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July 2017 Newsletter

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Just a monthly update on our doings - stuff we're learning and sharing

The Gift of Dissent

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If everyone thinks the same thing, then someone isn't thinking hard enough

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Trending Sources

The Antidote to Small Talk

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Thomas Jefferson discovered the antidote to cocktail parties, small talk, and the otherwise meaningless business and professional networking formats we've been subjected to for decades.

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Culture Chat: The Overlooked Connection Between Collegiate Design and Workplace Culture

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"As companies look to recruit the best and brightest from college campuses, they are overlooking one major factor in the attraction and retention of recent graduates— incorporating campus design elements into work environments to attract young professionals.

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Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable, over the years; hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophiscated. But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.

The REAL Reason Why People Resist Change

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We pretend like it's part of every human being's DNA to resist change, but that's not the real reason

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How Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials Differ at Work?

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Tip o' the hat to Manila Recruitment for sending over this infographic, which is remarkably good compared to many we've seen about Millennials. Did you know? You can use the Workplace Genome to understand how different generations experience your workplace

Using Culture Analytics to Solve Business Problems

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If "culture change" seems to daunting right now, then how about "solving problems.&

Culture is About How You Work. Engagement is Not.

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It's time we start facing some truths about the bellwether workforce measure of employee engagement - what it stands for, what it tells us, and what it's doing.or not.to our elusive pursuit of a better workplace

Busting Millennial Myths: The Real Secret to Attracting, Hiring, and Retaining Millenials

Millennials in the workforce are here to stay and we'll show you what really wins them over (think opportunities for growth, mentorship, transparency, and your company's mission). Download the Ebook now.

The Difference between Our Questions and Their Questions

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If the data you get doesn't help you connect the dots, then maybe you're asking the wrong questions

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Managing the Contradictions in Your Culture

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Don't try to sell to everyone that your culture does all the right things equally, even when they contradict. Get clear about what the priorities are--because your people already know

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Stop Talking About Millennials and Start Talking With Them

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Join me on December 6th at 1pm ET for a webinar panel discussion with three very smart Millennials as we discuss how this generation is viewing the workplace differently, particularly in the context of membership organizations

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You can't fix politics, but here's something positive you can do.

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We believe very strongly that every person has the capacity to feel passion and purpose for their work, and every organization has the ability to define and authentically describe "what it's like here" in a way that will attract the people who belong in that place.

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The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

Do People Really Leave Managers?

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They say people don't leave organizations--they leave managers. But what if managers are simply doing what the culture expects of them

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Dear HR: Do You Really Want A Seat at the Table?

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We've been wringing our hands for years about getting a seat at the table, but we're still not focusing on the ONE thing that will open up a seat

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You Need to Know the How

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In our quest for a better culture, we move quickly to rankings and evaluating our culture as good or bad. This is often a waste of time, unless you start with understanding HOW your culture does things in the first place

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The Wells Fargo CEO Doesn't Understand Culture

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If the CEOs out there are so much in a bubble that they believe their core values posters describe their culture in total, then maybe we shouldn't let them speak to the press

Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?

Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.

Dear United, It's Time To Do Something Different.

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This post is the text of an email a friend of ours sent to Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines. It was so great we asked her if we could share it here. If you are listening, Mr Munoz, we think you should take a look at what we do here at WorkXO. We know that the culture analytics we provide can help - because it's not just about a change effort. It's actually about preserving and protecting some things that matter, and knowing when and how to shift the rest

The Culture Chat Podcast: The Intentional Connection Between Culture and Employer Brand

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In this month's Culture Chat Podcast, we talked to Kristy Nittskoff, CEO of Talent Savvy , about how to make an intentional connection between culture and your employer brand

Candy Everybody Wants: Quick and Easy Connections At Work

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I conducted training at our Daxko CSI Houston location. In a fit of spontaneity, one of the Houston team members and I started coveting a jar of candy on her desk. We got into a casual conversation about which candy we liked best: my Baby Ruth vs. her Mr. Goodbar. Find out what happened next

The Real Reason Why Change is Hard

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Sure, people resist change, but the real reason most change fails is because we don't support our people to move through the basic stages of the change process

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2017 Recruitment Media Benchmark Report

In this benchmark report, Appcast analyzed 2016 pay-for-performance recruitment media from over 750 companies across every major industry. Learn the trends and results that leading employers are getting from their recruitment media.

Purpose and Passion: Why your “true calling” doesn’t have to be just one thing

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For years I thought that in order for my work to really matter it had to be my passion. Or, I had to work for an organization with meaningful philanthropic mission, or simply have work that allowed me to directly make some sort of epic difference in the world.

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On failure and being a whole person

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Contrary to popular belief, people who have never failed are not superior than those who have. Do we really want to hire someone who has never failed over someone who has?

Delivering on the Promise of Employee Engagement

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We're spending a lot of money on employee engagement, but not getting a good return. I think I know why

How WorkXO Began

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We're about to hit the 1-year mark, but the story of WorkXO goes back much farther than that

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Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.

The Culture Chat Podcast: Preserving Cultures that Work in the Fast-Moving Startup World

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The big question we posed Dick Burke, CEO of VisaNow : “You’re a startup that has grown rapidly. As you continue to grow and evolve, what got you here, from a culture standpoint, might not get you there. What are the risks of changing so quickly?

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Dear United: I Solved Your Problems

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United is an easy target these days, and I know it's a tough nut to crack, but there's one thing they MUST do first to turn things around

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The Culture Chat: Caroline Miller on Grit

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In this episode, we welcomed Caroline Miller, author of many books including the forthcoming Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance and Purpose.

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Unpacking the Workplace Genome: 8 Genetic Markers

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Curious about how our Workplace Genome assessment tool and discovery process works? This post explores the eight Culture Markers in more detail

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Download Now: Busting Millennial Myths

Millennials in the workforce are here to stay and we'll show you what really wins them over (think opportunities for growth, mentorship, transparency, and your company's mission). Download the Ebook now.