Top HR and Company Culture News – July 19, 2013

by B.J. Shannon on Jul 18, 2013 11:30:07 PM

10982792-win-win-strategy-concept--white-chalk-writing-on-a-small-slate-blackboard-isolated-on-white"Great cultures don't just happen. They take creativity, a willingness to be different, and a desire to improve people's lives in and out of the office." These are words of wisdom from Shelley Prevost from a recent Inc. piece on the five building blocks of company culture. While the article is well worth your time time, here's a cheat sheet: the five items are positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement. This piece is an absolute gem as a how-to on building great company culture.

job-interview-tipsWhile there’s a seemingly endless stream of articles telling us what to do in a job interview, Molly Cain’s piece in Forbes changes things up by warning us with 7 ways to fail a job interview. Including obvious faux pas as having bad manners and being clueless about the company, this handy guide is a must-read for anyone in the job search process. It’s hard enough to actually get an interview, we might as well do it right when we finally get in there!

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