Dwellworks is pleased to announce we have recently been recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces in 2015 by The Plain Dealer. This award highlights 150 companies and organizations in the Greater Cleveland area based on employee surveys regarding their views on the organizational health, management, and engagement of their workplace. Read More
Give us an example of how you’ve experienced Dwellworks culture.
By Sarah Matos | Cleveland, OH
It is rarely a dull day for me at Dwellworks. I always have multiple tasks and projects to undertake but I divide my time according to the priority of each item. Last week I had an incredibly busy week. I had to make numerous spreadsheet reports, attend group meetings, speak to some of our international office leaders, make performance scorecards for our Mexico Destination Service Consultants (DSCs) – and lastly I had to make scorecards for our Mexico Destination Service (DS) Managers, work on scorecards for the Germany DSCs, and also manage DSC recruiting efforts in Mexico and Luxembourg.
Despite the fact that I had so much to do, I managed to complete everything and it all turned out great! Although I felt accomplished for having achieved so much in such little time, I also realize that I couldn’t have done all of that without the help and advice of my coworkers. At Dwellworks, one of our mottos is “Discover the Power of Team.” This culture is very evident in my quotidian experiences here. If I ever need help, I know I can always reach out to someone for advice. Something even more amazing is how our technology helps us bridge any distance and we can work together on things even when we are not in the same office space. Seriously, GoToMeeting screen-sharing conference calls are the best thing ever when most of the people you work with aren’t in your office – or even in your country! Read More
Always view rooms and a tenancy agreement before handing over any deposit.
Kent Reliance reported that the number of households renting in the UK jumped by nearly 150,000 in the year to March.
The unfortunate downside of such a huge number of rental tenants is the growing number of criminals intent on defrauding them.
This month police are hunting a fake landlord operating in Islington who managed to con more than a dozen would-be tenants out of £20,000. Meanwhile, specialist flat-sharing website EasyRoommate reckons that on average, it takes down around 1,400 fake room registrations each month out of the 40,000 listings they carry. Read More
On June 17, 2015, the U.S. Department of State provided updates on the recent delays in processing U.S. visas. Progress with technical issues have developed slowly and may not be fully resolved before the end of June. Foreign nationals and employers may encounter extended delays for those waiting on visas, even after the system is fully restored. Read More
I recently read The Wright Brothers by Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough that details Orville and Wilbur Wright’s journey from their early days, through their efforts to build a flying machine and to ultimate birth of the aviation industry. Growing up near Dayton Ohio (where they lived) and often vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina (where they took their first flight), I have always been interested with their story; and the book did an excellent job at providing a great deal of interesting information. From a business standpoint, I was very impressed with how they accomplished this extraordinary feat. Read More
Posted in Rob's Musings
Tagged: aviation, build systems, fly, hurdles, improve, lead people, new ideas, sacrifices, The Wright Brothers, vision, working together
Interview someone in another department and ask them what their favorite part about working at Dwellworks is.
By Bill Gutermuth | Cleveland, OH
Today, I interviewed Tim Evanko from Residential Services. I learned a lot about him and I can honestly say that if you want to interview someone interesting, Tim is your guy. There were several points throughout the course of the interview that were interesting. Read More
Posted in Internship
Tagged: adjustment, college-life, desk, Dwellworks culture, favorite part of dwellworks, interview, leader, lunch, professional background, project, why dwellworks, work-life
St. Katherines Dock, London
Average new rents in London have gone through the £1,500 barrier for the first time, and risen in all parts of the UK in the past three months.
According to HomeLet’s quarterly rental index, the average rent in London during May was £1,506.
New rents rose in all regions of the UK in the three months to May, compared with the same period last year. Read More
On May 27th, The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI arrested nine executive members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and five executives of sports marketing companies. These individuals were allegedly involved in acts of racketeering, money-laundering, wire-fraud, and accepting bribes and kickbacks for tournament sponsorship rights. This international scandal, with possible ramifications for the next two World Cup tournaments of the most popular sport worldwide, highlights the need for corporate transparency. Having a compliance policy in place maintains integrity in the workplace and promotes a competitive market. Read More
Posted in Compliance
Tagged: bribes, compliance, fair play, FBI, FIFA, innovation, international scandal, kickbacks, money-laundering, policy, racketeering, wire-fraud, World Cup Tournaments
With the rapid expansion and growth of technology, automotive, and healthcare industries in the Bay Area, it is no wonder that rental rates and home prices have been on the rise. The rental market is now the most expensive in the U.S., with one bedroom apartments averaging $3460 a month. Rents in Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, San Jose, and Daly City are up anywhere from 14-30% from last year. These rental market prices are oftentimes surprising to transferees relocating to the area.
Dolly Van Fossan, a Supply Chain Field Advocate for Dwellworks, recently met with Destination Services Consultants (DSCs) in the Bay Area to learn more about the challenges facing transferees. “To appropriately set the expectations of employees relocating to this area, our DSCs are transparent right from the start as they discuss the rental market. The Bay Area is a unique market and oftentimes the transferee is not aware its nuances.” Read More
Posted in Market
Tagged: Bay Area, berkeley, Daly City, dsc, Emeryville, Los Altos, Mountain View, Oakland, Palo Alto, parks, rental market, rental market prices, rental rates, San Jose, Santana Row, Shoreline Park, sightseeing, Supply Chain, transportation
What’s the biggest adjustment from college-life to work-life?
By Samantha Lees | Truro, UK
I think it really goes without saying that the pace of the business world is nothing like the ‘tranquillity’ of university. As opposed to my meagre nine hours of contact time a week, I’m completing forty-hour weeks: plus commuting. This is not to say I’m not enjoying it; I’m a rare type of student that relishes being busy, and enjoys the thrill of putting my head down to work, losing track of time and suddenly realising its nearly 5 p.m. Read More