Category: Business

How Retailers are Drawing Shoppers this Season

December 16, 2014

Consumers have more options than ever when it comes to where they spend their money. Online retailers and brick and mortar stores are constantly looking for ways to stand out from their competitors. Which website offers free shipping? Who ships the fastest? Who opens earliest on Black Friday? What store has the best entertainment? Which […]

Groceries to go!

December 10, 2014

Walmart  began testing a new service: Walmart Pickup, in late September in their hometown of Bentonville Arkansas. This service allows customers to order their groceries online and then pick them up via ‘drive thru” at a standalone pick up center. This is an interesting concept that has typically been reserved for products like fast food, […]

Unlimited Vacation Days

October 17, 2014

In late September it was it was disclosed that Richard Branson of the Virgin Group gives unlimited vacation days to his staff of nearly 200 employees. This has raised an interesting question: Is working less, more? If people only work to complete the tasks they have and are allowed to enjoy personal time when tasks […]

Toyota U.S. Base is Heading South

May 20, 2014

After over half a decade in California Jim Lentz, Toyota’s CEO announced plans to move the companies’ domestic headquarters to Plano, Texas, a Dallas suburb Monday, August 28th. The new greener facility, which is set to be operational late 2016 or early 2017 will be workplace to over 4,000 employees in different departments. For more […]

Texas Strong

May 16, 2014 recently reported, Six Signs the Texas Economy is Strong and Getting Stronger. Texas is trailblazing across the board. Texas has replaced 100 percent of the jobs lost in the recession. In the past year Texas home sells have increased by 12 percent. State Tax revenues for oil and natural gas production have increased almost […]

Long-Term Employment Gets the Ax

May 7, 2014

Is long-term employment really dead? Forbes contributor and author of “The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Leaders and Create a Competitive Organization,” Jacob Morgan, certainly thinks so. In his article, bluntly titled, 5 Reasons Why Long-Term Employment Is Dead (And Never Coming Back), Morgan explains why he believes that the longevity employers […]

The Power of Autonomy

April 28, 2014

Autonomy: The right or condition of self-government, freedom from external control or influence; independence. People are pulled in a million directions and flexibility has become a major concern for employees in the workforce. But flexibility doesn’t just mean having a boss that will let you take a longer lunch for a dentist appointment or give […]

Why Employees Leave

April 16, 2014

“People will inevitably change jobs, so stop treating it like a surprise. Assume your people will move up or out, and plan for it.” This 3 part blog will examine 3 things: Know why people leave their jobs. Know when you can keep employees and how. Know when to let employees move on and how […]

San Antonio Real Estate Influence On the Economy

February 25, 2014

If you enjoy our blog The Real Estate Council of San Antonio is another great source for information concerning local real estate. Here are 5 amazing facts about San Antonio’s Real Estate Industry and its influence on our economy. It generates approximately 1/7 of the area’s economic output. It employs 120,000 people in the San […]

Major Layoff’s For Sam’s Club

February 19, 2014

Wal-Mart Inc. announced 2,300 layoffs from their wholesale retailer Sam’s Club, nearly 2% of their current workforce. The layoffs included predominantly middle management and hourly employees. Some departments are losing as much as 50% of their management team. The company also stated that the management remaining would receive a pay raise. Wal-Mart spokesman said, “We’re […]

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