Slack is one of those companies doing everything right at the moment. Everything from their brand interactions to their release notes tells us that the company believes in doing things a little different. Continue reading “New Feature – Slack Integration”
Many busy offices use calendars to keep a track of who’s in the office, so we knew that one of the most useful features within the product to keep a track of holiday leave, would be complete integration with Google Calendar, iCal and Outlook. You can now see at a glance, without logging in, the people who have taken holiday leave recently.
Continue reading “Feature Release – Calendar Integration”
If there is one recurring theme within the startup world, it is the idea that smaller is better.
Smaller companies are more productive, more agile and faster to market than their more bureaucratic peers. This notion is backed up with an organisational approach that has no traditional top down hierarchy. As traditional companies grow in size, the company gets slower as it scales as more and more levels of complexity to the company structure are added, and more bottlenecks in process and decision making are added. Continue reading “Holacracy — the self organisational structure your company needs.”
If you are one of the 364 million members that LinkedIn claimed at the start of the first quarter of 2015, you’ve undoubtably witnessed a fair amount of imagination stretching profile descriptions. Continue reading “LinkedIn Out Loud Adds Some Comedy Genius to Profile Descriptions”
Everyone is aware of the perks of working at high profile tech companies. It’s just one of the ways they attract and keep top technical talent. Continue reading “INFOGRAPHIC – Holidays leave at major tech companies”
Twitter is a fantastic medium for hr professionals. Whilst LinkedIn is an obvious social network of choice for many HR people involved in sourcing, it is a much more informal way to both collaborate with other businesses and and indeed connect with customers. Continue reading “10 Popular Hashtags for HR Businesses”
Most company handbooks are worse than boring, full of legalise and jargon, mostly serving to backup the company they have been issued from in a legal situation with an employee. Valve have taken the traditional company handbook, and thrown it out the window. Littered with classic one liners such as:
“Definitely panic if there’s caviar” Continue reading “Valve’s Company Handbook is Probably the Best You’ve Ever Read.”
I often wonder with the amount of creative, talented people on the web, why there aren’t even more startups and software products. Over the last 13 months I’ve managed to build Deckchair on my own from the ground up to profitable, entirely bootstrapped. Continue reading “How I built a profitable bootstrapped side project”