Emtrain Blog

5 Essential Steps to Take When Planning Your Reduction in Force (RIF)

Posted by Steve Cadigan

December 20, 2016

While every business would prefer to avoid the trauma of a RIF, unfortunately it’s an inevitable cycle that hits every organization at some point. A critical element when facing the prospect of a RIF is planning and preparing extensively.

To implement a RIF as quickly and humanely as possible, spend some time planning out how you will address all the relevant issues. Here are 5 essential things to consider when planning your RIF:

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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, People Skills, Company Culture

When Culture Became LinkedIn's Competitive Advantage

Posted by Steve Cadigan

July 14, 2016

This blog post was originally published on Inc. and also appeared on Steve Cadigan's LinkedIn page.


One of the many ironies of my adventure working at LinkedIn from 2009-2012 was that our biggest challenge and our main product were one and the same: Recruiting.

During this time we added over 3,000 employees to the organization off of a base of around 400 and we also built hiring solutions that massively changed the recruiting industry.

Looking back, this was an amazing achievement to have realized in such a short time and while ultimately we met our goal of building a world class team and a world class company, when I first joined the organization, this outcome was far from certain.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, People Skills, Company Culture

16 Onboarding and Culture Lessons We Learned from Star Wars [Infographic]

Posted by Allison Baker

December 17, 2015

 

Call me a nerd, but I love a good excuse to talk about Star Wars in a professional context. As luck would have it, Cornerstone created this amazing infographic relating the Star Wars universe to the HR universe we all live and breathe.

Creating a good workplace culture with trust and purpose starts at onboarding – even Han Solo knew that! So, travel to a galaxy far, far away and learn some onboarding best practices from your favorite intergalactic friends.

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Topics: People Skills, Code of Conduct, Company Culture

4 Ways to Create a Great Company Culture That Will Grow With You

Posted by Steve Cadigan

September 2, 2015

Company culture is integral to the success of your business. When your business is in its early stages, company culture generally isn’t on your radar – it often takes a backseat to more immediate business needs. 

Think of it this way: building your company culture is just as important with two employees as it is with two thousand employees. 

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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, People Skills, Company Culture