Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – May 5, 2014

by Jimmy Winskowski on May 5, 2014 3:37:42 PM

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! (That's Spanish for, "Happy Cinco de Mayo!" If you're looking for great company culture and HR tips, you're definitely in the right place. Be sure to take a moment to check out these awesome resources from the past week, and share them with others. See anything we missed? Let us know at

FuntimeHow do you get the most out of your employees? Sure, some might be motivated by a little extra cash. But what about recognition, fun, or helping them develop important career skills? You'd be surprised how many of your workers are looking for a lot more than money. Check out five non-monetary ways to get your team moving, by author Kevin Daum.

Creating - and preserving - a company culture depends in large part on whom you allow to join the party. What are you looking for when making a new hire? Is it a prestigious educational pedigree? Perhaps experience at a similar company in the past? Business writer Jessica Stillman says that you ought to spend more time analyzing their personality. See what she means in her latest piece for "Hiring? Personality Trumps Skills."

risingMany employees (a full 67%, in fact) leave a workplace not because of problems with the company or even their job in particular, but problems with their direct manager. So how do you build trust and earn loyalty before these top employees walk out the door? Lisa Ryan shares four bigtime tips in her Talent Culture feature, "4 Fundamentals to Elevate Employee Engagement."

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