Category Archives: Workplace Optimization

Why Amazon is Opening Brick and Mortar Stores

May 20, 2017   

When Amazon first appeared in the mid 1990s, it was in the book business, and most people who truly cared about books and independent book stores was an anti-Amazon activist. Twenty years later, a lot has changed. Amazon did force many small book retailers to close. Amazon went from selling books to just about everything […]

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Embracing Reverse Mentorship

September 11, 2016   

Most organizations have some type of mentorship program in place. When older workers with more experience, more wisdom and often a better sense of humor about the ups and downs of business pair up with younger employees, there is a lot to be gained. But what about the reverse? Can young workers mentor their elders […]

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Flexibility and Olympic Success

August 10, 2016   

In recent months, most commentaries have agreed on one thing–Brazil’s 2016 Summer Olympics will pose unique challenges. So far, this has proven true. As the clock ticked down to the opening ceremony, the world watched the country’s leadership collapsed. A declining economy and the rising threat of the Zika virus only added to the nation’s woes. By the time the […]

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Cross Cultural Time at Work

June 11, 2016   

There is possibly nothing more generative than a cross-cultural team, but cross-cultural teams also come with challenges and at times, misunderstandings. Among the challenges posed by cross cultural teams are members’ very different feelings about deadlines. Stereotypes not withstanding, some cultures are more punctual than other cultures, and in the workplace this can and does […]

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Exploring Holacracy in the Workplace

April 4, 2016   

We’ve talked about Zappos and their unique approach to talent management and corporate culture in the past, and lately, they’ve been making headlines for another aspect of their employment structure: the implementation of a holacracy.

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Exploring Some of Today’s Best Employee Hiring Software Solutions

April 4, 2016   

As many companies throughout the U.S. say their biggest talent concern is finding and holding onto strong talent, they’re increasingly moving to software and technology in their quest to find not only qualified employees but also the people that are going to stick around.

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What All Businesses Can Learn From The HubSpot Culture Code

February 14, 2016   

An Overview of HubSpot Hubspot, based in Cambridge, MA., is a company that delivers and sells inbound marketing software. Founded by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016, the company earned $100 million in funding at its launch from companies like Scale Venture Partners, Salesforce, and Fidelity. The company […]

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Open Salaries and Other Features of Working at Squaremouth

January 18, 2016   

What is Squaremouth? Much like car insurance comparison tools, Squaremouth lets travelers look at quotes, compare and ultimately purchase travel plans based on their proprietary comparison engine, as well as more than 25,000 customer reviews.

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The “Silver Tsunami” and How to Make the Most of Your Older Employees

January 18, 2016   

The Strengths of Older Employees In the business world, and more specifically within talent management, it seems to be all about the Millennials. Recruiters, human resource experts, and industry insiders are all focused on how to attract, manage and retain workers in their 20s and 30s. This is undoubtedly a crucial segment of the workforce […]

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Can Performance Reviews Be Harmful? And If So, What You Can Do About It

November 6, 2015   

Research highlighted by the Wall Street Journal is showing something surprising: not only can performance reviews cause a bit of anxiety for employees, but this stress can actually be harmful.  The Findings The Wall Street Journal is bringing to attention the findings of a paper in Strategy + Business, written by a team of researchers […]

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