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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

12 Tech Companies Great For Flexible Working

How and where we work have changed so much over the last two years, it’s having a lasting impact on company structure. Job seekers demand flexibility [...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Company Culture Starts at the Ground Level with Livegistics

Livegistics founder, Justin Turk, is a third-generation entrepreneur in the construction industry. But instead of jumping right into construction like[...]

Jasmit Kaur

By Jasmit Kaur

How to preserve, shape culture in the world of remote and hybrid work

Recently a chief marketing officer told me that his company was considering moving to a fully remote model. But, in doing so, could they preserve what[...]

Alice Duers

By Alice Duers

Quiet Quitting or Quiet Cop-Out?

If you’ve been on Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, or even NPR in the past month, you’ve probably heard the term ‘quiet quitting.’  Quiet Quitting is when y[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

17 Tech Companies with Learning and Development Benefits

My dad always says, "If you're not learning at your job anymore, it's time to move on." Professional growth and development are huge factors for takin[...]

Jasmit Kaur

By Jasmit Kaur

Deciding to go completely remote? Keep these two major factors in mind.

Remote, hybrid, or all in-office? That’s the question organizations are asking as official pandemic protocols lift.  I’ve heard a range of different o[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

LinkedIn Learning Classes to Enhance Your Company Culture

The state of a company’s culture is one of the top 10 reasons an individual leaves an organization. No longer are the days when a paycheck and medical[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

How to Show Appreciation for Remote Employees

If you’re in a remote or even hybrid environment, you know that the days of donuts and coffee in the office are long gone. It was easy when we all spe[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Where We Work: The Expansion of Remote & Hybrid Models

Since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020, employers all over the world have been working tirelessly to find the right environment for their em[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

9 Purpose-Driven Tech Companies That Give Back to the Community

At Purpose Jobs, we believe that businesses can be a force of good. Whether that’s through the products or services they offer, or the way they intera[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Work-Life Balance is a Mind Game

In the past, we’ve featured a great number of companies that are top-of-the-line when it comes to offering solutions for work-life balance. These comp[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

13 LGBTQ+ Owned, Founded, and Supportive Companies

In celebration of Pride Month, we're highlighting companies that are founded by a member of the LGBTQ+ community or are LGBTQ+ friendly. Highlighting [...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Gender Pronouns in the Workplace: What, Why and How to Use Them

June is Pride Month. A month dedicated to celebrating and honoring the LGBTQ+ community and those within it who have fought so hard for equality and a[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Top Startups and Tech Companies that Offer Mental Health Days

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but for those who struggle with mental health issues, finding support is a year-round challenge.  There’s no dou[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

How Fund That Flip is Maintaining Culture while Doubling Headcount in 2022

Maintaining a strong company culture through rapid growth is not always easy, but Fund That Flip is doing exactly that while disrupting a massive indu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

24 Best Companies for Work-Life Balance Jobs

Work-life balance. It’s been a buzz word for the last two years as the COVID-19 pandemic blurred the lines between work and home. As we enter a new er[...]

Dan Ngoyi

By Dan Ngoyi

Meet Rocket Companies, a Fintech at the Intersection of Impact and Innovation

When I started at Rocket Companies – then Quicken Loans – back in 2013, we had 4,000 team members and were quickly growing and taking market share fro[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

Best Places to Work: A Look Inside Company Culture

Culture. Culture. Culture. We’re all talking about it, but what does it even mean? Company culture has been thrown into the spotlight over the last tw[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

Questions to Ask in an Interview to Discover Company Culture

It can be hard to get a sense of a company’s culture in a 30-minute interview. Especially a remote one. When you can’t tour an office, see people inte[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The New Era of Benefits: Work/Life Balance, Flexibility, and Purpose

A lot is changing about how we live and work as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.  The office as we once knew it is going through a seismic shi[...]

Kristina Mercier

By Kristina Mercier

The Power of Strengths-Awareness: Bringing your best self to work in an age of uncertainty

2020 ushered in unprecedented changes to our work and whole life experience. While we feel some relief from the ravages of the pandemic and political [...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

7 mindfulness exercises to reduce stress at a tech job

Tech jobs can be hectic, and stress from the pandemic and non-stop work from home demands have 70% of tech workers reporting exhaustion. Tech workers [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Building resilience plus more mental well-being strategies for work

As we know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While this topic has always been important, the past year has only worsened the mental health crisis[...]

One America Works

By One America Works

The Best Growing Tech Hubs for Healthy Living

As the past year has changed how we work, it has also changed where we work. This new era of productivity makes the case for healthier work-life balan[...]

Anthony Vaughan

By Anthony Vaughan

Finally Look Forward To Mondays: How To Find a Job You Love

We’ve all been there. It’s Sunday evening. You’ve had such a great weekend with friends and family, a much needed break from your job. And then it set[...]

Ryan Vaughn

By Ryan Vaughn

Fear: The Startup Serial Killer Which Must Not Be Named

We don’t talk about fears in startups often, or well. But the unexamined and unreconciled fears of the entrepreneur (not to mention the leadership tea[...]

Patrick Young

By Patrick Young

Have A Disability? Look For Companies That Offer These Benefits

As a person with a disability, you may have found the job market difficult to navigate. For a long time, there’s been a stigma associated with having [...]

Ryan Vaughn

By Ryan Vaughn

The profound ROI on having fun

Entrepreneurs are artists that produce at scale. Beethoven used all twelve musical notes to compose his symphony number nine. Twelve tools, uniquely c[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Celebrating Black History: 15 Black Leaders in Tech

There are many ways to celebrate Black History Month. Learning about amazing Black figures in American history. Discussing solutions to problems in di[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Candidates Should Ask These 6 Questions About Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging. It's something many startups and tech companies say they value and are actively working on. But the truth [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Tech workers are choosing Milwaukee as their home. Here’s why.

I’ll be honest: I’ve always had a soft spot for Milwaukee. My sister and brother-in-law live there, and visiting them is always the best. Fun things t[...]

Ryan Vaughn

By Ryan Vaughn

Why most 'culture work' actually hurts your company

And the simple way to ensure your culture eats strategy for lunch. A quick story to set the stage: About six years ago I scaled my company from 15-emp[...]

Ryan Vaughn

By Ryan Vaughn

The dark side of 'Crushing It': when looking good leads to bad results

This blog is adapted from a two-part examination of leadership, published on Second Mountain Startup.  As entrepreneurs, we’re inherently vulnerable t[...]

Ryan Vaughn

By Ryan Vaughn

For leaders, meditation is more useful than business school

Meditation makes people better leaders, and when done consistently can be more effective than any knowledge on leadership one could acquire. Hard stop[...]

Alexa Goins, Kenzie Academy

By Alexa Goins, Kenzie Academy

6 Traits Every Successful Remote Employee Has

Looking for a new position in the COVID job economy? Interested in upping your game as a remote worker? If you answered “yes” to either of these quest[...]

Brian Hough

By Brian Hough

Taking a Page from the Midwest Playbook: What Tech Giants Could Learn as they Move Inland

After so many years of this myth that nothing’s going on in the Midwest, the secret’s out, and people are finally taking notice of the Heartland.  Wit[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Duo Blueprint: How Ann Arbor's Duo Security is Changing the Midwest Startup Scene

“Our small city of freaks and geeks, fast learners, and team players has been a crucible for startups,” said Dug Song, Co-founder & General Manage[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Culture contribution: why we no longer say ‘culture fit’

We’ll be the first to say that we are always learning. That’s what we do at startups—we listen, learn, think, embrace new ideas, and make changes.  An[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Becoming Better Allies: How Tech Companies can Build More Inclusive Cultures

When it comes to inclusion initiatives, Daniel Young says he learned from one of the best. Before founding Circadian Risk in Ann Arbor, Daniel worked [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Keep That Same Energy: What We Learned at the Diversity and Inclusion Panel

On June 23rd, purpose.jobs and DVP hosted a virtual panel discussion on diversity and inclusion. We had nearly 200 people join us on Zoom from various[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Anti-Racist Actions Startup Founders can Take to be More Inclusive

There’s no doubt that companies, big and small, can have a huge influence on a community. And being a founder, a CEO, a “boss,” and a leader comes wit[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

5 Job Hunting Tips for Finding a Purposeful Career

Finding a job can often be frustrating and challenging—and it only gets harder during a pandemic. There’s record unemployment right now, which makes t[...]