Written by Gaines International’s founder: Donna Gaines
Looking back over the past 34 years has been a very emotional trip down memory lane for me. There are lots of great stories, scenarios and experiences that could fill a book (and a best seller to boot). You can’t make this stuff up! I would have to change the names to protect the “guilty”. But we will see.
As I move into the next stage of my career and life there are so many great possibilities to look forward to and opportunities forRead more
Written by our founder: Donna Gaines
Life can be funny at times. And yet, not everyone loves clowns! I however happen to find them to be delightful. So much so, that I sent my own son to clowning school at the Art Institute of Chicago when he was little. And here we are, years later, where I’m reminded of the simple and sweet joy we both found in clowning.
Let me tell you about a person that I met a couple of months ago through some research I was doingRead 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
Performance reviews are great, but what about a stay interview? Did you know that you can help employee retention by conducting a stay interview?
Performance reviews are great for the most part. They’re great to let you know where you currently stand. But also serve as praise and inspiration for development. The only problem is that they tend to only focus on the employee since it’s all about their performance. So what about the company’s performance?
Sure, I guess technically a company’s performance is seen by itsRead more
Millennials often get a bad rap when it comes to the workplace. But, after reading an article about millennial values in the workplace it seems to be more that they’re often misunderstood. It’s not that they don’t want to work. It’s that they just work in a different way and have different demands when it comes to work and their careers.
And it’s kind of important to understand their way of doing things since it’s expected that they’ll take over a majority of the workforce in the nextRead more
Office design has come a long way in the past few years. It’s not just in the floor plans, but also in the furniture and accessories companies select. Everything from places to play games and take naps to really bright and fun color furniture. And we’ll openly admit that some of this stuff is making us really jealous. So here are eight things we really wish we had in our office space.
This awesome Buoy Seat from Poppin.com.
This chair that looks comfy and doubles as aRead more
They say a clean workspace is the key to productivity. But that isn’t always easy with massive amounts of paper and office supplies. So this week’s Friday Fun is all about de-cluttering your office. Trust us, it’s fun! And your boss will thank you. Happy Friday!Read more