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Are Summer Fridays Good for Business and Employer Brand?

Reading Time: 6 minutes On August 1st, Lauryn asked me, “What if we implemented Summer Fridays for the rest of the summer?” We hadn’t considered the option before, but an article making the case for a 4-day work week was making the rounds, so we decided to talk it

When Human Values and Organizational Values Overlap

Reading Time: 5 minutes This article was originally published on the globoforce blog.  During the #MeToo panel session at WorkHuman 2018, Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, shared that whenever she’s come upon a difficult decision or crossroads in her life, she’s been able to turn to “the well” of her

‘Sua Sponte’ and Taking Ownership at Stories Inc.

Reading Time: 5 minutes We feel extremely lucky to be able to speak with many veterans at the companies we work with. It’s really powerful hearing stories from their service and how they’ve applied the skills they picked up in the military to their civilian careers. At a recent

Stories from the Team: When Song Lyrics Become the Storyteller

Reading Time: 4 minutes At Stories Incorporated, we help companies uncover specific stories within their workplaces, because we know candidates crave specificity — as opposed to generic marketing speak — in determining whether they should work at a particular company. It turns out that Malcolm Gladwell appreciates traditional country

How to source top talent at a high-growth company

How to source top talent at a high-growth company

Reading Time: 6 minutes Imagine you’re the CEO of a fast growing company. You look at the pool of applicants to your company and realize that only a small percentage of them are qualified. You further realize that—of that small percentage that are qualified—only a small percentage of those

how Hyatt CEO uncovers staff stories

How Hyatt’s CEO uncovers staff stories to drive change

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mark Hoplamazian, CEO of Hyatt Hotels, sat down with a housekeeper at one of the company’s hotels with the hopes of learning some ways that leadership might improve the experience of team members like her. As you’d expect, the housekeeper was a little nervous—after all,

How to turn team members into employer brand ambassadors

How to turn team members into employer brand ambassadors

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do your team members refer candidates from their networks to your company? We have an idea of what it will take to turn your staff into employer brand ambassadors! Lauryn and I always enjoy catching up with our friend Kevin Gerrity, Director of Recruiting at