Evaluating a Vendor’s Retention Strategy [video]

https://vimeo.com/151952884The 4th video in our series on how to evaluate an offshore vendor is all about retention. Check out the video to understand the importance of employee retention for you, your team, and your product. Check out the links below for EC Group’s tips on how to boost your company’s retention. Retaining Employees: Infographic How […]

How to Make Employees Happy, Productive, and Want to Stick Around

How do you make your employees happy and productive? And what causes them to actually want to stay with your company? It is easier said than done. Some people think employee happiness is overrated (do you?). “Being happy at work isn’t just good for the employees. It’s good for the company, too. After all, a […]

5 Resolutions for You and Your Coworkers in 2016

Ahhh, the beginning of a new year. Have you set yourself up to win this year? Acquired yourself a new gym membership, decluttered your workspace, prepared yourself to focus on all things fresh and new? 2016 is shaping up to be the best year of your life. Why not take some of that energy towards change and […]

How to get your Team out of the Office

Lately we’ve been talking about why it’s important to get your team out of the office. There’s an old piece of advice that people give to someone contemplating getting married—they say take a trip with that person. If you go and you spend seven days on a road trip with them and you come back […]

How Does Casual Communication Improve your Team

When you’re communicating with your distributed team, it’s so easy to just start talking about deliverables and things you need ASAP. Things that are due right away. Things that you need to work on. You miss out on the water cooler talk. It’s easy to have those conversations when you’re next to each other as […]

Annual Day 2015

Schools in India will have a yearly celebration of their school called “Annual Day.” They preform skits, dances, and songs, and give prizes. Every year we celebrate the anniversary of EC Group in the same fashion. This year’s Annual Day celebration was once again a blast! Check out some pictures from the event below, and if you’re curious […]

Why are People so Obsessed with Time Management?

People will sell you software to make you more productive, tips to make you more organized. They will sell you on the idea of minimalism to eliminate every possible distraction from your life so that you can simply stay in the present. It’s the obsession over Scandinavian minimalism. It’s trying to become a morning person. […]

Are You a Good Leader According to This TED Talk?

The poet Stephen Crane once wrote: A man said the the universe “Sir, I exist!” “However,” replied the universe, “The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation.” So much of life—especially as an employee—is spent wishing for someone in authority over you not only to acknowledge that “I exist!” but also to feel […]

What is the Essential Ingredient for Employee Happiness?

A couple weeks ago, Seth Godin wrote a blog post about empathy. (If you don’t subscribe to Godin’s blog, you should. His posts are brief, insightful, and one of the best things I find in my inbox every day.) Since the post is so short, I figured I’d just paste it right here for you: […]

Big Corporate Social Responsiblity for Small Business

People often stereotype corporate social responsibility initiatives as being only for large companies, which often causes small business owners to think that CSR is not for them. I’m here to tell you that that doesn’t have to be the case. To prove my point, I’ve identified key initiatives by large corporations and listed out ideas […]