Blog - Communication

  • 11/28/16 7:00 am PST
    Avery Dennison Customer Service
    Nageen Riffat, Global Technology Solutions Consultant
    “If you want to be outstanding, stop meeting expectations, start exceeding them.”There is only one boss, and whether a person serves food for a living or heads up the biggest corporation in the world, the boss remains the same – the customer! In fact, the customer can fire anyone in the company from the CEO and down, and they can do it simply by spending money elsewhere.more...
  • 11/15/16 7:00 am PST
    Nageen Riffat
    Nageen Riffat, Global Technology Solutions Consultant
    Roosevelt once said, “Be empathetic.” As the President of the United States, he embodied the essential characteristics of a good leader. There are many organizations and leaders who are only focused on profitable goals neglecting trust, conviction and corporate culture.more...
  • 10/17/16 9:00 am PDT
    Mark Alders
    Mark Alders, Vice President of Total Rewards
    Grow. Perform. Succeed. These are the goals Avery Dennison sets for our employees and our business. In fact, they are so essential to the core of who we are, we call our performance and development process “GPS.”more...
  • 10/13/16 8:10 am PDT
    Ashley Mayse, Service Consultant
    When you add 42 dogs to an already bustling office building there are many things that could happen.  But in the case of Avery Dennison’s second annual “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” — a fundraiser for the United Way of Lake County — the result was a resounding success. Wednesday, September 28th was Bring Your Dog to Work Day here at our Materials Group North America headquarters in Mentor and I was lucky enough to be able to bring my 12 year old Schnauzer/Poodle Sebastian.more...
  • 10/6/16 8:10 am PDT
    Joe Sanguinetti
    Joe Sanguinetti, Senior Director
    Last month, we celebrated our sustainability wins across the company through a campaign called Sustainable September. Our global IT teams contributed to our sustainability efforts in a big way, by building smarter IT systems and capabilities that enable flexibility, collaboration and speed. Sustainability is key to how IT approaches projects - from virtualized data centers, to looking for better ways to recycle hardware waste, to more power-efficient end-user technology, and more.more...
  • 9/30/16 8:55 am PDT
    Talar Shahinian, Communications Specialist
    There is a new wave of employees entering the workforce - they are known as the Millennials. Not familiar with the term? According to Forbes, we are the generation that has flooded the workforce in the past decade and will represent 75 percent of all companies by 2030¹. This new arrival of young adults also brings fresh and innovative ideas that will transform businesses and propel them into the future. So how is this relevant? Millennials influence the trends of a society’s subcultures withmore...
  • 8/8/16 6:38 am PDT
    Kara Carrier, Human Resource Generalist
    A bad job or company can be compared to a bad relationship. Some jobs can feel borderline abusive. Most declining employment experiences happen slowly and you may not notice how strained things are until you take a moment to get out of the mix and pause. Sometimes a glimpse of life on the outside is terrifying – if only because it gives you the chance to realize you’re in the wrong place. I find that those who rarely take vacations or have a less than active social life are less likely tomore...
  • 6/22/16 8:00 am PDT
    Kara Carrier, Human Resource Generalist
    Recently, I’ve been approached by a few people who have either been let go after decades-long careers with one employer or considering a move after long tenure. Some typical concerns include:more...
  • 6/17/16 8:32 am PDT
    Kara Carrier, Human Resource Generalist
    Hate writing resumes? You’re not alone! For job hunters, the resume can be the biggest pain point (besides the cover letter, networking, application…who are we kidding? The whole process is painful). What’s more confusing is that everyone has a different approach, preferred format, feedback and edits to give before your precious document is ready for prime time. Never fear. There are ways to make resumes a little less painful and much easier to customize quickly.more...
  • 5/19/16 8:22 am PDT
    Kara Carrier, Human Resource Generalist
    One key, recurring, problem area for companies is onboarding. If done well, onboarding a new employee can ensure your freshest talent is enthusiastic about their new role, and not second guessing their decision when they go home their first day. The relevant research agrees that onboarding done well pays dividends in retaining skilled employees; done badly, it can result in a brain drain that costs companies much more than a single salary. That said, many companies don’t onboard new employeesmore...