Battling Burnout Focus of July 22 Free Webinar For Employers
Dec 5, 2022

An end to the burnout?

While employee burnout may have fueled much of The Great Resignation, it just left many employers feeling burned. 

Dec 5, 2022

Three recession-proof fields you should train for in 2023

As our energy bills soar and our retirement accounts shrink, a recent report delivers some good news for three growing fields that are predicted to be virtually recession-proof in 2023.   

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Oct 31, 2022

Burger King has a new branding strategy, and it’s a Whopper

For many years, Burger King has played second fiddle to McDonalds.

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Oct 17, 2022

Navigating a trough

With inflation hovering stubbornly near 40-year highs, and with the Federal Reserve on its most aggressive rate increase schedule in recent memory (if ever), three of the major stock market indices have now officially closed in bear market territory. 

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Sep 19, 2022

Coke plays whack-a-mole with slogans, but brand stays the course

You might think a global brand leader like Coke could get comfortable with a catchphrase, but usually no, not for long. 

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Sep 19, 2022

The future of civil engineering

The rate of increase in technological advances has been geometric, not linear.  Old school engineering practices have morphed into those associated with a sophisticated business model.   

Aug 23, 2022

Identifying, combating work burnout

Although some reasons for the Great Resignation seemed obvious during the pandemic, just how much does burnout play a role in the vast numbers of people who continue to quit their jobs? 

Aug 22, 2022

Whiteboard: Kellogg’s splits up its empire of brands to grow an even bigger empire

The maker of Frosted Flakes, Pringles, and Pop Tarts has hit upon a new strategy to grow its brands: Get smaller first and bigger second. In June, Kellogg’s announced it will split its operations into three new companies, but not in a way you might expect. The new companies are being grouped not only by product type but also by geographics and ingredients.

Aug 22, 2022

Whiteboard: Employee retention becoming managers’ No. 1 job

People are changing jobs like never before. From the “Mass Resignation” that started in 2020 to inflation-driven job changes today, employers find themselves in a dramatically changed landscape. Retention of key employees has always been part of a manager’s job, but now it’s rising rapidly to job number one.

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Aug 19, 2022

Hiring managers need to understand workers’ growth mindset

It can be tempting for managers to feel that empty positions must be filled as quickly as possible to maintain normal operations. But as the Eisenhower Principle reminds us, we must not allow what’s urgent to overtake what’s important. 

A male businessman takes out a small toy bill of 100 dollars from his wallet
Aug 3, 2022

Here’s how to tackle high inflation

You’re going to need a team including your best people in accounting, sales, purchasing, process improvement and human resources. They will have to share information like never before.   

Jul 26, 2022

How Does an Investor Actually Make an Environmental Impact?

Historically, the fiduciary duty of investors was to maximize profits and returns on investments. Until the mid-2000s, any benefit to other stakeholders like employees, the public or special interest groups was secondary.