Here’s what’s floating our boat this week:
6 Ways to Evaluate Company Culture – “95 percent of respondents say that if they were considering a new job opportunity, insight into the company’s employer reputation would be somewhat or extremely important.” U.S. News & World Report
The Progression of Office Culture From the 50s to Today – “Let’s take a look back in time at how office culture has changed over the years.” Business Insider
Why Employee Engagement Matters More Than Satisfaction – “We were throwing Cheetos at our team members when what they really craved was a more thorough job description and a better understanding of the expectations for their role.” Indianapolis Business Journal
Happiness is Good for Business – But We Can’t Expect to Be Happy All of the Time – “Some organizations have moved beyond the veneer of forced positivity and offer evidence-based initiatives that help employees manage stress, explore emotions, and ultimately flourish.” The National
17 Incredible Employee Perks of Successful Companies – “The key to a successful company comes down to its employees. And what better way to cultivate positive morale around the office than offer some awesome perks.” Entrepreneur
Why Employee Happiness = Customer Happiness – “To create a top-notch customer experience, companies should put their employee’s happiness first.” CustomerThink
4 Keys to Developing Insanely Happy and Productive Employees – “You have to give people a reason to show up every day other than because they have to.” Inc.
Finding a Place For Joy in the Workplace – “Our leadership team cultivates a work environment that connects employees with purpose and collective joy.” Denver Business News
Go Beyond Perks to Increase Employee Engagement – “What if instead of just offering perks, we made an effort to improve the employee experience in other ways?” CMSWire
Home Depot Employees Are Hot, Thirsty, Harassed, and Poor – “The next time you go shopping in the big orange hardware store, take a moment to consider what these employees have to say about what life is really like working for Home Depot.” Splinter
Perks for Plumbers: Hawaiian Vacations, Craft Beer, and ‘a Lot of Zen’ – “Welcome to the gushing job market…for plumbers.” Wall Street Journal
That’s all for this week. Enjoy the holiday weekend, everyone!