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  • Data Structures and Algorithms in Swift: Arrays

    Data Structures and Algorithms in Swift: Arrays

    What are Data Structures?Data structures are the basic building blocks used in a system. They allow you to develop efficient, scalable, and maintainable systems. They also provide a means of...

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  • A Survival Guide: how to make it as a newly hired Software Engineer

    A Survival Guide: how to make it as a newly hired Software Engineer

    Congratulations, you are hired!You worked hard. You crushed your interview and whiteboarded like a pro. Today, you start your Software Engineer position. You probably have high expectations and...

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  • Web Accessibility 101

    Web Accessibility 101

    Have you ever experienced illegible text due to font size, colour, or style? Have you been irritated by cut-off web content when using your mobile device? Maybe you’ve landed on a dead-end page?...

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  • Toronto Tech is Booming: do you want in?

    Toronto Tech is Booming: do you want in?

    It’s a good thing Toronto has a strong ice cream scene. This city is hot. But I’m not really here to talk about the sticky, steamy summer months, I’m here to discuss a different type of heat in...

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  • Promoting Culture Via Magic: The Gathering

    Promoting Culture Via Magic: The Gathering

    Written By: Matthew Thomason & Tanya CourtneyTanya Courtney & Aris Zakinthinos playing Magic: The GatheringEvery company has their clubs, teams, and events which develop their culture. In a...

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  • A Brief Guide to the Achievers Open API

    A Brief Guide to the Achievers Open API

    The Achievers Open API is an initiative to help you integrate our Employee Engagement Platform into your company’s workflow with the tools that your company already uses. This basic guide will...

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  • Conquering Imposter Syndrome

    Conquering Imposter Syndrome

    Have you ever felt like you’re playing pretend? Like everyone except you knows what they’re talking about and has everything figured out? Don’t worry, I’m right there with you! If you feel like a...

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  • Are you having fun at work?

    Are you having fun at work?

    A few years ago I found myself diligently working non-stop for three days at a start-up to bring up a website with a team of six people. We were stressed, tired, frustrated, and my boss kept...

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  • Beginner’s guide to SASS

    Beginner’s guide to SASS

    We generally hear people talking about SASS, but what exactly is SASS? Is it a new language? Is it a new way of writing CSS? How different is it from CSS?Let’s take a short journey today to figure...

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  • How to Incentivize the Modern Workforce

    How to Incentivize the Modern Workforce

    With the inherent uniqueness of the individual in the corporate workforce, it is a virtual impossibility to find a one size fits all approach to incentivizing employees. An unincentivized employee...

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  • Accessibility Evaluation Checklist

    Accessibility Evaluation Checklist

    At Achievers, we started the journey of making our platform accessible about a year ago. It involved making existing and any new features accessible. I have created a handy checklist of the tools...

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  • How to Survive Deployments and Not Disrupt Your Users

    How to Survive Deployments and Not Disrupt Your Users

    How to Survive Deployments and Not Disrupt Your UsersOur panel of experts shared their experiences on delivering high performing, scalable, and reliable software to the web.We answered your...

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  • Why Recruiters Should Consider Structured Interviews

    Why Recruiters Should Consider Structured Interviews

    Your interviews are probably more unstructured than they should be. Too many recruiters and hiring managers ask interview questions that reflect their biases, increasing the likelihood that they...

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  • 5 Pillars of Great Leadership

    5 Pillars of Great Leadership

    Employee engagement, according to Aon, Deloitte, Gallup, and thousands of scholarly articles,  is one of the greatest game-changing mechanisms for companies looking to accelerate performance,...

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  • 3 Lessons Learned from Web Unleashed 2016

    3 Lessons Learned from Web Unleashed 2016

    Web Unleashed is an annual conference for front-end developers and designers held in Toronto. Many hot topics such as the state of the industry and future trends are discussed by developers,...

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  • How to avoid getting burned by your Android

    How to avoid getting burned by your Android

    Have you ever woken up to a phone that looked like a toasted marshmallow? I’m hoping the answer to that question is no. But, you’ve probably experienced an overly warm Android in a less extreme...

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  • Getting on Track Towards Continuous Deployment

    Getting on Track Towards Continuous Deployment

    In November of 2015, my 3-person team was given a rather high-level, “make-our-development-process-better” mission and we were struggling to figure out how to start. The CTO decided to stop by and...

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  • The Perks In A Great Development Culture

    The Perks In A Great Development Culture

    What makes a great development culture? Free drinks? Free breakfast? Everyday happy hour? Sure, those things are attractive. But, cool perks are par for the course these days. Virtually every...

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  • Achievers Customer Testimonial - The Value of Recognition & Engagement2:25

    Achievers Customer Testimonial - The Value of Recognition & Engagement

    We asked our customers what they thought about the value of recognition and engagement ... this is what they said.

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  • Achievers Customer Testimonial - Culture & Partnership3:16

    Achievers Customer Testimonial - Culture & Partnership

    We asked our customers about their partnership with Achievers ... this is what they said.

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