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What’s So Cool About Your Company?

Great office environments can not only boost creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, but they can also promote higher attraction, engagement and retention of your employees. We recently talked about the best fictional places to work, and our own VP of marketing Jason Ferrara wrote about making your company a best place to work.

What is it about your company that makes you stand apart in today’s workplace? A creative and nurturing environment? Pingpong tables? An amazing health plan? Unlimited coffee refills? Diversity initiatives? Lunchtime yoga sessions? We want to know.

Threadless, a community-based apparel store, was recently named one of Chicago’s coolest offices by Crain’s Chicago Business. In the video below, Bob Nanna, promotions coordinator for Threadless/skinnyCorp, talks about what makes the Threadless office a little bit different. See the video

Amid changes in our economy, plenty of innovative companies are pushing forward and staying one giant step ahead of their competition by dreaming up new and exciting ways to attract – and keep – employees.

And we think that’s pretty cool

Amy McDonnell

About Amy McDonnell

Originally hailing from Ohio, Amy is the creative services manager on the content services team and has been with both CareerBuilder and the city of Chicago for nearly a decade. She writes on a range of recruitment topics on The Hiring Site, striving to bring a dose of clarity and humor to sometimes complicated issues around employee attraction, engagement and retention. When she's not working, Amy spends as much time as possible reading, pretending to be a chef, writing short stories, eating Nutella out of the jar, waiting for CTA buses and trains, going to see her favorite bands live, and spending time with people who inspire and challenge her.

Our company offers weight watchers at work, yoga sessions, massages (have to pay for them), stretching classes, and a fitness room.

Lisa Benny
Lisa Benny

You bring up an interesting point about companies still really needing to step up and do things to retain employees in this economy. The Threadless example was cool especially since it seems like they are building and retaining their company through a unique culture. This is just as important as ever. Yes, there are less jobs out there so people may not do as much job hopping now, but good people can still find work. And no company wants to lose their best employees when things are tight.


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