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5 Reasons We Should Be Taking Culture Fit Seriously

culture imageAt 24 Seven we ensure our clients and candidates will have lasting partnerships. We’ve outlined the five key characteristics to look for in a company. Finding the right culture fit takes time, but it’s the greatest investment you’ll make.

  1. Low Turnover:

When it comes to your interview, don’t be afraid to ask how long the previous person worked in that role. Ideally, you want to learn and grow in a position for at least two years. Joining a company with happy co-workers who are passionate about what they do will make you want to work harder.

  1. Great Training:

It’s also important to ask what kind of training programs the company offers. Learning a new skill not only raises your worth in the eyes of corporate America, but can give you a personal boost of self-confidence. If your company doesn’t offer the training that you are interested in don’t be discouraged, a quick Google search will lead you to online classes that you can take on your own.

  1. No Egos:

Remember, you’re interviewing a company as much as they’re interviewing you. Come to that meeting with a plan of action on how you could grow the position by working with others. You want to be in a culture where employees get praised and rewarded on a job well done. Steer clear of environments where workers are pitted against each other. You’ll find the best work you do will come from the help of others.

  1. Feedback’s a must! 

Ask: does this company stage reviews regularly? Or, possibly even more importantly, do these reviews allow the employee to give their advice on the pros and cons of the process? Always make sure when you’re giving feedback to your boss, to start with what’s working first. As for what’s not working, come with a thoughtful solution for making things better. Never finger point or cast blame on co-workers.

  1. Work-Life Balance:

One of the key components to work-life balance is management. Great managers know how to delegate, train and hire the best talent. Work-life balance means 8-9 hour days with a lunch break, two weeks plus paid vacation and PTO days. The occasional late night or weekend work is okay, and should be expected. Come to work focused and stay on task. If you find yourself in the office late every night, never be afraid to ask for help, especially if it’s known you’re taking on a lot!

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Black Friday is Coming!

coloredpresents_holidayNovember is here and the holiday season is officially underway. Lists of presents to buy are being made, Starbucks Holiday cups are back and the trends are in. The National Retail Federation reported that retail sales this holiday season are expected to rise 3.7% and consumers plan to spend an average of $805 on holiday merchandise, comparable to the $802 spent last year.  These numbers mean that retailers are optimistic to see holiday gains. With all of the steals and deals out there here are some tips to get the most bang for your buck.

According to The Center of Shopping, about 95% of Holiday Shoppers plan to make purchases in a physical store. Doing a little research online before venturing out there can help you ensure you don’t overpay for that perfect gift. If you are brave enough to fight off the masses this Black Friday, make sure you check out Blackfriday.com before you step foot in a store. This website compiles a list of all the Black Friday ads from various retailers and updates information as it becomes available.

If you’re planning to shop online, check price-comparison websites to guarantee you don’t spend more than you need to. Amazon is one of the best and continually turns up the lowest prices and the longest lists of results. Google Product Search is another option that provides a local shopping option to find stores near you. Price Grabber is our final recommendation that not only has a search option but will also show you weekly deals.

Once you find the product, before you purchase, do a quick online coupon search! We recommend checking out couponcabin.com, which has over 100,000 active coupons and deals. Retailmenot.com has coupon codes for 130,000 stores and a weekly email newsletter that features coupon codes from the site’s users considered to be the best.

Make sure you capitalize on free shipping! If it isn’t offered on the retailers website check out freeshipping.com which will help you with shipping but also give you cash back deals and the occasional coupon, what’s not to love about that?!

And if you’re like me and prefer to peruse the shops in pajamas from the comfort of your bed, then Cyber Monday is your favorite shopping day of the year! Cybermonday.com has deals not only on the day of, but also all year round with hourly updates.

General Tips:

  1. Make a list.
  2. Create a budget and stick to it!
  3. Research before you buy.
  4. Take advantage on any and all offers online and in-store!

Happy Shopping!

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http://www.neamb.com/shopping-discounts/10-best-ways-to-find-holiday-deals-online.htm

http://www.thecenterofshopping.com/news/holiday-shopping-patterns

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The Offices of Inspirational People

Ever wonder what your hero’s workspace looked like? We’ll be profiling some of the most inspirational creative people and uncovering how they like to keep their spaces. Today we’ve chosen our favorite fashion designers, graphic artists and writers. Any you’d like us to know about?

Jenna Lyons, Creative Director, J Crew. Lyons is responsible for recreating the brand’s image to that of the sleek, artistic urban professional.

Her office is covered in photos to inspire her, pretty faux fur throws and rugs that you’d see at home rather than in the office. She sets the tone for the live-work studio feel.

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Jenna 1

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Chip Kidd, designer of some of our most famous and favorite book covers. His office features every single cover to celebrate his accomplishments. The city skyline view isn’t bad either.

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Designer, Yves Saint Laurent’s space is unique, serving her personal tastes.

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Will Self, writer. They say when you have a good idea write it down. Mr. Self has several.

Will Self

 

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You would think infamous Karl Lagerfeld would have an office filled with mannequins. But, no, books!

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More From 24 Seven’s Holiday Style Guide

These looks inspire you to sparkle at your office party to New Year’s and beyond!

We love this look as it’s party yet professional.

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A classy pairing of glitter and lace.

Dress #2

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It’s not easy for men’s fashion to be festive, but this candy cane tie satisfies.

Candy Cane

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Another great men’s holiday look. Incorporate on-trend plaid with a bow tie and suit jacket!

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And men, do not be ashamed of the holiday sweater. These two gentlemen are nailing the look, pairing it with plaid pants and solid neutral tones.

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Topping off our looks, the classic cashmere and pearls for the girls who don’t do glitter.

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Make this month count and enjoy yourself while you’re at it.

 

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Holiday Office Looks

The Holiday 2014 season is kicking off and what to wear? Carefully selecting your office party outfit is important whether it’s your party or the event of someone close to you. Impressions are fast and they last. So cheers to making good ones. Here are a few looks to serve as your inspiration to make a classy splash.

For the in-office party.

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Should your office choose a club as a venue.

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This blog is filled with festive looks.

Outfit #3

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This transitions from work to event with zero changes.

Outfit #4

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These two looks can take you from holiday to New Year’s Eve!

Look #5

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For our clients and candidates in warm weather.

Outfit #6

We have more looks to list. Keep visiting us for the latest!

 

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