FINANCIAL POST - Dec 27 - Making new hires feel at home is the key to growing business. The founder and owner of one of the world's biggest dating sites, Plenty Of Fish, piled 40 staff members into a couple of limousine buses and drove them to Whistler for a weekend of fun and frivolity in the snow. There, the members of the Plenty Of Fish "work family" spent two days and nights cross country skiing, zip trekking, snow tubing, exchanging gifts, enjoying fancy restaurant dishes and staying in penthouse suites at the resort's top hotel. Frind says the expense, the amount of which he won't reveal, was worth it. Plenty Of Fish is growing and he needed to integrate some new hires into the family. It can be tough to find good developers in Vancouver so "when you find good ones, you want to hold on to them," Frind says. Also, happy employees create good office morale. That's why Frind, only 33 himself, joins his team in pursuits outside the office. (Full Disclosure: POF is a client of Courtland Brooks.)
by Tony Wanless
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