Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – August 25, 2014

by Jimmy Winskowski on Aug 25, 2014 6:18:33 PM

creative-passionsWhat skills are you looking for when you make a new hire? For most companies, the answer is the same: They are looking for someone who has prior experience and education related to the job itself. But one company is finding that looking outside the box for unusual skills and passions is a great way to cultivate a more diverse and creative workforce. Read their story from Fast Co. author Evie Nagy to see why hiring for outside passions could be the key to improving your team.

young-people-millenialsMillenials not only represent the future of the workplace, but a significant part of its present. And for many employers, the gold rush is on as they try to make their companies a more attractive landing spot for Millenials who are finally ready to invest long-term in a company. So how can you make your business a destination for Generation Y? Check out author John Boitnott's breakdown, "Dear CEO: This is why Millenials don't want to work for you."

flexible-hoursEveryone with a job knows how stressful it can be when personal priorities clash with work schedules. So to alleviate the pain, some companies have started to offer flexible scheduling options. But not everyone is ready to jump on board with allowing to employees work from home. In her latest piece, New York Times writer Phyllis Korkki says that it might be time to change that. See the research behind her opinion.

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