Connecting workplace culture to benefits

(Article originally appeared in Employee Benefits News)

This week, EBN looked at the world of corporate culture, offering tips, insights and suggestions to building a better workplace culture.

Laura Hamill, Limeade’s chief people officer, kicked off the discussion with a blog series about how to articulate culture, set expectations around it and educate people on how to live the organization’s culture. See: How to build an intentional culture.

Later, she delved into the importance of holding people accountable for workplace culture, setting metrics to make it happen, empowering culture champions and regularly communicating about your culture. See: How to build an intentional culture, part 2.

Lastly, Hamill finished her series with a post about reinforcing and maintaining the culture you’ve built. See:How to build an intentional culture, part 3.

In addition to Hamill’s insight, EBN’s Managing Editor Andrea Davis (@EBN_Andrea) spoke with several industry experts, who outlined why culture can be viewed as a benefit:

Also see: Workplace culture a benefits differentiator

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“When employees think about staying with an organization and thriving in an organization, culture matters way more than typical, tangible benefits,” says Hamill. See her suggestions for rebuilding a toxic workplace culture in the slide show: 8 signs your workplace culture needs a reboot

And, finally, Travis Bradberry, president of TalentSmart and co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, shared why it might be time to take another look at editing your employee handbook and re-examining some of those policies that could be working against building a strong culture. See: 8 office policies that drive workers crazy