12 Travel Rituals To Make Business Travel More Enjoyable

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1. Don’t do different shit I have to give credit to my CEO Brendan King for this piece of Road Warrior Wisdom—it has saved me a ton of anxiety. Don’t do different shit. Put your wallet, passport, phone, briefcase in the same place every time. Once you arrive at your destination, make sure you develop… Read More

Five Things Good Leaders Do in Data Driven Organizations

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This is all observation… Are there leadership tips to be learned in organizations dealing with big data? Data driven organizations win, kick ass and take names. This fact is becoming a reality in multiple industries. My main question is: what does this mean for the organizations’ leaders? How does leadership change with big data? As it turns… Read More

Take Our Kids to Work Day at Vendasta

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Free food? Check. Office scooters? Yep. Foosball and ping pong? You know it! It’s no secret that Vendasta is a fun place to work. In fact, Flow, a local lifestyle magazine, named us as the #1 workplace in Saskatoon. And if you ask anyone around here, I’m sure they’ll agree!

Increase Productivity: 8 Tips from a Happy Driver

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About six months ago I walked into the office at 7:45 am as usual, set my things down, unpacked my full lunch kit into the mini fridge and settled down at my desk ready, alert and excited to start my day. This is my best time: between the hours of 7:45 am and about 3:45… Read More

Job Hopping & Its Influence on Professional Sports

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Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there were people who actually stayed committed to their professional careers and stuck with their jobs. That sounds crazy, right? Especially with all of the job hopping going on in today’s working world. Well it’s not really crazy at all, in fact the baby boomer… Read More

[Arbitrary Number] of Productivity Hacks for Marketers

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We work in a thriving tech office. We’ve gone from seven employees in a living room to more than 200 people covering four floors of our downtown HQ. We’ve got a great culture, an awesome vibe and quite possibly the best team. BUT. We’ve got a ton of hustle and bustle going on, which means… Read More

Employee Retention: Keep Your Valuable Employees!

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Many businesses still have the mindset that anyone is replaceable, no matter their job title or position in the company. It’s true that a business may be able to physically replace someone, but how does a business fill in the gap if some of their best employees leave? I think the answer is simple: they… Read More

Top 3 Tips for Hiring Employees

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“Hiring employees is difficult” – I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this, asked why this is and how I’m handling the employee’s market, along with the frequent complaint that there are just not many great potential hires around. It seems to be common theory that hiring employees is hard, and that finding new… Read More