50 Happiest Companies for 2012

Resume Bear

See Top 10 We’re proud to reveal the winners of CareerBliss’ Happiest Companies in America Awards for 2012, thanks to thousands of employees from around the country.Of CareerBliss announces employees’ choice for the happiest places to work!

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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. When you use behavior-description questions and auditions that reflect your culture, because they are based on your analysis, you draw candidates in.

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

Resume Bear

Great Place to Work®, a global research and consulting firm, today revealed the 2012 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published by FORTUNE magazine. The 2012 list also features the first government agency: the City of Rancho Corodova.

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5 Tips to Uncover Company Culture

Career Realism

The culture of an organization is incredibly important when you are making a job switch. Have you ever taken a job thinking the company culture was “A” but it was really “X”? To clarify, an organization’s culture encompasses several elements.

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. Hiring Geeks That Fit cultural fit culture email newsletter hiring project management

Creating a Culture of Excellence (Like Disney)


Hot to Create a Company Culture and Workplace Like Disney. Doing a Google search, you’ll see more than 10 million hits on creating a culture of excellence and of employee engagement. Organizational culture is by design, well defined and clear to all.

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. But there are reasons why “culture” has earned such a high place in our career vernacular: It is real and it is important. Specific skills, he said, can be taught while cultural fit cannot.

Marcella Bremer on Changing the Culture of Your Company

Learning Voyager

Marcella Bremer is a consultant and author based in the Netherlands who has just published a book called "Organizational Culture Change: Unleashing your Organization's Potential in Circles of 10." What is culture change and why would a company do it?

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. According to CareerBuilder’s 2012 Jobs and Hiring Forecast survey, nearly 1/4 of employers plan on increasing their full time hiring in 2012.

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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. Three years after the recession began, the layoff culture has really taken its toll. What has the layoff culture been like at your company?

5 Ways to Build a Recognition Culture at Your Office


In a recent brief released in July 2012 by the Aberdeen Group helps to make the case for human resource professionals and business owners to develop and design a formal employee recognition culture and program at their organization. How to Create an Culture of Employee Recognition.

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

HR Capitalist

Almost finished with the Steve Jobs book - here's another nugget talking about how kids have basically assimilated to the same culture across the world: When Steve's family got to Istanbul, he hired a history professor to give his family a tour. 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?

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. As if I don’t have enough to do with management, accounting, production, inventory, hiring and scheduling—now you’re suggesting I think about my culture?”.

8 Developments That Stood Out in Employee Engagement in 2012

David Zinger

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. Twitter, Linked In, and Facebook have been buzzing with talk about employee engagement in 2012. There have been a lot of books written on employee engagement in 2012 and many books on leadership and management ensure they address employee engagement in their contents. 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. A 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. What everyone should remember, though, is that great culture is about more than having donuts for breakfast and being nice to and supportive of one another.

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. Agile Job Search candidate cultural fit culture Manage Your Job SearchIn an interview, you have an opportunity to ask questions.

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

HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note - re-running this favorite since many of us are still in the planning stages for the new year regarding the best way to evaluate and improve lots of things - including culture. There's lots of talk about how to build the best culture possible at your company.

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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. For more on the life-saving benefits of good culture, check out my post at the AMEX OPEN Forum. Attitude & Motivation Best Practices Culture HR Issues Job Satisfaction

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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. 

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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. By now, you may have seen the news that Wal Mart has been implicated in a bribery scandal related to growing their business in Mexico.

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Does the Company Culture Fit?

Career Rocketeer

Job seekers usually get encouraged when they see a position posted online, or hear of an opportunity that fits their experience and skills very closely. They believe they may have found a viable role to land into. And they’re right… it MAY be the right one.

We Have Created Our Own Shortage Of People

Hiring Technical People

You hire based on cultural fit. hiring strategy cost of a hire cultural fit discrimination experience Hiring Geeks That Fit interpersonal skills technical skillsJohn Sumser is writing a series of articles about the hiring paradox on HR Examiner.

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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.   Unfortunately, many M&A teams fail to take into account how well or poorly two companies with legitimate cultural differences will integrate. How can you save your culture from an impending merger or acquisition? 

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. Social media is an incredibly important part of any branding strategy, so of course Twitter is a great spot to interact with brand experts in their natural element.

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

Resume Bear

Social media communication on other topics, such as charity work and extracurricular interests, also factors into the decision, since it gives insight into a person’s personality and is an indicator of whether they fit the culture.

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. News & World Report branded resume career advice cultural fit executive resume executive resume branding professional resume writer resume

Time to Clean Up Your Online Identity

Resume Bear

Instead, use the web to show employers that you’re good at your job and you’d be a great fit for the company culture — not how much you are obsessed with your pets (no matter how adorable your cat might be). By Ritika Trikha, CareerBliss Writer.

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Can HR Make Friends at Work?


” These weird birds viewed the world differently and enjoyed analyzing cultures, history, and human beings looking through a completely different world lens. And sometimes being a weird bird can be a lonely place especially among the corporate cultures. HR Are People Too.

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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. The Internet is an ongoing conservation full of ideas, news and tools. The conversations is always happening and Twitter is a way to participate in the dialogue of exchanging ideas.

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

Personal Excellence Blog

If I was already picking up on this from the different locals I met (who come from different states, and are not related in any way), chances are it is suggestive of the culture in the country. It would seem that America has quite a wasteful culture compared to other places in the world.

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. Final decisions will be made by March 15th, 2012, PAID). February 26, 2012, NO FEES). apply asap, program starts March 12th, 2012).

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


It’s my third year at South by Southwest Interactive, and I’m excited as I check out the 2012 SXSW schedule looking at the increase in topics covering the future of work, workplace, HR, and Recruiting. Marshalling Your Army of Interns (Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 3:30 PM).

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Do You Have a “I” Based Resume?

Resume Bear

“Someone that seems very self-involved and center of an approach (and that sort of thing) is really…they’re not going to fit into a culture that ends up making you happy because it’s a ‘we’ culture instead of an ‘I’ culture,” Baiynd explained.

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Proven Ways to Boost Office Morale: ResumeBear

Resume Bear

But making some tweaks to your office and work culture can turn the tables and make yours the company that people are dying to work for. With the economy picking back up, it’s only a matter of time before job turnover also starts speeding up again.

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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 reason being, if I have three equally qualified candidates from which to choose, clearly at that point I must hire the individual who best fits my organization’s culture.

Signs there is an Office Bully in Your Midst

Resume Bear

Unfortunately, societal perceptions — not to mention certain facets of corporate culture — render it difficult for victims to properly discuss and curtail the pain. Either that or an egregiously impersonal corporate culture. The overarching office culture rewards it.

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10 Big Businesses That Let Employees Nap on the Job

Resume Bear

Craig Yarde, founder of the company, laughs about the popularity of nap rooms in today’s work culture, stating, “It’s funny how these things go.

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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. Culture Talent WorkplaceThat's veto power even if the business leader wants to hire the person.

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. If the organization is filled with "slackers", aren't they going to pick someone who they perceive will allow that to continue? And also somewhat subject to the halo effect?

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 FitOne of my readers for Hiring Geeks That Fit gave me feedback that I should tell people to email references. She said that calling references was outdated. Well, maybe it is. But it really depends on the kind of person you are.

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