|October 20, 2011|
In The News
OVIA, an emerging leader in multimedia recruitment technology, secured their first funding round led by global venture capital firm, DCM. The new funding will be used to further enhance OVIA’s technology platform, expand sales and marketing, and add key employees to its San Francisco headquarters. DCM is an early stage venture capital firm that has been helping entrepreneurs build world-class technology companies since 1996.
Great Place to Work is pleased to partner with Entrepreneur to present the Best Small & Medium Workplaces of 2011. (read more)
Nuvixa, Inc., the leader in superior gesture-based video communication and presentation solutions, has launched their StagePresence enhanced video presentation suite. StagePresence is a software and portal solution that enables professionals, academics and hobbyists a low-to-no-cost way to create more engaging and personal video presentations and online training or course materials.
Make the Most
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued Why Leave Money on the Table—Make the Most of Your Employer’s 401(k) Match to encourage greater 401(k) contributions by the nearly 30 percent of American workers who are not contributing enough to receive their full employer match. In order to help employees meet their retirement goals, many employers match a worker’s 401(k) contributions. One of the most common matches is a dollar-for-dollar match of up to 3 percent of the employee’s salary. FINRA is issuing this Investor Alert because too few workers are taking advantage of a simple benefit that can help them meet their retirement goals.
For the third year in a row, The Novo Group has earned a national Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, ranking the firm among the top 20% of employers nationwide in terms of flexible work programs, policies and culture. The Sloan Award honors organizations that use workplace flexibility as a strategy to increase employee and business success and retain top talent.
The Novo Group, a managed recruitment outsourcing firm, has witnessed firsthand what a powerful tool workplace flexibility can be. Since implementing workplace flexibility options in 2008, the Novo Group has reduced employee turnover by over 20%, while increasing employee productivity by 28%.
Comings & Goings
Tatum, a national professional services firm that offers C-suite clients a broad range of customized solutions from strategy and leadership through project execution, recently announced that Kim Tagle has joined the firm as the regional managing partner for the Western Region (Northern California, Southern California and Pacific Northwest). She will be responsible for the growth and development of Tatum’s business in this region.
Follow in Their Shoes
Zappos would not have turned success into a habit without the high proficiency standards it holds when hiring for important positions. The company, which has found its way to the top, prides itself in its key asset: excellent customer service. Wonder how Zappos achieved all this? Here's a sample of the skills assessments the company used for finding and hiring only the best Customer Service representatives.
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