Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – September 22, 2014

by Jimmy Winskowski on Sep 22, 2014 5:31:02 PM

Finding new employees isn't always easy. And since new employees help shape a small business in ways they may not be able to at a bigger company, hiring the right employee is even more important for startups. Business News Daily author Brittney Helmrich has some great advice for anyone looking to make the right hire for their company culture. Check out her five hiring tips for your startup.

What's an easy way to encourage authenticity from your employees, spark greater innovation in your company, and hire better people? According to CEO and contributor AJ Agrawal, you might just want to act a little weirder. He points out that many leaders struggle to embrace their "inner weirdness." See why he says that if you don't, you could miss out on one of the simplest ways to strengthen your team and build an amazing company culture.

You wouldn't purchase a new car without kicking the tires, would you? So why do so many business owners and hiring managers commit to a new hire without so much as taking them for a test drive? According to writer Jessica Stillman, a "try before you buy" policy could be right for you and your business. See why she says hiring for a trial period could help boost your retention and help your culture in the long-term.

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