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Fools, Natitude, and Competition

Marshall is on the The Motley Fool’s IT team, which helps Fools out with their hardware and software needs. By Marshall Mabie Non-spoiler alert: Fools love to compete. And we love to learn. A lot of us are big sports fans – I am born and raised in the DC Metro area, so I have a certain […]

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A Fool by Any Other Name…

By Lee Burbage Here at FoolHQ, change is in the air. We are in the process of implementing a new Human Resource Information System platform, and it’s an interesting time for everyone as we learn about our new tool, adjust to our new processes, and transfer all of our data. We have chosen to go […]

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The Most Important Skill Any Techie Should Have

By Marshall Mabie Not sure that it’s a secret, but it may come as a surprise to many folks that the most important skill in the tech industry isn’t tech skill – it’s prioritization. I’ve worked in tech for 15 years, so that’s the lens I see it through, but I wonder if maybe that […]

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Foolish or Not, Meditation Matters

Though meditation is a respected and ancient practice, how frequently is it applied in the workplace? Chances are you’re likely taking part in it more than you think. Have you ever stopped to sit, breathe deeply, and quietly reflect on personal thoughts? If so, you’ve participated in a form of meditation. It’s true! Though personal […]

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Rewarding Your Employees: Try This New Method

Earning recognition for a job well done can give any employee a shot in the arm. When a boss or colleague shows appreciation, it ignites the drive and motivation for continued success. On a broader level, there’s believed to be a strong correlation between company reward programs and employee engagement.   Creating a fully engaged […]

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Employee Engagement

You Don’t Have to Hate Your Job (Really!)

By Laurie Street The Motley Fool isn’t the only company that has built a fantastic culture, but sadly there aren’t enough of us. Countless studies show that employees are lacking engaging and healthy work environments. An interesting New York Times piece, Why You Hate Work, digs deeper into these disadvantages, mentioning faults that stem from the […]

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Our Culture in the News

Head People Fool Lee Burbage was recently interviewed about The Fool’s philosophy when it comes to corporate culture. Check out his tips for making your employees trust you in Inc. magazine, and his advice for keeping employees happy and productive in the HR podcast Fistful of Talent.

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Glassdoor Names Us the Best Medium-Sized Company To Work For In the US

The Motley Fool, founded in Alexandria with the purpose of helping the world invest better, has been given top honor today as the best medium-sized company to work for in 2014 by Glassdoor.com. The Motley Fool beat out companies from across the country. SmartBear Software (#2) and Travelzoo (#3) round out the top three of […]

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CEO Tom Gardner Now a LinkedIn “Influencer”

Motley Fool CEO and co-founder Tom Gardner has joined the LinkedIn “Influencer” program. Gardner published his first “Influencer” post, titled “Half Your Employees Hate Their Jobs,” on Wednesday. The post, co-written with Motley Fool columnist Morgan Housel, highlighted three changes organizations should make to improve their workplace cultures. “Peter Drucker said that culture eats strategy […]

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