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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Zappos' (6)

How Zappos Hires: All About Culture

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. Credit: Wikipedia

When Tony Hsieh started Zappos in 1999, he was smart enough to realize what would make his company stand out.

There was nothing unique or proprietary about a site that sells shoes. It had competitive prices, but…

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Added by Paul Petrone on July 24, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

“Zappos Insiders” Employment Practices: Benevolent Discrimination: Type A Personality “Neurotypicals” need only apply

Zappos takes the ax to job postings and develops its own Social Media network to evaluate potential hires. Demonstrate passion for the company and its products publically and perhaps you can be one of the…

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Added by Daryl Daley @IntelMinds on May 30, 2014 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

What Comes First - Passion Or Skill?

Recently, I came across a book called So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love.  In it, Cal Newport, Ph.D from Georgetown University, claims that following one’s passion might very well be terrible advice.

Instead, he feels that we need to leverage our skills, which will then lead to ultimate job satisfaction.  Starting with passion, he states, is a dangerous path.  What if we are passionate…

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Added by Jason Webster on April 10, 2013 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

In Pursuit of Happiness (#SHRM11 Learnings pt. 2)

"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere." -- Agnes Repplier

Am I a culture fit for this company?  Do my values and beliefs align with those of the organization?  These are two questions that many job seekers, employers, and employees are asking themselves these days.  Culture is the… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on July 12, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

How Important are Work Ethics to You?

 

Ethics are a big deal in the corporate world. Companies want to be seen as ethical, therefore making them a top notch company to work for and trust in. Not only should a company be ethical, but so should their employees. Would you work for an unethical company just because you need a job? Some people would, but you need to figure out for yourself how important ethics are to you!

We have all seen the scandals on TV…

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Added by Shana Borwegen on March 29, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments

Who owns the intellectual property of your social media accounts?

Zappos.com Pint Glass

Image by Laughing Squid via Flickr

Intellectual property takes new forms

An interesting question has been developing lately: If you work

with social media tools in a corporate… Continue

Added by Michael VanDervort on May 30, 2009 at 9:40pm — No Comments

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