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