Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – November 25, 2013

by Jimmy Winskowski on Nov 25, 2013 6:38:17 AM

As we near the holiday season in America, the conversation moves more than ever toward our relationships, both personal and professional. Are you doing what it takes to manage the relationships in your office? Read on and you'll learn that sometimes your team needs a little extra appreciation, and you might need to give yourself a little extra honesty.

Marissa Meyer
Amid all of the recent talk about Microsoft moving away from its "hated" stack ranking system (and Yahoo's alleged adoption of it,) Suzanne Lucas takes a look at the potential merits of ranking your employees. Is stack ranking a complete waste? Take a moment and find out why the answer might not be so simple.
Re-Engage Employees
Looking for ways to reconnect with your disengaged employees? It doesn't have to be a huge undertaking; In fact, you might need to do less than you have been. In her recent post for Entrepreneur, Amy S. Choi provides a few quick (but powerful) tips for re-engaging workers who are lagging behind.
Happy at Work
Did you know that using two basic words could make 81% of your workers feel more motivated and work harder? Just what are those two words? Well, if you're interested in boosting your business's bottom line, take a few minutes to read this recent piece by Forbes writer Jacquelyn Smith and you'll find out.

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