2018 saw record-breaking unemployment rates, the strongest economy in 20 years, and a big step toward more diverse and inclusive work spaces.
Yet amidst this good news, visa reforms, healthcare fiascos, and a rising fear of automation has lent a more ominous bent to the year. Will 2019 follow in the footsteps of 2018, or will it blaze its own path? Find out:
5 Must-Know Business Trends for 2019
1. Say goodbye to Bitcoin and hello to Blockchain.
Remember the Dot-com bubble? That’s how Bitcoin’s starting to feel - all hype and no substance. As of today, Bitcoin has dropped 82% since a high of almost $20,000 last December. But even though the Dot-com era was short lived and fraught with losses, out of it came a digital renaissance. The w...
The modern worker is no longer impressed by unlimited coffee and a window office. To stay competitive, smart companies are reimagining the traditional workspace, incorporating everything from pool tables and game rooms to outdoor work zones and full-sized restaurant replicas.
Check out these 10 innovative companies taking their offices to the next level:
The 10 Trendiest Offices in Dallas-Fort Worth
1. Raising Cane’s
Offbeat: that’s the word that comes to mind when describing Raising Cane’s Dallas headquarters.
The research confirms it: companies that use employee data to inform their business decisions are more competitive and earn higher returns than their less technologically advanced – and less morally ambiguous – competitors.
Without a doubt, it’s in a company’s best interest to gather data and monitor their employees. But any company, to be profitable and sustainable, must be built upon trust, culture, and a clear vision. No one wants to work in – or invest in, or lead – an office built on suspicion.
So how do you balance increased revenue with decreased sentiment? Depending on your goals, your company, and your culture, there are a number of different softwares you can purchase, ranging from the Orwellian ever-watching eye, to the less threatening website filters or anonymous data collection tools.
Before picking your employee surveillance system, ask yourself th...
Big Boss or Big Brother? Top 5 employee monitoring systems.
Despite the political climate in which we’re currently enmeshed, talking politics in the office is still inexplicably taboo. You’d think that something so incredibly public – played out on TV screens and during family dinners across the country – would by now be acceptable office fodder. And yet, to announce your preferred party or to ally with a certain position is considered distasteful at best, offensive at worst.
There is a reason for this – not everyone in an office will share the same beliefs, and mutual respect is at the foundation of any good workplace. Civility, politeness, and common courtesy cannot be overemphasized in a well-functioning office. But who does it benefit, to categorically ignore some of the most influential discussions of our time? Is this ‘silencing’ not more detrimental than considering the topics openly and respectfully?
What we’re really asking is: should the office be a refuge from political dram...
The Politics of Talking Politics in the Office
Using consultants as seasonal workers or parental leave replacements is one thing. Having them lead an entirely new project or design an original system is another. Too often, companies are restricted by an unnecessarily narrow understanding of what a consultant is – when in reality, they can be whatever you need them to be.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 16.6 million US workers are classified as independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary workers, and contingent workers. Among those 16.6 million people is your next star consultant.
Remember, these are highly accomplished professionals, looking to quickly and efficiently leave their mark on your company. Don’t simply use them as a placeholder. Tap into their technical skills, draw from their expertise, and really get your money’s worth.
Check out these 3 unusual ways that top companies are using consultants ...
3 creative ways to take full advantage of your contingent workforce.
Going green has never been more important - or more trendy. Every company, big and small, seems to be instating, pledging, or committing to some kind of environmental strategy.
But you don’t need to wait for your company to jump on the bandwagon - you yourself have the power to effect real, meaningful change, starting at your own place of work. Whether you’re a CEO or a recent hire, everyone has a voice in this battle.
Start small, create new policies, and follow through on your commitments. Here are 3 ways you can make positive change at your company today:
3 ways your company can #GoGreen (& how to lead the change)
1. Push for reusable dishware
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PROVEN RECRUITING EXPANDS TO HELP DALLAS-AREA EMPLOYERS HIRE TOP TALENT IN THE NATION’S #1 CITY FOR JOBS
As the war for top talent surges, a new recruiting resource emerges for Dallas-Fort Worth area employers
DALLAS, June 18, 2018 /BusinessWire/ -- Proven Recruiting, one of Southern California’s leading job placement agencies, announced today the opening of a new office in Dallas, Texas to provide much-needed recruiting support for employers in...
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Tired of hearing news of the latest cyber attack? It seems a day doesn’t go by that some company comes under fire for their lax cyber protocols. But what if there was a way you could profit from these unfortunate headlines?
In the first 6 months of 2017, an astonishing 2 billion records were lost or stolen; that’s a 164% increase over the six months prior. Equifax, Verifone, Whole Foods, Deloitte - even the DNC - were each hacked in the past two years.
So what does this all mean? Opportunity. The Wall Street Journal
Your guide to landing a job in cybersecurity.
Notice how every every day seems to bring news of a bigger, scarier-than-ever data breach? As individuals, we gloss over these breaches with relative ease – despite the exploding headlines and the fleeting thought of ‘should I delete my Facebook account?’ our lives go on fairly unchanged.
But to companies, the breaches pose an incredible (and costly!) threat. An astonishing 2 billion records were lost or stolen in the first 6 months of 2017; a 164% increase over the previous six months. Not scary enough for you? Get this: on average, companies suffer 130 data breaches each year - that’s a READ MORE
Business in the time of cyber warfare: how to protect your company.
Had you asked me 15 years ago if I would be, in a few short years, Co-Founding Proven Recruiting, I would have responded with a resounding no. Predicting the future is near impossible - especially when you are still in the process of discovering your passions and goals.
Without the benefit of hindsight, decisions often seem impossible; nothing more than black boxes of unknown consequences. No one should be surprised, given this fact, that 33% of university graduates later regret their chosen majors. Too often, it is only after the fact that we can ful...
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