Bloom Stories is a content series sharing the good — and bad — of your job experiences. For years we’ve felt like undercover investigators learning about the good managers, not-so-great workplace experiences and some of the heartbreaking reasons why folks leave seemingly great places to work. We want to share the revealing stories behind everyone’s career journey, not just the people who make it to the 30 under 30 list. We’ve been listening to your career stories now; we want to share them with the world.

We know that there are genuine implications that come along with sharing your lived…


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Bloom Stories is a content series sharing the good — and bad — of your job experiences. For years we’ve felt like undercover investigators learning about the good managers, not-so-great workplace experiences and some of the heartbreaking reasons why folks leave seemingly great places to work. We want to share the revealing stories behind everyone’s career journey, not just the people who make it to the 30 under 30 list. We’ve been listening to your career stories now we want to share them with the world.

We know that there are genuine implications that come along with sharing your lived…


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Every year, I see celebrations of women on International Women’s Day, and it makes me happy. I know the work it takes for anyone to breakthrough in their chosen career, let alone those who face additional barriers or obstacles. Yet at the same time, I’m conflicted. I want to celebrate women, but I also want an International Women’s Day that tackles the systems that hold women back in the first place. …


Written in collaboration with Elisha Gray, HR Advisor and Coach

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The HR world is full of templates, documentation, and rubrics for different elements of the employee lifecycle. There are job descriptions, onboarding plans, performance management documents, and off-boarding systems. But what underpins them all? Right now, each document is created individually, and sometimes by different people or departments. That nets out to an inconsistent employee experience and inconsistent deliverables for a company.

Instead of ditching all those documents, create a foundation that tracks across all of them. At Bloom, we call this foundation a Role Guide. This document, created before…


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A year after founding luxury women’s swimwear brand 437, co-founders Hyla Nayeri and Adrien Bettio hit an inflection point. Sales began to skyrocket as summer 2018 hit and the duo realized their small side hustle was growing into a real business. Fast forward to 2020, and the company is in a much different place than it was in the early days. Not only are sales up and the team growing, but Hyla and Adrien are more focused on building the kind of business they — and their employees — can be proud of. …


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In-person interviews are usually a time to get to know a candidate on a more personal level and video interviews can make that more difficult. With in-person interviews, not only are you asking questions and paying attention to their answers, you’re correlating that with body language, tone of voice, and other non-verbal cues that might give you insight into the candidate. Unfortunately, those visual and non-verbal cues get more difficult to sense in a video Zoom interview.

One solution a lot of hiring managers think about is recording the interview to re-watch later, catching everything that might have been missed…


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The CAMH Foundation’s vision is to inspire philanthropy to solve the greatest mental health challenges of our time. That’s a tall order, and it requires a unique approach to make a dent. There is a huge mental health fallout coming from COVID alone, and while people are talking about mental health more, there’s a lot of work to be done.

When the CAMH Foundation works with donors on its 10+ person philanthropy team, it’s not just a question of how much money donors can give. Instead, it’s a long-term relationship focused on matching a donation to an area of impact…


Highline Beta helps some of the biggest companies in the world execute a new model of corporate innovation to grow beyond their core business. Instead of relying on decades-old frameworks, Highline Beta focuses on not just providing strategy but also doing the execution work, from discovery and venture validation work to building whole new ventures from scratch.

But the work they do is only half the equation: it’s also a fantastic place to be an employee — the company even won an award from Fast Company for their awesome culture. …


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When traditional problem-solving strategies fail, innovative insurance, telecom, and FinTech companies call Versett. As an innovation and digital transformation consultancy, Versett partners with clients to solve massive problems affecting high-growth organizations. But it’s a bit more than that. The company also looks for passion-fit in their projects, which means they’re willing to take on some of the toughest technological challenges in the world simply because they feel they can make an impact.

As the team continues to grow, they are looking for someone who can step into the ambiguity of hard problems and push through to an awesome solution. If…


If you’re not familiar with the voice-tech space, you may not have heard of Voiceflow. But the Toronto and Silicon Valley-based startup is defining the entire voice-tech category with its 20-plus person team and millions in venture capital. The Voiceflow platform lets people create voice-enabled apps — think Google Home or Amazon Alexa — with little to no code. Over 60,000 people use Voiceflow to build custom voice apps, making it one of the largest voice platforms in the world.

When it comes to thinking about your next move in the startup space, Voiceflow needs to be on your list…

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