2015’s Fifty Happiest Companies to Work For

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Reposted from CareerBliss:

CareerBliss CEO and Chief Happiness Officer Heidi Golledge says: “Each year, CareerBliss evaluates the companies dedicated to creating happier work environments. This year we saw a surge of STEM-related companies (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) ranking in the top 10. As we evaluate the factors that impact happiness such as growth opportunity and company culture, it is also important to understand what type of industries are creating happier work environments overall.”

Ranking No.1 this year is the multi-national medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. Following Johnson & Johnson is Broadcom, Chevron, and for the second year in a row Texas Instruments, followed by McAfee at No. 5, Google at No. 6, then Intuit, Adobe, Amgen and SAP AG to round out the top 10. Voted Happiest Company in America in 2014, Pfizer dropped steeply from their No. 1 position, not even making the top 50 for 2015. Moving up the list was Google, climbing from a ranking of No. 21 last year to No. 6 this year. In a surprising fall, Apple ranked No. 14 last year but dropped to No. 50 for 2015.

“It is important to see how workplaces are constantly evolving and changing. Creating happiness at work is a very fluid process, building and adapting to a changing workforce, while accounting for the key factors that create happier environments,” says Golledge. CareerBliss Adviser Bradley Brummel, who has a Ph.D. in workplace psychology, adds, “Not only do these industries pay well, but employees in STEM-related companies are happier in these jobs overall. This may reflect the positive features in the type of jobs these companies offer, but it also might reflect the fact that employees with these skills have lots of choices of whom to work for. This means the companies have to keep them happy to keep them at the company.”

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12 Ed Tech Companies To Watch In 2015

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Reposted from Forbes:

Education technology, known as EdTech, is taking by storm schools, students and the process of learning across the globe. Tech companies from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv have begun providing solutions to problems ranging from cost efficiency of schools to adaptive learning and global access of high quality education.

EdTech companies are among the most innovative players in the world, and here are 12 companies to watch in 2015 in the space…

This list is presented by Shama Hyder, Founder & CEO of The Marketing Zen Group, an author and keynote speaker. Connect with her via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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