Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – May 12, 2014

by Jimmy Winskowski on May 12, 2014 11:35:01 AM

Team WinningIf you view your workplace as a team environment, then you should be focused on one main goal: winning. So how do you instill a winning mentality into your team members? Performance expert Tim Wright breaks down the formula in his latest Talent Culture piece. If you'd like to develop the type of culture that top sports teams have cultivated, start with these six key values he suggests and we guarantee you'll be off on the right foot.

 
Happy EmployeesOur product TINYpulse helps business owners discover potential areas for improvement, but how can you tell when your employees are reaching workplace nirvana? One Seattle entrepreneur has an answer. Check out the 10 signs your employees are happy at work in this recent Fox Business article from Jayson DeMers. Then take a moment to look around and see if your employees are giving you clues that you're doing things right.

Employee BreaksStress can be a silent killer in the workplace; it can lead to missed workdays, poor performance and low retention. But a recent study from Staples has identified a potential solution to this pervasive problem. According to the study, 85% of workers say they would feel more productive and less stressed with increased break time. See why author Chad Brooks agrees that it might be time to give your employees a break!

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