Inside Glints

Inside Glints


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Employee Stock Options Explained

Employee stock options form a core part of a growing startup’s compensation package. Yet, this is a widely misunderstood topic by employees (sometimes, even founders themselves aren’t clear on how that works). It took us a while to figure out what was going on, and make sense of the information. Everyone had something to say about [...]

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Leave That Degree At The Door On The Way In

Recently, a friend of mine and one whose views I take a fair bit of interest in, Jeraldine, blogged about the pros and cons of studying at a private university in Singapore. Then, another fellow blogger, Alex Liang, shared his views in response to one of his readers & Jeraldine, sharing that “issuing degrees through external programmes [...]

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Screw annual reviews. We do One-on-Ones.

Performance management as practiced by most organizations has become a rule-based, bureaucratic process, existing as an end in itself rather than actually shaping performance. Employees hate it. Managers hate it. Even HR departments hate it. — Laszlo Bock, SVP of People Operations at Google Recently at our management retreat, the topic [...]

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Glints 101 – Frequently Asked Questions

We’re privileged to receive many requests for interviews, school project studies and case projects, especially among highly-driven, motivated students in university. From computing students on a quest to study project management in a tech environment to final-year business students completing a Final Year Project, we are humbled to receive [...]

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Our Philosophy Towards Employee Perks

The Hustle, a weekly email newsletter for entrepreneurs, recently published an excellent post on why fancy perks like catered lunches, playground-offices and ridiculous benefits won’t make you happy with your job. The article’s worth a read but in brief, staff perks and benefits are generally divided into two categories — [...]

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Glints Completes Beta

200,000 years ago, the first human appeared on Earth. The human race discovered that hunting in groups was more effective than as individuals. They selected the best from each tribe for every night’s hunt, in order to enjoy the best cuts of meat. Over the years, this selection process continued. Family referred family, friends referred [...]

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Why We Do Creative Job Descriptions

Did you change my job description? If you posted a job on Glints in July or August 2015, probably. Why? We were running a site-wide experiment to better understand what increases quality applications. How do we engage the attention of job-seekers, highlight the unique culture to work at each employer on Glints, and draw in quality candidates [...]

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5 Levels of Leadership

Delegation. Sounds like a dirty word. As if someone above threw you a ball, and they only shouted “Catch!” when the ball was already in mid-air. Yet delegation is critical. Our scope of work and roles have grown rapidly through the past 2 years, and earlier this year, the 3 of us founders realised we had to build a team. We wanted [...]

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Client Success Manifesto

Client Success Manifesto We relentlessly focus on results Our clients pay us for results, not activity. We build strong relationships People don’t work with businesses. People work with people. Our clients work with us, not the company. We respond fast Prompt responses bring about satisfaction. We reply all emails within 24 hours and [...]

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