Strong job numbers came out again this month, with the U.S. economy adding over 200,000 new positions. Most hail this as great news for all concerned, but I’m not so sure.
For at least 20 years, labor bureaus, demographers, census researchers, and statisticians have predicted the rise in population diversity and its impact on the workplace. Seeing the handwriting on the wall, proactive companies have already begun working toward diversifying their teams.
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.
Six weeks ago in the art-conscious town of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a somewhat eclectic group of technologists, architects, city planners, fabricators, and artists of all persuasions got together to talk about the future of art and how it can transform public settings.
Today’s societal climate may help remind employers that they must be cognizant of the impact that claims of sexual or other types of harassment can have on their business and reputations.
Delaying gratification to maximize one’s ROI testifies to the importance of patience.
Philanthropy is important to me as an individual, and it’s an essential piece of our culture in our company. Not only that, I think it makes us more profitable.
In interviewing individuals for our training programs, well over half tell us that handling stress and the pressures of daily life, both professionally and personally, is an area that they need to work on.
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.
In 1980, I was dropped off by a police officer at my parents’ house for a reason that may never have happened in all of history, except for that day.
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.
In the wake of high-profile cases and hashtags, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently reported that it received 12 percent more complaints of workplace sexual harassment in 2018 than it did in 2017.
While much of the discussion about the poor condition of Wisconsin’s road network has centered on funding in recent years, the less covered story is the lack of planning.
One of the things that make cybersecurity seem so daunting is the difficulty in understanding the scale of the threat involved. Every day there is a new media report of a major commercial enterprise being victimized by cyber-criminals.
To address a lack of civics education in our schools, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has established the Wisconsin Civics Games, a statewide contest designed to reignite interest in public service.
When was the last time you changed jobs? Do you remember the exhilaration of it? I was reminded of how exciting it can be as I grabbed coffee with someone today who recently started a new gig.
So, the pressure is on. But that’s okay because it's really about how you “show up.”