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Celebrating the Workforce – QA Brewing Technician #1in100MM

If ever there were a perfect union of education and passion, Briana Francisco nailed it when she put her science degrees to work in the craft beer industry:

As a fan of complex brews, Briana found her post-college calling when she landed a job at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. In fact, Briana was so sure of her path, she packed up her life in Minnesota and headed to Deschutes sight-unseen — and she doesn’t regret it for a second. The “fun science” of beer keeps Briana engaged, challenged, and committed to creating consistently delicious beers.

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Celebrating 500: The Workforce Institute’s Top 5 Posts of All Time

feature-74-inc500_38The Workforce Institute has hit quite the milestone: 500 blog posts! (Here’s the very first time we hit publish).  When we launched the Workforce Institute and this blog in 2007, it was an experiment in social media.  We wanted to create a place for discussions about the places where people management and technology meet.  We gathered together a board of outside advisors to help us create an ongoing dialogue about how organizations balance the demands for productivity with their concern for their employees.  The members of that board have changed over the years, but what they’ve all had in common was a passion for sharing their unique insights about what distinguishes great employers and workplaces.

Through blog posts, research, podcasts, and the three books we’ve published, we’ve shared a lot over the years.  As a way to celebrate 500 posts, we’re taking a walk down memory lane – with our five most-viewed posts since we started, back in 2007.

And as a special bonus to all of our longtime – and new – readers, we’re giving away five copies of “It’s All About Bob(bie) – Strategies for Winning with Your Employees.” See the bottom of this post for all of the giveaway details.

Thank you for reading! Here’s to 500 more.

Top Five Blog Posts:

1.) My Top Ten Career Management Tips for 2008 – December 28, 2007

2.) The Scientific Method Isn’t Just For Scientists – March 14, 2014

3.) Corporate Culture is Out, Corporate Community Is In – June 7, 2015

4.) Are Books and Readers a Thing of the Past? – November 21, 2007

5.) Dealing with Extreme Weather: An Inconvenient Truce – February 21, 2008

Now, for the giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win a hard copy of “It’s All About Bob(bie)!” Simply leave a comment via the form below, and you’ll be automatically entered to win. (You can also tweet for an extra entry). We’ll announce the five lucky winners on Monday, July 11th. (You can enter through midnight EST on Friday, July 8th).

Good luck!

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Celebrating the Workforce – Vice President of Security #1in100MM

See how Troy Mitchum taps into his diverse job history to lead a team of 400 security professionals who keep about 25,000 guests a day safe at one of Las Vegas’ hottest resorts – all in the latest episode of 1 in One Hundred Million:

Working your way up, climbing the career ladder…whatever you want to call it, it’s a trajectory Troy knows well. In 1985, he arrived at the Wynn, Las Vegas as a mail room clerk. Stints as a pool-cleaner, towel-folder, bellman, and more followed. And today, as Vice President of Security, Troy wouldn’t change a thing about his jack-of-all-trades career path – “It’s very important to where I am today,” he says.