Employee Spotlight: Who’s Ryan Chitty?

When it comes to generations, much of the conversation is on the elusive “Millennials.” Well, I think its time to think more about “Gen Z.” The generation who’s grown up entirely in an internet world and, more particularly, a social media world. Enter Ryan Chitty. Welcome to the Gen Z club, Dovico! Who’s Ryan Chitty? Ryan is one of our newest teammates and is, by a few years, the youngest. Having just celebrated his 20th…

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Walking the Camino de Santiago: Wendy’s Courage Story

Imagine going on a trip, solo, to a foreign country, then hiking 110 kilometres (68 miles) over six days, sometimes in the middle of nowhere with strangers from all over the world. Our very courageous Wendy Leblanc did just that! Wendy is Dovico’s international product and implementation specialist, who you most likely have come into contact with if you did any timesheet business with us outside of North America. Where did Wendy go? Wendy took…

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How to Create Amazing Company Culture by Watching Ants

Ants are fascinating creatures. What I’m about to propose may make you itch and squirm a little in your chair, but I hope it’s because you are itching and squirming your way to make a change in your company culture! I’m sorry in advance if this blog post makes you feel uncomfortable, but here is what ants teach us about amazing company culture. According to a recent report, 1 in 3 (28%) of executives report…

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Employee Spotlight: Who’s J-D Thibodeau?

Who’s J-D Thibodeau? Well, let’s start with his name. His real name is Jean-Daniel Thibodeau. To some, his name can be quite a mouthful to say. But once you get it down, it flows so very well. And that’s J-D! His easy-going and accommodating nature flows so well for our clients and our team as a whole. When you give Dovico Support a call, drop an email, or send a quick online chat, it will…

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Organizational Psychology 101: The 6 Traits of Dynamic Company Culture

Your job is more than just a place to make money. You put time into your work, hoping that at some time, your efforts will make a meaningful impact. To make time at work meaningful, your community at work has to feel right. Organizational psychology has to be a priority and a commitment to the six traits of dynamic company culture. Key takeaways: 71% of employees are not engaged in their work. Bad company culture…

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Employee Spotlight: Who’s Gerard Gallant?

Who’s Gerard Gallant? If I were asked to describe Gerard in one word, it would be “conviction.” I wanted to ensure that I was thinking of the right word so I searched for the definition of conviction, and it felt right. But by Google’s standards, the word “conviction” is outdated, so I searched for synonyms. The words that I found matched Gerard to a tee: confident, faith and principle. Gerard, our software architect and senior…

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7 Lessons You Can Use to Grow a Business That Lasts

In today’s lightning-fast consumer-driven economy, organizational loyalty often takes a back seat to bigger paycheques and higher profits. Companies rise and fall; startups are sold. The average lifespan of an S&P Company used to be 60 years in the 1950s, now, it’s down to 20. CEO’s of startups are planning their exits before they even enter the front door. That’s not you; a quick exit doesn’t interest you. Your goal is to grow a business…

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Employee Spotlight: Who’s Carl Chase?

Who’s Carl Chase? Although Superman was not the first superhero character, he is what we define in a hero. An everyday person who rises to do unhuman-like tasks for the greater good of humanity. To anyone in Metropolis, Clark Kent was just a non-assuming journalist. But when the forces of darkness crept over their city, the red cape came on, and Superman prevailed. At Dovico, we’re grateful to have our own Superman, but we call…

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How Podcasting Can Build a Better Community

A community is a sense of belonging you get when you are in a group of like-minded people. People who you share common attitudes, interests and goals with make up your community. Podcasting helps communities connect and share those common thoughts and ideas. And when you belong to a community, you feel secure from the alignment. We sell timesheet software. So why would Dovico get into the podcasting business? Time tracking is a method to…

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Employee Spotlight: Who’s Benoit Lanteigne?

Who’s Benoit Lanteigne? Over the years I have had the privilege of meeting some incredible people while working at Dovico. Many people who work here are accomplished in their careers and in life; Benoit is no exception. While he is not one to blow his own horn, when you get the opportunity to speak with him, Benoit has many fascinating surprises in his story. While Benoit is a very knowledgeable software developer by day, he…

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