• The Agency Guide to Inbound 2014

    By | September 10, 2014
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    If you're like us and heading to Inbound next week, you can look forward to a ton of great agency content.

    To help you sort through the sessions, Dan MacAdam (@DTMacAdam), VAR channel account manager at HubSpot put together a curated list of recommendations for agency executives, marketers and business development folks.

    Use it as a guide to help you, and your agency, get the most out of the conference.

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  • 5 Elements of an Effective Internship Program

    By | September 8, 2014
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    This is a guest post from Dana Bingham (@danabingham), the Director of Operations at New Breed Marketing. Dana coordinates the company's internship program, helping connect students with a meaningful and rewarding experience, while also supporting the organization's hiring goals, existing team and clients.

    Have you considered creating an internship program or tried utilizing interns in the past and found it to be more work than benefit? If so, you’re not alone; many companies face this problem.

    When successfully implemented, internship programs can be instrumental in the growth and development of your organization.

    In today’s post, we discuss the five key elements of building an effective internship program. If implemented correctly, not only will you create a great experience for your interns, but you’ll also help grow the next generation of successful employees!

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  • Working Remotely: Lessons from the Road

    By | September 2, 2014
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    The American workforce is increasingly mobile. By one estimate, telecommuting has risen 79% between 2005 and 2012, with 2.6% of the workforce, or 3.2 million Americans working remotely at least some of the time.

    Working remotely, whether temporarily, intermittently or full-time, can stem from a variety of reasons:

    • You need a modified work schedule to care for young child or sick relative.
    • You live in a different city or state than your employer.
    • You live in the same city as your employer, but your significant other needs to move.
    • You occasionally need to go to the doctor, take the cat to the vet, or wait for the cable guy to arrive.
    • You have a case of wanderlust and a spouse with summers off.

    In addition to accommodating employees’ work/life goals, offering flexible hours or telecommuting options opens up the available talent pool, and has proven to make some employees happier and more productive. If you are considering telecommuting, below are strategies to set yourself and your team up for a successful arrangement.

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