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The Powerful Way Onboarding Can Encourage Authenticity

Most organizations want to hire employees to perform a set of tasks. So they advertise the available job, offer a competitive compensation package, and a queue forms. The queue is made up of people who need money to pay for their living expenses, such as food and rent. In a model like this, the job …

Employee Engagement

A new study finds stressed-out men are less likely to be high-status leaders

Maybe he's a charismatic extrovert, able to charm his way through any important meeting. Or maybe he's incredibly conscientious, the kind of person who will stay up all night working on a project until it's complete.<p>But here's one factor you may not have considered: Perhaps he's got a combination …

Research

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

New Jersey

How Sufjan Stevens Subverts the Stigma of Christian Music

The genre has had a bad reputation since the 1960s, but the singer-songwriter succeeds by focusing on aesthetics over evangelism.<p>In a 2003 episode of <i>South Park,</i> Eric Cartman sets out on a quest to make a platinum record, and decides the easiest route will be to start a Christian band. It’s pretty …

Faith

Sorry, but it's not a 'law of capitalism' that you pay people as little as possible — it's an excuse

Consumers account for ~70% of the spending in our economy, so when they're hurting, we're all hurting.<p>The reason average consumers are strapped is that, for the past 35 years, we have increasingly told ourselves that the only thing companies are supposed to do is "maximize profit." We have …

Income Inequality

How To Boost Employee Happiness Without Spending Any Money

Bonuses and perks might make people happier in the short term, but they don’t solve the underlying problem. Here’s what does.<p>You know the saying “Money can’t buy happiness.” You get it. But startup founders and CEOs still don’t seem to understand.<p>When CEOs find out that their employees are unhappy, …

Happiness

How To Write Job Ads For Humans

If you care about hiring smart people then you’re going to have to market to them, and the first way you’ll do that is through your job ads.<p>You can’t expect talented people with other options — the only job applicants who can help you — to respond to a job ad that drones on and on about all the …

Human Resources

To Keep Hold Of Top Talent, Managers Must Learn How To Look After Generation Y

Staff retention in the corporate workplace is essential; losing top talent is costly, detrimental to the chances of a company reaching its business goals, and likely to result in losing ground to competitors, particularly if that is where ex-employees are headed.<p>A recent study by Workforce …

The Workplace