In honor of yesterday's post about culture, this week's Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup focuses on company culture and some the latest news around this ever so popular topic. Enjoy!
1) 3 Ways to Create the Company Culture You Want from Entrepreneur
"Successful businesses have learned to look beyond skills to whether prospective employees mesh with their company culture from the start. As the founder and CEO of KeepSafe, a San Francisco startup with a cloud-based app for storing personal digital files, Zouhair Belkoura is well aware of how difficult it can be for a fledgling venture to attract and retain talent. Which is why he instituted a “test drive” policy for new hires, leaving the door open for them to simply walk away from their new position within a few days, no hard feelings. Most new hires decide to stick around, but not all. “We just lost two really solid candidates this way,” he says."
We talk a lot about culture at exaqueo and the benefits to the bottom line of a business. It's so foundational to every aspect of a company. This week's Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup features the "Best of Culture" articles from throughout the past year. Enjoy!
1) sing Your Culture to Attract Top Talent from Forbes
"Drab offices, deafening silence, draconian rules — these are the trademarks of stifling workplaces. And if your aspirational employees are working in this kind of environment, believe me, they won’t stay long. We all know that finding valuable employees is a hefty time investment, but leaders should spend just as much time building the culture that keeps them. Unfortunately, that’s seldom the case, and the repercussions can be far-reaching. To get some additional insight on this critical topic, I reached out to Fred Virgin, former SVP of HR at GE, and Carolyn D’Anna, Co-Chief Human Resources Officer at CohnReznick, for their opinions on how company culture can be your greatest selling point or biggest hindrance."
Company culture is the foundation of a company. Every company has a culture even without trying. At its core, it's acceptable behavior in a given environment. What about being intentional about your culture though? Since it is so foundational, thinking about the type of culture you want to create is crucial. Here are some thoughts on creating the best company culture.
1) Company Culture, The Engine that Fuels the Company from Your Own Brand
"A culture can generally be described as the practices and values that are shared by people within a certain group. A company culture, then, is the shared practices and values of the employees within a certain company. The culture within a company is very important because it can really help a company thrive, or break it down. Companies that have good cultures that are lined up with their overall business goals will generally out perform competition. In order to make the most of your own company’s culture, you need to figure out what culture you currently have, what you would like to have, and how you can make changes to improve it."