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Behind the scenes at Seattle’s Top Coffee Co and the amazing company culture

Seattle’s top coffee company provides a rare glimpse behind the scenes showing how they create an amazing company culture and why their coffee is rated number 1 in Washington state the past 4 years in a row. How great company cultures are really created.

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When employees resign after taking advantage of company paid training

training

Corporate training has come a long way. Our attitudes toward training should also move forward.

To train or not to train employees

When employees resign after a company invests in employee training, it is not just a gut punch, it’s a kick in the ding-ding when the manager is down. With the average length of career tenures getting shorter,

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Gender equality and pay

gender equality

Who can help gender equality?

Gender Equality and Pay

As an HR guy, I hear a lot about gender equality/inequality and pay. Fair warning: This post isn’t going to be politically correct. If you are not able to handle season 4 of the TV series Sons of Anarchy or Breaking Bad, better move along cuz’

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Building Team Trust

building team trust

Obligatory HR Trust Fall shot (not my idea of building team trust)

Building team trust

is difficult. Sometimes individuals on our teams don’t seem to want to build a relationship with us as managers. Some folks may have had a bad experience with management in the past and others may look at the job as just a “Jay.Oh.Be”.

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Interns and internships, how to get noticed and hired

interns

Day 1, the only time the interns are shown any attention

Can interns manage their manager?

Today’s post is on mentors, mentee’s and all of the feel-good that surrounds what is right about these relationships. If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know I am a big proponent of mentors and I believe they can make one of THE LARGEST DIFFERENCES in a career.

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The Mentor program that isn’t a mentor program

Mentor program

How do you get this kind of mentorship and long-term engagement?

The mentor program of all mentor programs

Last week I posted on the topic of why I believe most mentor programs fail. I would be remiss and irresponsible if all I did was bitch on any topic and not provide a solution.

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