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Is Our Company Emotionally Unavailable? And Other Questions From This Week

Here's what you may have missed this week at work.This week, while you were busy wondering if you could still get last-minute Valentine’s Day dinner reservations,  trying to figure out where all the hot, single Olympians are hanging out, marveling at the ageless wonder that is Maureen McCormick, and wondering if there’s an Olympic medal for being fabulous…here are some other questions you might’ve found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment new stories:

What are we missing from our job advertisements? If you offer – but don’t advertise – flexible working options at your organization, you might as well not advertise at all. “New vacancies rarely mention what flexible working options a candidate might have, rendering great opportunities effectively ‘invisible’ to the very pool of talent they’re courting,” argues Forbes’ contributor Ashoka. [Forbes]

Is our company emotionally unavailable? In order to keep their employees happy, companies need to look at their emotional culture, argues LaSalle Network CEO Tom Gimbel. According to new research, employees report higher levels of satisfaction and teamwork when they “felt they worked in a loving, caring culture.” Get five tips for enhancing your company’s emotional culture. [Fast Company]

Are my employees lying to me? Can’t decide if an employee or a job candidate is telling the truth? Researchers have identified for key clues that can help you infer a person’s true intentions. [Harvard Business Review]

How can I make sure my top employees don’t leave me? Conduct a “stay interview,” writes Jennifer Miller. Having a proactive career conversation can boost employee engagement and help retain key employees. She provides some tips for creating a successful stay interview. [SmartBrief]

Do my employees take me seriously? Trying to manage people who are older than you can be awkward and uncomfortable – especially when it comes to giving feedback. Intuit’s Allison Green shares some advice for overcoming the uneasiness. [Intuit]

Should we hire a Digital Prophet or an In-House Philosopher? Please don’t. [Valleywag]

What did we miss? Let us know what stood out to you this week in the comments below.

Mary Lorenz

About Mary Lorenz

Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.


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