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My Job Search During COVID-19: Keep Dreaming

Hey, all. 2019 graduates. Recent 2020 graduates. Early-hires. Young professionals. Those who have been laid off. Those in furlough. Those on unemployment. I know it feels like everyone is looking for a full-time job (or any job right now). As Read more

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To Boost Productivity, Hack the Stress Curve

A lot has been said about stress in the workplace over the years, and for good reason. Stress takes a serious toll on employees, both in terms of physical and mental health. It’s largely known as a productivity killerRead more

Flexible Company Cultures: An Interview with Doug Coull

Workplace culture. We hear this phrase bantered about in the business world, but very few of us understand the implications of what it means and how to capitalize on it.

Doug Coull, CEO of APS, Inc., makers of SmartSearch applicant … Read more

#WorkTrends: Avoid the Company Culture Comparison Trap

Who’s at the top of this year’s Best Place to Work list?

According to Charlie Judy, it doesn’t matter — and you’d be better served taking a hard look at your own culture instead of everyone else’s.

This week … Read more

Driving Employee Engagement Will Drive Your Client Engagement

Happy employees lead to happy clients. Knowing that, why do so few companies focus on employee engagement?

At my company, we prioritize employee engagement for two reasons: First, disengaged employees are less productive at work, lowering the quality of deliverables … Read more

#WorkTrends Recap: Focus on Workplace Intelligence

While working with organizations over the years, Mark Babbitt and Shawn Murphy of WorkIQ, have repeatedly found there is no connecting element between concepts that are important to organizations like IQ (Intelligence), EQ (emotion), and LQ (leadership).

They returned … Read more

#WorkTrends Preview: Focus on Workplace Intelligence

Even if you are new to HR, you are probably dealing with an alphabet soup swirl of terms in your head, especially the ones involving “Q.” There’s IQ (intelligence), EQ (emotional intelligence), and LQ (leadership intelligence).

None of those terms … Read more

#WorkTrends Recap: The Effects of Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Felix Nater of Nater Solutions, Ltd., has seen firsthand how workplace violence as well as spillover from domestic violence situations can compromise the workplace. From a financial standpoint, workplace violence costs US companies $8.3 billion per year.

In addition … Read more

#WorkTrends Preview: The Effects of Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Reports of workplace violence are increasing in the news. In April, a shooting at North Park Elementary School resulted in the murder of a teacher (the gunman’s wife), the death by suicide of the gunman, and the related death of … Read more

#WorkTrends Recap: Pet Insurance as an Employee Benefit

Chris Middleton spent 18 years in the technology industry, before he decided to take a different direction. This decision led Chris, who was already a pet enthusiast, to become a marketer for pet insurance company.

Chris eventually became president of … Read more

#WorkTrends Preview: Competing and Caring for Employees

Matt Rizzetta, CEO of North 6th Agency, an award-winning brand communications agency with locations in New York City and Toronto, has a roulette wheel in his office that employees can spin to win cool prizes. He also provides delectable catered … Read more

Creativity Managed: 3 Strategies for Leading Creative Teams

Creativity is only as good as the vision it’s funneled through, and a strong leader is the key to that vision’s viability. That’s what Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, suggested in his 2014 book, “Creativity, Read more

Cultivate a Thriving Workforce, No Matter Where Your Team Works

What does it take for people to thrive at work? What can companies do to ensure their employees feel energized and empowered to contribute at work and maximize their productivity?

There’s no single silver bullet, but companies that score high Read more

How to Attract, Select, and Hire the Right Candidates – Not Just Warm Bodies

In Culture Hacker, we focus on elevating the employee experience and improving engagement. While everyone seems to focus on improving engagement, we believe in taking a broader perspective – one that takes into consideration that a part of the … Read more

Everything I Needed to Know About Business I Learned Waiting Tables

After 25 years of creating wildly entertaining and effective ways to communicate corporate messages to company employees, I had an epiphany. I’ve had the interesting experience of sitting in myriad conference rooms with senior leadership of many diverse companies, from … Read more

How to Effectively Tell Your Employer Brand Story

As competition for top talent continues to heat up, here’s a recruitment strategy worth embracing—tapping into your company’s biggest assets, your employees. By now you’ve come to realize that for better (or for worse!), the people who work for your

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Values Are More Than Some Philosophical B.S.

“Culture is a consequence of a company’s values.” – Charles Day, Founder of Looking Glass

Welcome back to the Culture Hacker Blog Series. Let’s discuss your organizational values, which I believe are the foundation of your company culture. While values … Read more

How to Grow Your Company Without Losing Its Culture

Hiring dilutes your culture unless, along with resumes and skill sets, you look at a candidate’s personal alignment with your company’s core values.

The concept of startup culture, which is synonymous with open innovation, agility, risk-taking and bootstrapping your way … Read more

3 Ways Emotional Leadership Will Strengthen Your Team

Of all the professional panels you’ve attended, how many began with a hug? It may surprise you, but that’s exactly what happened at a recent SXSW session on emotional leadership.

The purpose of the hug was to remind us all … Read more

Millennials: Helping the “Workaholic” Generation

We live in a world that is constantly in “on” mode. Smart phones, computers, emails, and phone calls; even after you clock off from work, it’s so easy to forget to actually “check out.”

This is especially true for the … Read more

Top Five Leadership Challenges: How to Overcome Them

There are many challenges that all managers face. Whilst these challenges can arise at any point in a manager’s career, they can be particularly prevalent for newer or first-time managers. We’ve compiled a handy list of these challenges with … Read more

Corporate Perks: A Thinly Veiled Disguise

It’s no secret that there is a war going on… a tug of war to be exact. Companies are scrambling to find the best and brightest talent and many are failing miserably. One of the tactics used by many companies … Read more

How Resilient Company Cultures Ensure Business Continuity

It is fascinating that in only a few short years, the entire business community has changed. What’s more, it’s only going to keep changing as attitudes and technologies continue to evolve. To stay on top, a business must remain relevant … Read more

Five Reasons Why Today’s Dads Need Support, Too

When we talk about addressing the challenges of balancing work and family, the conversation is often framed as a women’s issue. In response, we’ve seen enterprises make plans and implement programs designed to support working moms.

These initiatives accomplish important … Read more

How Company Culture Drives Digital Transformation And Business Adaptability

I don’t think companies put enough stock in their cultures.

Company culture is like an employee’s attitude; it will make or break you. Your company’s culture is a strong determining factor in its adaptability. We’ve established that the only constants … Read more