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Culture and Creativity

What NOT To Do When Applying for a Job

Anyone who's ever applied for a job knows how stressful the process can be. Making sure your resume is perfect, making it through the screening and interview process, and then waiting to hear back. Most of us know the rules for a successful job search - carefully edit your resume, research the company you're applying with, apply for the open position correctly, dress nicely for the interview, etc. Our human resources team at GL group has seen it all – the good and bad. We have listed six...

Meet Our Divisions

When we talk about GL group, we often talk about it as a whole. However, we know that it can be confusing, since GL group is the parent company for all four of divisions and each division offers customers and vendors different services and products. GL group provides shared services to each of its four divisions: Booksource, Peaceable Kingdom, Turtleback Books, and Jaffe Book Solutions. These shared services include human resources, accounting, IT services, and facilities management. Basica...

Employee Spotlights – Featuring Sidney Plaza

Here at GL group, we have the opportunity to work with fabulous individuals doing great things at the company and in their personal lives. Our unique company culture has allowed us to become a close-knit community that values all employees' ideas, hard work, and individual passions. We have a culture of empowerment and we encourage employees through our WOW Benefits! to achieve new degrees, become leaders, and grow professionally. We also take great care to support our employees and their fa...

How to Effectively Train Your Employees

I believe that how a company trains their employees says a lot about that company's culture and long-term success. By focusing on training, a company can ensure that anyone who comes in contact with the business, including vendors and customers, and employees, has a good experience. Continued learning is about more than just higher productivity – it is how we show we care about each employee's personal development. While we believe that training needs to be impactful to the company, we als...

What is an Open, Engaged Culture?

Employee engagement in the U.S. has remained stagnant in recent years. According to a 2015 Gallup study, only 32 percent of U.S. workers were considered "engaged" in their jobs. More than 50 percent of employees were "not engaged," while another 17 percent were "actively disengaged." At GL group, we consider an employee to be engaged when they are actively involved in their work as it relates to other teams and the overall organization. Someone who comes in and sits in a cubical from 9-5 isn...

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