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This week we dig into the Awesome Office archives to bring you one of our absolute favorite conversations. From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, Joy, Inc. author and Menlo Innovations CEO Richard Sheridan has never shied from challenges, opportunities, nor the limelight. His focus has always been around technology, but his passion is actually process, teamwork and organizational design, with one overarching goal: unlock the business value of Joy.
The New Year has a way of sneaking up on us. During the hectic months of November and December, we sprint like crazy to hit our Q4 goals. The next thing you know, it’s the holidays, and family obligations kick in. Blink, and it's January 1st... and we haven’t thought about our New Year goals once. Better luck next year? Not so fast! It's not too late to get your 2018 goals back on track.
According to a 2014 survey of 20,000 U.S. employees, only 36% of workers find meaning in their work. In other words, nearly two thirds of employees don’t find their jobs meaningful at all. If that statistic alarms you (it should), or if you find yourself amongst the 64%, there’s hope on the horizon. Because there’s a solution, and it’s called job hacking. This episode is all about job hacking - the art of redesigning your role to provide greater meaning and fulfillment.
Josh Wand believes that entrepreneurs need to "find their magic." What does that mean? Simply that entrepreneurs need to discover the things they do that nobody else can duplicate. By all accounts Josh has found his. He's a master connector, providing massive value by connecting brands with the talent they need to really break through.
“Employer Brand” is a pretty buzzy word these days. It seems like it's on the lips of every recruiter, HR pro, and CEO as they try and figure out how to differentiate their workplace from the rest. But is it just a buzzword, or something more meaningful? Better yet, should you even care about employer brand? Well if hiring, culture, retention, or company performance are important to you, then the answer is a resounding yes. In this episode, we break down the concept of the employer brand, and discuss how it can supercharge your culture and retention while providing some old fashioned brand marketing too.