Culture

8 Things You Can Do Today to Grow Your Company Culture

By | Jan 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

Company culture is a vital part of any successful business model, because happy employees equal happy clients. In today’s competitive global marketplace, maintaining a thriving (and happy) office environment often gets pushed to the bottom of a CEO’s to-do list.   When I launched STRV,…

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How One Founder Built A Company Culture With Compliments

By | Jan 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

For a founder, building a company culture takes time and effort away from the day-to-day operations. But in the long run, it can certainly make the day more enjoyable and productive for employees. And a happy employee makes for a happy startup. The Young Entrepreneurship…

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Study: 78 Percent of Tech Workers Should Find a Better Job

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

Earlier, we mentioned a study showing that the average U.S. worker is underpaid about $5,ooo a year. It gets worse: New research indicates that a whopping 78 percent of all tech and engineering workers have a “compelling reason” to leave their current position or workplace….

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4 Ways to Spark Creativity and Inspire Tech Employees

By | Nov 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Your company is only as great as your team. This is even more true in the case of tech firms that are competing in the digital economy. Inspiration and the grit to continue working until projects are completed contribute to the best of our…

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Jellyvision’s Amanda Lannert on Sharks, Massage Chairs, and Networking

By | Nov 5, 2016 at 12:45 pm

As the CEO of Jellyvision, the producer of ALEX, an interactive decision-support tool that talks you through traditionally boring and confusing human resource decisions like picking health insurance and makes them fun and engaging, Amanda Lannert has it all figured out. The Jellyvision of today has one of the more…

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6 Company Perks That Attract Top Talent

By | Nov 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm

When it comes to attracting talent, companies are getting more and more creative with their employee perks. From helping pay back student loans and trips to exotic places around the world to bike share programs and a rock climbing walls in the office, employers will continue to figure…

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The 7 Coolest Ways to Ring Your Morning Bell [Video]

By | Sep 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm

This article is part of a  Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe. CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable…

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Why You Need to Write Down Your Company Values ASAP

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 10:20 am

There are two great examples of a stellar company culture. The first: Netflix’s 124-slide presentation, titled “Culture,” which has been viewed 14 million times. The second: Valve’s Handbook for New Employees, a pdf that whimsically details a healthy and creative work environment. What do…

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How to Maintain Your Startup Culture as You Scale

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 11:45 am

In this Q&A with Leanplum CEO and cofounder, Momchil Kyurkchiev, and head of global talent, Dinna Davis, the discussion centers around hiring for culture fit, how to recruit A-players and how that criteria has evolved from early startup days to the present. This is a preview…

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The Pros & Cons of BYOD

By | Aug 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

For a modern-day workplace, a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy is becoming commonplace. Since many organizations are now assigning corporate devices, such as company-issued smartphones and tablets, in order to help employees keep up with work and email, it’s natural that some people may want to…

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5 Startup-Friendly Subcultures in the U.S. Right Now

By | Jul 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm

To niche or not to niche, that is the question. If Shakespeare’s Hamlet would get involved in a startup business, he would brood on that question as opposed to one about his existential existence. You may be ready to become your own boss. You’ve…

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How to Create a Healthy Company Culture

By | Jun 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Company culture refers to the behaviors and beliefs determining how employees interact and handle business relations. It dictates how employees communicate, how they work together and, more importantly, how successful the company is. In most cases, company culture is merely implied. There are, however, successful companies…

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Buffer’s Joel Gascoigne: Transparency as a Necessity for Distributed Teams

By | Apr 30, 2016 at 7:55 pm

With business shenanigans making headline news on a regular basis, a little honesty can be very refreshing. And while transparency is hardly on the agenda for most corporations, Buffer is making it the center of their company culture. And it has had a lasting and…

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The Impact of Coworking for the Remote Worker

By | Apr 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm

There are a lot of perks that come along with being a remote worker. The flexibility to work wherever you choose (provided you have a reliable computer and strong WiFi connection), the ease of convenience, and just the general look of envy from telling…