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Domo Recruiting Billboard: Offensive? or Just (Really) Bad Taste?

7 January 2013

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A recruiting billboard from Domo along I-15 in Utah County is either offensive or just really (really) bad taste. North-bound travelers on I-15 through Lindon, Utah will find a recruiting billboard from local tech startup Domo that many will find either shocking, offensive, oddly funny or just downright lame. Odd billboards from Domo’s chief, Josh [...]

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The Bad ‘Employment Brand’ Video from Vimeo (That Actually Tells the Truth)

22 August 2012

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Vimeo, the video sharing company, posted (like lots of companies) a video promoting what it’s like to work there. But, unlike most company “work here” videos, this one is full of odd, awkward moments and is likely pretty realistic. It’s somewhat like watching The Office, when that awkward moment happens and normal tv shows would [...]

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Companies Asking for SocialNetworking Passwords Should be Outed Online

20 March 2012

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I say, if a company wants social media passwords as a pre-requisite to employment, people should be informed about it …online. Social media is a two-edged sword, and companies that think they can hide behind their corporate firewalls and bureaucratic red-tape have much to learn. Maybe, if their entire PR department is managing a reputation crisis over perceived privacy violations, they won’t be so keen on seeing what WE are saying about them?

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Why Very Talented People Leave Big Companies

15 December 2011

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With the way very large companies seem to be posting record profits these days (Uhhh, thank you… stimulus package??), you’d think people would be flocking to these ginormous corporations as a safe-haven in times of economic turmoil.  Yet (while that may be the case) the fact remains that being BIG doesn’t (of course) mean BETTER [...]

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Attracting Talent That Bring Passion to Their Work

2 September 2010

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You will never attract passionate people to work for you until you create ways of letting people be passionate about the work they already do for you–and then find ways of letting that passion out into the world so that it can seek out, find, and attract others to you. (SEE VIDEO)

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Telecommuters Gain 2.5 Days Productivity Over Office Workers

3 June 2010

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Conventional wisdom suggests that having employees in the office means they will be more focused and more productive, but recent research from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management suggests that Telecommuters – people who work from home one or several days per week – and those who have flextime available to them from their [...]

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Breaking News: Employees Want Respect

23 March 2009

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In other news, sky is blue and water is wet. I will never forget the day I came around this corner in Boston near the Bell Atlantic building (Now Verizon) on my way to work and found hundreds of 411-information workers picketing. This was late summer 1998. The economy was booming beyond its bounds. The [...]

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How to Retain Your Employees

3 November 2008

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A few months ago, I was approached by Peter Fretty, an author with Business Connect, to discuss employee retention tools employers can take advantage of. I shared a few things with him which I am glad to say were published in this month’s magazine along with some other good, insightful thoughts from both local and [...]

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What it Takes to GO BIG

1 October 2008

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A great post came across my twitter radar today, written by Sam Lawrence, forwarded by Chris Brogan, then Jason Alba. Sam’s Blog, Go Big Always, pushes the envelope just by its nature. He hits right at home when he says, “Companies are so highly matrixed and political that they make sticking your neck out nearly [...]

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See Batman the Dark Knight FREE TODAY

22 July 2008

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Local tech company Bungee Labs is hosting a FREE showing of Batman the Dark Knight this afternoon at 4:00pm. (I interviewed @ReverendTed from Bungee last Friday on the Couchcast) We believe Utah is home to many amazing companies…and we want to get to know more of you. Bring your family or friends and join us [...]

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