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Why workplace culture is more than a buzzword

by Joe Carr

As a recruiter, I spend a considerable amount of my time on LinkedIn. Amongst all the great content there, one word jumps out at me more than any other: CULTURE.

So many companies now talk about “culture” that it’s almost become a trite word bandied about with no real meaning. ‘Oh, we have a great company culture.’ Well, how? How do you quantify your great culture? ‘We have a table tennis table in our office, bean bag chairs, and beer taps downstairs.’ Good for you, but I dislike table tennis, I’m getting too old to get out of a beanbag chair without injuring myself, and I have been teetotal for nearly four years!

There’s not a one-size-fits-all policy when it comes to workplace culture. So company culture has to be more about flexibility and looking at the individuals within it than appearing “hip,” because…

 


 

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Joe CarrJoe is the Simplus Recruiting Director, covering global QTC recruitment for Simplus. He is responsible for all international hiring outside of North America. He is a champion of #LifeMadeSimplus.

joec@simplus.com