Human Resources News & Insights

10 signs your workplace culture is toxic (and how to fix it)

It’s a hard thing to admit … that your work culture may be toxic. But identifying the symptoms and finding the antidotes for them can quickly improve morale, engagement, retention and productivity. Let’s get started. 

Defining the two most important challenges HR faces today

Onboarding and engagement. What do those words really mean?

Sick of cynical employees? 2 steps toward changing your culture

No matter how you phrase it, some employees are adamantly opposed to change — and aren’t afraid to make their feelings known. A new study says two tactics can help turn that cynicism on its head  — while also reducing turnover and boosting employee engagement.

Forget qualifications – most firms want cultural fit in hiring

How important is it for potential employees to fit in? New research says it might trump everything — including an applicant’s qualifications.

Bonus pay: 3 guidelines when deciding who and how much

Whether you hand out year-end bonuses or give them to employees throughout the year, here are three things to think about before breaking out the company checkbook. 

2 questions to make sure a candidate's the right fit

Beyond ensuring a candidate has the right skills to do the job, hiring managers face the difficult task of gauging how the person fits in with the company’s culture.

Should you avoid hiring employees with experience?

Obviously, companies want employees who know what they’re doing. But are there cases where hiring candidates with too much experience can backfire?

55% of managers don't think recruiters know job requirements

Most hiring managers wish recruiters knew more about the jobs they’re filling. Here’s how you can help them out.