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Bersin’s New Report — Almost Perfect

by George Blomgren Bersin by Deloitte recently released their newest report, HR Technology for 2015: Ten Big Disruptions Ahead. As always, this report showcases the cutting-edge, strategic perspective Bersin is known for, and the report is almost as comprehensive as it is insightful. Gamification and big data, mobile and the shift in HRMS to usability […]

Your Newest Employees Are Your Most Vulnerable

by George Blomgren I used to know a headhunter who specialized in recruiting candidates away from new jobs. His success reflected his belief that employees in their first 30 days in a new job were the easiest to recruit. If this is true, a lot of employers are sitting on a significant risk, one that […]

Zappos Overhauls Hiring Process

Zappos, the online retailer known for out of this world customer service and one of the most well-known and admired cultures, announced plans to completely change the way they go about engaging top talent. The following are excerpts from a recent article by Adam Auriemma featured in The Wall Street Journal which highlights Zappos’ overhaul. Want to know […]

Holocracy =HoloCRAZY Cool!

An office with no etched plaques on the desks. No one to call “boss”. No promotions or demotions. Sounds like a Utopian office? It’s a reality at some companies, like retailer and culture guru, Zappos. The idea of removing career levels and hierarchies is not new, but it hasn’t really been publicly tested until now. […]

Chase The Vision

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

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 […]

What’s Zappos really (REALLY) like?

A few weeks ago, I fulfilled my dream to visit the Mecca of Corporate Culture: Zappos. And, like all ideas that I’ve built-up in my head, I expected to peer beyond the curtain and glimpse a short bald man followed immediately by waves of disappointed that I’ve been lied to again by a powerful brand […]

Tony Hsieh visits Milwaukee!

Today was a big day for me. I met Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and co-author of Delivering Happiness. Tony presented at the Hilton downtown. I expected him to be to inspiring but he kinda blew me away. A few years ago, his book helped me to imagine what is possible in a company by […]