Wisconsin faces a serious obstacle to our economic growth aspirations. An aging population and historically low fertility rates combine to create a huge shortage of the people necessary to keep our workforce strong.
You’ve probably heard someone ask, “Why should I care about workplace diversity when the government has already taken care of it with the Equal Employment Opportunity Act?” or “Why do we need diversity when we have affirmative action?”
In my practice, we focus a lot on detailed cash flow, but there are always a number of cash flow items I find clients severely underestimate.
The mythology that Wisconsin is somehow not a good place to start and grow a business took another hit the other day from someone who digests and understands the data.
It happens every year in Wisconsin. A snowstorm is brewing (or seemingly shows up out of nowhere) and you have a decision to make: Do I close the office?
Delaying gratification to maximize one’s ROI testifies to the importance of patience.
In my experience, making people “aware” of their performance and using management by exception creates better results and less work for a manager, as people will usually self-manage. It’s also kinder to provide absolute clarity about what good looks like.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday followed by just about every Christmas and holiday special you can imagine on TV. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” or so goes the song.
Have you ever heard of Shark Tank? I’m not talking about diving deep into the ocean to watch sharks lurk about from behind bars. The ABC television show broadcasts businessmen and women looking to gain investments in their homegrown products and services.
Companies in Madison constantly amaze me with their generosity, both inside and outside our community. Here’s how to ensure both you and the charities, nonprofits, etc. you’re supporting gain the maximum amount of exposure and awareness for their causes.
After much anticipation and speculation, the final regulations changing the salary basis test for determining exemption status have arrived. Among other changes, the final regulations have more than doubled the amount that employees must minimally be paid in order to be considered exempt. This is no small matter, as it is anticipated that millions of currently exempt employees will be affected.
American work habits can seem downright oppressive when viewed from afar.
Whether you love it or hate it, business networking is one of the needed skills at the heart of building successful and beneficial relationships with other businesspeople and prospective customers.
Route 23 connects the two fastest-growing cities in Wisconsin — Madison and Sun Prairie. Three buses run approximately every half hour during rush hour Monday through Friday. The 23-mile service has 12 stops and takes 30 minutes or so.
Data breaches and identity theft are now everyday events, but that state of affairs doesn’t make them any less dangerous, distasteful, and annoying. However, most people with an online footprint understand that at some point in their lives they are going to be the victim of an internet crime — that is, if they have been fortunate enough to avoid it to this point.
The presentation evoked memories of disco. The CEO, who goes back a bit further than the company she founded in 1979, evoked memories of Woodstock. But the fundamental message from Epic’s annual Users Group Meeting was that innovation is both timeless and relentless.
We just came through that time of year that’s often filled with surprises and gifts of things you had no idea you needed.
Not only is a new year upon us but also a new decade, and our world is propelling us forward to reach new heights in business, talent, and social awareness. On the first full week of the new year, I would like to share some Progressive HR visions with you from influencers across Wisconsin.