Category: How To

The Perfect Job Does Exist. We Might Be Able to Help You Find It.

Our Talent team is responsible for feeding the growth and evolution of The Agora Companies with the greatest new talent in the industry. And as you can imagine, finding a certain caliber of candidate isn’t always easy. But we won’t settle for less, because we believe in quality over convenience. You see it in our […]

What You Should Be Doing In the Wake of the Equifax Breach

Millions upon millions are still feeling the sting of the Equifax breach… even months after the news broke on basically every front page and cover around the world. The harshest part of this unfortunate reality is that they could be fighting this battle for the rest of their lives. As many as 143 million consumers’ personal information could be compromised – including […]

How To: Give Great Feedback & Reap The Benefits

We recently talked about an Aesop fable that we’ve used to help boost revenue. What did we learn? ”Please all and you’ll please none.” Managers everywhere can relate. Understanding how to work with different people who need different things to grow, develop and perform… it’s not easy. And sometimes it feels like you simply cannot win. Should […]

Allison & Daisy Answer Some FAQ’s on 14 West Video Job Ads

Allison & Daisy Answer Some FAQ’s on 14 West Video Job Ads Over the last few months, we’ve been testing into a new method of marketing jobs with short videos. Just as we’d hoped, people have taken notice. And not just the candidates…. Hiring managers’ interest is piqued as well. They’re mostly interested in two […]

How To: Have Effective One-On-Ones

“One-on-ones” are a time old tactic, and still one of the most effective, yet simple ways to give employees real guidance, and establish regular and open communication. If we know one thing about how to maintain a productive workplace, it’s that communication is key. Showing an employee that you value them by giving even just […]

What Are You Still Doing Here?

Most companies regularly review their employee’s performance. But, how often do they ask their employees to review the company? It’s common practice for this to be done in an exit interview. But by then, it’s kind of “too little, too late”…… right? I believe the key is to find out how employees think and feel […]

6 Tips for Corporate Wellness Success

You’ve probably heard the term “employee wellness” used around your office. Over the last 10 years, employee wellness programs have become more and more popular as employers start to recognize the benefits of having healthier employees. Obvious paybacks include less sick days, lowers health care costs, and happier employees. And then there’s the allure the […]

Leadership Development Dos and Don’ts

Leadership Development Dos and Don’ts We hear the words “leader” and “leadership” used all the time. Organizations need leaders. That much is rather simple. But leadership in and of itself is very complex. In fact, leadership is one of the single most researched topics in Industrial-Organizational (“I-O”) psychology. And leadership development – while fascinating, can be a […]

Man Vs. Burnout

Long gone is the “9 to 5” work day. A lot of us have abandoned the goal of “work-life balance.” And instead are focused on a personal sense of general wellness, and less on striking some sort of perfect equilibrium typically defined by someone other than ourselves. Some people see this as a problem. Personally, […]

Does Your Company Need Help?

  14 West Organizational Development: A Case Study Recently a company came to us with a major issue. They were losing 1.2 million dollars a year   … in large part due to high employee turnover. But they couldn’t figure out why. Together, we pinpointed problems, crafted effective solutions, and now just a year later they’ve […]