Making Differences Work & Take Care of Your People

Making Differences Work

A New Values Based, Culture Driven, People Centric Approach to Achieving Commonality, Equality, Cohesion and Business Performance

Imagine a work environment where every person is appreciated and feels a great sense of belonging. In their new book, Insperity CEO Paul Sarvadi alongside co-author Dr. Eli Jones, Texas A&M University professor and Insperity Board Member, introduce a new approach on how a strong workplace culture can improve business outcomes, create dynamic employee engagement and cultivate unity within teams and across organizations.

Paul and Eli bring their vast professional and personal experiences together to offer a comprehensive methodology for developing a company culture that produces extraordinary results. The concept of Commonality, Equality and Cohesion builds on the original unifying objectives of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and provides a blueprint for leaders grappling with the challenges of creating a cohesive and inclusive work environment.

With the insights, strategies and research shared in this book, Paul and Eli aim to empower leaders to harness the strength that emerges from a unified workforce and drive business results.

Making Differences Work will be available for purchase in early 2024.

Take Care of Your People

Guiding Your Company Toward Greatness

People make the world—and your business—go round. Paul Sarvadi understands this reality better than anyone. With over thirty years in human capital management, he practically invented the concept of HR and administrative outsourcing. Payroll, performance management, expense reporting, benefits, recruiting, discrimination and harassment training—the administrative tasks a business owner must contend with are numerous, varied, and constantly in flux. It’s a full-time job to keep up with all of it; in fact, it’s much more than a full-time job. You need a dedicated team of professionals to really handle it. For a small- or medium-sized business owner, whether you’re an upstart first-time entrepreneur or a decades-long veteran, dealing with all this stuff can leave you feeling overwhelmed, drowning in an alphabet soup of acronymic regulations, personnel documentation, and administration.

Sarvadi’s mission is simple: to help your company succeed by taking care of the things that might distract from the bigger picture. In this best-selling book, he sets out to share his secrets to managing and motivating your most valuable asset, your people. In addition to his innovative ideas in HR, he deep dives into key topics such as controlling expenses, minimizing risk exposure, and maximizing opportunities for revenue generation. Because in the end, more profitability means more money for you and every member of your team.

10 Strategies for Business Success

  • Strategy #1: Getting Your Culture Right
  • Strategy #2: Finding, Hiring, and Keeping the Best
  • Strategy #3: Compensation, Recognition, and Rewards
  • Strategy #4: Compliance and Liability Management
  • Strategy #5: Employee Performance Improvement
  • Strategy #6: Employee Administration and HR Technology
  • Strategy #7: Human Capital and Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategy #8: Organization and Leadership
  • Strategy #9: Employee Communications
  • Strategy #10: Bonus Strategy, Faith at Work

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Take Care of Your People

Take Care of Your People is like an owner’s manual for business leaders. Paul Sarvadi provides detailed instructions to help CEOs and their teams come together around a compelling vision, a comprehensive strategy, and a relentless implementation plan that creates a smart and healthy organization that delivers sustainable value creation for all stakeholders. Exceptionally helpful and very encouraging!

Alan Mulally
Former CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Ford Motor Company

Making Differences Work

Diversity, equity, and inclusion must be a top agenda item for all successful businesses. At Adobe, we believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. Paul and Eli offer critical insights and a playbook for today’s business leader to effectively connect their DEI values and goals to business performance.

Chairman and CEO, Adobe

Take Care of Your People

Job one for any leader is to take great care of the people in the company. In this comprehensive book devoted to a company’s most precious asset, Paul Sarvadi offers piercing insights derived from years of dedication to the topic. And, he does it in an engaging and readable style.

Gary Kelly
Southwest Airlines, CEO and Chairman

Making Differences Work

Over decades, our society has been working on advancing humanity through diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the workplace. Yet, we’ve fallen short in terms of measuring DEI’s effectiveness. In this book, Paul Sarvadi and Eli Jones share a unifying framework which adds commonality, equality, and cohesion to DEI and belonging. The combination of a CEO’s perspective coupled with a distinguished scholar’s perspective is compelling and powerful. They use years of high-level business experience and data science to create a path forward that is not only good for society but also good for business.

Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Business, Goizueta Business School, Emory University

Take Care of Your People

Do you know what your ‘people policy’ is? Paul Sarvadi’s book is a valuable read on what matters most in an organization viz. the strength of its human capital. Offering words of wisdom infused with a common sense approach that comes from leading a company that has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to be a ‘top 100 workplace’, the book offers valuable suggestions on growing a sustainable organizational culture, goal setting, building trust and an actionable approach to the idea of servant leadership.

Latha Ramchand
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs University of Missouri

Making Differences Work

Diversity, equity, and inclusion should be high on the agenda for any leader. Unfortunately, too many give it lip service and don’t know how to make it happen so that it becomes a business driver. Paul and Eli provide the missing link that will help leaders walk the talk by connecting DEI goals with critical business objectives through the addition of commonality, equality and cohesion. This book will get you thinking and doing the right things to move your business ahead.

Co-Founder, Retired Chairman and CEO, Yum! Brands

Making Differences Work

Eli and Paul offer fresh insights and research on how to advance DEI. Elevating the work to focus on commonalities and shared values, they describe ways we can create a better sense of belonging and drive impact within our organizations. Rooted in data, the book is also filled with illustrative examples and stories we can all connect with, making it an enlightening and interesting read.

Global Marketing Director, Sustainability and Social Impact, PepsiCo