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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 Forbes.com 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 […]

Retailers Expecting A Profitable Year

April 9, 2014

U.S. retailers are expecting a profitable sales year in 2014 for electronics and online sales, despite a less than ideal holiday season according to a survey of 100 retail CFOs performed by BDO USA LLC. Consumers continue to show favor to the convenience and perks of online retail. The online sales tactic that resulted in […]

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 […]

Amazon Takes Customer Recommendations a Step Further

February 24, 2014

Amazon has announced its plans to begin “anticipatory shipping”. This program will send customers products before they order them. Sounds crazy, right? Or does it. Using the same history based method that they use to give customers “recommendations” they will use shopping and browsing history to determine products customers may want and start the order […]

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 […]

5 Things You Should Know About a Company Before the Interview

November 4, 2013

What they do! – This may sound obvious but a lot of people go to interviews unprepared. Knowing what the position you’re applying for is important but so is what the company does. If you’re a finance consultant applying for a finance role at a computer cloud company you should know what that means! While […]

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

October 31, 2013

I was online when I saw a banner ad for a major hotel. It was very simple. It was a photo of a phone charger plugged into an outlet and stated “From phone chargers to curling irons. You forget it. We provide it.” This advertisement really stood out to me because normally when searching for […]

Texas on Top

October 30, 2013

Once again Texas is the place to be! The top 4 spots on Forbes’ – “The Cities Creating the Most Middle Class Jobs” list all go to Texas metropolises. Leading the list was the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos area, followed by the Houston-Sugar Land- Baytown area. Third on the list was San Antonio- New Braunfels Area […]

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