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How do you define your company’s corporate or small business culture? It has a big impact on hiring, employee morale, and business perception.
This infographic dives into what some of the most popular companies are doing to define their corporate culture.

How do you define your company’s corporate or small business culture? It has a big impact on hiring, employee morale, and business perception.


This infographic dives into what some of the most popular companies are doing to define their corporate culture.

This year’s annual “What’s Working” study just released by Mercer, a global HR advisory firm, might be more aptly named “What’s Not Working.” It reports that almost a third of U.S. employees are seriously eyeing the exit. And the survey found that more than half of senior managers are among them.

If your hope is to replace the retiring boomers on your staff with some of your up and comers, think again. More than 40 percent of employees 34 and younger are tweaking their resumes, too.

Sixty-one percent of paid interns working at for-profit companies received a job offer; only 38 percent of unpaid interns working at for-profit companies did. And paid interns netted higher starting salaries.

That’s Jean Chatzky, writing in Newsweek, on why students shouldn’t take unpaid internships. (via newsweek)

Have you ever hired an unpaid intern? Have you ever been an unpaid intern? Weigh in!

3 Undervalued Employee Virtues

                        

As a boss, you may dislike or undervalue virtues of your employees. However, when exercised wisely, certain traits may be extremely useful in propelling your business forward. Consider the value of these three virtues.

  1. Occasional imprudence
  2. Practical inventiveness
  3. Integrated thinking

Julie Rains explains why you should value these traits here.

5 Ways To Get More From Your Employees

                     

We all know the drill. Get up, go to work, go home, repeat. Most of us go through those motions five days a week, every week. But time spent at work doesn’t have to be just the filler between leaving home and coming home. And yet, for so many workers, it is.

Enter: Managers. There are several things you can do to help your employees feel more engaged, more worthwhile and more passionate when it comes to their work lives. By incorporating just a few key strategies into your management style, you, your employees and your company’s overall productivity could feel a boost.

"The more engaged employees are, the more productive and effective they are," John Palguta, vice president of policy at the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, told GovernmentExecutive.com. “It’s the ‘well, duh’ finding. If you’ve got folks who are disengaged, who don’t like their bosses, who don’t like their work, who just come to their job to pick up their paycheck, they’re probably not giving you their best effort.”

So what can you do?

  1. Know where employees are coming from
  2. Be attentive
  3. Have clear, two-way communication
  4. Streamline office operations
  5. Reward achievement

Read more employee engagement tips from Business Insider here.