Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer Perks in NYC: Bryant Park

The summer is a tough time at work for some employees with nice weather outside and slow work inside. Some companies can't afford to give employees Summer Fridays or other perks like that so they have to get more creative. has some great suggestions of 10 great summer perks that some companies out there are giving to their employees. I wanted to add to that a few suggestions in New York City in a running series. Here's the first:

Bryant Park Movie Night - Every Monday night during the summer, HBO sponsors a summer film festival where they show old movies in the park. Get there at 5 PM with some blankets and hang out with your fellow employees. Once the sun goes down, the real fun starts as the movies (which this year run the gamut from "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest" to "Airplane" to "Dirty Harry"). Check out the summer film festival lineup here: and try to get your whole department a night of fun and bonding at one of nicest events during the summer in NYC.

More to come in the next entry. If you have a suggestion for a summer activity in NYC, please let us know in the comments below

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Astronology - Technology in the HR World

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Volume XII

Issue 6

June 14, 2011

Dear Andrew,

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No U.S. organization provides "nap rooms" for their employees.


The SHRM 2010 Employment Benefits Survey found that 5 percent of HR professionals include an on-site nap room within their organizations' wellness benefits.

Does your organization allow napping on the job?  Please let us know, and share your success story with us.  We may feature you in a future issue of Astronology!




Technology in the HR World

Technology.  Its constant evolution forces everyone to keep up. In the HR world, there are many questions regarding the role of technology, as HR's major concern is the human aspect of the working world. How can Human Resources keep the human at the forefront while using current technology for advancement? In this issue of Astronology, we explore technology and how it can be used effectively in the HR world.....more



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Friday, June 10, 2011

5 Years and Counting

As I drive up to Brandeis University for my 5-year reunion from graduating college, I am also celebrating another anniversary: my 5th year with Astron Solutions.

I'll always remember the Summer I started working for Astron. I started the summer with one of the worst jobs I ever had when Jennifer Loftus called and asked if I wanted to come in for an interview. As the call came as I was trying to unclog a jammed copier (from someone who thought it would be a good idea to photocopy 100 pages at a time), it could not have been a more welcome invitation.

The interview was my favorite I've ever been on and soonafter I started as a "Marketing Specialist" and I've been working for them ever since. The rest--as they say--is history. Can't believe it's been 5 years!


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