Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – December 30, 2013

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Dec 30, 2013

The New Year is closing in fast, and now is the perfect time to make sure you're doing everything you can to start 2014 off on the right note. In this week's top news, we'll be taking a look at some of the factors that can have a negative impact on your workday. We think you'll find that by eliminating a few of the negative habits, you leave more room for positive results! Take a look.

VacationCEO David Morken believes that part of "unlocking remarkable value" for his clients is making his company a place that supports employees’ body, mind and spirit. And as Erika Andersen writes for Forbes, that means a total embargo on email to and from the company during vacation! But that's not all. See what else he encourages his employees to do - and to avoid - in Erika's piece, "Want To Succeed? Don't Check Your Email."

Work Life BalanceFailing to find the right balance between work and life can lead to unhappiness and severe burnout, neither of which is good for a worker's long-term health or productivity. But Kira Newman of Tech Cocktail has some fantastic tips for improving your work/life balance (including a great TEDx talk) in her recent article, "4 Ways to Improve the Work-Life Balance Debate." Take a few moments to read (and listen,) and let us know which tip was most valuable to you!

Workplace Bad writer Christina Desmarais says that the road between a "bad day" and an all-out miserable day can be a short one, especially if you're making a few key mistakes. In fact, you may be committing some of these simple workplace errors every day. Check out her piece, "6 Ways to Ruin Your Day" and learn how to avoid these common - and destructive - workday killers.

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