The Good And The Bad Of Open Workspaces

Remember when working meant sitting in cubicles all day and having that corner office was a sign of status? For some of us, it might still mean that. But since open floor plans were introduced in the 60’s, 70% of U.S offices have shifted to having open workspaces, according to a 2010 International Facilities Management… Read more »

How to Use Pre-Boarding to Boost Employee Engagement and Retention

A guest post by Andrew Crebar, co-founder of Sapling! Millennials became the biggest working demographic in 2015, and by 2020, 40% of the workforce is expected to be freelancers. With these statistics, it’s not surprising that early engagement and retention of employees have become one of the top strategic priorities for people teams. These changes are letting… Read more »

4 Signs You Might Be A Workaholic

There’s nothing wrong with working hard; It keeps us competitive and successful. In fact, Americans are near the top of the list for working long hours. Full-time employees reported working an average of 47 hours a week — that’s almost 6 days a week! But there’s a fine line between being dedicated and being a… Read more »

Why Volunteering is Great for Company Culture

Giving back to the community always gives us that fuzzy feeling inside, whether it’s working at a soup kitchen or simply donating some of your old clothes. Companies have realized that bringing this generosity into their workplace culture does more than simply create a feel-good environment — there are real, monetary benefits. Many companies have… Read more »

5 Easy Workplace Wellness Tips

Most of us sit in front of a computer at work, typing away nonstop. When you add that to the time we spend sitting during our commute and meals, it turns out that the average American spends about 13 hours a day sitting. You might be thinking, what’s wrong with that? I love sitting! Well,… Read more »

4 Companies That Are #Winning With Food Perks

Nowadays most jobs come with at least a few perks, and food-related ones are almost always an office staple. A 2014 study by Seamless reports that 63% of companies at least provide coffee or beverages all of the time, although only 11% regularly provide lunches. The numbers have already shot up since 2013, when only… Read more »

The Secret Behind Cogo’s Creative Culture

As you already know, we’re all about great workplace culture here at Aspire. We’re extremely lucky to work with companies that are the best of the best at creating those cultures, and Cogo Labs has one of the coolest cultures we’ve ever seen! The Boston-based venture accelerator is home to a unique platform of proprietary… Read more »

Tips to Being Productive When Working Remotely

With so many new gadgets and coffee shops popping up everywhere, it’s no surprise that remote work is becoming more and more popular. At first glance, working remotely seems like the best thing since sliced bread. But it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. When working remotely, you are much more prone to distractions and procrastination…. Read more »