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Culture works for businesses, culture works for employees, culture works internally in companies to facilitate organizational change, stop churn and make productivity soar.

More than Human Resources, we provide the processes to operationalize culture in your organization.

We solve the problem of churn, lack of productivity and inefficient or noncompliant internal processes. We are experts at implementing organization-wide value and role alignment. We are not like other HR companies. We think and live outside the box. Our team fits into your culture.

With us you get a partner with depth of knowledge and experience and our custom created wholistic culture solutions.

Our Philosophy.

Your purpose creates our success. Our focus is culture infused QGPs.  Our team impacts culture & talent by aligning & integrating people and processes.

Our team transforms role alignment which in turn increases engagement, creating an operationalized culture, aligned values and most importantly… RESULTS. 

What our clients say.

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We’re not an outsourced HR model. We are more of a fractional service partner. We require a stakeholder and an owner to commit to the partnership and engagement. Our average engagement with a client lasts 2-3 years. Once we understand the company’s lifecycle and their purpose, we tend to move through Culture,Talent and HR initiatives with them

5 steps to ensure your new hire turns into a rockstar

Hiring the right employees is one of the most important parts of your business, it can also be the most challenging. There is nothing worse than hiring an employee who has all of the skills, but is not properly aligned in their role. It’s expensive to hire and fire, so role and value alignment should be at the core of your recruiting process. Here are five steps to ensure your new hire turns into a rockstar.

How outsourced HR can help your company even when you're remote

Motivating a remote workforce can be a challenge for any HR department. Most companies have moved into a remote model through the end of the year, at least. How can you foster a great company culture when your team is separated from one another? Here’s how to optimize your HR even when you’re remote.

SDBJ’s Best Places to Work nominees were published in the September 6th issue.   

Whether you’re on the list or not, you can actually be one of the best places to work. It takes more than just a ping pong table in the common area and food truck Fridays. While those may be fun added perks for your employees, the real way to become one of the best companies to work for is to start from the ground up. 

Jim McGowan

At Culture Works, our team is the backbone of our success. This month we decided to give you the opportunity to get to know our CIO, Jim McGowan. Jim is truly one-of-a-kind. His dry humor, leadership capabilities, and adventurous personality bring so much joy and expertise to the Culture Works team. This month we’re giving you a deeper look into who Jim is beyond Culture Works. 

proactive recruitment

Most companies today practice a reactive recruitment approach. They wait for a position to open up and believe that simply posting the job online will bring in enough applicants to effectively fill the role. So, we have put together some proactive recruiting tips- building a killer bench six months to a year before you need them. 

happy employees

When was the last time you were really excited about something upcoming? You can probably name a few times in the last few weeks. When was the last time one of your employees felt really excited about something upcoming? Unsure? Taking the emotional temperature of your employees is just as important as taking your own. In order to create a company culture that fosters excellence, you need to be able to support your employees when they need it most.

are you re-onboarding your staff?

Many companies have made the decision to begin furloughing and laying off employees in the past five months. As businesses begin the process of returning to a new normal, leaders must consider the approach they are taking to bring those employees back. To maintain a positive company culture and keep your employees loyal to your company, you must go about this carefully. Are you re-onboarding your staff? If so, how?

employee practices handbook

Remember your Employee Practices Handbook? Have you updated it since the start of COVID? Be honest… 

We understand that there has been quite a lot going on over the last few months. There’s a lot to think about, are customers going to come back to your business? What about employees? Where can you cut costs to stay profitable? We get it, rethinking your employee practices handbook may not be your first priority… but it should be.

Kristi Pastore CEO of Culture Works

At Culture Works, we understand that leadership is one of the most important ways to foster great culture. Our fearless leader, Kristi Pastore, is one of the best examples of creating a community to drive success throughout our company. So, we’ve decided to give you a little insight into what inspires her and how she’s gotten to where she is, CEO of Culture Works. Here’s our CEO Spotlight with Kristi Pastore: