Why connecting with and understanding your employees can be an investment in your business. BY PEOPLE CENTRIC CONSULTING GROUP I recently heard Bob Danzig, CEO of Hearst Publishing, speak at a conference. Bob’s company owns billions of dollars in media companies including ESPN Magazine and Esquire. Oftentimes I find that CEOs of large companies are
Don Harkey of People Centric Consulting Group discusses how airport interactions relate to organizations. BY DON HARKEY While waiting in an airport, you have a lot of time on your hands. As I sat in O’Hare Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, I did a lot of observing and listening to people
At Silver Dollar City, family fun starts with treating employees like family. BY ADRIENNE DONICA | PHOTO COURTESY SILVER DOLLAR CITY Silver Dollar City places high importance on getting to know each employee at the park. Year after year families flock to Branson to enjoy the rides, attractions, shows and more at Silver Dollar City.
When the yearly cap for H2B visa workers wasn’t renewed for 2017, the Branson Chamber of Commerce and local employers had to think outside of the box to tackle their looming worker shortage. BY VIVIAN WHEELER, BIZ 417 Facing a shortage of 300 workers, seven Branson employers took advantage of a recruitment trip to Puerto
While many local companies struggle to recruit workers, some organizations are facing the region’s workforce development challenges head-on. Learn about their creative solutions to attracting and retaining talented employees. BY STEPHANIE TOWNE BENOIT, BIZ 417 At the height of the Great Recession, the scheduling board in the office of Brookline Doorworks, a Springfield garage door