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Employees Rewarded for Reducing Carbon Footprint

September 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Big Companies, Environment, Lovely to Staff, Sustainability

How would you like your employer to hold you accountable for your carbon footprint? WSP Group is doing just that.  The global management and consultancy service is pioneering a novel way to reduce the carbon footprint of its employees.

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Happy Birthday Innocent Veg Pots!

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Innocent, Lovely to Staff, Special Occasions

Yesterday there was a little announcement on the innocent blog that their innocent veg pots product is now one year old. To celebrate, innocent staff were treated to a special birthday lunch with cake and a glass of fizz!

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Zappos and Amazon Sitting In A Tree

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Big Companies, Lovely People, Lovely to Staff

At the end of July this year online book retailer Amazon acquired lovely company Zappos. We’ve written about Zappos a few times before and they have even helped to inspire other lovely companies.

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Testing Zappos’ Customer Service Reputation

January 30th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Big Companies, Lovely People, Lovely to Staff

Zappos – the online shoe retailer – is famous for their customer service. When Andrew Warner interviewed Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh last year, he put the company’s reputation to the test live on air! Andrew had heard that if a product listed on the Zappos website is out of stock then the customer service team [...]

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Caught On Camera: The Innocent Circus Team

January 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Innocent, Lovely to Staff

Breakings news from Fruit Towers (HQ of innocent drinks): an extraordinary photograph has surfaced on the innocent blog depicting scenes of human pyramid activity! Nothing like a spot of Monday morning team building fun, eh?

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Discovering loveliness at McDonald’s

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies, Lovely to Staff

There are few icons of global capitalism quite like McDonald’s .  Many people are quick to criticise the fast food chain including various high profile (moustachioed) campaigners such as José Bové, the Frenchman, and more recently the American Morgan Spurlock. However, behind the scenes there are some suprises in store…  There was a fascinating article [...]

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Innovation Time Off at Google

October 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies, Google, Lovely to Staff

It’s well known amongst web developers that one of the perks of working for Google is that you get to spend 20% of your time on whatever interests you (a concept called ‘Innovation Time Off‘).  This freedom to experiment keeps developers happy and has yielded some innovative (not to mention profitable) new products for the [...]

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Lovely Company: Zappos

May 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Lovely to Staff

Tara Hunt led a great workshop on ‘Happiness as a Business Model ‘ at Thinking Digital this week and mentioned the lovely folk at Zappos.com . Here’s an interview she did for the Spread Love Project with their CEO Tony Hsieh and Training Manager Rachel Brown… Enjoy!

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How To Be Lovely To Your Staff

March 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Lovely to Staff

Keep your eye on 37signals this year as they’ve decided to make 2008 a ‘year of workplace experiments’! They’ve kicked off with a four day work week, a promise to fund employee’s passions and they’ve also given each employee a discretionary spending account. Read all about it on their company blog: Signal vs. Noise. The [...]

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Options Millionaires at Google

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies, Google, Lovely to Staff

Issuing options to staff is a lovely thing that companies can do to build loyalty and reward hard workers. It is reckoned that there are now over 1000 Google employees with options worth more than $5m! One of these mutimillionaire Googlers is the company masseuse who started her job when there were just 40 employees [...]

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