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What We've Learned in a Year of Being a Remote Company

It’s undeniable: Working remotely is on the rise. According to Global Workplace Analytics, the number of employees who work regularly at home has grown by 103 percent since 2005 and by 6.5 percent in the last year. A 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics survey found that 23 percent of employees conducted all or some of their…
01 February 2016

A Year of Working Remotely: 7 States, 3 Countries and Countless Experiences

Here’s a (very) brief summary of my life before 2015: I was born in Bulgaria and went on to live in California, Belarus, and India, all before the age of 10. I moved to Austin, Texas in 1998, and graduated from St. Edward’s University in May of 2014 with a degree in environmental science. I immediately…
12 January 2016

4 Steps to Cultivate Company Culture

Culture can either immunize or infect a company. Good culture can revitalize and motivate. Negative culture increases employee absences and turnover while decreasing their overall productivity while at work. All of which can lead to a loss of income. Employee turnover alone can cost a company anywhere from 30-50 percent of an entry-level employee’s annual…
05 January 2016

Organizational Values: The Key to Company Culture

“It’s not the fault of a flower if it does not bloom; it’s the environment which needs the fix.” I think about that quote a lot when considering company culture. A toxic culture makes it impossible for people to do their best work, and a healthy culture makes it possible for people to thrive. Above anything…
28 December 2015

How to Give Thanks to Employees Without Breaking the Bank

Employee recognition is crucial to retaining top talent. According to the Globoforce Mood Tracker Survey, 80 percent of employees who have been appreciated by their employers are staying put. When you consider that 65 percent of employees are looking for a new job, an 80 percent retention rate sounds pretty darn good. If an employee…
19 November 2015

How to Screen Candidates for Culture Fit

Hiring for cultural fit has become a praised and controversial topic throughout the years. Some experts believe identifying candidates who share the same values and methods as the organization to be an essential hiring process. Others believe you should actively look for candidates who go against the grain. And still others question whether “culture” even…
27 October 2015

6 Vital Qualities of Startup Workers (Plus 1 That's Overrated)

Startup Institute is an eight-week immersive program that helps career-changers make the transition into the world of startups. Founded in 2012 and now operating five locations worldwide, Startup Institute has successfully trained hundreds of individuals across the globe who have gone on to obtain new career opportunities. Some of them have founded startups of their…
24 September 2015

Cynefin Framework and the Culture of Feedback

The Cynefin framework is a way of looking at community dynamics that has more recently been associated with Agile software development. Take a look at the Cynefin framework and you’ll get an idea of an organization’s four domains of work. These domains are: obvious, complicated, complex and chaotic. Many startups fall largely under the complex…
22 September 2015

Your Employer Brand Needs Some Attention

There. It’s out in the open. No foul intentions, but sometimes the truth can sting a little. There are tons of articles out there in cyber space covering employer branding with about million statistics in every one of them. Little did you know, your branding falls under the not-so-flattering category of statistics. One of the…
16 September 2014

You Filled the Tough-to-Fill Requisition...Now What?

By Armando Llorente, Principal Consultant @HRe-sources, LLC After weeks (and possibly months) of searching all channels for the “Ideal Candidate (i.e. the “needle in the haystack”), you pat yourself on the back for a job well-done because he/she has accepted your employer’s offer. The individual is now at your office for Day-One Orientation. You have…
14 May 2011