say their manager sets the culture of their workplace.


have left a job due to workplace culture.


say their manager fails to frequently engage in honest conversations about work topics.


of Americans define organizational culture as a combination of employees’ attitudes, actions and behaviors.


Two free hours suddenly appear on your calendar. How might you spend that time at work?

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A values-based organization has all of the following, except:


A multigenerational workplace creates opportunities for people from different age groups to learn from one another. How many generations are in the workforce today?

3. Your boss wants to hire a new team member, but mentions being uninterested in candidates with “too much experience.” What sort of bias is your boss exhibiting?

What percentage of workers over the age of 50 report being pushed out of their jobs before they were ready to retire?


What was the top workforce management challenge cited by 47% of HR professionals?


Humor absolutely has a place in the modern workplace. Which of these approaches to humor should be avoided by people managers?


What percentage of non-manager employees who experienced sexual harassment within the last year did not report it?


How many companies report that they have disqualified job candidates in the past year for questionable social media activity?


People with disabilities are an important, and often overlooked, talent pool. How many people in the U.S. have a disability?


Benefits are a key feature of employment satisfaction. Which of these statements is true?

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You’ve taken the first steps and have had some strategic conversations about workplace culture. So now what? Learn how to get to the next level with these five helpful tips for engaging employees and more.

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