Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week- 8/12/2013

by B.J. Shannon on Aug 11, 2013 11:30:44 PM

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.

dynamicleaderStartups are known for putting a big emphasis on company culture. Some startup founders have even become famous for their approach to creating a great workplace environment. Dani Fankhauser's recent piece details 5 ways to build a strong culture as told by some startup founders. Including the founders of Buffer, SumAll, Stella & Dot, SinglePlatorm, and Toms, Fankauser's article gives fantastic advice to anyone who is just starting or wants to refresh their culture. From documenting your values to being transparent, this guide features some of the most popular trends in the "workplace 2.0" culture world.

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."

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