Topic: company culture

Awesome Places To Work: These Startups Have Better Perks Than Free Food Or Beers On Tap

Awesome Places To Work: These Startups Have Better Perks Than Free Food Or Beers On Tap
The difference between a job you love and a job you hate is usually one thing: the company’s culture.These days, lots of tech startups have adopted cultural perks like free food, pool table/games, and beers on tap.

But others have come up with new ways to make their companies great places to work. They’ve “hacked” their culture, according to this discussion thread on Quora. More »

7 Factors You Forgot To Consider During Your Job Search

7 Factors You Forgot To Consider During Your Job Search

One easily overlooked way to describe the job search: consuming. Even the most resilient and proactive job seekers tend to lose themselves in the search for employment.

Getting hired is no easy task nowadays. Many job seekers forget to dissect job descriptions and their personal needs to get to the bottom of what they’re really looking for. Fancy job titles and company descriptions aside–what factors are requirements for you to remain happily in a position for the long haul? More »

Company Culture: 5 Big “Little” Things To Consider When Interviewing

Company Culture: 5 Big âLittleâ Things To Consider When Interviewing

When thinking about career and job decisions, we know it’s important to factor in company culture. Companies and candidates are finally beginning to realize just how important culture can be. Culture is the approach to work, the mission of the company, the way people behave, and much more.

Of course, I completely believe that all those things are incredibly important. What I also believe is that even the little things can make a big impact. More »

Jane Pratt’s Terrible Plan To Have Her Whole Staff Get XO Jane Tattoos

Jane Pratt's Terrible Plan To Have Her Whole Staff Get XO Jane Tattoos

This morning in Jane Pratt’s XO Jane newsletter, Jane Pratt wrote about Jane Pratt’s 50th birthday celebration. In Jane Pratt’s account, all of Jane Pratt’s employees were super-excited to spend their lunch hour eating with their boss, Jane Pratt, at an organic raw-food restaurant that Jane Pratt picked out for herself. It definitely sounds like something they all freely volunteered to do, rather than feeling pressured to do. And now Jane has an even better idea: Wouldn’t it be awesome if everyone on her “team” got a tattoo celebrating their loyalty to their employer??? More »

10 Corporate Perks People Miss When They Quit

10 Corporate Perks People Miss When They Quit

Lauren Imparato was a trader at Morgan Stanley in New York City. “I had clients in Asia, Turkey, Europe and Latin America, so the day was never ending,” she said. After being promoted in 2009 she quit her job and opened her own yoga studio, I.AM.YOU one month later. “The transition from a bustling floor with constant chatter and noise to a self run business, of a yoga studio at that, was quite challenging. As was the change in budget and salary!” More »