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The most important quality to look for in new hires is passion, says Dana Stocks, the chief human resources officer at Philips. SmartBrief recently asked Stocks questions about how Philips recruits passionate workers and keeps them engaged. An edited version of his responses follows.
How does Philips encourage employees to become passionate about their work?
First, we hire passionate people because we believe our passion for improving lives is what sets us apart from the rest.[…] Continue Reading »
Leaders are enamored with employee engagement. They repeatedly conduct surveys to assess it and hold meetings to address it. Yet, despite the millions of dollars that are invested annually, engagement continues to be among employees’ biggest disappointments and management’s top challenges.
Maybe it’s time to rethink our expectations, to reframe the issue, to take the next logical step.[…] Continue Reading »
The value of employee empowerment is important to sustaining a successful organization — true. But how can a leader create a platform of engagement that facilitates empowerment? Command and control management is out, and in its place lie “track and trust” leadership. Leaders who grasp this change have a clear advantage over leaders who don’t when it comes to employee engagement and employee development.[…] Continue Reading »
I’m coaching a senior leader through his company’s culture change. He recently told me, “Man, this culture management is hard work!” We both laughed — and agreed.
It takes time and energy to tend, monitor, and nurture a safe, inspiring work environment in your organization’s divisions and teams.
Safe, inspiring work environments do not happen by chance. Human foibles and temptations, driven by greed and power, can make companies lousy places to work.[…] Continue Reading »
Most companies realize the value in employee referrals. For one, they’re often better candidates for openings since they’re pre-screened by folks who already work for you. But actually getting your employees to proactively reach out to their professional network can be tough.
How can leaders encourage employees to refer their connections to open positions within the company?[…] Continue Reading »