Unless you’ve been hiding out for the past week, you’ve probably seen the devastating affects of Hurricane Harvey. The category 4 hurricane reached Houston over the weekend and has continued to cause flooding and damage to the area, leading non-profit and disaster relief organizations to turn their attention to Texas. At PerkSpot, we are constantly…

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The news of Charlottesville has shaken most of us to our core. In the face of such tragedy and confusion, it can be easy to lose sight of the efforts we’ve made to create inclusive and diverse workplaces. While the following stories do not take away from the effects of Charlottesville and the battle we…

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You’ve heard it before: office friendships can make a big difference when it comes to employee happiness and engagement. But what happens when friendships turn into cliques? On Ask a Manager, an HR blog/advice column, a reader writes about her experience with a former employee who didn’t seem to meet this manager’s understanding of a…

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We’ve said it before and it’s no secret – Millennials get a bad rap. Many have characterized this generation as selfish, entitled and lazy. But there’s one word that perhaps summarizes them better than the others and that we don’t often hear: Resilience.   From 9/11 to Katrina to Sandy Hook, the Millennial generation has…

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We’re all familiar with branding as it relates to marketing, but what about how it relates to recruitment? If you think about popular brands like Lyft, Southwest Airlines, and Starbucks, you probably have a good idea of what it’s like to work for these companies. That’s because they’ve integrated branding not only into their marketing…

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One thing we love about Chicago is that the city really comes alive in the summer. Patios open up and flood with people, baseball season is in full swing, and weekend trips to the beach are an absolute necessity. But with warmer weather and longer days, it can be hard to stay motivated behind the…

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According to SHRM, about 60 percent of workers are now asked to take workplace assessments to help boost understanding and improve collaboration among teams. We do the same here at PerkSpot, but a recent colleague brought to my attention that specific personalities don’t always dictate how you work. Using her as an example, Alissa is an…

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In a previous post, we explored the notion of the Four Day Work Week. But recently, we’ve been reading up on a similar phenomenon known as the Five Hour Work Day. It all started with this Fast Company article about Stephan Aarstol, CEO of Tower, a beach lifestyle company. Aarstol made a shift not only…

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The gig economy is defined by Google as “a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs.” From Lyft to Amazon, an increase in the number of freelance and contract workers adds new challenges for talent management and it’s vital that HR remains agile in response….

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It’s amazing how three simple words can carry such huge implications. Sometimes work can be… not so fun. Even working in the most amazing of environments, your workload can still be stressful, overwhelming and difficult. In those moments, we are faced with the reality that humanity is at the very center of human resources. So…

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