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Creative Leadership: Super Glue Your Corporate Culture

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Thu, Dec 6, 2012

According to CareerBuilder’s 2012 Candidate Behavior Study, 77% of workers are actively searching for a new job or are open to a new opportunity. If you’re an employer, this insight should raise the alarm that the employment marketplace is shifting, and you probably ought to put renewed focus on the retention of your top talent. Creative leaders know that strong employee retention is often directly correlated to the strength of an organization’s culture, thus the ongoing cultivation of a solid corporate culture is high on their list of priorities. VIDEO: Corporate Culture – Why bother?

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In a 100% virtual environment, it can be particularly easy for employees to feel like islands, disconnected and not a part of the goals and happenings of the organization. For these reasons, it is important to take corporate culture very seriously and are laser-focused on creating very sticky “cultural glue” that assures no one on our team feels like an island and employees feel supported, productive and engaged.

In this blog series, we’ll discuss the importance of creating cultural glue in any organization and will share creative ideas and tips that we’ve implemented to super glue our unique culture, one that is geared toward being an “A” company and building and keeping top teams that last. VIDEO: Corporate Culture – Be an employer that attracts (and keeps!) top talent

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First installment in a series by Kim Shepherd, CEO, Decision Toolbox

Topics: hiring, retention, workplace, human resources, culture