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Lessons From My First Week in the Corporate World


Two weeks ago, in the days leading up to my first day on the job at Xactly, I found myself not excitedly anticipating my opportunities, but rather dreading the daunting corporate world I was about to enter. I imagined a bland office with seemingly endless rows of cubicles, people hunched over their computers working equally tirelessly and begrudgingly, and meetings about things that I, having just finished my Freshmen year in college, obviously had…

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Raised on Incentives: No one Likes ‘Sassy Mode’


Do you remember getting an allowance when you were growing up? Of course you do. It was your first taste of the sweet sweet freedom to buy whatever your little heart desired; candy, Lisa Frank binders, or any other childhood want that your parents wouldn’t purchase for you despite your relentless begging and OBVIOUS biological need for them. If you’re like me, your parents probably gave you a small amount of money in exchange for basic chores like cleaning your room or loading the dishwasher. But what would have happened if they didn’t follow through on the agreed upon amount- you did all the chores requested of you, but you only receive a portion of what you’d been promised?

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Beat the Heat with These Summer Incentives

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I’m sorry, Game of Thrones, but you’ve got it backwards; summer is coming, and with it all the warmth and energy the season. We’ve been trained since grade school that summer is a magical time, where the the days are long, the nights are longer, and adventure is around every corner. Now, in the business world, we don’t exactly get a summer break – the world doesn’t stop just because the weather is nice; but that doesn’t mean that you can simply ignore the changing times. Our internal clocks are set to summer, and smart employers will capitalize on this to both reward and inspire their workforce.

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Water Conservation Incentives aren’t Drying up any Time Soon


By now, most people living in California are aware that we’re in a historic drought. Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January 2015 and imposed strict conservation measures statewide. To encourage home and business owners to re-think grass in their front-yards the MWD is providing incentives and rebates for people that choose to go the sustainable route. Last September we wrote about the drought when the ALS Ice…

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