Decoding Culture

Hiring Technical People

After I posted my culture series for job hunters, I saw What Your Culture Really Says. This is critical: Culture is not about the furniture in your office. It is not about catered food, expensive social outings, internal chat tools, your ability to travel all over the world, or your never-ending self-congratulation. This is why I ask you to think about your culture in Hiring Geeks That Fit. I specifically don’t judge your culture.

Why Cultural Fluency Is Important to Your Career Success

Ms. Career Girl

In recent years, it has become a requirement for managers working in multinational companies to have international work experience to be able to advance their career further into senior leadership positions. Having international work experience will certainly increase their effectiveness and thus their values to the companies they work for. Nowadays, international work experience no longer needs to be a long-term posting. Learn A Culture That Is Very Different from Your Own.


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Ways to Overcome Cultural Barriers in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

Language barriers may make it difficult to communicate effectively, or cultural differences may inhibit employees from being comfortable enough to open up, socialize, bond or even work comfortably and closely with one another. Boggenpoel provides these ways companies can deal with cultural and racial conflicts internally and overcome cultural barriers. Overcoming Cultural Barriers. Promote appreciation of cultural differences .

A year in reflection: International Women’s Day 

Ms. Career Girl

For International Women’s Day 2020, while we need to celebrate the great strides that have been made, we must also discuss the room for improvement that remains. With a growth in women in leadership roles, we can expect changes in wider workplace culture to continue at an ever accelerating rate. Only 9,200 new parents used the scheme in 2017/18 , which was just over 1% of those eligible, highlighting the fact that cultural changes around childcare are far from complete.

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Developing Internal Candidates


As hiring increases and unemployment goes down, the pool of qualified candidates may appear to be shrinking; however a good plan to develop internal candidates may be the answer to filling difficult job openings. One of the major perks of promoting internally is that you already have a sense of what type of employee the person is. The downside is that your internal candidate may not possess all the qualifications needed for a particular job. Create a Culture of Advancement.

How the Culture of Presenteeism Impacts Both Employees and Businesses

Undercover Recruiter

The culture of presenteeism is widespread; however, it is more of an issue in some countries than others. How the Culture of Presenteeism Impacts Both Employees and Businesses Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog. Employer Recruiting culture Inspiring Interns Presenteeism Productivity Sam WoolfePresenteeism refers to the practice of being present at work but not being productive.

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Spin on Traditional Student Intern Programs: Rotational Interns


Enter the rotational internship, an innovative model for the college intern that places the college student in different departments over the duration of the student intern program. Benefits for Both College Intern Students and the Corporate Intern Program Development. The rotational college student internship proggram can be an illuminating trial period for both the college student and the employer who is expanding on or creating a student intern program.

Top Companies Leverage Internal Social Networks


At the recent Working Mother Women’s Leadership Summit on Social Business, Sandy Carter, VP Social Business Evangelism at IBM, reported that 43% of companies are using social networks both internally and externally. Most importantly, employees who use internal social networks report feeling more engaged, valued and effective in their work. Internal social networks are private (”behind the firewall”) within a company and are not visible by the general public.

Celebrating the Women Who Made an Impact on London’s Culture

Ms. Career Girl

This International Women’s Day, author and tour guide Rachel Kolsky is hoping to spread awareness about extraordinary women from London. on London’s streetscape, heritage and culture. to remember this International Women’s Day. Her socialist vision was international in scope and she eventually moved to India in 1893, where she toured the country advocating improved education, women’s rights and self-rule.

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International Student Insights: Overcoming the Little Challenges of Learning in Another Country

Career Alley

Being an international student can teach you a lot about another culture and about yourself. Studying abroad has the potential to be the adventure of a lifetime, but it can also be scary and challenging. Career advice Working Abroad

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New Careers In the International Market

Career Alley

As the United States economy appears to slow down and as unemployment remains sluggish, more and more job seekers are turning to the international marketplace in order to pursue their career. Any English-speaking American citizen has a major advantage for pursuing a career in the international climate. For instance, the state department hires analysts who look at the social media buzz of foreign countries in order to understand culture and major events.

Three Ways to Leverage Your Internal Brand


Top companies are harnessing the power of an organization’s culture to build a strong brand and leveraging their employees to deliver their brand promise to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Do your internal communications keep them energized and up-to-date on company strategic initiatives? Last week we attended the Internal Branding & Employee Engagement conference in Orlando. HR branding building your brand internal branding leveraging your brand

Six Steps to Having an Unpaid Intern


Interns, also known as Co-op students, have long been used by companies as a method of getting some inexpensive labor while providing a student with valuable work experience. In a tight job market, such as we have today, it is often suggested that the way you may be able to get a job is to offer your services to a company as an intern in order to let a company see the quality of your work. The employer can derive NO IMMEDIATE advantage from the activities of the intern.

Looking Internal at Mobile’s & HR Technology’s Engagement Methods


Internal Workplace Engagement Methods. Since the adoption of computers and the Internet at work, e-mail has been the preferred method of internal communication for employers and organizations updating their employees on company announcements, acquisitions, policy, or organizational changes. E-mail is not designed for quick messaging, but internal messaging platforms are. A Case Study of Grass Roots Internal Communication.

5 Mistakes to AVOID when Implementing Internal Collaboration Tool


based employers by Gagen MacDonald revealed that companies are leveraging internal social media (ISM) to communicate and drive business. It’s a culture where employees are incentivized for sharing information as well as individual contributions. Companies realize that they need to provide tools that support internal collaboration and connect people across functions. Pitfalls of An Employee Collaboration Tool. The workplace is evolving to embrace social media.

Secrets for Driving Culture in Business Today

Water Cooler Wisdom

Driving  culture  involves reinforcing beliefs and behaviors that determine how that organization's leaders and employees interact internally and externally. Driving culture starts with your people. This involves understanding and promoting the activities employees undertake at each stage that can help immerse them in the culture while also reaching maximum productivity and potential. Culture HR Issues Life in the 21st Century Management Recruiting

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5 Things You Should Do To Revive a Toxic Work Culture

Ms. Career Girl

If the answer is yes, you may have a toxic culture at work. Work Culture exists on multiple levels. To create real and lasting change, your business must tackle cultural issues on both levels. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you turn-around a toxic work culture. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for repairing a damaged work culture. The first step is always to examine your business’s culture to identify your specific challenges.

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Why Intern Benefits that Are Better than Real Money


Certainly no one is opposed to getting paid and an hourly wage is an important part of any i ntern compensation , but it is worth noting that there are other forms of benefits that you can offer that are far more valuable than money in most interns’ eyes. Intern Benefits Offered by Every Fortune 500 Company. except in the music/entertainment/news industries–every competitive internship program pays their interns). 1. Allow interns to impact culture.

Why Building Diversity Into Your Intern Program Matters


While some larger companies can begin investing at the high school or grade school levels, your company should at the very least be thinking about these topics within your intern and new grad programs. Intern programs offer some unique advantages to bringing long-term diversity changes to your company. Hiring diverse interns and diverse new grads is one of the most effective ways to create a sustained shift towards a more diverse workforce.

Why Creating a Good Company Culture is Essential

The Undercover Recruiter

Company culture is a tough thing to get right and yet, more often than not, a business does not put any work in to developing its own internal culture. Why Creating a Good Company Culture is Essential. Employer Company Culture Employee happy Hiring motivated positive team work For many of today’s modern job-seekers, they are not just looking for a job that pays the rent; they are looking for careers with progression. View Article.

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4 Ways to Create a Company Culture That Boosts Productivity

The Undercover Recruiter

Culture is an important aspect of a company that affects its internal functions. 4 Ways to Create a Company Culture That Boosts Productivity. Employer Company Culture employee productivity office design Ron Cullimore trustWhen you give a face to a company, you do more than pimp up your image on social media—you raise morale and enthusiasm of your team and make them more likely to be productive in the workplace.

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How to Video Screen for Company Culture Fit


Cultural fit is becoming an increasingly important hiring metric for companies from Fortune 500 giants to small-scale startups. One of the reasons is because many companies see candidates who fit into the company culture as a safer bet when it comes to retention. Using online video to screen candidates is a smart move when it comes to finding job seekers who will fit into your company culture without wasting a lot of time in the hiring process.

Internal Recruiting Gets Sexier in 2014 #recruittrends


I believe however that in 2014 we’ll see an increase in the discussions around “internal recruiting.” The beauty of internal recruiting is that you can accomplish it within the 4 walls of your business; there’s no need to brave the elements as you feverishly endeavor to amass details on the unknown candidates. Why does this make sense for internal recruiting? Are you visiting the various groups and message boards on your internal networks?

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The Two Sides of Setting Up an International Remote Team

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Two Sides of Setting Up an International Remote Team appeared first on Ms. Check for great security and affordable international transfer fees. Another two sided argument that business owners consider is that hiring remote workers can be difficult due to cultural differences. The more important thing to remember when hiring is not culture, it’s communication skills.

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Atlanta, Georgia: The Hidden Cultural Gem of America

Ms. Career Girl

In the past decade this city has become a hub for world class restaurants, cultural attractions, and a nightlife to rival the rest of the U.S.’s Head over to the internationally renowned Georgia Aquarium where you can watch one of the largest fish in the world, whale sharks. The city holds a rich tapestry of art, culture, and history that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Here, you can learn all about the beverage and the culture that surrounds it.

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. More leadership roles (45% versus 29%) at an organization are filled by internal candidates who have a formal program. How to Create an Culture of Employee Recognition. Individual employees and cultures prefer different recognition methods.

Goodbye Stress, Hello Success: 5 Company Culture Fixes


Instead, here are some company culture fixes to make your workplace a less stressful and more engaging place to work. A study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management showed bringing your furry friend into the office greatly reduces stress in employees. If your office is willing to work to make pets a part of your company culture, however, you might just be rewarded by a more relaxed (and healthier!)

How Tech Companies Can Attract Talent with Culture

Undercover Recruiter

We speak to Ana Harris Padley, the International People Services Lead at Houzz where. How Tech Companies Can Attract Talent with Culture. Employer Recruiting Company Culture Employer Branding Employer Branding Podcast family Houzz Link Humans PodcastHow do you build an authentic employer brand?

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Meet Our Intern Zac!

Career Realism

Check out our fun, goofy, honest company culture videos. In this video, you’ll meet our intern, Zac! The post Meet Our Intern Zac! Ever wonder who works behind-the-scenes at CAREEREALISM Media? We have a really cool staff here at CAREEREALISM Media, and we try to show them off every now and then. You can also check out his LinkedIn profile here!). Want to learn more about our team? Check these posts out! 3 Reasons CAREEREALISM Needs An Office Pet.

Companies, Cultural Values and Success


Company off-sites, where employees are encouraged to bond, are intended to strengthen organisational culture by reminding workers of the core values they should share, like integrity, respect for others and empowerment. Corporate culture will be a big theme, but six months later there’s no change in the way the business operates,” says S. Chris Edmonds, founder and CEO of The Purposeful Culture Group consultancy and author of The Culture Engine.

Finding Your Fit: Why Company Culture is More Important More Than Ever.

Ms. Career Girl

The post Finding Your Fit: Why Company Culture is More Important More Than Ever. A company’s culture should be something you research and know before making the commitment to work there. A high salary or good benefits can seem enticing, but company culture may leave you feeling dissatisfied with your new position. These are some things do look out for when you are looking into the company culture of a potential employer: 1.) Employees talk about the company culture.

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Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience

Ms. Career Girl

Studying abroad immerses you in another culture, and often means you have no choice but to read, speak and understand a non-native language. Be More Culturally Diverse. People who spend most or all of their lives in one place risk becoming ethnocentric, rather than remembering that people from other cultures may live very different, but still enriched, lives. Prepare for a Career with an International Dimension.

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How Internal Social Media Platforms Drive Dolla Dolla Bills


This is a two part series on Internal Social Media. You might be surprised that 48 percent of our work week is spent managing email and searching for internal information and resources. ’s Spring Conference on Best Practices for Internal Communication. Our desire for increased organization and productivity when it comes to your work might be driving you down the road towards an internal social media technology (ISM).

Friday Five: Bad Interns, Student Debt and Millennial Behaviour


This week we’re looking at student debt, millennial living arrangements and bad interns. A summer intern in a non-client facing position banded together with the other interns to petition for a more relaxed dress code and the whole group was fired. I appreciate that Alison Green, Ask A Manager herself, says that interns are guests, not permanent workers, because I think that’s very true. ” HR education interns millennials new grads student debt

4 Communication Best Practices for Your Internal Social Media


Check out Part 1 of our series on Internal Social Media by clicking here. . Building a culture of engagement in real life or via a technology takes time. Social media whether internally or externally facing requires an ongoing commitment which is a challenge for those who aren’t digitally savvy. Four Keys to Implementing & Maintaining an Internal Social Network. The four keys to implementing and maintaining a successful internal social network.

Work Effectively Across Cultures

Water Cooler Wisdom

Over at Harvard Business Review , Amy Gallo recently had a fantastic post on how to collaborate with people from different cultures – a skill that is now necessary for all managers.  Working across cultures is likely to push you out of your comfort zone, and out of the cultural lens you’ve maintained since you were a child. When you have to deal with someone who has a different cultural background, you need to learn to manually manage your cultural lens.

How to Launch Your International Career: A Review of Stacie Berdan’s GoGlobal!

Ms. Career Girl

If you’ve ever dreamed of building an international career, you must read Stacie Berdan’s Go Global! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad. This is her second book about international careers. Consider it a cocktail with Stacie Berdan and her network of international professionals.). You can launch an international career at home. As you prepare to apply for international jobs, begin by defining your global brand.

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4 Advantages Internal Candidates Have Over You (And What You Can Do About It)

Career Realism

4 Advantages Internal Candidates Have Over You (And What You Can Do About It). Unfortunately, we’ve decided to fill this position internally. Once again, you lost out on a job because of an internal candidate. Who can compete with internal candidates? If you want to get a job over an internal candidate, you have to act like one. Before you can do that, though, you need to understand the advantages internal candidates have over you.

State of the Internship Survey


Whether an employer with a corporate intern program or a student intern, we want you! For many companies internship programs are a valuable laboratory to start developing new strategies to better incorporate these younger employees into their organizations and culture. Some companies are offering their interns the opportunity to rotate between multiple departments to better satisfy a growing entrepreneurial mindset amongst millenials.

Building Culture in a Digital World

Water Cooler Wisdom

If you answered ‘True’ to these statements, you’re part of the 20 percent of global employees who work on virtual teams , and your organization’s culture is a total mystery to you. This is a problem, because even as we strive to enhance our cultures so our. reinforce culture, there’s not much. billion, acts like a Facebook for internal business use. For tips on how to effectively build culture in a digital world, check out my full post on the AMEX Open Forum.

Implementing Corporate Culture Values into the Role of Human Resources


Corporate values are an integral part of any great company’s culture and as Human Resources, we provide better support to our internal clients (aka employees) when implementing these company’s values into our daily role. Team building, culture, and employee engagement can all be improved by giving someone else some HR compliant love. What values does your Human Resources team adopt to kick up your corporate culture game?

Culture Shock—Without Ever Leaving Your Home Country

Career Realism

As global moves become commonplace, relocation and corporate professionals have gained a better understanding of the phenomenon of culture shock. Yet relatively little attention is paid to cultural issues when relocating employees within a country. When it is acknowledged at all, domestic culture shock is treated as more of a punch-line than a problem. rural/urban), you increase the affect of these differences—and culture-shock—exponentially.

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