Love Monday: It’s all personal

april foolsWhat guides your behaviour at work? Do you have a “work” you? Or is it all personal – offline, online, your time, employer time? Today, in particular, pranksters might want to consider reigning in their gotcha ways; 68% of marketing and advertising executives say April Fools’ jokes have no place in the office.  What do you say? Are jokes too risky? Or is there always room for fun? Let us know! In the meantime, here’s our Love Monday round up. Five links on why we say: when it comes to work, it’s all personal.

Social Media celebrates putting the ‘personal’ first. We heard some amazing local examples last week (in person) at Vancouver’s first annual Social Media Awards. Congrats to all the winners, including Vancity Credit Union who won “Best Social Media Campaign” for their Good Money Mob.

Think a clear and meaningful mission will take care of employee retention? Here’s a great case for why nonprofits should be thinking about culture – and fast.

Haven’t got around to launching your Youtube channel yet? It might be too late. After 8 years and billions of video-minutes watched, Youtube says it’s finally time to turn off their servers and determine a winner. Could your video be THE ONE?

“Do you have any questions for me?” This much feared table-turner was never meant to instill fear. It’s your chance to assess the job on a more personal level. We already shared what one marketing leader thinks about no-replies; with a bit of practice and this spot-on list, you’ll easily jump from hot seat to drivers’ seat.