Make Your Team Building Fun — and Productive — With a Business Take on 'Speed Dating'
2 Mar 2023
As the "boss," I knew meeting me for the first time would be intimidating for many employees. But unfortunately, the employee engagement I fought so hard to build came to a sudden halt during the pandemic. And I know I'm not alone.
According to Gallup research, by early 2022, employee engagement in the U.S. had slumped to a seven-year low, with only 32% of employees engaged at work and 17% feeling disengaged. And throughout 2022, engagement levels remained relatively unchanged. With employee stagnation being one of the biggest threats to a company's productivity and profitability, I knew we needed something special to reconnect with our team.
Five AI tools for economic developersMar 2 2023
Ever since the release of ChatGPT and Microsoft's Bing AI tool (or should we call it Sydney?), pundits have been spinning in circles analyzing the many threats, opportunities and transformative capabilities of artificial intelligence on everything from plagiarism to employment and government policies. Having made this irrevocable leap into machine...
Integra Technologies to Invest $1.8B, Create Nearly 2,000 Jobs with Wichita Semiconductor PlantMar 2 2023
Kansas-based Integra Technologies plans to invest $1.8 billion in a large-scale semiconductor facility in Wichita. This is the second-largest private investment in Kansas history. The facility will establish Wichita as integral to a national effort to reshore semiconductor manufacturing capacity and strengthen national security. Employee-owned Integra is a fully...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the appointment of L’Tonya Davis as its first permanent Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO). The CDIO will lead USDA in its ongoing efforts to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) across the Department and will oversee the implementation of USDA’s...