Fri.May 03, 2019

10 Great Examples of Google's Company Culture


What is it about Google's company culture that drives a strong competitive advantage? Here are 10 great examples of Google’s culture and why other companies should learn from them. Learn how to increase your employee engagement, productivity, and creativity.

A Hard Truth about Employee Engagement

Jason Lauritsen

There was a point in my career, probably 18 or 20 years or so ago, that I would have argued vehemently that creating a workplace culture that engages employees was vital to sustaining a profitable business. I believed in my heart that it was an imperative. At the time, I was an HR leader working at an organization where my CEO really believed (and invested) in the value of people not only as employees but as human beings with lives beyond work. For me, it was the perfect place to practice HR.

The Self-Awareness Teeter Totter

Dave's Weekly Thought

Each day we wake up with one thing on your mind: What Do I Need To Do Better? The concept of that which keeps us up at night is an ongoing call to find solutions for the things we seem incapable of fixing. When we find a way to enter into slumber, the light of day is met with optimism.

Top Tips to Save Time and Money on Accounting for Small Business

Take It Personel-ly

Do you really think you can get away with slacking on accounting for your business? Out of all the things it takes to keep your company afloat, one of the most important things you could do is make sure you have good accounting practices on your side.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

From Pre-Hire to Retirement: Employee Experiences That Engage and Retain at Every Stage


If you think the success of your company starts with excellent customer experiences, you are in good company. But that’s not quite the whole picture.

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What to Do with Employee Survey Results: 8 Steps to Improving Employee Engagement

Quantum Workplace

Research shows 71 percent of managers believe employee engagement is one of the most critical factors in organizational success. We're excited to see that figure rise as more organizations focus on improving employee engagement.

Hot News About EEO-1 Pay Data Submission – Due September 30th

Berkshire Associates

The EEOC announced that it intends to collect pay data and hours worked (Component 2) for 2017 and 2018. This news settles the question that has been looming for weeks about what year(s) of pay data would be collected. Pay data refers to the amount paid on an employee’s W2 form in Box 1.

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Employee Recognition That Drives Business Results

MTM Recognition

Author: Luke Freeman, Purpose & Performance Group. Sign up for the live “Employee Recognition that Drives Business Results” webcast + discussion on June 12th at 10 am CST. How often should we recognize employees? What kinds of recognition make a difference?

3 Video Tips For Recording Video For Your Vings


Video is one of the best ways to engage your employees. Everywhere you go there are videos. On billboards, social media, in text messages. everywhere! Ving Tips Ving Safety Program

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Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

Five for Friday: Play at work


“I do play games. I sing and I dangle things in front of my cats. I play lots of games. Just not at work

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How to Celebrate Employee Birthdays in the Workplace


Many people are eager to celebrate their birthdays. And if someone’s birthday falls on a weekday, they’ll be spending a precious chunk of that day at work. So the question isn’t, “Should companies celebrate their employees’ birthdays?”

#WorkTrends: The Bridge Between Work and Technology


This episode is especially exciting for me. I love all of my guests, but it isn’t every day that I have one of my BFFs on the program. So I’m really pumped to have China Gorman back on #WorkTrends this week. Among her many jobs, Gorman is managing director of UNLEASH’s U.S.

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Duco Closes $1.7 Million Seed Round for Its Human Cloud for High-end Consultants


Duco Raised a $1.7 million Seed round to connect high-end consultants to businesses. From Duco’s announcement: Duco Advisors, Inc., a software-as-a-service marketplace reinventing the way enterprises hire high-end consultants for high-value projects, has successfully closed a $1.7

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

HRExaminer v10.18

HR Examiner

The Problem with Values. HRExaminer Weekly Edition v10.18 May 3, 2019. “Sometimes, corporate values can actually cause harm. This is more common than you’d imagine.” ” Dr. Todd Dewett spotlights The Problem with Values.

This is How the Future of Work-Life Balance Will Look Like

Forbes Leadership Strategy

These newer generations want the freedom to design their own career, including the entire framework for how they work, who they work with and which projects stimulate them


Taking Time to Reset: The Mental Benefits of a Sabbatical


After five years at the company, Justworks employees are eligible for a three-month sabbatical. We can leave our jobs, keep our benefits, and return to the gig without skipping a beat.

Mindset Matters: Thoughts On Disability As An Inspired Instrument For Leadership

Forbes Leadership Strategy

The lived experience of disability can be seen as a tool for business leaders and it is through Brene Brown's work where can find another step into bridging these two worlds to create a value add

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Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

PeopleGrove Raises $4.7 Million Series A For Its Mentoring Platform


PeopleGrove raised $4.7 Million Series A to connect students and professionals to mentors. We’ve seen funding of a few coaching and mentoring platforms.

DOL Concludes Virtual Gig Workers are Independent Contractors


The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter to an unnamed company stating that gig workers who connect via apps or online platforms are legally deemed independent contractors rather than employees.

Deskera Reported to Raise $100 Million Series A for Cloud ERP and HR


DealStreetAsia reports that Cloudera raised another $100 Million for its core HR and ERP.

The 5 Remedies Against Sadness Used By Extraordinary Happy People

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Understanding the hearts of human beings has many times more of common sense than expected. These are the top 5 necessary remedies used to fight sadness by extraordinary happy people


5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

weekend free-for-all – May 4-5, 2019

Ask a Manager

This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.). Book recommendation of the week: Lights All Night Long , by Lydia Fitzpatrick.

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Why Starting Your Job Postings with “About Us” is Usually a Mistake


Where should your “About Us” section go in a job posting? The start? The middle? The end? If you guessed the start, you’re not alone, but you might be in for a surprise about its effectiveness.

How Healthcare Organizations Can Pick the Right AI Recruitment Technology


HR professionals in the healthcare industry face multiple pressure points, from high turnover rates to a lack of qualified candidates in one of the fastest growing industries. With an increasing demand for healthcare services in the aging population, the talent. Tech & Tools ai recruitment AI recruitment technology tech and tools

Three Types Of Career Burnout And How You Can Overcome Them -- For Good

Forbes Coaches Council

Burnout is a common occurrence for many people and can strike at any point in your career

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Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.