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The 100 person agency that boasts a 100 percent employee retention rate

Ad Agencies have notoriously high employee turnover rates that can go up to forty percent, which only makes Work & Co.’s track record even more amazing. Co-founder Gene Liebel, of the Brooklyn design shop hardly dares to say the words: since its founding two years ago, not a single employee... READ MORE

Should Brands Demand Agency Diversity?

"Innovation and disruption does not come from homogeneous groups of people,” said PepsiCo executive Brad Jakeman, at a recent ANA conference. While this is very true, from an operations standpoint, it’s certainly easier to run things when the team members are similar in terms of experience, culture... READ MORE

The three parts of your LinkedIn profile that really matter

It seems like ancient history now, but there was a time when recruiters relied on online job sites such as Monster.com and Workpolis.com to search for talent. Then along came LinkedIn, and with it, recruitment search methods began their slow and steady evolution away from a focus on using those... READ MORE

The 4 Ways Leaders Fritter Their Power Away

No executive wants to be seen as an unlikeable, undemocratic, power-hungry boss. That’s fair – it’s all too easy to find examples of this stereotype in the real world. However, an interesting result borne of this fear has happened: those with power are often choosing to subtly abdicate it, with... READ MORE

5 ways to survive the December deep-freeze

If you’re hunting for work during the late fall/early winter, there’s a point where prospects and leads become scarce – and now’s about that time. It’s not to say that jobs are impossible to find in December, but many businesses and professionals see this as time to wind down, shutter up for a... READ MORE

The Smart CEO’s Most Undervalued Skill

When asked what the most important trait in a leader is, words like “vision” and “adaptability” spring forth. But one trait that is essential – particularly at the C-level – yet always undervalued is the ability to communicate effectively through being a good active listener. Ram Charan has made... READ MORE

Resume-blitzing: A sure fire way to get your application ignored

When it comes to applying for jobs, more is better, right? Well, not exactly. A common mistake that candidates make when searching for their next dream position is to saturate their respective market with applications and resumes. They equate a job search with advertising, thinking the more they... READ MORE

Surprise! Nobody Cares How Hard You Work

We live in a world that perpetually glorifies working ridiculously long hours and getting little sleep. We assume that those who leave the office latest, and have the deepest bags under their eyes are the hardest-working, best employees. Psychologists call it the “labor illusion:” when it comes to... READ MORE

One Nicher’s reflections on a recent opportunity to give back

It’s one thing to contribute to the growth of a business, but I honestly didn’t think I’d ever have the opportunity to help build a house after joining Creative Niche this past September. But lo and behold, that’s exactly what happened when a combined team of Nichers from our Toronto and Ottawa... READ MORE

Do Millennials Keep Ditching You? Here’s Why.

Today, Millennials make up 35% of the workforce, and by 2020, that number will grow to 46. Successful companies all know the value of having Millennials on their team – they can be inspired, hard-working, and add crucial insights and relevancy to their projects. The biggest, fastest-growing... READ MORE