Happy Friday!! Today, we thought we would bring you some inspirational and somewhat dream-like architecture to uplift your creative spirits. While none of these buildings were actually built, they are fascinating. We’ve been having a great time around the office discussing how our cities would be different both architecturally and culturally if these buildings had actually materialized. For instance, what if the Manhattan Dome had actually been built in the 1960s? What social, physical, and environmental impacts would it have on the city? Would traffic in Manhattan be better orRead more
From sun-baked clay bricks in 9,000 BCE to ETFE in the present day, this Friday Fun post illustrates the history of trends in architectural building materials around the world. If one of these materials could make a strong comeback, which one would you choose? Do you have any predictions on what future materials in architecture will be? Let us know and continue the discussion on LInkedIn or feel free to tweet us your comments!Read more
Happy Friday! Today we thought we would provide you with a very helpful breakdown of how the architecture and engineering worlds differ. People often think that the two overlap and that an architecture firm does provide engineering services and vice versa, but that is simply not the case. Even though this image is directed towards students who may be indecisive about which career to pursue, I would take the time to read through it. You may learn a thing or two and we would be happy to know what you learned soRead more
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Written by: Donna Gaines
When employees quit, the main reason is that they were not well matched to their jobs in the first place.” Caliper, a Princeton-based human resource firm, reached that conclusion after surveying 180 companies’ exit interviews. Contrary to some views, employees do not jump ship because of money (only 26 percent mentioned wages) or workplace conflict (11 percent). Rather, the reason most give (40 percent) is a combination of limited challenge, poor advancement potential, and insufficient recognition.
Confirming this, a recent WallRead more
Losing top performers has a negative impact on employee morale, productivity, and company revenue. The top performing employees are the ones who improve your bottom line by closing more deals, writing better proposals, creating more effective business strategies, analyzing your finances more closely and many other ways. That’s not the only compelling reason to hold on to them though.Read more
Did you know that the Leaning Tower of Pisa took about 199 years to construct? Or that The White House was built in 1792 and took 13 years to finish? Learn more about different famous structures from around the world! Do you think there are any major structures that this infographic should add? Continue the discussion on LInkedIn or feel free to tweet us your comments!Read more
Can you believe over 70,000 Sears Catalogue homes were sold in North America between 1908 and 1940? And personally we think the Geodesic Dome homes look fantastic! What kind of structure did you grow up in? Do you think there are any major styles this cool infographic should add? Continue the discussion on LInkedIn or feel free to tweet us your comments!Read more
Stay tuned for next month to hear and announcement from Donna Gaines, our founder and leading lady! And as a teaser, can you guess who from our thirty three year past could possibly be bouncing back into the Gaines game? Find out the answer to both of these questions in next month’s vlog!
And for those of you waiting on the edge of your seat for the next installment of Coffee With A Consultant, you’ll have to wait just a bit longer. In the meantime, click here to view our old episodes and email usRead more
The following is a guest post from our very own consultant, Jon Barron. Without further ado…
I had less than a year of experience working in executive search when my boss emailed me along with every other Associate at our company, asking if anyone spoke French. My interest was piqued, as I had been studying French from the ripe age of twelve. More recently, I had made multiple French speaking friends abroad while traveling. I always enjoyed testing my conversation skills and reallyRead more