Tag Archives: productivity

Attract Top Talent: Look Beyond Benefits

By Natalie Pike, Inbound Marketing Coordinator at Hireology Paid vacation, sick time off, and health insurance are pretty much a given when it comes to benefit packages these days. It’s time to think outside the box. Say you give your top prospects a flexible schedule on Thursday afternoons to make a yoga class they signed […]

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 […]

Do Dress Codes At The Office Work?

Do you have to worry about what you wear to the office? Does your appearance affect how your supervisor views you as a committed employee? Strict dress codes in the office still exist for some companies. The belief in a dress code stems from the idea that when employees take special care and consideration in […]

The Power of Motivation [VIDEO]

Dan Pink has a concept to disprove: that employees are motivated at work only by extrinsic rewards. He claims not so. People are not motivated by the traditional method of motivation through rewards and punishment. People are motivated by a feeling within themselves. A feeling that is much greater than outside factors and reactions to […]

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 […]

The Less Tasty, Non-Chocolate M&Ms

Do you do your best work in the office? This provocative TED Talk from Jason Fried, the creator of the collaboration software, 37signals, argues that employees do their best, most productive work away from the distractions of an office. Without giving away the video, Fried believes that there are two main distractions in the office […]

Have You Found Your Sweet Spot?

Well…. have you? Do you know how to find your sweet spot? Otherwise known as the Hedgehog Concept, the idea was created by Jim Collins in his work, Good to Great. It’s about finding a balance among three important factors of work and life: passion, skills and talent, and economic motivation. Take a look at […]

Happy Employees Are The BEST Employees! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Keep your employees happy. Why? Because the success of your company depends on it! Happy employees are the most important tool a business can utilize to propel itself into growth and expansion. We found this fantastic infographic from PayScale about the positive effects happy, productive employees have on a company, along with the negative consequences […]

Who Is Responsible for Employee Engagement?

We found an interesting article the other day about who really shoulders the responsibility of employee engagement. Only one team member, or level, should never be on the receiving end of the pointed fingers, because there is a responsibility amongst the team to carry their own share of it. Employee engagement is necessary. With no […]

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 […]