Does Your Organization Need More Innovative Thinkers?

first_imgFor Immediate ReleaseContact: Bruce Seifer, Assistant Director for Economic Development, 865-7179Does Your Organization Need More Innovative Thinkers?Burlingtons Community and Economic Development Office is sponsoring a free workshop hosted by Forward Leap Consulting.Five Ways to Unleash the Creative Potential Within Your OrganizationWhen: Friday, November 9, 20077:30AM-9:30AMWhere: City Hall, conference room 12Coffee and refreshments servedThis interactive workshop will allow participants to discuss and generate solutions to innovative issues. A recent survey found 89% of responding employees felt that innovation was among their top five work priorities, 44% of those same respondents gave their organizations a low rating in how well the innovation process was understood.In this workshop you will learn:-The difference between innovation and creativity-Easy-to-implement ideas that will ignite creativity within your organization-Teamwork skills vital for collaborative innovationThis interactive workshop will also allow participants to discuss and generate solutions to innovation issues. Be prepared to use your creativity and take some great ideas back to your workplace.Register today at (802) 324-8326 or by e-mail at leslie@forwardleapconsulting.com(link sends e-mail) “I’m pleased that the City’s CEDO department and Forward Leap Consulting is helping to support businesses and other organizations with this workshop,” said Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss. “In a competitive business environment, innovation and creativity are essential. We need to encourage new ideas wherever we can find them.”CEDO offers comprehensive business assistance through partner workshops and other programs such as energy efficiency, Renewal Community tax credits, commercial space finder, business planning, technical assistance and our business loan program. Call CEDO today for more information or to set up an appointment to start your business.last_img read more

Glassdoor Secures $50 Million To Expand Globally And Support Recruiting Platform Growth

first_imgWe’re excited to announce Glassdoor has raised more than $50 million in a round of financing from some terrific new investors. The round is led by Tiger Global Management with additional funding from Dragoneer Investment Group along with our existing roster of investors: Battery Ventures, Benchmark, DAG Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.It’s been just over five years since Glassdoor launched, and we’ve seen how workplace transparency has considerably changed the way people search for jobs and how employers recruit top talent. With over 22 million members, Glassdoor has 5.7 million pieces of content for nearly 300,000 companies in more than 190 countries, including company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salaries, interview reviews and questions, company photos and more.With this new round, we continue to strengthen our foothold globally, helping even more people worldwide find jobs and companies they love. We want to thank you – our members – for helping us build a unique community that offers information and resources you cannot find anywhere else and brings transparency to the forefront of finding a job.From the beginning, Glassdoor has been focused on one mission: to help people find the jobs and companies they love. Ultimately, it’s about connecting the right candidates with the right companies. In doing that, we’ve built our platform to help employers recruit and retain the best talent out there, as this talent is now more informed than ever when making job and career decisions thanks to the information shared on Glassdoor. Glassdoor works with 1,400 clients to connect them with the best of the best using multiple recruiting solutions including our free employer account and Glassdoor Talent Solutions.We’ve come a long way since opening our doors to share data about jobs, companies and salaries, and we look forward to working with you to continue to make the world of employment more transparent.Read more in our press release.last_img read more