Tech Culture is in CTC’s DNA

Career Realism

Chase Technology Consultants (CTC) has a tech-centric culture that makes it easy for them to understand the needs of the talent they recruit. NOTE: Be sure to watch the video above to learn more about the company and why it can help you find better gigs in Boston!

Hard Work And Ambition Are Rewarded At Drift

Career Realism

Drift is the fastest-growing technology company in Boston, but it remains committed to fostering a company culture of openness and teamwork. But, when you hire the right people, the culture often follows suit, according to Dena Upton, vice president of people at Drift.

2019 66

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Hire for Cultural Fit: It’s Time to Add Other People, Pt 2

Hiring Technical People

In Hire for Cultural Fit: It’s Time to Add Women, Pt 1 , I wrote about the need to add women to your team, and what you could do. Surely, in the Boston area, there must be non-white, young and older people looking for jobs. You will definitely have a particular corporate culture. But, does that culture lead you to better products? Does that culture scale? cultural fit HTP ageism culture diversity hiring decision Hiring Geeks That Fit

2014 211

5 Things You Should Do To Revive a Toxic Work Culture

Ms. Career Girl

If the answer is yes, you may have a toxic culture at work. Work Culture exists on multiple levels. To create real and lasting change, your business must tackle cultural issues on both levels. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you turn-around a toxic work culture.

2017 135

Toast, Inc. Strives To Be The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Career Realism

headquartered in Boston, is a cloud-based restaurant software company that provides restaurants with a management and point of sale system. Putting The Focus On Company Culture Toast is not afraid to boast about its company culture. The culture and environment is excellent.

2019 62

A New Book About HubSpot Reinforces The Truth About Your Culture.

The HR Capitalist

We all like to think our culture is special. Some of us talk about our culture without really doing anything to support it. Others work hard at culture, to the point where the cynic would claim there’s a cult-like feel to what’s created. . Culture Workplace

2016 88

Culture Showcase: Fashion, Fun, And Bagels With The CEO

Career Realism

Each week, we try to showcase amazing companies that have cool company cultures. Today’s culture showcase is Rue La La , an online retailer headquartered in Boston. 5 Tips To Uncover Company Culture. Company Culture Is Important To Hiring Managers.

Hiring is a Team Sport

Hiring Technical People

” I’m speaking at Agile Boston this week. I’m repeating the talk in Downtown Boston on Thursday , too. Hiring Geeks That Fit agile agile hiring cultural fit culture hiring decision job analysis Shane Hastie, my sometime coauthor , and sometime co-teacher, interviewed me for InfoQ about Hiring Geeks That Fit. We had a great time, and the interview shows it. I hope you enjoy the interview.

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Non-Competes Can Hurt Your Hiring

Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

2009 156

Using Your Network

Hiring Technical People

Q&A with the Recruiting Animal → Using Your Network Posted on May 13, 2008 by johanna I found my first job with the help of an on-campus recruiter, and with a local Boston-area recruiter.

2008 156

How to Save a Negative Company Culture


You might have started out with the best of intentions, but somewhere along the way your company culture took a nosedive. Changing your company culture for the better will often necessitate removing your rosy glasses in regards to your employees and your leadership.

Agile Hiring: It’s a Team Sport Slides Posted

Hiring Technical People

I gave the “same” talk twice last week, at Agile Boston. Hiring Geeks That Fit cultural fit interview job analysis Now, I never memorize my talks, so it’s never the same talk. I record my talks so I can learn from them. I had to select which talk I uploaded to slideshare. Tough decision! I decided to upload the first talk, because I thought the quality of the recording was better.

Sports 169

A Different View on Decision Making

Water Cooler Wisdom

« New Episode: 30/20 Vision | Main | Mantra For Being Less Sensitive » July 13, 2010 A Different View on Decision Making   Ann MarieBland of Boston ,a video game marketing executive, was recently faced with two attractive joboffers. 

2010 74

The Power of a Loose Connection

Hiring Technical People

I wanted to work at Symbolics, a local Boston company. It was great because I fit the culture. More than that, I fit the culture. That cultural fit is what sold my boss on me. Cultural fit is what is key. Agile Job Search cultural fit job description network referralIf you read this blog or my Manage Your Job Search book, you know I’m a big fan of networking with loose connections.

2012 163

What Questions Do You Have For Me?

Hiring Technical People

If you live in a major city, such as New York, San Francisco, or Boston, and commuting could be an issue, you might want to address that. These prep questions are a form of cultural fit questions. If the candidate doesn’t, consider one of these, or any of the other aspects of cultural fit. Hiring Geeks That Fit candidate cultural fit interview interview question

2012 160

Keys To Building A Winning Workplace

Career Realism

Steve Pearce assumed the role of starting first baseman for the Boston Red Sox in the 2018 MLB playoffs following an injury to primary first baseman Mitch Moreland, Pearce went on to win World Series MVP. Sports are a great distraction from everyday life.

2019 62

Rajon Rondo, Slurs In The Workplace and "Maim Tom Brady".

The HR Capitalist

Rondo, a four-time All-Star, was ejected after receiving consecutive technical fouls during a losing effort against the Boston Celtics in Mexico City on Dec. Culture WorkplaceEver stop and think about all the things you heard/said as a kid, and how the world has changed?

2015 95

Moving Overseas For Your Spouse’s Job? The Most Important Thing You Will Pack is Patience

Ms. Career Girl

For over thirty years, I enjoyed a career in the world of non-profit organizations: fundraising for organizations I admired (such as PBS); helping corporations and foundations make strategic philanthropic decisions; serving on the boards of many civic organizations in the Boston area, where I live.

2019 162

Are Your Leaders Deluded?

Water Cooler Wisdom

last fall, corporate culture expert Dov Seidman’s firm LRN and Boston. view of their organizational cultures is not in line with employee. The research, National Governance, Culture, and Leadership Assessment , included data from 36,000 employees in 18 countries and was detailed in The How Report: New Metrics for a New Reality: Rethinking the Source of Resiliency, Innovation, and Growth.  Culture HR Issues Management Office Politics

2013 59

Naive Intensions Are Good for Business


In the Nut Island Effect, managers lost sight of this vision resulting in management-employee alienation, and employee self-regulation of critical processes that ultimately led to catastrophic mission failure polluting Boston Harbor.

2011 122

Building Business Within a Community

Water Cooler Wisdom

I asked three local business owners how they reinforce the strong community ties that can ultimately lead to more sales: James DiSabatino, owner of  Roxy’s Grilled Cheese  in Boston; Cheryl Munoz, co-owner of  Sugar Beet Food Co-op  in Chicago; and Janet Schultz, owner of Blue-J Eco-Friendly Small Office Cleaning  in North Carolina. Best Practices Communication Creativity & Innovation Culture Entrepreneurship Ownership & Initiative People Skills

2015 55

The Dark Side of Telecommuting to the Office

Evil HR Lady

Not everyone loves working from home, and a culture that ends up encouraging telecommuting can often make the people who prefer to work in the office unhappy. Pratt , a management professor at Boston College that talks about this dark side of telecommuting.

Top 10 Cities For New Grads

Resume Bear

New York City, NY – The city that never sleeps is high energy and culturally diverse. Boston, MA – Boston has the lowest unemployment rate of the top east coast cities (7.1%), yet the cost living is higher than NYC ($1,112).

2012 247

Telepresence Robots Coming to an Office Near You

Water Cooler Wisdom

She lives in Boston, but most of her colleagues are in an office in San Francisco, and she was feeling left out. Culture Current Affairs Daily Life Employment Trends Flexible Work Handy Resources Life Balance Life in the 21st Century Office Politics People Skills Productivity Professionalism Technology Troubleshooting

2016 40

Eat Like A Local: The Five Greatest Not-So-Famous Local Cuisine

Ms. Career Girl

Eating like a local helps you appreciate local culture, so step away from the easy and obvious, and enjoy some of these lesser-known local cuisine favorites. Boston. Boston’s Chinese food is unlike any Americanized Chinese food you’ve ever experienced.

2014 193

Best Career Coaches in Your City

The Corporate Con/noisseur

million people and is the seat of the cultural, financial, and economic center of South Florida. They offer both individual and group level coaching and can help a company with their organizational culture. Best Career Coach in Boston. Best Career Coaches in Your City.

2020 52

Race Matters in Hiring, No Matter How Nice The Cheshire Cat Grins

Competitive Resumes

And, a 2002 study in Boston and Chicago found that résumés of persons with names common among whites were 50 percent more likely to generate a request for an interview than equally impressive résumés of persons with names common among blacks. Race matters in hiring.

2017 130

Three Tips to Unleash the Creative Entrepreneurs in Your Community

Ms. Career Girl

From Boston to Bangladesh, creative entrepreneurs are building companies at the cutting edge of digital fabrication, augmented reality, design and entertainment. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us.

10 Books to Unwind with This Memorial Day

Ms. Career Girl

Four young immigrant women in Boston use their weekly pottery making group as a setting to launch their dreams, ambitions and heart’s true desires. The post 10 Books to Unwind with This Memorial Day appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2017 218

Real Career Girls CEO Spotlight: Annbeth Eschbach, Exhale Spa

Ms. Career Girl

And to me, that means sorting out what the brand and Company needs to be successful, and structuring the organization, business practices, and culture to address those needs. The post Real Career Girls CEO Spotlight: Annbeth Eschbach, Exhale Spa appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2015 169

3 Art Exhibits Perfect For a Fall or Winter Getaway

Ms. Career Girl

Lurking behind all that glitz and glam are a wide assortment of culturally rich attractions. The post 3 Art Exhibits Perfect For a Fall or Winter Getaway appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Who says vacations and getaways are always part of the Summer routine?

2016 130

50 Happiest Companies for 2012

Resume Bear

CareerBliss’ 50 Happiest Companies ranked the highest among their employees on the key factors that contribute to the overall happiness at work, including the company culture, the work they do, how they work and the people they work with. Boston Scientific.

2012 256

Top Internship Programs Announced

Ms. Career Girl

The Boston Consulting Group. This year’s winners include: Top Overall Internship: Evercore Advisory Summer Analyst & Summer Associate Program – “I could not have been happier with the culture, opportunity, and flexibility afforded to me by Evercore.

Best Companies to Work for 2014

Resume Bear

The Boston Consulting Group. Fortune’s Top 100 Companies to Work for 2014 List is out and Google tops the list again this year! List Rank. Company Name. of US Employees. Google. 42,162. 6,588. 2,552. Edward Jones. 38,015. Quicken Loans. 8,386. Genentech. 11,998. 6,739.

2014 210

Students and Grads Top 10 Companies

Resume Bear

Use it to share career advice, insights on your company culture, and new opportunities. Top 10 Companies for Students and Graduates. Tech-savvy’ means something completely different today than it did 10 years ago.

2012 255

5 Tips to Keep Your Social Media Positive

Ms. Career Girl

The mini-magazine delivers style-minded content, pop culture highlights and Instagram inspiration to inboxes daily in a format that can be easily digested in 5 minutes or less. The post 5 Tips to Keep Your Social Media Positive appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

Study finds a Third of US College Students would Rather Have Started a Business

Ms. Career Girl

For the study, entitled “The Multi-Generational Job Search”, produced by Boston-based consulting firm Millennial Branding and career network, found almost two-thirds of US employers would now consider hiring a candidate without a college degree.

2014 151

The New Amazon HQ - Is the Key to Your City Winning The Competition Eliminating Non-Competes?

The HR Capitalist

Once Amazon announces a city for the new HQ, watch the activity that happens to lock down critical parts of workforces - pay increases, culture enhancement and yes - forced signing of non-competes for those that don't have them in place.

2017 117

Many Small Businesses Are Not Sustainable

Water Cooler Wisdom

by the Boston Consulting Group and MIT supported this point of view, finding that only nine percent of small companies (fewer than 1,000. In my Culture Beat column at the AMEX Open Forum, I explore. As Kelly Spors wrote in a March article for Small Business Trends , environmental sustainability isn’t nearly as prevalent in small. businesses as it is in the corporate world. Sure, some small businesses have jumped on board and are leagues ahead when it comes to energy.

2012 57

5 Things to Know about Business Trip Etiquette


While there are some similarities, it’s important to remember that you’re not only representing yourself while travelling for work; you’re also sending out important signals about your company — its culture, brand and products.

2013 133

Release Your Brilliance, Vuja De


in Boston on “Organizational and Operational Readiness” and “Reverse Mentoring.” The “IT part” of implementing social technology is fairly straightforward; it’s the shift in behaviors, culture, incentives, leadership and processes that will define your success.

2012 128

Why Executives Should Consider A Career At HubSpot

Career Realism

Strong Company Culture. HubSpot has always cared deeply about creating a modern company culture where employees can do their best work. A few years ago, Hubspot published the Culture Code slidedeck to share the company’s core values, beliefs, and information about the workplace.

2017 87

Life After College: What It’s Really All About

Ms. Career Girl

I think the stereotype of backpacking in Asia to find oneself is a stereotype for a reason—there is value to setting out with a few items on your back and the aim of settling into your own bones, particularly in a foreign culture. A graduate of Princeton University and Boston University, she recently moved to the northwest of the U.S. Universities and colleges award an average of 1 million associate’s degrees and nearly 2 million bachelor’s degrees to graduating students every year.

2018 142