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Women deserving of more respect in the workplace

By   /  Friday, June 16th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Women deserving of more respect in the workplace

By Ritch Eich In April, the Pacific Coast Business Times featured an article that focused on why women don’t attain more leadership positions. While I agree wholeheartedly with most everything in the article, as someone who has spent a lifetime working with, and for, strong women, I want to provide another perspective. Robert Mueller, a Read More →

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Confidence key to successful negotiations

By   /  Friday, June 9th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Confidence key to successful negotiations

By Judith Richards Why are employees leaving unclaimed value on the bargaining table? How can individuals increase the likelihood of achieving their negotiation goals? Negotiation skills in the workplace play an essential role in facilitating the sales process, resolving conflict and ensuring career success. Unfortunately, the majority of employees have not been exposed to formalized Read More →

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Teacher externships help employers

By   /  Friday, June 2nd, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Teacher externships help employers

By Greg Gillespie and Paula Hodge Change is happening in business and industry at such a fast pace that high school and college course curriculums can quickly become outdated. Students who are fortunate to obtain internships this summer can be exposed to the latest business advances, but it’s not enough. The reality is that not Read More →

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Pharmaceuticals on path to sustainability

By   /  Friday, May 26th, 2017  /  Green Coast, Health Care, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Technology  /  Comments Off on Pharmaceuticals on path to sustainability

By Valeria Makarova Since the concept of sustainable development was introduced back in the 1980s, corporations from various industries have been dealing with ever-increasing pressure to address stakeholder social needs and their environmental footprints. The traditional “business as usual” model — pursuing the business imperative goal of profit maximization while ignoring negative social and environmental Read More →

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Regulations causing employers to flee the state

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Regulations causing employers to flee the state

By Jonathan Fraser Light I have a running sick joke with one of my insurance broker clients. Every month he tells me how many of his clients have left the state because they can’t stand to run a business here. Others of my employer clients are leaving when they can. Meat packers, computer chip component Read More →

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How to win the recruiting war for the best talent

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on How to win the recruiting war for the best talent

By Sumantra Sengupta Just prior to joining academia, I had the pleasure of serving as the interim group president for a multinational agriculture farming, processing and trading company for three years. With physical operations in 10 countries and commercial operations in 36, the company had a workforce numbering more than 2,000 people and crossing many Read More →

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Managing needs of four-generation workforce challenging

By   /  Friday, May 5th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Managing needs of four-generation workforce challenging

By Mark Riley A seismic shift is underway in today’s workplace. Two massive generations — the Baby Boomers and the millennials — with two very different sets of needs and expectations are testing the abilities of even the most adroit human resources department. This is true along the Central Coast, the rest of California and Read More →

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