One patient has died. Two healthcare providers have been infected with the ebola virus in Texas. It’s too early to know for sure what happened, but somewhere there is a “learning” issue that needs attention. Last night, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital announced that it had given its staff mandatory training and that it had a heavy commitment to safety. No doubt that safety and proper procedure are urgent concerns at
There’s little worse for an HR professional than seeing your training met with stifled sighs and surreptitious eyerolls.
It’s your job to make sure that the workplace training you present to your team is well-received and interesting. Otherwise, it has little chance of actually being effective.
To make sure the programs you choose will be met with more enthusiasm, you need to do a few things. First, make sure that …Continue Reading
Companies that value diversity and inclusion tend to make better hires, work more productively in teams, and reach financial goals more easily.
However, getting those business benefits isn’t as easy as switching up your recruitment sources to focus on increasing the numbers of certain marginalized groups.
A diverse workforce is only one step toward what should be the final goal: a culturally competent workforce. Cultural competence refers to a deeper …Continue Reading
On July 30th, the Wall Street Journal reported the following on a recent meeting of the New York Fed:
“Thomas Baxter, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the New York Fed, stressed at the outset of his remarks that he was only speaking for himself, but he pointedly critiqued company culture, saying that if a firm’s values don’t support the rules used to guide employee behavior, the organization ‘is …Continue Reading
Last week I was in Manila working with colleagues from the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, India, and China. I am back home now, researching recipes for adobo and holding in my hand the most beautiful pistachio-colored, South Sea pearl I have ever seen. All in all, a terrific experience both personally and professionally, and certainly one difficult to summarize in a few words. Still, a few of takeaways, this …Continue Reading