Holidays and Company Culture

The holidays are right around the corner. That means things like holiday hiring, and holiday party planning are probably underway too. HR might be busy with the hiring piece. But should you be involved with the holiday planning? If you’re focused on your company’s culture, it’s probably a good idea. If you’ve just gotten a job and need a little help navigating your company’s culture, here is a great article from to help you fit right in.

For some employees, the holiday party is more like “attack of the holiday party.” Sometimes, just being there feels more like an obligation than a celebration. Don’t believe us? Well, one survey suggests that only about one-third of office workers will find the party entertaining, while just as many won’t want to be there at all.

Consider your holiday decorations. Do the decorations feel forced? Do the optics seem a little narrow, and not exactly inclusive?

No matter where you work, considering how the company culture can be reinforced through work activities throughout the year is essential.

Company culture is a part of nearly every facet of business these days. It’s teeming in the background as you read. Hopefully, it’s a big part of what motivates your employees to do their work, and influences the way your company performs. But what happens when your workplace culture interferes, inhibits, or overlooks your employees?

Focusing on workplace culture is vital in a candidate-driven job market.

Right now, your employees, as well as thousands of job seekers, have more options than they’ve had in years. In fact, we’re in a period where candidates have more control over where they work than perhaps ever before. And many workers are applying a “grass is greener” mindset when they think about where they want to work tomorrow.

If they’re doubting whether or not your culture is the right fit for them, something what’s supposed to be a celebration might accidentally work against you, and turn them from passive job seekers into key contributors for one of your competitors.

Checking in with them can help prevent this from happening. Are you?  You can read the rest of the article HERE.

Are You are Still Searching for Employment

Whether it is full-time, part-time or just a holiday side gig, Workforce Solutions has several opportunities for you. Visit a hiring event at your local Workforce Office. View the Hiring Event Schedule HERE. If you are need of further training to open up more job opportunities or financial aid for a specific field of study, we may also be able to assist you.




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Workforce Solutions provides comprehensive human resource services for businesses and residents of the 13-county Houston-Galveston Gulf Coast region. Workforce Solutions helps employers solve workforce-related business problems and area residents build careers, so that both can better compete in the changing worldwide economy. Our Employer Service Division provides personalized service to help employers find qualified applicants for their jobs, build the skills and expertise of their new and current employees, and address human resource needs. We operate multiple community-based career offices in 13 Texas Gulf Coast counties to help residents get a job, keep a job or get a better job – offering placement, career counseling and financial aid services. We partner with the region’s businesses, educational institutions, civic organizations and community leaders to find solutions to current and future labor needs of industries that are vital to the region and its economy.

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