Top HR and Company Culture News – June 19, 2013

by B.J. Shannon on Jun 19, 2013 8:53:13 AM

article1seven_problem_solving_tips-300x300Finding the perfect hire is a mix of science, art, and, well, luck! We can never guarantee that even the best recruit will be perfect for us, but one founder thinks he’s developed a system to help our odds of doing so. Jeff Haden details this 4 step process in his piece in Inc., including a very untraditional way of posting a job. Forgoing a request for resumes, this technique focuses on social media and proof of problem-solving abilities to find the perfect candidate. We at TINYhr give this innovative process two thumbs up!

article 2catered lunchesWe spend the majority of our waking hours working, so naturally, we all strive to be as happy as possible when we’re at the office. Unfortunately, sometimes that’s easier said than done! South Africa’s BDLive gives us some good tips on how to achieve happiness at work, acknowledging that happiness means different things to different people. BDLive claims that the most popular “asks” employees pose for happiness include half-day Fridays, on-site gyms, and daily catered lunches.

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