Enterprise-sized Perks on Small Biz Budgets

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Small businesses simply don’t have the resources (time, money or otherwise) their larger counterparts do. Big corporations can boast huge employee benefits packages, in office perks and other motivators on top of the fact they already ahead in. Though it seems impossible to compete, smaller organizations actually have some freedoms that the corporate world just can’t commit to. Small business leadership, if you’re feeling a little winded trying to keep up, rest a little and catch your breath because keeping up with their boastful benefits and perks simply takes a bit more of a tactical approach. Read More.

Tired of Forcing Company Culture? Start Forming It Instead

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Hey, haven’t we discussed this before? This is a Vitru lookback article, where we build off learnings from years and trends past. Sometimes we’ll discover that our workplace trends were right on the money; other times we may see that our musings around talent management and company culture predictions were a little off. Either way from team alignment to personality assessments, here’s a look back at some of our greatest content. Read More.

Why Work Relationships Actually Matter

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Over a period of time while working at your current job, it isn’t uncommon for employees to become friends. Studies show, 33% of employees have one to five friends at work. These friendships can be casual, you only see them at work. However, coworkers can end up being some of your closest friends. No matter the status of your friendship. Studies have shown value in such workplace friendships. Take a look at the benefits of having workplace friendships. Read More.

The Case for Introverted Employees: Surviving in an Extroverted World

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Personality is not “one or the other.” however, many popular personality tests create misconceptions that cause people to count themselves or others out when it comes to talents or workplace traits. The first step for survival as an introvert is to forget everything you’ve learned about the term “introvert.” Introverts are not antisocial or shy or unable to communicate. Introverts can make friends among colleagues. If you’re an introvert, you are not destined to fail in a fast-paced, business atmosphere. Read More.

Vitru Value Series: How to Manage a Creative Workplace

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Editor’s Note: Vitru puts knowledge into the hands of people who need it: managers, teams, employees. Using psychometric assessment testing, each personality is broken down and segmented into a microcosm of work values and traits. Just as each employee has a unique persona, each work value embodies its own narrative. This multi-part blog series sets each of the 12 Vitru Work Values under the microscope to learn significance of each. What they look like manifested in an employee, and how they affect a company as a whole. Read More.

Vitru Value Series: The Value of the Dollar

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work-motivator Editor’s Note: Vitru puts knowledge into the hands of people who need it: managers, teams, employees. Using psychometric assessment testing, each personality is broken down and segmented into a microcosm of work values and traits. Just as each employee has a unique persona, each work value embodies its own narrative. This multi-part blog series sets each of the 12 Vitru Work Values under the microscope to learn significance of each. What they look like manifested in an employee, and how they affect a company as a whole. Read More.

Vitru Value Series: Managing the Structure-Thirsty Employee

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Editor’s Note: Vitru puts knowledge into the hands of people who need it: managers, teams, employees. Using psychometric assessment testing, each personality is broken down and segmented into a microcosm of work values and traits. Just as each employee has a unique persona, each work value embodies its own narrative. This multi-part blog series sets each of the 12 Vitru Work Values under the microscope to learn significance of each. What they look like manifested in an employee, and how they affect a company as a whole. Read More.

Pros & Cons of Having a Challenger Employee: How to Deal

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60% of workers are now asked to take workplace assessments in today’s modern workforce. This means more managers than ever have insight on their employees, how to work effectively within a team’s innate culture and what to expect when a new employee walks into the office on Monday. All of these are useful when we’re talking about the “fun” traits: creativity, extroversion, stability… but what about the traits that scare the heck out of the boss? Read More.

A No-Bullshit Approach to Building Culture

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Company culture is organic. It’s not bought, it’s not manufactured. A true company culture is grown slowly and naturally by the people who work for it, and is unique to every company. Actions, decisions and personalities come together to produce something greater than the token ping-pong table to mean something real to customers and employees. So how do we cut through the bullshit and create a culture worth something? An entire company overhaul is not the quickest way nor is the best. Read More.

My Vitru: How a Traditionalist Adapts to Teleworking

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Editor’s Note: This essay is part of the My Vitru series. My Vitru are real people taking the assessment and giving their honest feedback.

Kayleigh is an email specialist who works from home. She recently took on more responsibility at work and wanted to know how she compared to her coworkers, especially because she now works with them from a distance!

Kayleigh is also a newlywed and had been taking lots of assessments and quizzes anyway. Read More.