IQ Inc. Conference Promotes Idea Sharing and Learning

IQ Inc. Conference Promotes Idea Sharing and Learning

IQ Inc. hosted its first employee development conference showcasing presentations given by our employees! On October 20 at our Monroeville office, after a warm welcome and opening remarks from CEO and Founder Barbara VanKirk, employees spent the morning participating in self-selected workshop sessions.  Wow, look at these topics and expert presenters: The Reactive Manifesto and […]

Experiment if you want to innovate

Experiment if you want to innovate

The value of experimentation There are two well-known failures that led to a life-changing breakthrough and a ridiculously simple product that has been ridiculously successful. Failures aren’t always failures. ‘I know 99 ways to not make a lightbulb.’ How many sticky notes would you guess have been used? That data isn’t readily available. But since […]

IQ’s – Serving Leader training

IQ’s – Serving Leader training

On August 30th, IQ Inc. continued its Serving Leader training for 15 of its employees, including software architects, engineers, testers, management, and our newly promoted engagement leaders. From the Five Powerful Actions to Transform your Team, Business, and Community, this training was focused on: Upend the Pyramid — Serving Others First and Supporting Learning and […]

Role Of QA in Product Management

Role Of QA in Product Management

The QA Function ‘Inspector 12, ‘Say what you do and do what you say.’ Binders and binders of documents. ‘Process, process, process.’ These are concepts that will resonate, sometimes (most times?) negatively with anyone who has ever plowed through the process of achieving an ISO9001 certification. These outward signs of a commitment to quality look […]

Hiring for culture

Hiring for culture

Testing new recruits QUESTION: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? This riddle is one of the more famous […]

EY Announces Barbara VanKirk of IQ Inc. Entrepreneur of the year® 2017 Award Finalist in Western PA and WV

EY Announces Barbara VanKirk of IQ Inc. Entrepreneur of the year® 2017 Award Finalist in Western PA and WV

EY announced that Barbara VanKirk, President and Founder of IQ. Inc. as a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year ® 2017 Award in the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment […]

Our New Office Space!

Our New Office Space!

We are all moved in to our new office space! The dust has settled and the boxes have been unpacked – take a look at some pictures of our new collaboration-friendly space! Featuring 3 conference rooms, an open-air working space, and plenty of room to grow!

Reaching new heights…

Reaching new heights…

…and being knocked down by dodgeballs. Here at IQ we are always looking for new and fun ways for our employees to practice teambuilding. So when Ryan suggested we jump around like kids at a trampoline park – some of us were all for it.   A handful of IQ employees traveled to the Sky […]

2016 Toys for Tots Donation!

2016 Toys for Tots Donation!

Another holiday season means another drive to collect toys for all of those tots out there who could use a little extra merriment this season. We had another overflowing box this year thanks to all of the amazing IQ employees who donated toys!     Thank you to everyone who helped us collect so many […]

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