Top HR and Company Culture News – August 8, 2013

by B.J. Shannon on Aug 8, 2013 2:30:41 AM

thumbs_up01"Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care about their people." So starts Jeff Haden in a terrific Inc. piece on 10 things extraordinary bosses give to their employees. From autonomy and independence to public praise and private criticism, this list is a great tool for leaders who want to show how much they care about their employees above everything else. He writes, "Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done. Exceptional bosses do all of the above--and more."

a-jumpinggroupWe love a good infographic here at TINYhr and this one is no exception. Detailing the benefits of a highly engaged workforce, the image focuses on health and wellness programs that a company can introduce into a company to improve engagement. According to the study, 60% of employees think that their employers don't care about their wellbeing. That's a depressing statistic, considering how much time most of us spend at our jobs! On the positive side, the infographic shows that "80% of employees at companies with robust health & wellness programs feel their employer cars about their well-being." That feeling increases feeling of engagement, which improves a myriad of conditions of a company: happier employees, more productivity, lower turnover, and higher sales.

surveyWe all know that employee feedback improves the culture of a workplace. Pete Alexandre's recent piece details 3 HR metrics that can be improved through employee feedback. The improvements that he details are goal performance, absenteeism, and satisfaction ratings. He writes, "As a HR professional you are charged with managing the intangible factors in your employees’ performance. And your success is often measured through some of the more tangible metrics mentioned above. Employee feedback offers a single solution that can help you improve both sets of metrics." We obviously agree with that notion!

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