In the event you want to create a toxic workplace, here are ten ways to achieve this dubious honor:
#1 Hire a CEO who views people merely as assets.
#2 Train your supervisors to be inflexible.
#3 Do not communicate important company information to your employees.
#4 Claim the importance of work/life balance but don’t practice it in real life.
#5 Utilize the HR department as a paper processing and legal compliance function only.
#6 Do not hire any HR professionals who understand the strategic and financial benefits of creating a great place to work.
#7 Keep the HR director far, far away from the CEO.
#8 Have the HR department report to the CFO or general counsel.
#9 Make commitments to employees and don’t keep them.
#10 Don’t tell the truth or put a spin on bad news.
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