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Workplace Culture: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to

Culture is as important as your business strategy because it either strengthens or undermines your objectives. Positive culture is significant, especially because: It attracts talent. Job candidates evaluate your organization …

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Create a Culture of Kindness to Boost Morale

Create a Culture of Kindness to Boost Morale. University Hospitals is a Preferred Partner of ERC, offering Employee Wellness, Executive Health and Integrative Medicine services to ERC member companies. As we begin a new year, consider making a resolution to create a culture of kindness in your organization. Giving and receiving kindness can

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Why Workplace Traditions Matter

If your organization wants to leave a mark on its employees and create a captivating culture, establish strong traditions—including rituals, celebrations, and routines specific to your company. Traditions may be one of your most important legacies …

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ERC HR Membership, Training, Consulting ERC

ERC can deliver these services via webinar to employees of local, national, and global organizations. Leading a remote team is very different than working in a traditional office setting. It requires the development and adoption of a complete remote work system. This webinar training is for leaders and managers who are working remotely and who

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How to Build Your Own Great Workplace

At ERC, we believe that creating a great workplace is about creating an environment and culture that supports the talent your organization needs to be and stay successful. It means creating a place in which great talent want to come work and where they want to stay and build their career.

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Ultimate Guide to Training Your Supervisors ERC

Every organization has management norms and a certain style of leadership that supports its culture, so it’s important to discuss with your new supervisor and manager how your organization expects employees to be managed. This helps ensure that employees are supervised consistently throughout the organization.

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5 Things that Top Workplaces Do Differently

In fact, culture is perhaps the most frequently cited “reason for staying” at their organizations. Top workplaces are able to create cultures and work environments that their top people grow to cherish and don’t want to leave. Described as positive, fun, supportive, flexible, collaborative, open, and performance-based, top workplaces have

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20 Subtle Signs of Bullying at Work

Diversion. Dodging issues, acting oblivious or playing dumb, changing the subject to distract away from the issue, canceling meetings, and avoiding people. Shame and guilt. Making an employee constantly feel that they are the problem, shaming them for no real wrongdoing, or making them feel inadequate and unworthy.

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Answer These 7 Questions Before Changing Your

Answer These 7 Questions Before Changing Your Organizational Culture. According to ERC’s 2016 Workplace Practices Survey, the biggest challenge organizations are facing today is the hiring and retention of talent. An organization’s ability to attract and retain top talent is strongly influenced by its culture.

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Emotional Intelligence Training ERC

The course content looks at the far-reaching implications of what can happen when an established culture of emotional intelligence is present, and how it can cultivate personal excellence as well as enhanced profitability. Knowledge of emotional intelligence and living the concepts are essential for improved customer service—both internal and

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8 Ways to Get the Employee Behavior You Want

Hiring the right people who fit your culture and values means you will spend less time dealing with and managing behavior you don’t want in the workplace, and more time working with and recognizing people with the behaviors that …

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Your Company's Organizational Health: 4 Key Elements

Additionally, in a healthy organization, leaders create a compelling vision, mission, and strategy for the organization that is supported by the organization's culture, and excel at executing. 2. Building vibrant morale. Healthy organizations have vibrant employee morale and an exceptional work atmosphere.

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HR Insights Blog HR Articles and Legal Updates from ERC

Workplace Culture: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Define It Culture is the character and personality of your organization. It's what makes your business unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors, and attitudes.

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5 Reasons Leadership Development Fails

5. The culture doesn't support development. Finally, leadership development failure can be a systems issue. If your organization does not have an enabling culture nor offers appropriate resources (budget, time, etc.), the process can fail miserably. Leadership development must be a priority. If it isn't, the results will show.

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The 5 New Rules of Employee Engagement

1. Engagement is not an initiative or a survey - it's embedded into the culture. Historically, employee engagement has been an employer initiative or an annual survey endeavor. It's been mostly focused on implementing workplace programs, but not addressing systemic, cultural problems that hinder engagement.

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9 Things Job Applicants Want from an Employer

Reflect the culture in your communication and interactions with applicants; 8. A realistic preview of the job. Candidates want a clear picture of the work that will be required of them on the job. Job postings that include sufficient detail and specifics about job duties, responsibilities, and requirements are critical to helping candidates

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Workplace Assessments ERC

The good news is, there are tangible and impactful solutions to this recurring problem! ERC, led by a team of experienced consultants and assessment and development specialists, have considerable and real-world expertise in hiring and developing the right talent for organizations to maximize success.

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What is Inbound Recruiting

2. Culture Fit. Position your culture as a differentiator and a selling-point in your recruiting process. A “great culture” can be defined differently depending on whom you are talking to. Therefore it is important to be transparent with potential candidates about what they can expect from your organization.

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Employer's Guide to Supporting Women's Role in the Workplace

Equality and organizational culture. The goal of implementing the practices mentioned above is to reach a climate of gender equality and diversity in the workplace. Gender diversity has been found to have a positive impact on organizational outcomes such as employee engagement . An implication of this goal is the need to provide an equal

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5 Secrets to a Becoming a Better Workplace

Becoming a great place to work is more about building the right climate and culture that attracts, retains, and engages top performers, than instituting the most popular and attractive perks. More on these topics: Employee Relations & Performance Management, Great Workplace, NorthCoast 99.

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March Madness in the Workplace: Boosting Morale or Legal

Some experts argue that March Madness pools could fall under “social gambling” in some states, but likely only if the prize is something other than currency. While there are certainly ways to control some of the legality of the gambling aspect, i.e. all winnings go to the winner or a charitable cause, entry fees are limited, fill out

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What is Organizational Climate

Organizational climate, while defined differently by many researchers and scholars, generally refers to the degree to which an organization focuses on and emphasizes: Organizational climate, manifested in a variety of human resource practices, is an important predictor of organizational success. Numerous studies have found positive

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100+ Workplace Ideas: Celebrations, Parties, & Gatherings

Second, they enhance the culture of a workplace, making it fun and enjoyable. Third, celebrations and gatherings provide a means of recognizing personal and workplace achievements and milestones and showing appreciation for them in a public manner.

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What Your Organization Can Do to Stop Sexual Harassment in

Get buy-in from the top: Whether it’s training or policy, for these to truly make an impact on how sexual harassment fits into, or rather, doesn’t fit into workplace culture, the first step is to have buy-in from leadership. Employees need to know that the focus on preventing sexual harassment is being driven from the top-down.

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10 Ways to Manage Pay & Performance

Here are 10 things to consider when managing pay and performance. 1. Does your culture align with a pay for performance program? To be effective, your organization’s culture should align with a pay for performance program. This means that your organization should be committed to rewarding, recognizing, and promoting top performance, and

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When Work Gets Personal: Managing Emotional Employees

9. Stay connected and be caring. Keep emotionally connected to your employeesask questions to gauge how they are feeling in meetings and become attuned and sensitive to what makes them frustrated, sad, or angry. Encourage employees to act compassionately and in a caring way with one another throughout the workplace.

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The Best Solution to Managing Salary Costs

Culture. Types of variable pay offered match the culture. For example, strong emphasis on teamwork = team-oriented variable pay. Leaders support a performance-oriented workplace and encourage rewarding “A-players.”

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Looking Ahead: Refocusing on Workplace Safety as COVID

One such initiative is workplace safety. As additional organizations begin returning to the workplace, it is more important than ever to foster a culture of well-being. Taking action steps to mitigate workplace incidents and employee injuries above and beyond COVID-19-related initiatives should be a priority.

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Survey Reveals Interesting Differences in How

While nearly all (98%) Northeast Ohio organizations conduct interviews as a means of evaluating job candidates for both exempt and non-exempt positions, data from the 2015 ERC Hiring Trends & Practices Survey reveals interesting differences among those that utilize other methods of selection.. Differences in selection methods for exempt and non …

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HR Insights Blog HR Articles and Legal Updates from ERC

Promote a Culture of Healthy Living Through Wellness Programs. ERChealth provided The Cleveland Foundation with an array of programs and opportunities to help their employees thrive. For example, one of the programs encouraged employees to see their physicians once a year to improve their overall health and mitigate risks.

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Common Barriers to Excellent Communication Skills

Common reasons communication breaks down in the workplace. When training and working with leadership groups, ERC often asks our groups if they can tell us the difference between talking to other people and talking with other people. Within this process, even if it’s difficult, relationships are still being built and better rapport is happening.

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yourERC Learning Harassment Prevention & Professionalism

In today’s workplace, culture is king. The culture you foster as an employer impacts all aspects of your business, not only your ability to recruit and retain employees but also your organization’s reputation and ultimately, your bottom line. As your first line of defense, your managers and supervisors must have a strong and effective skill set, including the skills to detect, prevent and

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HR Insights Blog HR Articles and Legal Updates from ERC

To be effective, your organization’s culture should align with a pay for performance program. This means that your organization should be committed to rewarding, recognizing, and promoting top performance, and employees should be aware of this commitment. It’s also important that your culture conveys an atmosphere of fairness and objectivity.

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How to Re-Engage Employees Who Are Ready to Leave

Consider the following 4 ideas to re-engage those employees who could be on their way out. 1. Keep Lines of Communication Open. If regular employee-manager conversations don’t occur, you might find yourself quite surprised when you hear a top performer express intentions of leaving the company. Listen to all concerns intently and take them

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Risk Aversion & Executive Pay

Risk Aversion & Executive Pay. In an economy where compensation is increasingly driven by “pay-for-performance” strategies, executive pay is no different. According to the 2012 EAA National Executive Compensation Survey, base salary accounts for approximately 75% of the total compensation package in Northeast Ohio. In theory, by focusing on

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Diversity and Inclusion Training ERC

Discuss the full scope of the dimensions of diversity. Increase awareness of cultural understanding. Develop a greater sense of how workplace bullying is defined and the implications of bullying on the organization. Review standards for respectful behaviors and actions for workplace communication and interpersonal interactions.

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yourERC Learning Harassment Awareness & Professionalism

In today’s workplace, culture is king. The culture you foster as an employer impacts all aspects of your business, not only your ability to recruit and retain employees but also your organization’s reputation and ultimately, your bottom line. ERC has created our Harassment Awareness and Professionalism in the Workplace course to help employers foster a positive and respectful …

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Can Fantasy Football Be Good for the Workplace

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Coaching & Assessment Services

Assessment Services. ERC uses assessments with coaching clients to provide deeper insight and accelerate performance. Organizations choose assessments to enrich the employee recruitment and selection process, and to create better harmony, productivity, and retention. Our broad experience in coaching and assessments allows us to offer a flexible

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Intern Etiquette: Six Tips to take you from the Classroom

3. Dress etiquette. Stick to neutral colors, such as black or grey. Regardless of the dress code at the organization, for both men and women, you can never go wrong with a suit. Also, make sure everything is tucked in neatly and your hair looks professional. For both men and women, try to go easy on the perfume or aftershave.

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Access Salary, Compensation and Benefits Surveys ERC

Local & National Survey Data. ERC publishes a comprehensive collection of salary, compensation, and benefits survey data covering local, regional, and national samples across a wide range of industries and company sizes.

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HR Insights Blog HR Articles and Legal Updates from ERC

In fact, culture is perhaps the most frequently cited “reason for staying” at their organizations. Top workplaces are able to create cultures and work environments that their top people grow to cherish and don’t want to leave. Described as positive, fun, supportive, flexible, collaborative, open, and performance-based, top workplaces have

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Training Programs & Courses

Training Programs and Courses. ERC offers a variety of custom training programs and courses to local and global organizations. We can deliver training to your employees and business in a variety of ways, including at our Training Center, at your location or virtually. Choose a training topic below to get started or search for one you have in mind.

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4 Types of Social Styles: How They Create a Versatile

The Social Style Model (TRACOM Group) is an interpersonal skills effectiveness model that designates patterns of behavior in the workplace.Organizations and training professionals can utilize the model to demonstrate how others perceive a person’s behavior, and to improve individuals’ relationship-building performance by being aware of the unique social styles of …

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10 Summer Activities for the Workplace to Enjoy

Kayaking/Canoeing. For the more adventurous work group, try a summer excursion out on the water! Kayaking/canoeing serves duel purposes. Not only is it fun for everyone, but it is also a great team building activity, making it a unique opportunity that’s fun, fast-pace, and competitive. What’s nice about this activity too is a lot of places

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