for you that makes the hiring process simpler and more effective. This product is directed towards the hospital and healthcare industries yet the principles discussed next can … Continue reading →
Gayle Watson, V.P. Of People Ink answers questions about employee engagement and organizational culture. Employee Engagement and Management Practices. Question: Lately I’ve been reading about employee engagement at work and strategies to help promote employee engagement. To me some employees seem more motivated about doing a good job and it’s not really a management issue. Do you think an engaged workforce is up to management or is it that some people are just more engaged … Continue reading →
Hire the Best People with a Values-Based Interview Strategy By: Ann Rhoades, author of Built on Values: Creating an Enviable Culture that Outperforms the Competition (Jossey-Bass, 2011.) In your quest to attract top talent, are you hiring too many people who are just average? Why not let your best people help you select candidates who are a better fit for your corporate culture? Getting your best people – your A Players – involved in the hiring process … Continue reading →
Values Based Leadership Involves Recruiting and Hiring “A” Players
One of the most important things you can do to create and sustain a values-centric culture, is develop a system for recruiting and hiring A players who mirror your values. What are A players? They are people who authentically live your company’s values daily. They can be anyone at any level of the organization. They are people who are dedicated and successful in their jobs and care about getting things done right. Obviously those are the kinds of people you want on your team.