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Coffee And Culture: Ash & Anvil

Mar 9, 2016 3:34:36 PM / by Matthew Savio Nicholas posted in Startups

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Meet Eric and Steven the founders of Ash and Anvil: a Metro-Detroit based company making shirts for short guys.

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Coffee and Culture: Castle

Mar 9, 2016 2:58:30 PM / by Dylan Ramirez posted in Startups

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Meet Max. He co-founded Castle, a Detroit based online property management company that just started at Y Combinator.

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Why You Might Be Recruiting Too Much

Feb 4, 2016 2:08:12 PM / by Matthew Savio Nicholas posted in Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Skills Assessment

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R ecruiting. It’s the bane of growing companies. While being in a position to be able to hire new employees is a good thing, recruiting for immediate needs adds stress and subtracts time from operations – time needed to run a growing company.

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Billions Lost Due To Paper Humanoids

Feb 4, 2016 1:59:39 PM / by Deion Cao posted in Employee Development, Company Culture, Skills Assessment

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A company's greatest resource is its people. But not just people–it's the right people, working on the right things, at the right time. Organizations have invested so much in this single resource, yet do nothing to maximize it–leaving scores of employees disengaged and underutilized. And make no mistake–this is not free. This costs billions. 

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Finding Meaning in Efficiency

Jan 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Katherine Robinson posted in Company Culture, Employee Engagement

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A s companies grow, they systematize processes and procedures to increase efficiency. We build out job descriptions based on roles, rather than individuals, and create standardized performance metrics that tie specific work activities and outcomes to compensation. This makes sense—company leadership doesn’t have time to individualize roles and there is often a need for a large group of people to perform acertain set of tasks. Job descriptions and metrics keep people accountable to the same goals and help weed out low performers. Yet according to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report, 87% of employees around the world are actively disengaged in their jobs.  

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Engaging Millennial Employees

Jan 19, 2016 11:12:15 AM / by Dylan Ramirez posted in Employee Engagement

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M illennial this, millennial that. Companies everywhere have been trying to find ways to handle the wave of millennials entering the workforce. The millennial generation has been slapped with so many labels (hipsters, techies, innovators, the instant-gratification generation, the special-butterfly generation, the short-attention-span...ah, you get the idea) that it’s difficult for their employers to know which labels, if any, can provide insight into how to manage these new young’ins!  Here’s some good rules-of-thumb for the overwhelmed manager-of-millennials.

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