With companies such as Amazon, Starbucks, and Microsoft calling Seattle home, the number of daily commuters coming into the city every day is only going to continue increasing. In most cases, this means a corresponding increase in the number of cars on the road, but Seattle is leading the fight to minimize single-occupancy vehicle commutes. In fact, despite adding 60,000 jobs from 2010 to 2017, the city actually decreased the drive-alone rate, according to a report from Commute Seattle. So how did they do it?
Your company's values are your first impression. They're important not just for your hiring process, but also for clients, partners, and visitors alike. This is what our team thought about when they got together to create and implement our own company values.
At this point you're used to hearing how millennials are disrupting the traditional workplace. Policies like flexible work hours, remote work, gym memberships, and extended maternity and paternity breaks are becoming industry norms — all changes that have been closely tied to millennial demands who make a majority of the workplace. Why are employers offering more benefits and amenities to their employees than ever before?
In 2018, McDonald's relocated its headquarters from suburban Oak Brook to downtown Chicago, Illinois. The burger makers have followed other corporations like Motorola and Kraft Heinz into the city in order to attract younger talent. What made them and so many others make this decision, and what are they doing to handle the move, manage employee retainment, and increase satisfaction in the city?
Home to the Space Needle, great seafood, and plenty of tech companies — Seattle, Washington is a wonderful city to live in. Starting January 2020, it's going to get even better once a law goes into effect making it mandatory for businesses of 20 or more employees to offer commuter benefits. Can't wait to ring in the new year? Neither can the many commuters who call Seattle home.
Retaining top talent is important to maintaining your well-oiled machine of a company. Articles often paint millennials as flighty because many often leave a job within two years rather than spending significant periods of time at one company. But isn't there more to the story? What's causing employees like yours to call it quits?
It's no secret that corporations are the largest offenders when it comes to polluting our planet, although the argument is often framed as a problem on the individual level. We collectively need to step up our game when it comes to doing more for our planet, particularly as companies. Sometimes there's no better or realistic option than flying, but it's often assumed to be the default for corporate travel. While we wait for airlines to come up with greener flying methods, companies can do more to send fewer employees into the air.