Nearly a decade ago, I convinced my wife to sell everything we owned, stuff the rest of our belongings in storage, and buy one-way tickets to New Zealand when our daughter was 10 months old to take a careercation. While living out of two suitcases and visiting six countries, I was inspired to start TINYpulse with the simple idea that happier employees make happier parents, partners, children, ...Read Article
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) efforts have really accelerated and taken off in recent years. In a 2021 survey of over 400 human resources managers, over 50% rated DE&I as a top priority for their organizations. Furthermore, our research surveyed over 1,000 employees corroborates this trend, and 73% of respondents shared that their organizations are committed to diversity.Read Article
Employees who were hired during the COVID-19 pandemic are struggling to get connected in the social fabric and culture of organizations in ways that may not be easily observed. This cohort is providing 34% less peer recognition than their counterparts from the previous year. What’s more, they are 20% less likely to acknowledge company values by tagging values to the recognition they do provide.Read Article
We're privileged to work with clients from all around the world that deeply care about measuring and improving their organization's culture, recognition, and results. We have clients that TINYpulse on every continent except Antarctica (we're working on that!), but of course, some clients stand out more than others. One such client is Conversion Rate Experts "CRE" based in the US (New York) and Europe (UK, Germany and France). They're headed up by Ben Jesson and Dr. Karl Blanks.
I love it when a company's leaders and people all care so much about creating a great culture...while having FUN! This video from Killer Infographics in Seattle is simply AMAZING. Not only did they win the 2013 GeekWire "Geekiest Office Award," but it should win some AMA award. It definitely gives out positive, funky, inspiration vibes to me. I loved it so much I had to watch it again, tell my friends about it, and now blog about it!
It's been less than a year since my careercation and about five months since we publicly launched TINYpulse. But I'm happy to announce that I'm a finalist for GeekWire's Bootstrapper of the Year Award. I'm honored to be a finalist along with:
"What is your favorite gun?" is a question I never thought I'd ask during one of my careercation interviews. But that's exactly what I asked Paul Chu, Founder and CEO of RedWolf Airsoft "RedWolf." For those who don't know (including me at the time), airsoft guns are highly realistic replicas that run on batteries, compressed air, or manual springs, capable of shooting 15-40 pellets per minute. Some run on car batteries and can shoot upwards of 6,000 rounds per minute!
One of my favorite Seattle companies is Killer Infographics "KI." Not only do they have a "killer" product, but they are also great people with a great culture. I was referred to Amy Balliett of KI through Neil Patel and proceeded to use KI at my previous company, BuddyTV. I was so impressed with their infographic that we followed that up with a great video infographic for CES.