Monthly Archives: April 2013

Buy A Pair, Give a Pair

Warby Parker is a fashion brand with a business model for philanthropy. The eyewear company commits to the philosophy: do good. The company tenaciously adheres to this philosophy of doing good in many ways, from its ‘buy a pair, give a pair’ program to its carbon-neutral production of glasses. Warby Parker proudly represents a growing […]

Culture Brand vs. Employment Brand

What defines a culture brand? What defines an employment brand? Is there a difference? Companies want to compete in brand. What employer has the best brand? A brand that appeals to job candidates is the goal for any company that wants to attract talent; brand is important. But how do you determine a company’s true […]

A Texas Company That Develops Within

The need for skilled labor is increasing. The amount of skilled workers, however, is decreasing. One company in Texas is reversing the loss of these skills and reeducating people to fill the gaps. The IT hosting company, Rackspace, is creating an educational plan for those who need the skills to work at their company. It […]

Talent Communities

Talent communities are becoming the new source of talent acquisition. Common job post websites are dwindling, so companies are turning to talent websites directed at career recruitment and personal growth, like LinkedIn. Having one social forum for recruiting talent can reduce the time and money spent on finding the right candidate. Talent communities are the […]

Find the “WHY”

Let’s get back to the ‘why’. In a business plan there are three common concepts that drive a business forward: what, how, and why. The blog, Blogging4Jobs, emphasized that many professionals are starting to lose sight of the most important concept behind a business: why. Why do you believe in this job? Why do you […]

Keep Your Employees

Every company wants to keep their employees. A high employee turnover is costly and time consuming. According to GetHired.com, the total cost of hiring an employee is upwards of $18,795. That’s just for one employee. Blogger at TLNT, Mark Toth, explains how to keep employees happy and engaged. He breaks it down into six words: […]

Never Settle

In today’s economy, there a variety of reasons why someone could convince themselves that they should take the first job they are offered, despite it being a mediocre position. “At least I can start here and work my way up.” “A paycheck is better than nothing.” “I might not get anything else for a while.” […]

Volunteering During the Workday – This Company Believes In It

A true example of a company that gives back to their community. A Wisconsin company has stepped in to volunteer at a food pantry, where many day-time shift volunteers are hard to find. Standard Imaging, a technology company based in Middleton, has partnered with Middleton Outreach Ministry to make sure these volunteer shifts are covered. […]