Hire Personalities That Fit Your Company

Google measures their employees by what they like to call “Googlyness.” They have certain criteria for the type of people that will fit in with the company. They must be able to innovate and want to make the world a better place to live. They make sure that they find these traits in a person by asking some crazy questions ...

Enjoy the Nitty Gritty Details

  (If you have trouble viewing this video click here and watch it at Work Happy Now) When we are able to enjoy the details within our work that's when we know we are working happy. The best part about details is there is always another layer, which just sparks more curiosity.

Create A Members Only Club The Google Way

Google has a name for all their employees – Googlers. When I first heard this I thought it was cheesy, but the more I thought about it the more it made sense. They are a club of elite people who are trying to change the world. That’s the message that people want to send when they create a club. They ...

Why Fish Philosophy Works

Pikes Place, a fish market in Seattle, is known for its fun style of business. They toss fish around as if they were footballs. They have a sign that says, “Caution: Low Flying Fish.” Any business that has a sign about low flying product must be having fun. The employees love working there because they are engaged and willing to ...

Love a Good Sunday Quote

"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." - Mohandas Gandhi * As many of you know I'm a huge fan of Twitter. Check out my Twitter page. The interactivity is way better than any other social sharing site. No other site is even close. Check out this cool post from Chris Bennett - Twitter, the ...

You Are Awesome

(If you have trouble viewing this video click here and watch it at Work Happy Now) You have every right to be awesome. No scratch that, you are awesome. You just need to give that part of yourself a big hug and let it all out for the world to see and learn to love. * I met so many ...

Professional Growth the Google Way

Google has an educational reimbursement plan. They will pay up to $8,000 for an employee to take work related courses at an outside institution. They also offer the employee a maximum of 5 years off and up to $150,000 if an employee wants to pursue a further education full-time. Your company may not be able to give such generous benefits, ...

Empower the Employees to Improve the Company

Google has an internal website called “Google Ideas.”  Googlers submit their suggestions on how to improve a product or how to make things better at Google. Their co-workers can read this site and give their feedback by rating the suggestion and leaving comments. Management monitors this website very closely so they can stay abreast of their employees’ feelings. Opinions Matter ...

Your Company Should Do Annual Career Counseling

I believe that creating an “entrepreneur track” for employees will actually help a company retain employees longer because they are helping employees build skills necessary to go out on their own. Why leave a company that’s helping you develop your career happiness? You can’t. Or at least not right away. That’s why companies should do annual career counseling. By giving ...