Category Archive for: ‘Human Resources’

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    Four Steps to Great Leadership Character

    Leaders are often at the top of their game when reaching to a crisis. Usually during such moments leaders reach into their deepest instincts to make decisions. You may have experienced this type of crystal clear decision making as your back was against the wall […]

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    Ethical leadership an essential business practice

    An Internet search of professional ethics reveals many definitions. There are codes of ethics for educators, lawyers, realtors, public officials, law enforcement, and even members of the military. A common theme is that these codes of ethics focus on the actions of individuals, and do […]

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    BlueGrace Logistics workforce diversification leads to success

    BlueGrace Logistics President and CEO, Bobby Harris, has seen his company rise to the top of the pack since opening the doors in 2009. In 2012, BlueGrace, a company that facilitates freight shipping for businesses via a transportation management system – much like Orbitz or […]

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    Measuring the Financial Return of your Investment in People

    In spite of payroll frequently being the single largest expense (exclusive of cost of goods sold) for most businesses, few business owners do any sort of quantitative analysis to determine the financial return of their investment in people (payroll expense). According to Jim Parrish, Growth […]

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    PLATFORM TO EMPLOYMENT opens applications for long-term unemployed

    Florida SBDC at USF partner, CareerSource Tampa Bay, is partnering with The WorkPlace to bring Platform to Employment (P2E) to Hillsborough County. P2E) is a national program that addresses the specific needs of unemployed workers age 50 and over. Online applications have been opened for […]

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    Top Five Tips for Running a Business with a Loved One

    Running a business as a sole owner can be a challenge in itself. Operating one with your loved one can present a whole new set of difficulties. According to The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute, there are approximately 4 million family-owned businesses in the […]

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    Innovation leads the list at 2014 State of the Workforce Tampa Bay event

    Innovation in attracting and keeping talent, and technology skills were the lead topics of discussion at the annual State of the Workforce Tampa Bay event, held at the Grand Hyatt Tuesday. Two panels – one featuring employers and the other, educators – highlighted the event […]

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    WorkNet Pinellas & Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance’s Internship Program

    WorkNet Pinellas & Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance’s Internship Program provides opportunities for individuals who have completed occupational classroom skills training that need to gain job-related skills and knowledge. By participating, employers benefit by being reimbursed up to 80% for the intern’s wages during the internship period.

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  • What happens when business owners learn to delegate?

    If you asked me if I was a micro manager I would have answered “Absolutely not. I delegate.” It wasn’t until I had to stay home for four weeks for medical issues that learned some of life’s most valuable business lessons. Our business was doing […]

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