Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week- September 23, 2013

by B.J. Shannon on Sep 23, 2013 7:42:34 AM

iStock_000010361595XSmallHarvard Business Review's Allison Rimm writes that around 70% of employees are not engaged at work! But as one CEO has found, asking two simple questions (and asking them often) can help boost your team's performance and on-the job satisfaction.

surveyIf you're like most companies, you're probably depending on an annual review/survey to gain insight into what your workers are feeling. Companies who use one of these 7 tips show improved customer experience and increased sales. It's time to augment your annual review with tricks like: Openly share your employees' feedback (Tip #2) and making training exercises into a game (Tip #3.)

poolHow do some of the big companies hold onto their best talent? By thinking outside the box to offer some very unique benefits to their team. To see how companies like Facebook, Netflix, and Patagonia are going beyond the norm to keep their workers happy, click here. Nicole Fallon shares these great benefits in this fun piece.

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