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The Tools We Use to Promote Transparency

A lot has been written about SumAll and our commitment to being a totally transparent company. A lot. But we’re certainly not the first nor only company to reveal how much every employee makes or to have a flat organizational structure. Valve, the world-famous video game company, is renowned for not having job titles, and our friends at Buffer have a page dedicated to revealing things like salaries, equity, and a real-time revenue dashboard.

So the question becomes why we chose to structure (or, deconstruct) SumAll in such a radically different way from the majority of established, successful businesses. The reasoning is best explained by SumAll CEO Dane Atkinson when said, “The usual corporate doctrine can be configured poorly for employees. It’s almost designed to enable evil to happen. You can tell an employee they have 10,000 shares, but it doesn’t mean much if I just give myself 100 million shares or whatever. Their stake is going to be worthless. Most of the engineers out there have no idea what their ownership stake really is.” Transparency for us comes down to making sure every employee is happy and knows they’re being compensated fairly. Happy employees equals better employees.

But actually putting this level of openness into practice isn’t always a smooth process. Constant and open communication is the most important thing to maintain to make sure everyone is on the same page at all times. To facilitate communication, we use a number of tools on a nearly daily basis that helps in coordinating tasks, making company-wide announcements, or just figuring out where we’re going for happy hour after the day’s done. Here are the top tools we use to promote transparency within SumAll. Continue reading “The Tools We Use to Promote Transparency”

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Introducing Flutter for SumAll: A New Way to Grow Your Twitter Audience

We couldn’t be happier to announce our acquisition of Flutter and welcome them into the SumAll family.

Founded in 2013, Flutter was created to help businesses build an active of audience of Twitter users who are more likely to engage with their brand. Flutter works by using complex algorithms that enable a marketer to find followers of the brands and individuals they follow. Flutter then ranks these brands and individuals by their social presence and relevancy so that the marketer can make fast, strategic decisions about who to follow next. This means you can not only build a large Twitter following quickly, but your followers are more likely to be engaged as well. Continue reading “Introducing Flutter for SumAll: A New Way to Grow Your Twitter Audience”

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Dads Are Doubling Down on Their Kids

With another Father’s Day upon us, we decided to take a look back at one of our past infographics on how dads are taking a more active role in their childrens’ lives. 

Like the fact that there’s been a 19% increase in the amount of money invested per child since 10 years ago. Or that dads are spending four times more caring for their families than using the phone or email. Read on to get the full scoop on facts all about dads. Continue reading “Dads Are Doubling Down on Their Kids”

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Your Mileage May Vary: How Often You Should Post to Social Media

Have you ever woken up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night wondering exactly how many posts you should be making to Pinterest to get the most engagement, or why you shouldn’t make more than three tweets per day?

Ok, that may just be another thing that only keeps me up at night, but knowing exactly how many Facebook posts you should make per day is endlessly fascinating (and useful) information to most people who are active on social media.

So, to make all this data digestible and easy to understand, we partnered with our awesome friends over at Buffer to produce an infographic that shows the ideal posting number for all the major social media networks. Check it out below! Continue reading “Your Mileage May Vary: How Often You Should Post to Social Media”

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How We Hire: What It Means to Hire as a Team

This interview originally appeared on Medium.

Meet Rotem Israel, she’s responsible for finding and recruiting all the talented employees at SumAll and has taken the time to talk about it with us at Workable.

SumAll is a NYC startup specializing in data analytics for all the social media platforms used by SMEs. SumAll integrates with 40+ platforms including Shopify, Paypal, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. SumAll’s goal is to allow customers to view all of their data in one simple, easy-to-use, visualization to help them do what they love, better.

Our team is currently 45 people with plans to double in size by middle of next year. I joined SumAll as the Head of Talent two months ago, in order to find the best talent and help the company scale. I have always worked in startups and believe that everyone should work at a startup at some point in their career. It’s challenging but at the same time exciting and satisfying. Continue reading “How We Hire: What It Means to Hire as a Team”

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