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Culture and Creativity

5 Tips to Head Off Hiring Headaches

As an HR professional, it's my job to help choose the right people for our open positions. At GL group we believe that hiring for a culture fit is equally as important as hiring a candidate with the right skill set and job experience. So we've implemented an extensive interview process to help us find the best people. We want to make sure we don't bring someone on and then find that they're not a fit for the role or our culture. Most of the time we get it right. But sometimes we find out later t...

Why We Roll Out a New Employee Benefit Every Year

It's our vision to be best place to work in America. We know that when our employees are happy, our business is more successful. Part of having happy employees is making sure we provide excellent benefits that meet their needs personally and professionally. When it's time to create, or decide on adding a new employee benefit, we always use the "Best place to work in America" filter. We ask ourselves, Will it make our employees' work/life balance better? Will it enhance their lives? Will it help...

Why Alignment in Business is Important

GL group's focus for 2017 is alignment. That means renewing our commitment to structuring our business so everyone at GL group makes decisions that reflect our culture and our company goals. As we move into 2017, we will be pointing all of our planning and activities on making that happen. We take a two-part approach to alignment. First, we ensure that we align our activities with our culture. We have very defined culture and values at GL group. We have a clear set of practices for how things ...

Pick the Right Books and Create a Life-Long Reader

We are excited to have a guest post from Katy Hostman, Collection Development Manager at Booksource. Booksource is a division of GL group and is a leading distributor of authentic literature for K-12 classroom libraries. If there's one thing common to all book lovers, it's their passion for books. Readers can't imagine not being readers. One of the most fun and beautiful elements of being a reader is selecting what to read. Do you like novels, catching up on news online, or magazines? The best ...

Leadership: You Either Have It Or You Don’t

I believe that everyone is capable of learning new and complex information. Employees can learn new skills, managers can learn new processes, and we can all identify ways to better communicate with one another through ongoing professional development. However, I do not believe we can simply "train" someone in leadership. Now, let me back up. I do believe that leaders can develop and continue to grow in their leadership capacity. Meaning, a leader can learn new philosophies in leadership and bus...

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