Multi-Generation Employment Branding and the Whole Foods Dilemma

Holland Dombeck McCue Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Food and Drink, Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, Talent Strategy

Whole Foods made some noise last week following their announcement of a new lower-cost chain of stores geared at the millennial generation. While limited details around the new chain were shared, Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb described the new concept as “unlike anything that currently exists in the marketplace” and would “feature a modern, streamlined design, innovative technology, and a …

Employment Branding: The Maker Vs. The Manager

Holland Dombeck McCue Employment Branding and Culture, Holland Dombeck, HR, Organizational Development, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

I recently rediscovered Paul Graham’s classic 2009 essay, “Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule,” and it’s making me reevaluate how I approach my work. In the article, Graham breaks information workers and their schedules into two categories: Managers (e.g., line managers, project managers, and other “boss” types), and Makers (e.g., writers, designers, and other creative or analytical types). A Manager’s schedule is …

Your Employment Brand is Making Me Feel Bad.

Holland Dombeck McCue Change, Employment Branding and Culture, Holland Dombeck

I spend my Saturday mornings coaching for Girls on the Run (GOTR), a transformational youth development program, teaching life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The ultimate goal of the GOTR program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment. (A mission I feel any career agent  can get on board with.) This week’s theme was “Positive Self-Talk, And Why I Choose It.” But …