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3 Ways to Get on the “Worst Company to Work For” List

The worst company I ever worked for ruthlessly enforced autocratic personnel policies, shouted down any discussion of compensation, and fostered a culture of backstabbing. Looking back, I still ponder why I put up with them. Must be the stoic Scandinavian Minnesota farm boy in me.

The Worst Companies to Work For Adopt Worst Practices for HR

24/7 Wall St.’s analyzed thousands of employee reviews posted on Glassdoor to come up with their 4th annual list of The Worst Companies to Work For. The "best" of the twelve worst companies listed scored 2.7 out of 5 and it goes downhill from their to the top (bottom?) of the list (i.e. #1). Here are three things you can do to erode your scores on Glassdoor:

  • Discourage work/life balance
  • Pay each employee less than $120k/yr*
  • Let employees stagnate in the same job for years, and years, and years….

*I know what you're thinking...read the article for caveats and additional insight.

The Best Companies to Work For Adopt Modern Best Practice for HR

Today’s mobile, dispersed workforce expects more than onsite fitness centers, tepid once-a-year performance reviews, and free doughnut Wednesdays (OK…I admit I loved Wednesdays back in the day). Organizations striving to be on the Best Companies to Work for List can now exploit enabling technologies to incorporate social, wearables, gamification, and modern employee performance management best practices into their HR management strategies.

Just Published: Oracle Modern Best Practice for Employee Insight to Workforce Wellness

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Jim Lein

Oracle Cloud GTM Strategies | Modern Best Practice | Solutions for Growing Companies

Modern Best Practice exploits new capabilities made possible by cloud, mobile, social, analytics, big data, and IoT, making it possible for your organization to achieve more, faster and with fewer resources. It is flexible, supports growth and innovation, and enables new ways to achieve consistently superior performance.

The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of Oracle.

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