The 10 Trendiest Offices in Dallas-Fort Worth

The modern worker is no longer impressed by unlimited coffee and a window office. To stay competitive, smart companies are reimagining the traditional workspace, incorporating everything from pool tables and game rooms to outdoor work zones and full-sized restaurant replicas. Check out these 10 innovative companies taking their offices to the next level:

1. Raising Cane’s

Offbeat: that’s the word that comes to mind when describing Raising Cane’s Dallas headquarters. 

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The unspoken rules of unlimited vacation

New job, new salary, new...vacation policy? More and more, companies are using so-called ‘unlimited vacation’ as a recruitment strategy - but what does it really mean? Are you actually winning in this deal? In all likelihood, yes - you’ll be coming out ahead. Unlimited vacation policies signal a level of trust that few companies are willing to impart. In that sense, you’ve found a good place to build a career. But if you’re already busy mentally planning your next five trips, you may want to think again. It’s a tricky situation - unlimited vacation was likely one of the deciding factors when you accepted your offer, and you certainly want to make good use of it. On the other hand - you don’t want to be that person. Where do you draw the line? READ MORE

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Which perks work (and which hurt)

In the age of elaborate – and frankly extravagant – perks, it can be tempting to simply throw money at benefits. Funds permitting, you may be lured into following Google’s lead by offering on-site massages and chef-crafted lunches. But is that really the best use of your money? According to recent surveys, 60% of candidates consider benefits as a crucial element in their job decision process. This begs the question, exactly which perks pay off in the long run? Although most employees are motivated by unlimited vacation and a well-stocked fridge, are those truly the benefits that will keep your workers happy? How about loyal? Productive and fulfilled? Not all perks are made equal. Find out which benefits work best for hiring and reten...
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Is Conscious Competence the Key to Success?

Is your company talking about ‘Unconscious Incompetence’ yet? This learning-related phenomenon is a growing concern for employers, and it’s likely impacting the long-term success of your career. The term refers to an invisible, creeping decline of skills and knowledge that occurs throughout every level of a company’s workforce. As technologies change, products and services evolve, and employees – particularly those who are 10+ years out of college – move further away from formal education, individuals’ relative competencies tend to decrease. A lack of awareness allows this decline to grow exponentially, and individuals, teams, and entire companies can become unconsciously incompetent as a result. Simply put, Unconscious Incompetence stems from all of the things that you (and your coworkers) don’t know that you don’t know. And what you don’t know can harm you. So how can you keep up with critical skills that you don’t know you lack?

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Making the Salary History Ban Work For You

Everyone’s least favorite interview question has been banned in California. Last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed into legislation a law prohibiting Hiring Managers, Employers, and Recruiters from asking any questions pertaining to past salary or benefits. The law, AB-168, aims to narrow the wage gap in California by eliminating a well-known source of racial and gender discrimination - one’s salary history. Taking cues from recent legislation in New...
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Remote Work 101: For Employers

The trend is here to stay: according to Global Workplace Analytics, regular telecommuting grew 115% in the past decade, nearly 10 times faster than the rest of the workforce.” As workers look to integrate their personal and professional goals, working from home emerges as an intriguing but potentially problematic option for employers and employees alike. Why are employers reluctant to introduce formalized remote (or flexible) work policies? Most cite concerns over productivity, collaboration, company culture and overall engagement as well as a general fear of the unknown. But the data suggests otherwise. Here’s what you should consider when evaluating remote work in the context of your company.

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Why Dogs at Work Make For Better Workers

In honor of National Dog Day (tomorrow!), we’d like to thank our four-legged friends for not only filling our lives with love, but for actually improving our emotional wellbeing. Turns out, bringing your dog to work can do wonders for your mental and emotional health - not to mention your productivity. Having your dog accompany you to the office has been scientifically shown to reduce stress and improve office morale. Studies show that the calming effect our canine friends have on us is significant; they can bring a much-needed sense of fun and play to an otherwise corporate environment. Dogs also READ MORE

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