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Beyond the Pretty Logo: Why Hiring is Your Most Important Brand Decision

Beyond the Pretty Logo: Why Hiring is Your Most Important Brand Decision

| April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

  I once worked for a large, multinational software company. We had a strong vision and good corporate values and it was a great place to work. But I never quite felt the company’s vision and values actually connected to what we did on a daily basis. Many companies face this challenge to apply their […]

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How High-Growth Companies Can Preserve Their Startup Cultures

How High-Growth Companies Can Preserve Their Startup Cultures

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our company, Nextiva, was launched in 2008 with a small team and a small office. This year we are on par to employ over 400 people. While this growth has been exciting for us, it has also come with significant challenges—namely: how can we preserve a cool startup culture of hard work and fun while […]

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How to Identify (and Fix) Your Company’s Vibe

How to Identify (and Fix) Your Company’s Vibe

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Consider walking into a real-life version of “The Office.” The inappropriate and morally questionable behavior of the staff would make you reconsider your decision to work with — or for — the company. On the other hand, a stale, corporate environment where workers seem to endlessly stare at their monitors is even less appealing. This […]

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The Benefits of a No-Policy Vacation Policy

The Benefits of a No-Policy Vacation Policy

| November 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

One of the benefits of working at SpareFoot is our no-policy vacation policy. In other words, if someone wants to take time off, he or she doesn’t have to seek permission or to religiously track that time against a quota. We trust employees to get their work done—and to not unduly burden colleagues who are […]

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5 Things to Know Before You Launch Your Startup

5 Things to Know Before You Launch Your Startup

| September 3, 2013 | 4 Comments

There are many exciting opportunities available to young, motivated business entrepreneurs in today’s world. Greater interconnectedness allows us to find partners and share ideas more easily than ever before. Funding platforms provide crucial financial support at the beginning stages of business projects. Younger technologically-minded business icons are setting the bar for success. In this type […]

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6 Secrets to Building a Bad-Ass Company Culture

6 Secrets to Building a Bad-Ass Company Culture

| July 25, 2013 | 10 Comments

This year, the employees of SpareFoot (we call them SpareFeet) gave the company one of the biggest compliments an employer could ever receive. In confidential surveys for the Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work program, the people of SpareFoot gave the company high enough praise that we were named our region’s 2013 Best Place […]

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10 Traits You Should Know for Your Next Hire

10 Traits You Should Know for Your Next Hire

| July 20, 2013 | 3 Comments

If you are the hiring manager and is mainly responsible for the recruitment of your company employees, it is your job and main responsibility to make sure that you are able to scout for the best hire that will be your company’s assets instead of liabilities. Sometimes, it takes creating a list of traits on […]

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3 Things Rockstar Employees Need to Stay Put

3 Things Rockstar Employees Need to Stay Put

| July 2, 2013 | 3 Comments

Take a minute to think about your roster of employees. Now mentally identify your top dogs. This shouldn’t take you long. If you are like me, you know exactly who those people are and you cringe at the thought of the day they may leave your company for a better opportunity. Here’s the good news: […]

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Organization 2.0: Why We’re Building a Culture Instead of a Company

Organization 2.0: Why We’re Building a Culture Instead of a Company

| July 1, 2013 | 3 Comments

When I worked as a consultant at Deloitte, I got to see a lot of different organizational structures under a microscope. The thing you learn pretty quickly is that organizations succeed or fail because of talent, and talent chooses to stay or go because of culture. A good company culture is the core of any […]

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The Progression of Company Culture Within an Organization

The Progression of Company Culture Within an Organization

| May 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

What does every single business ever created have in common? The answer is they all started out as an idea; one person’s fantasy as to how their vision can make a difference to the world. From the minute an organization is born, a company culture is installed within it. For those start ups that cannot […]

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