Uber Toxic Culture

Avoid a toxic culture like Uber, create a corporate culture like Netflix

Just recently, Uber’s Chief Executive Officer, Travis Kalanick, announced that he was resigning from the troubled company, due to pressure from investors. While he had been taking an indefinite leave of absence to improve his leadership skills, a “series of costly missteps” lead the Uber board to demand that he step down to give the company “room to fully embrace …

Dog in an office with a group of employees

Does taking your dog to work really improve engagement?

In 1999, a company called Pet Sitters International held the inaugural Take Your Dog to Work Day, to celebrate dogs as wonderful companions and encourage adoptions. After a slightly chequered past, the event is now held on Friday June 23rd in numerous countries around the world, including Canada, NZ, the UK, and Australia. And while the concept of having our …

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Connect with candidates to offer a better experience

I’ve noticed a lot of noise lately from numerous different sources about the candidate experience. Overall, it seems that people are increasingly recognising that certain aspects of traditional recruitment processes can be both onerous and demanding, and cold and impersonal. And that’s not good for the organisation and its bottom line.   Of course, the idea that offering a great …

Social media profiles

What can social media profiles tell us about cultural fit?

My Verification Service (MVS) has partnered with Revelian to offer psychometric assessments as part of their suite of verification and background checking tools.   In this guest blog, Daniel Sheahan, CEO of MVS, talks about how social media profiles can help employers identify whether candidates are likely to be a good cultural fit for the role and the organisation.     As a …