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Holacracy: Operating System or Workforce?

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In 2014, Zappos became the largest organization to take on the organizational system known as Holacracy, something they call “an operating system for your organization.” Excited to begin this new journey, Zappos began and continues to, promote Holacracy and what the effects it has had on their organization. Zappos website claims that Holacracy gives “every employee (not just management) the power to innovate, make changes, and have a voice.” While Zappos continues to tout the benefits of Holacracy they have had record rates of turnover since implementing the new system. In 2014, after the announcement that they would be migrating…

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Ten ‘Must Have’ Benefits

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Benefits are no small consideration for employees.  While 60% say that benefits are the deciding factor in taking a job, 80% say it is a factor in keeping a job. We know benefits are important and to keep employees you need to remain competitive. But what does that look like to the modern worker? What benefits will keep you competitive and attract the best job candidates to your organization? While no benefits package is one-size-fits-all, here are our top ten offerings to keep your benefits package comprehensive and attractive. Improved health, dental, and vision insurance. Perhaps the most obvious and…

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Micro-Internships: The Next Generation of Interns

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Micro-internships offer college students an opportunity to complete small projects in place of a more traditional longer-term internship. Micro-internships consist of projects that require the student to work between five and forty hours over a span of a few days to a few weeks. These students are often compensated, similarly to freelance work, and given the opportunity to get a sneak peek at a potential career path. Micro-internships provide an opportunity to those who might not be able to follow the path of a traditional summer or semester-long internship, opening the door to minorities and low-income college students. While this…

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

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It is said that “laughter is the best medicine” and experts agree that this is just as true in the workplace as it is in your personal life. In a world where 83% of Americans report unhealthy levels of stress at work, more laughter might be exactly what the office place needs. In fact, research shows that if your employees are not laughing it may be detrimental to organizational success, decreasing productivity and innovation. Employees who laugh in the workplace not only have increased levels of job satisfaction and improved mental health but are more competent and creative in their…

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