An Iterative Approach to Implementing HR Tech

I find that many HR and recruiting teams allow perfect to be the enemy of good when it comes to rolling out new technology. And, I totally get it. We are asked to manage risk, and many times are dealing with sensitive data or processes that really need to be perfect, like payroll.

That said, many tools now have quick time to value paths for implementation. This could be a free trial or free to use module for vendors pursuing a product led growth marketing strategy. Or, it could be an accelerated implementation path for customers that are able to move quickly (you’d be surprised how many vendors can implement in 1/2 their average time if working with the right customer).

While a product first mentality amongst vendors has allowed for practitioners to pursue a launch, learn and iterate philosophy, I always think it’s useful to understand why this iterative … Read more

How Kind Turned 17 Years, 8 Product Lines, and a Love for Healthy Snacking into a $5 Billion Exit

Seventeen years after launching Kind, founder Daniel Lubetzky has found his exit strategy.

The New York City-based maker of Kind bars will be acquired by snack food and petcare giant Mars, the companies announced on Tuesday. The deal has been oft-rumored ever since Mars, one of the largest privately-held companies in the U.S., purchased a minority stake in Kind Snacks back in 2017. While terms of the agreement remain undisclosed, the New York Times estimates the acquisition cost at roughly $5 billion.

The Kind story has long been one of perseverance: After launching in 2003, the business weathered the storm of the Great Recession to become a healthy-snacking powerhouse, ranking No. 889 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. in 2012. The company made $719 million in revenue last year, according to estimates from private research firm PrivCo, while selling eight product lines across

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Discover 4 Ways How Technology Transforms Recruitment

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, industries across the world have experienced uncertainties, and the recruiting industry is no different.

The global health crisis caused by the pandemic has transformed the hiring process. How will talent recover when the pandemic is over?

As the crisis continues to sweep nations after nations, businesses are seeking efficient ways to stay and maintain productivity. Managing the workforce and maintaining workload is no joke for top HR leaders. Businesses are still fighting and looking for ways to manage and retain talent. In fact, most businesses have started rethinking their hiring strategies – from hiring the talent to onboarding. Around 75 percent of the senior human resources managers came up with a new approach to remote hiring. Although there’s uncertainty as to when this pandemic may end, one thing has been cleared for sure i.e. companies have started implementing digital transformation and have … Read more

How Reed Duchscher Manages MrBeast and 1 Billion YouTube Views Per Month

According to YouTube’s latest stats, the video behemoth has more than two billion users and reaches more people in the U.S. than any TV network, with no signs of slowing down. There are more than one billion hours watched daily, with more than 70 percent of watch time coming from mobile. 

The very first YouTube video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and I’m pretty sure that Reed Duchscher couldn’t have cared less at the time — mainly because he had no idea that a video revolution was coming and would change his life in just a few short years. Duchscher was likely busy at high school football practice getting in his reps as a promising young wide receiver and linebacker playing both ways as a top varsity athlete. He was also a two-time all-district basketball player and competed in track and field. 

Duchscher worked hard and earned a walk-on

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How is the beauty industry becoming more environmentally friendly?

Following David Attenborough’s Life on Our Planet documentary on Netflix, we are once again reminded of the responsibility we have to reduce our impact on the planet. We are all becoming more aware of our impact on the planet and are calling out brands that are making meaningless environmental pledges, dubbed #TheAttenboroughEffect.

Redefining clean beauty

Firstly, we want you to make eco-friendly decisions on beauty products with all the right information. There is a popular conversation taking place at the moment around clean beauty, and if you haven’t yet heard about it, we’re here to explain and fill you in on all the important details.

Often, companies are called out for ‘greenwashing’, which is where they mislead consumers into thinking their products or the way they do business is sustainable and has less impact on the environment than it actually does.

You might have noticed terms like ‘clean’, ‘natural’, ‘non-toxic’, … Read more