Every company has a distinct personality, complete with its own values, traditions, attitudes and behaviours. This workplace culture defines how employees at all levels feel and interact together at work. Today more than ever, culture defines the success of an organization. HR professionals are increasingly thinking about how to develop, grow and support a robust and attractive corporate culture.
The most sophisticated professionals are adopting a strict evidence-based approach. Old and unsubstantiated beliefs are being tossed out and new practices are being adopted. Call it Human Resource 2.0. An enlightened corporate culture is data-driven and draws heavily on science to direct its evolution. In the lush surroundings of the Toronto Botanical Garden, attendees of the June 2016 Your Workplace Conference were privy to some of these new perspectives in HR. Speakers presented a series of presentations that covered the latest in evidence-based HR thinking.