Month: July 2019

What to Know About Pet Policies in Trucking

“Happiness is coming home and knowing your dog is there to greet you.” We aren’t sure who coined that quote, but for many of us, coming home at the end of the day to a pet is one of our greatest joys. So, imagine if for many days of the year “home” was in a truck. Wouldn’t you want your pet along for the ride? That’s the case for many truck drivers these days, who are looking for trucking companies that allow pets onboard their vehicles. It might seem fluffy, but it’s become a much sought-after…


Sustainability: More Than Just an Environmental Catchphrase

These days the word “sustainability” is thrown around a good bit. You hear it most often in reference to the environment and things like recycling and green living. But there’s something to be said for sustainability in the workforce, too. “Sustainability can be viewed as a triangle. There are three sides and they support one another — environmental, social, and economic,” says Katie Love, Customer Success Manager at WorkHound. “Where social and economic stability meet is the idea that when…


Is Retirement Planning the Key to Job Security?

For most American workers, retirement planning is a part of the conversation from early on in their careers. You enter the workforce with your first “real” job and shortly thereafter, ideally, you begin to put money away in a retirement fund, usually supported by your employer. And while that’s a reality for many people, it’s often different for those in the trucking industry. But that doesn’t make it any less important. Consider that retirement planning, through outlets like 401(k)s, stock…


With Deep Des Moines Roots, WorkHound is Ready to Grow

This article was previously published on DSMPartnership.com and written by WorkHound Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer, Andrew Kirpalani. Venture Capital Fundraise Last month, WorkHound announced a successful $1.5 million venture capital fundraise. This is how Des Moines helped make that happen, and what the community can expect from us. WorkHound, a feedback platform that helps minimize employee turnover, was born in Greater Des Moines (DSM)as we simply grew where we were planted. We…