Tag Archives: innovation

Career Management for HR (and everyone else)

This is advice for HR professionals in Wisconsin. And every other worker, in any field, anywhere. Over the last several years, I’ve done quite a bit of HR recruiting in Wisconsin. And I’ve heard a number of complaints from employers about the HR talent pool in the dairy state. I’m convinced there is both a […]

The Truth About Finding Your Tribe

Last week, I spoke to employers and job seekers at an Employment Best Practices event about the crucial need for transparency to make the best match. Afterwards, I spoke with Linda J., a woman who is currently in a job search. She told me that what I shared with the group resonated with her. Over the […]

How Innovative ARE You?

Dr. John Sullivan –  “The lesson for all to learn from the Silicon Valley is that if the speed of change outside your organization exceeds the speed of change inside your organization, your end is in sight, and unfortunately insiders will probably be the last to actually see the end coming.” Don’t wait for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Time To Be Green!

The other companies will be green with envy when they realize the positive impact your company will be making when it participates in Avery’s “Green Week”. The week, organized by office and paper product distributor, Avery, encourages companies to spend time each day to focus on conserving and preserving energy sources, waste management, and materials […]

5 Traits That Companies With GOOD Cultures Have

There is a reason some companies attract all the talent. It’s because they know what job seekers want: a cultural fit between work and life styles. So what traits do these companies have that puts them in the ‘hot seat’ to attract the right job seekers? 1. Autonomy – Employees are their own person, and […]

Creative Workspaces

Beer fridges. Dogs at work. Holiday parties and free pizza. Just a few of many startups’ favorite things. The startup culture is unique, and distinguishes itself from the established businesses of yesteryear. Startups focus on their employees; and what makes them happy and engaged. We believe that creating an environment to foster employees’ ideas and […]

Organizational Structure And Culture

Organizational culture is a term that we’ve heard before. But what does it really mean? Organizational culture is the foundation of how a company creates and maintains a structured hierarchy of employees. In other words, it’s organization! Every company has a community of employees in order to produce work in a way they feel is […]

Why Google Goes for the Gold

Google is growing. An obvious observation, but what makes Google grow at such a rapid pace that it seems to triple its size overnight? The answer, co-founder and CEO Larry Page says, is simple.  It shoots for the moon. In an interview with Wired, Page explains that the reason Google sees success and growth is […]