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I've Ben Thinking Podcast: Season 1

In a new podcast series from akhia communications, President and CEO Ben Brugler sits down with professionals from across the Northeast Ohio region to discuss the ever-changing world of marketing and everything that it touches throughout an organization. Episode 1: Ryan He...

Ben Thinking: Millennials View of the Workplace

Remember millennials? They were all the rage two years ago? Well, despite all of the attention on Gen Z, the millennial generation will still represent the majority of the workforce come 2030. So how they view work in 2018 is really telling if you’re looking for clues on what ...

Ben Thinking: Glassdoor strategy 101

1.  Glassdoor isn’t clear, it’s a mirror. The advice going away? “If you want to an excellent rating on Glassdoor, be an excellent employer.” Easy enough!   2 . Five ways to run an effective meeting . 40% of meetings start late. (That’s it?)   3. Must read of ...

Ben Thinking: Gen Z is Here

Mentorship. It reminds me of culture in a lot of ways. Everyone wants it. Not everyone is willing to put the work in to make it a reality.    But like culture, mentorship is something that can set your company apart, if done properly. You’ll never learn everything you need...

Ben Thinking: Too Many Emails?

I’m back! And…it’s August! Wow that happened fast. I just read this article on back to school shopping (did you know the average household spend on back to school supplies is $680?) and I actually saw Halloween candy at the grocery store yesterday. Can we all just pump the...

Ben thinking: is your new hire overrated?

Hiring is hard, right? War on talent. Gig economy. And some experts say we should do away with interviewing  all together. There are ways to take back some control. And it starts by putting an end to overrating candidates:   1 . Hiring? Then you should know…you...