2 Ways to Establish Your Company’s Culture

2 Ways to Establish Your Company's Culture

As a leader, it’s up to you to set the tone in your office, ensuring that employees feel positive and productive when they walk into work every day. Many managers underestimate the importance of company culture, but in today’s business world a strong company culture can truly make or break the success of that business. Not only does a positive company culture encourage productivity, but it can also become a useful recruiting tool. If you’re looking to establish a strong culture within your organization, consider these tips: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email Continue reading

6 Company Culture Hiring Tips for Staffing Firms [Whitepaper]

Company Culture Hiring Tips for Staffing Firms

Recent studies have found that 46% of new hires fail within 18 months and, in 89% of these cases, the reason was due to the employee’s poor company culture fit. It isn’t surprising, then, that companies are increasingly prioritizing cultural fit when considering candidates to hire. Spark Hire’s recently launched whitepaper aims to help staffing professionals better assess candidates for cultural fit within their client’s company. The whitepaper discusses the importance of staffing professionals first identifying and understanding their client’s company culture in order to find them the best candidates. The most common types of company cultures are: Top-Down, Customer-Facing, Continue reading

Employee Retention 101: Keeping Everybody Happy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Not only is it hard to make everybody happy, but it’s difficult to keep them all happy. As an employer though, that’s your goal. On top of keeping your clients and shareholders happy, you’re working on a daily basis to keep your employees happy. After all, their happiness is the key to appeasing everyone else. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

5 Things that Great Companies Do

Recently, TIME explored the eight qualities that make a boss great. But why stop there? When it comes to the workplace, we all want more than just great bosses. We want great everything. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Easy Office Holiday Party Ideas

Besides meeting quarterly and annual deadlines before your workplace practically shuts down for the holidays, you have one other item to check off your to-do list: throw the office holiday party. Whether you’ve put it off until the last-minute or you’ve had zero time to plan, these easy holiday party ideas will be a great way to thank your employees for all of their hard work this year. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Free Office Holiday Party Ideas

You’ve seen photos of those raging office parties during the holiday season; however, your small business or company may barely have the budget for office coffee, let alone a huge office holiday party. But that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on hosting a holiday party for your employees. After all, office parties have been known to improve company culture and employee satisfaction. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Sparking Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace

Continually performing successfully at the forefront of your industry can be exhausting. Employees can run out of good ideas, creativity can be stifled and individual or corporate expression can be lost in revision after revision. Yet, that’s what it takes to be on top in today’s market. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

How to Make New Hires Feel Welcome

If you’ve stepped into any workplace in the past few years, you’ll notice a stark difference from the office space of last century. It used to be nose to the grindstone, all work and no play. But the office scene today is the new social scene. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

The Best Ways to Prevent Job Burnout

The “honeymoon phase” isn’t just for relationships. In fact, it happens frequently with jobs. For the first few months of a new job, there’s no such thing as a bad day. Your boss can do no wrong, and your company is greater than any other one out there. However, once this rosy glow wears off, the realistic picture of the work environment may be a shock. When employees are no longer engaged it can lead to a number of concerns, including loss of productivity and higher turnover. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email Continue reading

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: How Does Your Company Culture Stack Up?

Successful companies know that there’s more to the office than just the bottom line. While profit and strong client relationships matter (a lot), a brand that wants to stick around for the long-term should also focus on company culture. Whether it’s providing  a space for naps or incorporating a flexible work from home policy, these benefits up a company’s level of appeal for current and potential employees. For entrepreneurs and management personnel who are focused on ROI, it may be hard to see the value in committing time and energy to worrying about company culture. But having an environment where Continue reading