Monthly Archives: February 2013

Office vs. Home: The Battle of the Productive Workplaces

A company that suddenly purges its work-from-home option doesn’t seem to have a grasp on improving its employment brand or company culture. In an effort to modify the company’s productivity at Yahoo, CEO Marissa Mayer has demanded all telecommuters to be present at the office, no matter the situation. This antiquated approach has imaginably disgruntled […]

The Perks of Being an Employee

Interviews are an opportunity to tell the company why you are the best fit. What makes you the most valuable asset? What skills and abilities can you offer the team? How many interviews have you walked in to knowing every detail about the company’s benefits plan, work-wide celebrations, insurance options, and the number of vacation […]

Be Local

Shop local. Eat local. Drink local. Be local. The Good Jobs™ is now a proud member of Local First Milwaukee! Local First Milwaukee is a network of businesses with roots in the Milwaukee area. Locally produced products and services maintain the city economically, financially, and culturally. We care about our city and what it has […]

Recruiting and Marketing, and the Gray Space Between.

Our friends at The Undercover Recruiter blog understand the importance of not focusing solely on attracting talent, but retaining talent as well. Companies are demanding experienced and skilled employees, and asking recruiters to find those who meet these qualifications. This presents a new challenge for recruiters — most top talent is already employed. Recruiters must […]

Art Behind Bars

Buzz Alexander doesn’t teach his class in a classroom. Instead, the University of Michigan English professor takes his class inside a prison in the surrounding Ann Arbor area. The Prison Creative Arts Project, created in 1990 by Alexander, offers incarcerated persons inside the Michigan prison system a chance to express themselves through the creative medium […]

Bike Rental: There’s an App for That

  There’s a start-up in Atlanta that is offering an affordable option to ‘go green’. viaCycle, founded by four students at Georgia Tech University, is a bike renting initiative that makes it more convenient and economical to rent bikes – simply by removing the costly bike storage units. As the first GPS operated bike renting […]

Philanthropy in the Office

The cloud software company, Salesforce, began 14 years ago with an ambitious idea. One percent of its profit, one percent of its equity, and one percent of its employees’ time would be donated to the Salesforce Foundation — a nonprofit that supports a variety of causes. Since then, CEO and founder Marc Benioff has remained […]

5 Steps to Office Happiness

Happiness in the workplace could be the secret to employee productivity. Companies are coming to this conclusion that these two ideas are in fact, correlated significantly with each other at an increasing pace. Happy employees equal productive employees. According to a recent Gallup Poll, unproductive employees create an economic loss of 350 billion dollars a […]

The No-Hour Workweek

Staying connected is critical to staying productive in today’s work demands. Connectedness through email, phones, and social media is more frequently required by supervisors and managers. Gone are the days of strict 9 to 5 workdays, free weekends, and a safe distance from your workload when you’re home. The culture of work has shifted. Jon […]

Clif Bar’s Project 2080 Turns Work Hours Into Service Hours

2,080 hours. The number of hours in one year a person works full-time, and the minimum number of hours employees at Clif Bar & Company collectively volunteer each year. Project 2080 challenges Clif Bar & Company employees to set aside a few hours a year of their job to dedicate time volunteering for their favorite […]