Tag Archives: employees

How to Hire Jake Gyllenhaal

In the new release, Nightcrawler, Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is at a desperate point to find a job. Lou: “I’m looking for a job. In fact, I’ve made up my mind to find a career that I can learn and grow into. Who am I? I’m a hard worker. I set high goals and I’ve […]

Company Culture: Is A Ping Pong Table The Same As “Fun?”

While talking about company culture, a friend recently accused me of confusing ping pong tables and fun. “Just because a company has a ping pong table, doesn’t mean it’s fun.” I have to admit that there’s some truth there, and not just because I prefer foosball. But I like to think of things such as […]

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 […]

The Perks Of Working At Craigslist

Toys. Jobs. Furniture. Cars. Boyfriends. All available on Craigslist! If you’ve ever used the all-encompassing website you’d be hard-pressed to think of a category that’s not featured in one of the many lists. They’ve really thought of everything, haven’t they? It seems that anything can find a home in one of the website’s many categories. […]

10 Ways to Keep Employees Happy

Employee happiness, what every employer wants and (hopefully) gets. Good companies strive to achieve a culture of happiness in the office. Every culture does it different – from holiday parties to unlimited vacation to catered lunches. Removing all the fun perks, what are the core values of keeping employees happy? Here are 10 ways to […]

What Does Corporate Responsibility Mean To You?

Companies’ anti-hunger efforts don’t address the roots of food poverty | The Guardian This article from The Guardian makes a thought-provoking argument. It says that many large companies who proclaim they give away millions of dollars to charity, yet don’t pay their employees enough, miss the point on corporate responsibility. Take, for example, McDonalds. The […]

3 Ways To Maintain Your Company’s Culture

We’re inspired by this article: Developing and Maintaining a Company’s Culture – WSJ.com. Three company founders, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Tory Burch of Tory Burch LLC, and Naval Ravikant of AngelList share their insight on how to create, build, and maintain unique company cultures. We love the ideas they share! From culture surveys that invest […]

Get Real! It’s A Worthwhile Risk

Get real! Those two words just might have some major bearing on the workforce today. Getting real is all about how a company portrays itself to a candidate, and how a candidate portrays himself or herself to a company. This isn’t groundbreaking news, its just something that we feel is important to reiterate every now […]

Who’s At The Top?

Take a look at your organizational chart. Who’s at the top? Is it the owner, CEO, or founder? This article from Inc.com argues that businesses with the standard organizational chart of CEO at the top and employees at the bottom don’t understand how their business should work. The author suggests turning the chart upside down. […]