Originally published on the Cloudreach website. Maintaining “cloudy culture” is important to us, and it’s also a hot topic at the moment. One of our Partners, CloudHealth Technologies, wrote a blog post last year about company culture, and concluded that the culture of every organisation must necessarily be unique. One of their key ideas, which I’d like to reflect more on here, is that if culture is nurtured it will be more powerful in defining your success as a business than your brand, product or customers.
I’d wager very few people know from a young age what they want to do with their lives and sometimes, even if they do, the path towards that goal can be unclear. After two years in Recruitment helping people take a step closer towards their ideal role, I actually found myself at a career crossroads. I didn’t want to work in agency recruitment again, but I also suspected from my six month spell in Operations that this wasn’t my dream job either. Continue Reading
I was having a discussion recently about company culture, something often talked about but rarely truly captured and lived by companies.
A key part of a great company is often having somewhere centralised where people can come together into a creative and relaxing space and share their ideas but, in London, it’s usually not that easy to find. In fact, if you’re doing all the leg work yourself, it probably feels like you’re ramming your head repeatedly into a wall. Continue Reading
The start-up scene in London at the moment is booming.
Boris Johnson recently said there’s “nowhere to rival London for start-ups looking to thrive and grow”, and it certainly seems the ‘Silicon Roundabout’ as well as the numerous incubators and accelerators are doing a good job of nurturing London’s new digital businesses. Continue Reading
I’ve been trying to write a post about women and technology for months but I always shied away from it. I was worried about approaching a topic which provokes so much debate and such strong feelings (and often aggression) without knowing enough to be able to protect and defend myself against potential backlash. Maybe that was cowardly. Continue Reading
Thought I’d write a quick post about employee attraction and retention in Tech companies – meant to relate to technical hires (since this is what I know about!).
**Please, please, for the love of God, do not put everything in boxes**
It was only a matter of time until this post was written.. I know there’s a lot of these out there, but I think I might as well add my two pennies’ worth! I see a huge number of poorly structured and written CVs so this is still a problem worth addressing. Continue Reading
Apologies for the terrible pun. It’s probably a good thing I didn’t become a serious journalist.