Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – August 4, 2014

by Jimmy Winskowski on Aug 4, 2014 6:17:32 PM

Employee Engagement ChallengeWith statistics showing that 3 out of 4 new businesses end up in failure, getting more from your employees has never been more important. And new research shows that happier employees are 12% more productive. So what can you do to deliver more happiness to your employees? Forbes contributor Eric Siu shares the answer in this Forbes feature, "Why Your Employees' Happiness Matters -- And What To Do About It."

james-brownWorld-famous entertainer James Brown was more than just the Godfather of Soul onstage; he also built a business empire which today is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. So what made him such a successful businessman and people manager? The truth is that he was not just a terrific leader. He was also a tyrant. Learn more about what made him so successful in writer Ilan Mochari's Inc.com feature.

happy_employees_higher_profitsLooking for ways to boost your company's bottom line? Try showing your employees how much you care! Why? Well, research has begun to show that "employee satisfaction is associated with positive abnormal [stock] returns." In other words, companies with happier employees simply make more money. Derek Thompson, senior editor of The Atlantic, digs into the details in this recent post.

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