Much of the gridlock in Washington seems to be caused by adult versions of, “They started it!”
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.
Young people are natives when it comes to using technology, from smartphones to tablets and from social media to video games, but they can be aliens when it comes to working in tech jobs.
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.
The way Justine Thompson, a Nike master trainer, discusses breaking down athletic goals is very analogous to how you might want to think about your goals and tackling them with manageable action items.
In his book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie spends an entire chapter on the power of a genuine smile. He clearly makes the point that he is talking about the real thing, not the mask that many people put on to show how “happy” they are.
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.
Wisconsin employers reviewing Gov. Tony Evers’ very first budget proposal may be surprised at the number of employment-related items.
A big customer service challenge today is to identify exactly what customers want and then deliver it. Creating the right experience for each customer is the key in this new era in customer service.
Wisconsinites are increasingly willing to “Just Fix It” and support a reasonable investment in transportation. This idea is counter to the narrative put forward by some who say while people may not like the condition of the roads on which they drive every day, they don’t want to pay more to fix them.
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.
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.
About this time of year, people daydream about escaping winter. Let’s sell the business, sell the house, sell the kids, get what we can, and run away.
About 85 percent of the jobs people will be doing in 2030 do not yet exist. Moreover, it’s predicted that up to 375 million workers worldwide will be affected by emerging technologies.