Employees spend 40+ hours a week at work, and they want enjoy that time as much as possible. Office design often falls on the shoulders of the HR team, and it can be a core driver of company culture and employee engagement. Updating and improving the office can improve employee quality of life, help attract employees, and keep them engaged.
Close your eyes. Breathe in, breathe out. Relax your muscles. In the darkness under your eyelids, you see something taking shape. It’s an article on meditation at work.
HR is making headlines, with some of the world’s most prominent companies at the center. Though HR departments aren’t always explicitly mentioned, there is a very public demand for better workplaces around the world.
Founded in 2006, HubSpot has become one of the leading marketing and sales platforms in the world. HubSpot has grown to include two U.S. offices and five locations abroad. While HubSpot is most known for its inbound marketing methodology, its company culture has also earned it a place in the spotlight. HubSpot has made Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list for four out of the past five years, coming in at an impressive 7th place this year.
How do you make sure core company values matter to employees? That can be one of HR’s toughest questions. A strong, successful company is built on a set of core values that help define the organization, orient employees in an ever-changing corporate environment, and help to establish lasting relationships with clients. However, these values are not always easy to instill in others—and ensuring your employees understand and exemplify them can often be challenging.
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Despite the hurdles that come with working in the nonprofit sector, the industry has never failed to attract an energetic and passionate workforce. While resources may be spread thin compared to larger corporations, nonprofit employees are known to put heart and soul into their work.
Don’t sleep on this workplace trend: the company “nap room” has emerged as an increasingly popular perk. A surprisingly diverse list of companies lets employees sleep on the job, including Google, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Zappos, the Huffington Post and even ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s.
High growth impacts a business on many fronts. For HR, a growing workforce means new considerations pop up every day, from compliance to company culture. Last week, as part of our local event series, Namely compliance gurus Andy Przystanski and Manuel Martinez-Herrera joined forces with Senior HR Manager at Outdoor Voices, Laxmi Shetty for a candid conversation in Austin, Texas.