Top HR and Company Culture News – June 14, 2013

by B.J. Shannon on Jun 14, 2013 2:30:19 AM

bradfeldThese days, more and more companies are boasting about their transparency. While it’s a hot word and sounds enticing to employees and potential hires, Brad Feld asks if leaders who talk a big game follow through with a truly open book. Offering a policy of transparency is easier said than done and it takes an ongoing commitment to make it work. The post includes a few examples of CEOs who Feld considers are walking the walk on transparency.

workplaceinnovationEncouraging innovation among employees starts with shaping the culture that the company exists in. Soren Kaplan explains how leaders can “shape the culture of their company to drive innovation.” He includes six ways to achieve this, including for allotting unstructured time and giving out worthless rewards. Believe us, we did a double take when we read that last part, too, but it's a great idea!

WallStreetJournal-logoThe role of human resources has evolved enormously in the last 20 years. Lauren Weber of the Wall Street Journal interviewed Mark Schmit of the Society for Human Resource Management about these industry changes and what skills today's HR leaders need to succeed.

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