Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – February 24, 2014

by Jimmy Winskowski on Feb 24, 2014 7:59:39 AM

googleplex2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for employees, with many businesses planning to either increase their workforce or double down on retention efforts. But Suzanne Lucas from CBS Moneywatch has solutions for how to improve your company's retention efforts without going overboard. See what she has to say in her recent article, "Good News for Employees and Job Seekers."
In the eyes of many business owners, hallway conversations at the office and impromptu team meetings are valuable tools for spurring innovation. But a recent study indicates that telecommuting may have even greater benefits. See why Inc.com author Christina Desmarais says that letting employees work from home makes them happier, less likely to quit, and more productive.
HappinessThe job market is heating up, and a recent study by compensation data provider Payscale suggests that companies are ready to hand out big money to stay ahead of the curve. How can you make sure your business keeps on top? Check out this piece by Business News Daily author Chad Brooks on how companies are paying up to keep their top employees.

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