10 Employee Engagement Ideas That Work

According to a 2017 Gallup poll, 51 percent of employees are either actively searching for new jobs or keeping an eye on job openings. This likely has something to do with the fact that only a third of American employees are engaged by their work, and only a fifth feel that they’re managed in a… Read more »

Recognizing and Addressing Structural Violence

Because direct, physical violence is easy to see and recognize, it gets significant attention from both law enforcement and the news media. A violent crime, such as an assault or murder, is a discrete event that can be handled in a number of ways. Structural violence, on the other hand, is often invisible and challenging… Read more »

Removing the Blindfold: Ethics in Criminal Justice

Those who work in criminal justice have a difficult job, and that job has become more difficult. A recent Pew Research Center poll found that, while 31 percent of police officers see their primary role as that of a protector, only about 16 percent of the public has that view. At the same time, while… Read more »

Social Stratification: Inequality and the U.S. Criminal Justice System

The United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. At the end of 2015, around 6.7 million individuals were under the supervision of U.S. adult correctional systems. While this number is lower than past years, prisoners in the United States still make up around 22 percent of the world’s prisoners, despite… Read more »

5 Characteristics of High Performance Culture

It’s no secret that motivation is important to doing good work. “Company culture” has become a popular term among corporate leaders; more and more companies are focusing on creating a culture that fosters motivation in their workforce. This is more than a simple fad: According to the Harvard Business Review (HBR), “Why we work determines… Read more »

Choosing a Human Resources Career Path

Human resources departments serve a vital role in corporations, ensuring that recruiting, pay, benefits, employee relations and other important functions of the company are taken care of. With the rise of data science and the corporate world’s increasing focus on diversity in hiring, new challenges face human resources departments every day. These new challenges require… Read more »

Project Management Software Comparison: Asana vs Trello

Project management software offers companies a way to organize their large amount of projects and tasks. This software allows employees to share responsibilities and often is web-based for easy accessibility from anywhere. There are countless project management software solutions, each with its own set of features and benefits. Asana and Trello are among the most… Read more »

What Is Agile Change Management?

The term “agile” is used frequently in business and software development, though it can be challenging to understand what people mean when they express a desire for a company to be agile. The agile methodology is primarily a way of streamlining the software development process, removing obstacles and empowering teams to be able to predict… Read more »

An Introduction to the Delegating Leadership Style

Employees are individuals, with individual strengths and weaknesses. While it’s tempting for a manager to choose one style of leadership and stick to it, doing so runs the risk of alienating certain employees or not making use of their strengths in the best way. Behavioral scientist Paul Hersey and management expert Ken Blanchard developed the… Read more »

Taking a Change Agent Role

In today’s business environment, change is closely linked with success. Businesses must adapt to a landscape in constant flux. As technology and society change, so too must companies that wish to thrive. A change agent can drive this evolution, ensuring that a company stays one step ahead of the curve. Characteristics of a Change Agent… Read more »