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.
White space may soon become part of the larger tech mosaic for improving broadband service in hard-to-reach parts of the nation, rural Wisconsin included.
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.
A team needs to be aligned on any team project before proceeding, and unfortunately, it doesn’t happen very frequently.
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.
The primary goals of the SECURE Act are to expand retirement savings, preserve retirement income, simplify existing rules, and improve qualified retirement plan administration.
People buy from people. We all tend to do business with people we know, like, and trust. Companies don’t make purchasing decisions, people do.
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.
Most people enjoy improvements and innovations when it comes to consumer electronics, but the unfortunate truth is that cybercriminals are innovating and improving their techniques and tactics, as well.
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.
In business geek terms, goodwill is the amount of money a buyer of a company pays for another company over its financial book value.
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.