The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

And just like that, 2016 is [almost] behind us. A lot has happened in 2016, in and out of the workplace. But when it comes to topics we covered on this blog, you all had some specific areas of interest. Some of the topics you found most interesting this year included the FLSA overtime changes; … Continue reading The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

Celebrating the Workforce – Cymbal Maker #1in100MM

In the finale episode of "1 in One Hundred Million," see how Paul found his rhythm as a cymbal maker to the stars: Like many musicians, Paul was waiting for his big break. When it didn’t come quick enough, his parents urged him to get a day job - so he headed to Zildjian Cymbals to put … Continue reading Celebrating the Workforce – Cymbal Maker #1in100MM

A Different Kind of Exchange Program

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." -Benjamin Franklin When you hear the phrase "exchange program," what comes to mind? You may immediately think of student exchange programs - opportunities for those still in school to experience a new country while pursuing their degree. But learning in a new-to-you … Continue reading A Different Kind of Exchange Program

Celebrating the Workforce – Helmet Designer #1in100MM

As Director of New Product Innovation at Xenith, Kyle is clear-eyed about the real-life implications of his work: “There’s really high stakes in everything we do,” he says. Day-to-day, Kyle could be working in 3D CAD on his computer, hand-building prototypes, or checking helmets in the test lab. And all the while, Kyle is tapping into … Continue reading Celebrating the Workforce – Helmet Designer #1in100MM

Employee Burnout & Fatigue – Tweet Chat Highlights

We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding employee burnout and fatigue in the workplace. A number of thought leaders weighed in on how burnout affects employees and their employers; best practices on how to help prevent employee burnout/fatigue; how technology plays a role; and more. You can view the entire tweet chat below … Continue reading Employee Burnout & Fatigue – Tweet Chat Highlights

Tweet Chat on Employee Burnout/Fatigue – August 3rd

The following guest post was written by Jenn Ardery, a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Kronos. Thanks, Jenn! Employee burnout, that state in which individuals feel overwhelmed, at their wits’ end, and unsure where to turn, is becoming a serious issue for organizations. According to Aptitude Research Partners' Study, organizations that have above average rates of employee … Continue reading Tweet Chat on Employee Burnout/Fatigue – August 3rd

Celebrating the Workforce – QA Brewing Technician #1in100MM

If ever there were a perfect union of education and passion, Briana Francisco nailed it when she put her science degrees to work in the craft beer industry: As a fan of complex brews, Briana found her post-college calling when she landed a job at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. In fact, Briana was so … Continue reading Celebrating the Workforce – QA Brewing Technician #1in100MM

The Connectivity Conundrum

The following guest post was written by John Hollon, a member of The Workforce Institute Advisory Board and Vice President for Content at Checkster. Thanks, John! I don’t have a lot of pet peeves, but there is one that really pushes my buttons. It’s people who think they can do something else while they’re texting or talking on their … Continue reading The Connectivity Conundrum

Talking the Language of Tomorrow’s Workforce, Today

The following guest post was written by Peter Harte, managing director of Kronos Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. Thanks, Peter!  Self-centered, lazy, and ‘too big for their boots’ are words commonly used about Millennials. On the other hand, so are socially conscious and collaborative. The traits of Millennials have been written about ad nauseam. … Continue reading Talking the Language of Tomorrow’s Workforce, Today

Celebrating the Workforce – Miner & Environmental Manager #1in100MM

See how Dana Sue Kimbal and her team move 70,000 tons of ore every day in pursuit of silver in the latest episode of 1 in One Hundred Million: Chances are, there’s some silver within reach of you right now. It’s ubiquitous – in our jewelry, coins, and solar panels. But as a miner and … Continue reading Celebrating the Workforce – Miner & Environmental Manager #1in100MM

Celebrating the Workforce – Assistant Head of Lighting #1in100MM

In this 1 in One Hundred Million episode, Tracer Finn creates a visual experience at Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas: Shadow, color, texture, and pattern: As the Assistant Head of Lighting, Tracer Finn takes audiences on a visual journey…a dream of sorts…at Le Rêve — The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas. … Continue reading Celebrating the Workforce – Assistant Head of Lighting #1in100MM

Celebrating the Workforce – Jeweler #1in100MM

Part sales, part psychology – go behind the fine jewelry counter in this episode of 1 in One Hundred Million: They say diamonds are forever, and Jennifer Miller agrees – but with a caveat. For this fine jewelry sales specialist, special moments and emotions are just as enduring as diamonds. See how Jennifer connects with customers … Continue reading Celebrating the Workforce – Jeweler #1in100MM