Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – May 19, 2014

by Jimmy Winskowski on May 19, 2014 1:30:59 PM

productivity_chartWe often speak of happiness and productivity in the workplace in a very "chicken or the egg" manner; no one is certain as to which begets which. Whichever side of the argument you fall on, Forbes author Victor Lipman has 7 key management practices that are sure to increase productivity (leading in turn to better employee happiness, perhaps?) If you are still unsure as to which side of the debate you should side with, this article may help you decide!

annual_reviewI think we can all agree that annual reviews tend to be more arduous than joyous, more overwhelming than motivating, and frankly more tedious and time consuming than they are worth. But could a few simple changes be the solution to making your employee review process less painful? Check out these 5 great tips on taking the word "dreaded" out of your annual review, brought to you by Fast Co. author Alan C. Fox.

recent_gradsMillennials are flooding the workplace like crazy, and Washington Post author Michelle Singletary has a few choice words of advice for these recent grads. If you're in an industry that's Millennial-heavy (every industry soon will be,) you may want to take a look at her ABC's of workplace etiquette that every recent grad ought to know. Which pieces of advice would you add to the list?

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