Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Risk Of Waiting

“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” – E.L. Doctorow   If E.L. Doctorow was talking about business today, maybe he’d say the same thing about startups. Running a startup is like driving a […]

Is Life Good?

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Stress Free Vacation Time

Unlimited vacation. Sounds nice, right? Many companies – in a turn to be more appealing to employees’ schedules – are turning to perks like unlimited vacation to keep employees from looking at the ‘greener grass’ of competition. So, what does this mean for employees? Does the term unlimited vacation really mean just that? This Dilbert […]

Awesome Offices

Offices are a space for employees to work together, productively. Office design is crucial to how employees work with one another. The design of an office is important; it’s atmosphere can ignite productivity, or slow innovation. It defines the culture of a company.  Examples: Remote offices encourage flexibility. An open concept office encourages collaboration. Separate […]

Talent Search

“Talent won’t fall into your lap.” – Overheard at a talent development conference. There are tens of thousands of new graduates that enter the workforce each year. Companies are answering the influx of candidates by posting their job opportunities on their career page. The problem – these postings are forgotten about and left to die […]

Chase The Vision

Find the purpose first, everything else will follow.     We just wanted an excuse to reference Notorious B.I.G!

Social At Work

One third of American workers use Facebook at work every day. The time spent on the social website ranges from spending a few extra minutes to check messages, to spending a couple hours scrolling through the news feed. Despite the time an employee spends on the social network, the truth is – 1 out of […]

Passion

You’ve probably been told since your childhood, “follow your passion.” As part of a working society, we are supposed to find a career that we are really passionate about, or risk spending 40 hours a week being unhappy in a job. A daunting prospect to say the least. But what if that wasn’t necessarily the […]

Loyalty Starts From The Start

Clever title, don’t you think? But it’s true, employee and customer loyalty starts from the first day. The first day on the job, the new employee needs to get acclimated quickly to the routines and minutiae of the company. A stressful challenge when there are new processes, technologies, people, and rules to account for in […]