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Reducing Turnover Among Manufacturing Workers

10

Oct
2018

Attracting and retaining talent in manufacturing is an ongoing concern. A variety of factors are conspiring. Baby boomers are retiring, market demand is strong, manufacturing work is not on the radar of the younger generation, and many workers just don’t have the skills which...

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Working With Family

08

Oct
2018
Categories :Business, Latest News

Ever dreamed about running a family business? Maybe you already do. Running a business together as a family can be a study in extremes. This article in the Columbia (Missouri) Business Times paints a glowing picture, profiling three happy family businesses. One mom reflects...

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Disaster Recovery For Manufacturing Companies

04

Oct
2018
Categories :Latest News

While Hurricane Florence didn’t quite fulfill the extremely dire predictions on the news, it was still a huge disaster by any measure. According to the Wall Street Journal, Moody’s estimates the damages from Florence to be $50 billion including damage to property, vehicle losses,...

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Millennial Economic Trends

01

Oct
2018
Categories :Business, Latest News

Today’s economy seems to be full of contradictions. The GDP and stock market soar while wages stay stagnant. Unemployment drops while wages stay stagnant. Millennials represent 33% of the population, and they’re on track to be the most educated generation to date, according to...

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Finding Opportunity in Competition

07

Sep
2018
Categories :Business, Latest News

Do you ever feel like you’re the puny upstart, facing off against an 800-pound gorilla in the business world? Well, size doesn’t confer immunity from obstacles. Just like tales of David and Goliath, sometimes the little guy can get the drop on the big...

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Employee Volunteerism

05

Sep
2018
Categories :Business, Latest News

Employee engagement is a big buzzword right now. We all know that engagement is essential to a thriving workplace and high-performing employees. Briefly, here’s a definition from Forbes.com: Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.  ...

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Immigrant Impact on US Business

04

Sep
2018
Categories :Business, Latest News

Immigration is in the news, and I expect it’s not going away. During the 2016 presidential campaign we heard a lot about a wall, and about the dangers and problems associated with immigration. However, the flip side is this: the US economy depends on...

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Inflation Impacts Workers

27

Aug
2018
Categories :Latest News

Have you heard the news media reporting on a conundrum when talking about the economy? Here are some headlines: Workers see their paychecks get smaller as inflation continues to rise (CNBC) Why Real Wages Still Aren’t Rising (New York Times Opinion Section) Wages aren’t...

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The Power of Analytics

02

Aug
2018
Categories :Latest News

Yes, data overload is a thing. And yes, we need to overcome it, make friends with data, and parse out the most useful information data reveals, because it’s key to the competitive edge. An article published by McKinsey and Company, a global management firm,...

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Data Overload: Distilling Data For The Win

31

Jul
2018
Categories :Latest News

After all the advances in computing power in the last few decades, we’re in the era of big data, and we’re not going back. We’ve talked about big data before. Here’s how Wikipedia defines it: Big data is data sets that are so big...

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