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Here at NewHire we work in a collaborative work environment with an open office space. Naturally, ideas come to life as we chat and learn more about co-workers by sitting right next to them with no barriers! One of the great things about working this way is that you can find exciting things to do weekly that are fun that most people will participate in as they are always nearby. All of us at NewHire have found that exciting thing to be food! Who doesn’t love a snack shared by the group?

We set out on a journey to find the “best of” in Chicago. We couldn’t randomly choose foods every week, we wanted it to have a solid end result. So, we focused in on a favorite breakfast treat: DONUTS!

Each Friday, either a co-worker volunteered to bring donuts from a different place, or the office collected donations and one person volunteered to pick them up. Depending on the cost, we purchased an assortment of 6-12 donuts per Friday. But how could you share just a few donuts among a big group of people? Well, we figured out pretty quickly that the best way to share and judge was by sampling each donut. So we cut all the donuts in small pieces, tasted, and then, yes, we rated each donut individually on a shared spreadsheet. We enjoyed eating donuts for 8 weeks!

Check out our rankings for the best donuts below!

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What’s next for NewHire? Pizza! We enjoyed the weekly treats so much that we decided to continue with an improved plan. Now we are setting out to find the tastiest pizza in Chicago! What are you doing that’s fun for your office? Please comment and let us know what you think makes your business a great place to work!

Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago

NewHire spent half of the day Monday, January 19 at the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago.

NewHire is a recruiting software company. When you think “software company”, you think “computers”, not people. Computers are great. But, when is the last time you saw a computer do THIS?

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Bob, a NewHire account manager, and Seymour, a Chihuahua, hanging out at the Anti-Cruelty Society.

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Eddie, a numbers guy, is also a puppies guy. Who knew?

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That’s right. At NewHire, we do things a little bit differently. We’re not just a few lines of code that make life a little easier. We are also real, reliable people. When you call us, a human answers the phone. Unless, of course, we’re at the Anti-Cruelty Society spreading the love with these adorable little furballs.

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Eagle Eye is an adult Saint Bernard. He was so happy to see us that he smiled for a photo!

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Pandora, a calm and cool female adult Shorthair mix, was less impressed.

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Seymour, a 2 month old and part of a set of triplets (aptly named Phillip, Seymour, and Hoffman,) joined us for arts and crafts time!

Conor Roach puppies

Here’s Conor, a staffing coordinator at NewHire, with Phillip and Hoffman.

The Anti-Cruelty Society welcomed NewHire with open arms, not just to play with the pets they have up for adoption, but to help provide them with easy-to-make beds, tug-toys, cat-scratchers, and various other play-things.

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Seymour even made off with one of his own…

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…and he got a little tied up in the fun.

As happy as we were to give back, we couldn’t have done it without the kindness and welcoming help of our friends at The Anti Cruelty Society.

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The afternoon group (left to right) Bob, Alicia and Sean, with some of the supplies we helped make.

If you wish to visit the Anti-Cruelty Society to adopt a new pet, help care for the facility, or donate, visit them online at http://anticruelty.org/

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See you soon!

Summer is in full swing and NewHire got up close and personal with our new friend at the Shedd Aquarium. We were able to meet one of the Shedd’s penguins, through their Penguin Encounter program. A Shedd trainer gave us insight on the behaviors of penguins, and we learned about what it takes to care for the penguins the aquarium.  As an added bonus, the Shedd has a baby penguin currently on exhibit!

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Shedd’s Abbott Oceanarium currently has two species — Rockhopper and Magellanic penguins. We got to meet a Magellanic penguin!

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NewHire’s penguin closeup shot.

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Photo courtesy of SharpShooter Imaging.

How are you spending the summer?

We thought it’d be fun to have a little ugly holiday sweater contest at the office, and so we all wore the best ugly sweaters we could find!

We wish you a wonderful holiday season, and a very prosperous 2013!

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P.S. Who do you think has the best ugly sweater?