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San Francisco

Buffer Reaffirms Salary Transparency, Benchmarks Cost of Living

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This week Buffer, the social media management platform, reaffirmed their dedication to being a transparent organization and along with it fully public salary information on every employee. While this in itself is not news, the company has shared their salary details for the …

Culture

DC

How to Become a Renaissance Leader in the Startup World

By | Dec 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

The phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” is a common maxim for leaders spread thin by their interests. “Focus or fail” is the prevailing career advice, and leaders are repeatedly told that specialization is key to success. But is there another way…

Culture

4 Ways to Integrate Philanthropic Efforts Into Your Company Culture

By | Nov 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Philanthropic work is dynamic; it radiates good in many directions and benefits everyone involved in a holistic way. For example, kids who have been mentored are 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions later in life. This is why, long before starting a…

Culture

Phoenix

3 Interviewing Techniques for Finding Conscious Leaders

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Hiring is one of the most complex—and crucial—elements of running a business, and that only becomes more evident as companies grow. After all, the best employers are looking for talented individuals who can not only execute day-to-day tasks and bring new ideas and …

Culture

How Employee Engagement Can Power Up Your Marketing Strategy

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

In a traditionally siloed company, marketing and human resources generally don’t have much interaction. Sure, the marketing team might be the first ones to promote job openings on their social media accounts, but aside from that, their job responsibilities typically lie pretty …

Culture

Denver

Why Result-Oriented Teams Are Happier

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

One of the biggest challenges faced by current business organizations is building teams and retaining the talents within while maintaining measurable results. The way employees work has changed drastically over the years. People no longer appreciate a highly corporate or …

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Miami

Nurturing Your Team’s Creativity Starts With Going Outside

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

Creativity: Is it something innate or something that can be learned. As a marketer, creativity is needed as much as the air we breathe. But how do you teach and nurture creativity? During my five years managing in the marketing world, I have learned…

Culture

How Pairing Employees With Mentors Can Improve Company Culture

By | Nov 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Building a strong culture where employees feel they are heard, included and valued can reduce a company’s turnover. We talked with Drew Johnson, CEO and founder of App Partner, about his employee management strategy, company culture experience, and how he retains …

Culture

9 Ways Employees Get Payback on Mean Bosses

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Working in an office can lead to some pretty toxic behavior. Between cutthroat office politics and short tempered bosses, the average employee often endures quite a bit of yelling, insulting, and generally unpleasant interactions with bosses and coworkers alike. In fact, a …

Accelerator

7 Leadership Lessons You’ll Learn at Techstars

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In November 2015, we embarked on our three-and-half-month journey to the accelerator. I hope to share what I learned from Techstars so that other teams from around the world could better understand what you’ll take away when you’re done. Here were the seven lessons…

Culture

Why Wellness Services Are on the Rise

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 7:15 am

Stress has always been a driving force in the wellness industry, but we seem to have moved past just personal stress to a collective, politically-induced stress. No longer are people simply seeking to remedy relationship or financial troubles, and stress about politics and the …

Culture

5 Common Principles Millennial Entrepreneurs Use to Succeed

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Just because the internet has afforded everyone a wide array of tools that they can use to grow their businesses, doesn’t mean that growing a business from practically nothing, to something that investors will find “drool-worthy” is easy to pull off. The fact is,…

Culture

Why the Future of Workplace Design Looks Like Your College Campus

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

Miss your college campus, when a trip across the quad would occasionally take 45 minutes because you just couldn’t stop talking to every friend and professor you met? Apparently, your next employer might miss that in-person interaction, too. Today, over 80 percent of …

Culture

Chicago

4 Lessons Founders Learned from Their Employees

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

Building a team is one thing, learning from them is another. If you take the time to listen to your employees, you’ll grow as a person and it’ll help grow your business. We asked founders what they’ve been taught by their employees. My Employees…