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July 12, 2016

The 7 Personality Types Every Startup Needs

When it comes to startups and small businesses, most tend to share these two characteristics:           They move fast.           They operate with few resources. Although there are many other characteristics of startups and small businesses, these two elements tend to make hiring a team challenging. After […]

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July 1, 2016

Improve Work Interactions With These Two Simple, Daily Habits

We’ve all seen the images of entire families on their phone at the dinner table, or meetings where everyone is looking at their computer, and not looking at their boss. While technology can certainly distract us, it’s also a powerful tool for feeling more connected among families, friends, and colleagues at work. Two experts suggest […]

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May 5, 2016

Onboarding Best Practices That Benefit New Hires and Your Business

You’ve interviewed tons of candidates and finally found the right person for the job. You extend an offer and she accepts. Your work is done, right? Wrong. In reality, recruiting a candidate is just one part of an effective onboarding program. If you want to set your new hire up for success on day one […]

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April 25, 2016

5 Best Practices to Improve Your Employee Onboarding Program [Webinar Recap]

Great onboarding programs champion company culture, while giving new hires the tools and resources to navigate their role. Moreover, companies are 82% more likely to retain talent when they take the time to educate employees. On Thursday, April 21, I had a chance to talk onboarding best practices with Erika McGrath, VP of Human Resources […]

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April 24, 2016

5 Refreshing TEDTalks To Rejuvenate Your Work

This time of year, themes of fresh beginnings and budding opportunities are ubiquitous. Take advantage of the seasonal shift by applying a new lens to your small business mindset with five TEDTalks to nurture new ideas for growth. 1. The Happy Secret to Better Work   During this sunny season, embrace a cheery outlook on what […]

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April 14, 2016

Working Remotely Makes Employees Happier and More Productive

Technology has changed the way we work. According to Gallup, 37% of of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted, a dramatic increase from the just 9% who reported the same back in 1995. And, as the number of remote workers increases, a new study from TinyPulse finds that employee reports of job happiness and productivity […]

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January 20, 2016

How to Build a Company Employees Believe In

Keith Pescosolido wants to wake up each morning and love going to work. He also wants to help build the next anchor company in Boston, and by all accounts, he’s doing just that alongside Drift co-founders and start-up veterans, David Cancel and Elias Torres. As head of operations and talent at Drift, Pescosolido has hit the ground […]

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December 17, 2015

Quiz: Which Work Habits Can You Improve in the New Year?

New Year’s Day usually means renewed vows to get to the gym, quit a bad habit, or start saving. Make this year different by also vowing to improve your work habits. After all, you spend at least eight hours a day at work, so why not make those hours a bit more productive and positive? […]

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December 7, 2015

Scaling Company Culture: 6 Lessons from HubSpot’s Katie Burke

HubSpot is a marketing software company with an impressive history of growth, but just as impressive as its growth trajectory is the organization’s commitment to building and maintaining a thriving company culture. From the orange-emblazoned walls of their headquarters to the wildly popular “culture code” slide deck, HubSpot has leveraged its one-of-a-kind workplace to build […]

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December 3, 2015

6 Insights to Help You Supercharge Company Culture

Roughly five years ago, few companies understood the role “culture” played in the workplace, or even what the term meant in the context of business. Although culture was slowly gaining recognition as a tool for growth, most C-level executives were focused on bottom lines, not crafting core values. But there was one notable exception to […]

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October 1, 2015

Supercharge: 6 Employee Engagement Ideas

It’s a fact of life: we get tired, worn out and sometimes bored. As we roll into the final stretch of 2015, it’s time to reevaluate and recharge. Think of all the energy you started the year with—has it slowly dissipated? Do you notice the same wane of energy in your team? Summer vacations are […]

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August 25, 2015

3 Small Businesses Using Culture to Create Unique Employee Benefits

Everyone knows that big companies like Google, Facebook, and Netflix offer some incredible perks of employment, but what about small businesses? Can the so-called “little guys” compete on perks without deep pockets? As it turns out, the answer is ‘yes’. These days, small businesses are offering unique employee benefits that leverage their company culture in […]

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