How to Gauge a Company’s Culture in an Interview

Author: Emily Lamia Source: Idealist Careers Culture. It’s a big word. But what does it really mean? We seem to know how to identify bad organizational culture: constant stress, unreasonable workloads, and passive aggressive or mean people. But aside from unlimited snacks, casual Fridays, and a summer picnic, what goes into determining how to define …

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What it Takes to Make #MondayMotivation Stick

Wanting to do good work and test new ideas doesn’t require memes—we’re already wired to do it. But leaders can do more to make sure that enthusiasm isn’t stifled. Author: Mark Athitakis Source: Associations Now This post is running on Monday, which means it’s #MondayMotivation day. So if you’re following anybody who’s even remotely connected …

The Only 3 Employee “Perks” That Matter

Author: Luke Smith Source: Brazen Ditch the bells and whistles. When it comes to employee satisfaction, these are the three things that actually matter. In today’s competitive job market, many companies are looking beyond salary and benefits to stand out to top candidates. Top-tier companies like Google and Apple have revolutionized the perks that employees …

The New HR: Human Capital Development

Author: Caroline Stokes Source: Undercover Recruiter I’ve noticed a disturbing trend among Human Resources professionals recently. They are leaving tech companies due to professional dissatisfaction. The trend signals that these companies don’t have an active, engaging role for human resources beyond administrative tasks. A gap is emerging between the next generation of human resources defined as ‘human capital developers’ …

5 Characteristics of a Positive Work Environment

Author: Michael Poh Source: Hongkiat Aside from the job scope itself, one factor that significantly influences how employees feel about work is the environment. By work environment, I mean everything that forms part of employees’ involvement with the work itself, such as the relationship with co-workers and supervisors, organizational culture, room for personal development, etc. …

What Generation Z Expects From The Working World

Author: Gill Buchanan Source: Undercover Recruiter The new workforce generation, known as Generation Z, will bring a wealth of emerging talent to organizations across the world. While it’s too early to know exactly how these digital natives, born from 1995 onward, will want to work, it’s not too early to start understanding more about their …

4 Things Hurting Your Employer Brand, and How To Fix Them

Author: Josh Tolan Source: Brazen Blog Are you creating candidate roadblocks without knowing it? Check these 4 things to improve your employer brand. You have what you believe to be a top-notch employer brand and an awesome open position that job seekers will surely flock to. Unfortunately, your employer branding efforts and creative job posts …