Workplace Culture Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: Nearly Straight A's for Warby Parker's Fun 'Classroom' Store in Dallas

Last week (July 3), Chain Store Age reported on a new "classroom-styled" Warby Parker store in Dallas (pictured above).

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iQmetrix Winnipeg Open House: Thursday, Oct. 17

Join us for a drink, have a snack, check out our digs and learn about current and upcoming opportunities at iQmetrix. Come and experience what it’s like to work at iQmetrix and what makes our culture so unique!

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iQmetrix Regina Open House: Thursday, Oct. 3

Join us for a drink, have a snack, check out our digs and learn about current and upcoming opportunities at iQmetrix. Come and experience what it’s like to work at iQmetrix and what makes our culture so unique!

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How to Hire a Hacker

Almost every job description you see for a software developer has some sort of language qualifier. “Looking for an experienced C# developer”, “Software Engineer (Java)”, “PHP Guru Wanted”, “Ruby Developer”. This is wrong. If you want a good software developer, you shouldn’t care about the language they’ve used in the past. A good developer will be able to deliver value regardless of the language they’ve used before.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon's 'Achilles Heel' is a Lack of Human Touch

Amazon has been occupying the minds of retailers (and especially wireless retailers) lately, with its popular Kindle Fire tablets, its controversial Price Check App (which enables showrooming), and its recent brick-and-mortar ambitions.

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Daily Dose of iQ: "Retailers Should Invest More in Employees"

Zeynep Ton, who teaches Operations Management at MIT, wrote a column a couple weeks ago for the Harvard Business Review, encouraging retailers to invest in their employees.

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Building a Culture of Employee Appreciation

At my first-ever retail job, as a clothing salesperson for a summer job, I was most motivated by money: commissions. The store wasn’t very busy, so when customers came in, I was interested in speaking with them and providing good service – both to get more sales but also to make the time pass faster.

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Open House Regina

Fun times at iQmetrix open house in Regina. Check the video...
 

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Christmas Bonus: 8 Fringe Benefits to Offer Employees

Show your employees your appreciation with a little something extra this Christmas. After all, it's the season of giving! And why not offer them a gift that gives back to you: improved retention, a boost in morale and a competitive advantage for your company.

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