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When it comes to hiring, culture comes first.

How do you screen for values during the hiring process? The key to building a Small Giants company is hiring for culture fit, but vetting for values during the interview process can be complicated.

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Topics: Hiring, Core Values, Values, Firing, Culture

4 ways to facilitate graceful employee departuresThis article was originally published on CEO.com.

“Do you have a moment? Can we talk?”

Business leaders immediately feel a sense of dread when they hear these questions. They fear that another person is giving notice, and they assume the departure will lead to expensive and time-consuming complications.

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Topics: Firing, Culture, Finance

It sounded absurd to me, but apparently no one at Blink UX had any idea what gets him or her fired. “Oh dear,” I thought. “That’s a problem.”

I am proud of being open, honest, and transparent, but getting fired is not something I generally talk about. Until now. Now I actually enjoy the conversation because it is so incredibly clarifying.

It all started when talking with my friends from Marigold Associates. We were brainstorming new ideas to encourage employees to take more ownership in their work, with clients and within the company overall.

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Topics: Company Culture, Firing

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