Diversity and Inclusion: Learning What We Don’t Know

by RaeAnne Marsh

Diversity is a social force that continues to gain momentum in the workplace as well. Corporate programs are expanding and gaining a diversity of their own as we recognize identifiable subgroups in our country’s “melting pot.” What was once just race and gender now also includes military veterans, the LGBT community and other groups with… [More]

Why Do We Continue to Have Data Breaches? 

by Morey J. Haber

Data breaches are all around us, as well as other cyber tragedies like WannaCry, Mirai and Petya. Household names like FedEx, Maersk, Deloitte, Equifax, Nuance and Sony have all been victims of recent cybersecurity breaches. The daily press is draining, but there is something that can be learned from all the facts that can help… [More]

Managing Conflict: A State of Understanding

by R.W. Burke

I’ve had thousands of conversations with managers in recent years, and in almost every one of them, a manager is struggling with trying to change behavior — his own or someone else’s. And it’s usually someone else’s. The struggle with that behavior is mostly caused by the lack of understanding of it. Too many of… [More]

When Key Employees Leave to Work for a Competitor

by John Egbert

At one time or another, most employers are going to experience the departure of one or more key employees to work for a competitor or to start a new competing entity. Such a departure can have significant adverse effects on the employer’s operations and success. Sometimes, the departing employees will have engaged in damaging misconduct… [More]

Engaging a Fundraising Consultant – the Why and the How

by Richard Tollefson and Michal Tyra

As nonprofit board members and professionals, it can be hard to ask for help. Emotion, pride and passion can be difficult and often cloud the more practical pursuit of enhanced business performance. Additionally, in a sector that often prides itself on making do with less, the idea of “scaling” programmatic and fundraising performance — and… [More]

Dr. Joel P. Martin, Triad West Inc.

from Dr. Joel P. Martin

Some consider Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) simply about political correctness. However, research tells us otherwise. In 2017 Gallup convincingly “linked engagement with positive business metrics including productivity, profitability, quality, employee commitment and retention” and reported that “Diversity combined with an inclusive culture can have an even greater impact on business outcomes”. D&I is a relevant, competitive, and… [More]

Glenn Hickman: Advancing Sustainability at Family’s Farm Enterprise

by Claire Natale

Glenn Hickman, president of Hickman’s Family Farms, comes from a long line of innovators. In the 1940s, the first generation of Hickman’s Family Farms, Nell Hickman — along with her husband, Guy — began their backyard chicken coop with 500 chickens and a back-porch store. A savvy businesswoman, Nell used her hens’ freshly laid eggs… [More]

Employers Can Lower Diabetes Risk

by Denise de la Rama

According to the CDC, the average business owner spends roughly twice as much on employees with diabetes as on healthy employees. But those costs are shrinking thanks to a little-known and rarely used wellness program that was designed to help employees get healthier. The latest version of the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Prevent T2, was… [More]

Bayless Implements Self-Serve Pharmacy Kiosk 

by Mike Hunter

The APM Pharmacy kiosk, powered by MedAvail Technologies, is an innovative self-serve pharmacy kiosk solution that supports the dispensing of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications under the full control of a remote pharmacist in a fast, secure and convenient manner. Use of the kiosk has been adopted by Bayless Integrated Healthcare, a leader in combining… [More]

Smart Single-Use Biometric Patches

by Mike Hunter

Qualcomm Life, Inc. has designed and developed breakthrough reference designs for cost-effective, connected and medical-grade biometric patches that will enable a multitude of intelligent care models, from perioperative care to assessing the impact of therapeutic interventions. Designed to allow healthcare professionals to monitor patients across the care continuum with access to near real-time data, the… [More]