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Planning & Evaluating your Recruitment Strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] August 11 / by Kelly Barcelos posted in Human Resources- HR

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Amidst the struggle caused by the new virus-initiated turbulence, organizations are
compelled to rethink the role of Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) and their cruciality at the strategic planning table, especially when it comes to responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

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HR Evolution: How to Guide People and Culture - Interview w/ Melissa Dreuth

[fa icon="calendar'] July 27 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Human Resources- HR, culture, people

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Melissa Dreuth is the SVP of People and Culture at Planful, a leading financial planning and analysis cloud platform. Customers like Bose, the Boston Red Sox, and Del Monte rely on Planful for budgeting, reporting and visual analytics. 

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Here's Why You Need an HR Strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] August 16 / by Jason Heckl posted in Human Resources- HR, strategic priorities

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When organization’s sit down for their strategic planning session, there’s usually a lot on the agenda. Everyone is bringing something to the table that they feel is urgent. The reality is, only a few different strategic priorities will be settled upon by the time the meeting participants are packed up and headed home. In order for a strategy to be effective, this is the way it has to be. 

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How to Develop Organizational Culture: Lessons from a parent

[fa icon="calendar'] June 12 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Human Resources- HR, Leadership, culture, values

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Organizational culture is the system of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs from your team.

As a leader you shape the culture in your organization from your words and your actions. The culture is also shaped by your employees and the environment that everyone creates on a day to day basis.

I was recently at someone's house and saw a great example of how they are using culture to teach their kids. (More on that later..) 

At SME Strategy, we explain organizational culture as: "the way we do things around here".

  • How would you describe the way you do things at your organization? 
  • What are the ways of being and acting that your team exemplifies everyday?

That's your organizational culture.

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Your workplace is a 5 layer dip - Here's how to make it delicious.

[fa icon="calendar'] July 13 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Human Resources- HR, Business strategy, culture, organizational development

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 You might wonder why your organization looks like a 5 layer dip. 
 
Is it because you have different levels of management?
 
Maybe it’s because you have a few flavours and tastes in your organization?
 
In this context it’s actually because you could have 5 different possible generations working in your workforce.
 
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In the Age of Talent, How Do You Keep Your Best People?

[fa icon="calendar'] June 05 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Human Resources- HR, Business news, culture

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You spend money on technology. You spend money on sales and marketing. You spend money on real estate and office space.  What about the money that you're spending on your people?

I'm not talking swag, and I'm not even talking about training. I'm talking about the money you spend on your workforce to help them be successful and happy in your organization.

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How Strategy and Culture Affect Employee Retention

[fa icon="calendar'] January 17 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, Human Resources- HR, Leadership, culture, management

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You probably understand the benefits of strategic planning for the purposes of getting more effective execution on your action plans moving forward, but have you considered the impact of your strategy and culture on the retention of your staff?

As culture becomes a more central part of organizations like Southwest, Zappos and other successes big and small, there is also a negative aspect to a culture that can have a direct impact on your bottom line.

Understanding what might be going inside your organization means looking  under the surface of your P&L (profit and loss), employee reviews and HR department. Let's take a look at strategy and culture together, and while we do, think about your organization and examples of how this might be represented within your team.

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