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How to Establish an Intentional Company Culture

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What is your company culture? To put it another way, what is it like to work in your organization? Company culture is often defined as your company’s personality. It encompasses everything from the organization’s values, mission, expectations, and work atmosphere down to its symbols, rituals, and even myths. The company’s website, online reports about your […]

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How to Share Concerns in the Workplace without Sounding Negative

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Issues in the workplace are inevitable. From company policies, to compensation, to office favoritism, employees work through a long list of concerns on a daily basis. Some of these concerns create a toxic work culture that can get under the employee’s skin. But should employees actually say anything about it? It’s not that easy. Some […]

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The Right Pet for Different Types of Offices

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While office spaces come in different styles and sizes, they all experience the same thing one way or another: stress. Companies these days have undertaken unconventional measures to help boost employee morale and manage workplace stress. One such measure is adopting an office pet. Many studies have shown that pets have positive effects on our […]

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5 Characteristics of a Culture-Add Candidate

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Finding the perfect mix of employees is always a daunting task. This is even truer now at a time when creating the best workforce is tantamount to ensuring high employee productivity, efficient organizational design, and overall business success.  You can no longer just hire at will. Human Resources must now find the perfect balance between […]

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Common Types of Toxic Employees

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“Mastering Civility” author Christine Porath defines a toxic employee as someone who displays a pattern of de-energizing, frustrating, or putting down colleagues. Toxic co-workers are not necessarily malicious, but they drag down the team, causing problems such as absenteeism, high employee turnover, low employee productivity, or a hostile environment. The Price of Toxicity How much […]

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5 Characteristics of a Culture Fit Candidate

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Choosing the right candidates for your company is all about prioritizing what truly matters to your organization. These days, companies have a well-defined corporate culture and many believe that finding employees that best fit that culture is the secret sauce to better productivity and lower employee turnover. But what does it mean to find applicants […]

How Office Pets Ease the Pressure of Corporate Life

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Workplace pets? It’s not as absurd as it sounds. Since time immemorial, we’ve known pets to reduce stress, alleviate anxiety, ease loneliness, and boost socialization skills. In fact, research shows that cat owners are 30% less likely to suffer from a heart attack. Other studies show that pet owners are happier, healthier, and more well-adjusted […]

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Culture Add vs Culture Fit: Whats the Difference?

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Over the last few years, companies have been investing in creating strong corporate cultures. Culture helps drive important decisions within a company. This includes business priorities, employee engagement, and even has a hand in the hiring process. But what kind of influence should a company’s culture have on hiring new employees? Should only applicants who […]