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Project Culture Reflects Management Culture

Hiring Technical People

I have a post, What’s the Culture on Your Project? And that reinforces a management culture of second or third best. What is culture? Would that change the culture? How do you hire for culture? You start by writing a job description based on your analysis that took your culture into account. Here, yes.

50 Happiest Companies for 2012

Resume Bear

For the purpose of this data – nearly 100,000 reviews were assessed to determine CareerBliss’ 50 Happiest Companies in America for 2012.

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Great Place to Work Announces 2012 Best Small and Medium Workplaces List

Resume Bear

Now in its ninth year, the list recognizes the top 50 small and medium sized companies in the United States with exceptional workplace cultures.

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Series on Cultural Fit Posted

Hiring Technical People

I wrote a series on cultural fit for my Pragmatic Manager email newsletter. Those are the three biggies when you talk about organizational culture. When you can’t put a finger on why you like or don’t like a candidate, it’s almost always a cultural fit. That’s how you will learn to hire for cultural fit.

5 Tips to Uncover Company Culture

Career Realism

The culture of an organization is incredibly important when you are making a job switch. What do you see as the pros and cons of this culture?

Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2012 Winners!

Resume Bear

She’s tuned into business development through social media and cross-cultural marketing. Are you looking for some good blogs to read?

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Company Culture is Important to Hiring Managers

Career Realism

Company culture – the term is bandied about so often that it has achieved near-buzz word status. Company culture image from Shutterstock.

5 Ways to Build a Recognition Culture at Your Office


How to  Create an Culture of Employee Recognition. Individual employees and cultures prefer different recognition methods. Promote Fun.

Put a Ring on it. 2012 Employment & Jobs Outlook.


Experts are anticipating the best job market in 2012 since 2008, and I think that’s a good thing. Take for example a good friend of mine.

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Marcella Bremer on Changing the Culture of Your Company

Learning Voyager

What is culture change and why would a company do it? Culture change is a label for behavior change. Why would you change behaviors?

Boeing and the Layoff Culture

Water Cooler Wisdom

As millions were let go, sending the unemployment rate skyrocketing, American companies developed a culture of fear. No one had anything to say on this matter except a few academic researchers who provided an eye-opening account of their 10 years studying the layoff culture at airplane manufacturing powerhouse  Boeing.

Ask Questions of the Hiring Manager and the Interview Team

Hiring Technical People

First, ask about culture. ” but you can ask these kinds of questions of a manager to learn about culture: “Give me an example of the some most recent times you promoted from within. You don’t just want to ask a manager about culture, though. Ask about cultural fit. What questions do you ask?

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S**t STEVE JOBS SAID: On Your Culture Being Special.

HR Capitalist

Your coffee is different than in my culture? The old people in your culture are the only people who care. Your company's culture is different from other companies? Better find a way to connect with candidates, because nobody outside your company, and more probably, your leadership team, thinks your coffee/culture is special

4 Ways Small Businesses Can Build a Great Culture

Water Cooler Wisdom

Most of the small business owners I know have never thought about their culture, or anything else that reminds them of working for the man. For some, the concept of an organizational culture sounds like something you have to have 1,000 cogs in the wheel to worry about, and they don’t have time, anyhow. Culture Entrepreneurship

8 Developments That Stood Out in Employee Engagement in 2012

David Zinger

This ranged from more work on the business case for engagement and a resource rich website to hundreds of events and actions around the UK.  I encourage you to visit the Engage for Succes s website to learn what they did in 2012 and where they are going in 2013. David Bowles and Cary Cooper, The High Engagement Work Culture.

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Good Culture Is In, Inflated Salaries Are Out

Water Cooler Wisdom

Business Forecasting 2012. caring culture is tops. This research found that corporate culture is critical to driving engagement, recruitment and retention of a quality workforce. Since readers of this column obviously care about creating and sustaining a great workplace culture, this is good news. Lifestyle. Get started.

We Have Created Our Own Shortage Of People

Hiring Technical People

You hire based on cultural fit. John Sumser is writing a series of articles about the hiring paradox on HR Examiner. Part 2 came out this week.

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Could a Good Culture Save Your Life?

Water Cooler Wisdom

If you have to get rushed to the hospital, you’d better hope it’s one where everyone is smiling, because according to 2011 research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, hospitals with strong cultures consistently report better patient outcomes. Attitude & Motivation Best Practices Culture HR Issues Job Satisfaction

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How to Figure Out Which Managers Are Net Positive to Your Culture in 1 Question.

HR Capitalist

There's lots of talk about how to build the best culture possible at your company.  Don't overthink the questions and tools at your disposal.

For Global Workers, 2012 Will Be a Mixed Bag

Water Cooler Wisdom

According to the latest Randstad Workmonitor survey, workers across the globe feel slightly – but not totally – positive about conditions in 2012.  Business Compensation Culture Employment Trends HR Issues Job Satisfaction Ownership & Initiative Reviews & Promotions  The good news is, those of us in the U.S. are not alone. 

Can HR Make Friends at Work?


And sometimes being a weird bird can be a lonely place especially among the corporate cultures. Employee Perception Change of HR in 2012.

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When does Hiring for “Cultural Fit” become Discrimination?

Boomers Next Step

I have read numerous discussions over the past year in HR magazines and on Linkedin discussing the importance of hiring employees that match your company’s culture.  The Age Bias

Does the Company Culture Fit?

Career Rocketeer

They believe they may have found a viable role to land into. And they’re right… it MAY be the right one. Job Search SEO1

Bribes, Ethics, Global Business and Culture That Is Not Your Own.

HR Capitalist

Wal-Mart or a culture that mandates bribes at the governing level? But that's your culture, not theirs. Hold on - what's that?

Top 8 Sessions in the 2012 SXSW Lineup for Workplace, HR & Recruiting


But they take office culture just as seriously, fueling behavior that is reaching a level of froth not seen in a decade. Full description here.

Call or Email References?

Hiring Technical People

You are much likely to hear cultural fit issues over the phone than you will in an email. Because when it comes to checking cultural fit, your reference check can be one of your most valuable checks. References cultural fit Hiring Geeks That FitShe said that calling references was outdated. Well, maybe it is. Make a phone call.

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How to Save Your Culture from a Merger

Water Cooler Wisdom

  It seems that in 2012, consolidation is king. Given that I write this column, however, I immediately thought about the impact of all of these mergers on  organizational cultures. How can you save your culture from an impending merger or acquisition?    Check out my advice over at the AMEX OPEN Forum.

How to Demonstrate Company Cultural Fit In Your Resume

Career Trend

While measurable impact is critical in creating a compelling career chronology, equally important is articulating your cultural fit with your target employer. Company Culture executive resumes Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter U.S. In my recent post at US, I showed that you can demonstrate your [.] No related posts.

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Avoid Contributing to the “Global Epidemic” of Poor Job Fit

Hiring Technical People

Gee, that sounds like we are not taking the time to assess our culture, or to hire for cultural fit. That discussion is where you will start understanding cultural fit. You will be discussing cultural fit. job analysis cost of a hire cultural fit Hiring Geeks That Fit reviewing resumepercent. Yes, I’m a geek.

Hiring Geeks That Fit Has a Movie

Hiring Technical People

Hiring Geeks That Fit audition behavior-description cultural fit interview questionI’ve been trying to record movies to promote my books.

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4 Ways to Empower Bored Employees and Build Engagement


You just have to adjust the way you manage your team, empower them to be better, and create a culture of engagement. Coach your team members.

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Want a Results Driven Culture? Don’t Pull a Marissa Mayer


Focus on a Results-Driven Culture. There comes a time in every manager’s life when they have to get rid of certain team members. That’s right.

The Culture of Waste: Why It’s Bad, and How To Prevent Waste

Personal Excellence Blog

It would seem that America has quite a wasteful culture compared to other places in the world. One time there was about 30-40% of food left.

25 Brand Experts You Should Follow on Twitter

Resume Bear

Be sure to check out Randall’s tweets for insight into B2B branding, culture, and even a bit of personal branding as well. chrisbrogan. JCottin.

Use Your Social Media Profile to Your Advantage: Your Boss could be Watching

Resume Bear

Use Your Social Media Profile to Your Advantage. Optimize and Build Your Personal Brand Presence with Social Media. Watch Your Digital Back.

Time to Clean Up Your Online Identity

Resume Bear

By Ritika Trikha, CareerBliss Writer. So it’s official. People, by nature, love talking about themselves.  We’re just wired that way. Blog – Start one.

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Where To Find Internships and Fellowships in Israel in 2012


Over 30 places to find an internship in Israel in 2012. Summer 2012 internships. Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2012.

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Top 10 Social Media Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Resume Bear

Mashable – 2,691,685 followers: The largest independent news source covering web culture, social media and tech. 2.

Your CEO Is Dedicated to Building a Great Culture? Here's a Simple Test to Prove It.

HR Capitalist

Ask him to give you (the HR/Talent pro) veto power on any hire you think isn't a cultural fit. With veto power over anyone who would be a net negative to the culture. That's the test to see if your CEO is serious, or if he just read that culture is important in last month's issue of the Harvard Business Review.

More on "Questions to Ask To Figure Out Who Owns Your Culture".

HR Capitalist

Yesterday, I posted on  How to Figure Out Which Managers Are Net Positive to Your Culture in 1 Question. Check it out: "Kris - Won't the answers to this be dependent on the existing culture? Culture Employee RelationsPretty good challenge or food for thought came in from David in the comments of that one.