Samantha McLaren

Posts by Samantha McLaren

  • A “No Shoes” Policy and 4 Other Unique Traditions That Make These Company Cultures Stand Out

    November 12, 2018

    Walk into Gusto’s offices and you’ll immediately notice something unusual: nobody is wearing shoes. And they’ll ask you to take yours off too. Now, this isn't just about cleanliness—there's a more meaningful reason Gusto asks everyone to remove their shoes (more on that below). And this fun, quirky tradition has helped Gusto build a unique culture, without...

  • What 5 Horror Movies Can Teach You About Hiring This Halloween

    October 31, 2018

    Whether you can’t wait to get into your costume today or plan on doing your best to avoid the holiday entirely, Halloween is upon us. And no matter how you feel about it, it’s a great excuse to kick back with a scary movie—and snack on all the candy that was meant for trick-or-treaters #NoJudgement. But as it turns out, some scary movies aren’t just scary—they...

  • How AI Will (and Won’t) Change the Way You Work, According to an Expert

    October 11, 2018

    It’s estimated that, globally, as many as 375 million people may need to switch occupational categories and learn new skills by 2030. That’s because artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are predicted to both displace millions of jobs and create millions of new ones. But according to Rand Hindi, co-founder and CEO of technology company Snips and a keynote...

  • Why You Need to Help Employees Find Romance in Their Work, ...

    October 10, 2018

    85% of employees are not engaged at work—costing companies $7 trillion in lost productivity, globally. In the eyes of Tim Leberecht,...

  • This Spotify Recruiter Turned a Job Offer Into a...

    October 4, 2018

    Making an offer to an amazing candidate is already one of the best parts of being a recruiter —everyone loves to be the bearer of...

  • The Surprisingly Simple Office Perks That Employees Want...

    September 27, 2018

    When you read about the insanely cool office perks some companies offer—like Acuity’s full-size indoor Ferris wheel—it might feel like...