5 ways to beat that Halloween sugar rush in your office

This year, Americans will spend over $6.9 billion celebrating Halloween. That includes the costumes, pet costumes, decorations, and $2.1 billion spent on candy. The season is spooky and fun, but it’s also expensive and packed with sugar and drinks. While we love this holiday as much as the next guy “dressed up” in his superhero t-shirt, we’re… Read more »

Guest Post on Namely!

Check out Aspire’s new guest post on Name.ly’s blog about changing company cultures during growth! Let us know how your culture changed during growth! Here at Aspire we love to discuss any and all ways to improve workplaces. If you have a topic you’d like to discuss, a question you want to ask, or just… Read more »

Can frequent feedback promote an efficient company culture?

Millennials are all about instant gratification in their personal lives. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, even texting, all result in immediate responses — I like this, she shared that, you commented on that. Or, as I’m sure we’ve all said, “I posted that hours ago. Only three likes?!” We’ve known since the advent of Snapchat (the first… Read more »

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

How many times have you done someone a favor, not because you actually wanted to, but because you respect and care about the person who asked you? If you’re anything like me, it’s a lot. Now, imagine if you had these kinds of relationships with your boss – or better yet, with your customers. How… Read more »

Can we salvage the interview process?

Designed by Freepik We’re hiring (!) here at Aspire, so we’ve been reading far and wide to discover the best and most creative ways to approach the hiring process. From the first interview to the final offer, how can we find the right candidates for our company? No one (and we mean no one — not… Read more »

Investing in Your Culture: The Bottom Line

5:27 AM. A busy CEO rolls over, glancing at his phone before his morning run. 513 unread emails. “Q4 numbers – URGENT,” “Focus group study results in – new shirts underperforming” read just two of the first ones he glanced at. With only 24 hours in a day (and really, you need to sleep at… Read more »

How can we keep our millennials?

Some millennials plan to grow at their companies, picturing graduation from their entry-level cube to a corner office. Others have short tenures already in motion, using their cube as a launching pad to a new position, a new company, and maybe even a new industry. Can you influence how many of your millennials stay? You… Read more »

Resolved: Increase Retention in 2015

What are your resolutions for 2015? Everyone has some personal ones (“do laundry before it becomes a living monster in my closet” or “quit eating the whole box of Oreos in one sitting”), but do you have any that are work-related? We’re betting you do – and that lots of people on your team do,… Read more »

A Vacation Policy to Reflect our Culture

Here at Aspire, we like upending workplace norms. We wrote before about flat organizational structures and we relish the experiments at Buffer that are opening the doors on secret salaries. We recently installed a couple of standing desks to see if we could maybe not have sore backs by the end of the day. [Update:… Read more »