While Businesses Shut Down in Arizona, Google Searches Ramped Up 

by Joel Coen

This past December, my children and I were at home in my living room having a conversation about specific, influential events that changed the world. We had just finished watching the celebrated one-shot war film 1917 together about two young British soldiers during World War I whose actions would end up impacting world history as we know it. The movie had a profound effect on … [More]

Heidi’s Village Provides a ‘Pawsitive Day’ for Cats and Dogs 

by Mike Hunter

An animal shelter and veterinary clinic that’s the first of its kind in Arizona, the recently opened Heidi’s Village is an animal welfare organization that partners with the chronically overburdened existing animal shelters and rescue organizations to provide temporary boarding for dogs and cats when their space and resources are limited. Medical intervention, grooming, … [More]

Company Grows Employment in Reimagined Workplace

by Greg Hanover

Liveops is a leader and pioneer in the virtual call center space with a distributed workforce of more than 20,000 domestic home-based agents. Since March, Liveops has created thousands of opportunities for new agents. At a time when unemployment is skyrocketing and many are suffering unprecedented economic and mental hardships, it is rewarding to provide safe and flexible … [More]

Looking Good: August 2020 Standouts

by Mike Hunter

ACHIEVEMENTS Sundt Rises on Top 400 Contractors List Sundt Construction, Inc. climbed to No. 52 on Engineering News Record’s recently released 2020 Top 400 Contractors list. ENR, the construction industry’s principal trade publication, generates its list of Top 400 Contractors based on the prior year’s construction revenue. Sundt reported more than $1.7 billion in … [More]

HCM Connected and Futureproof

by Todd La Fever

Transforming the way businesses manage their most important asset — their people — iSolved provides awesome human capital management (HCM) outcomes and a full employee experience by design through a connected futureproof solution. iSolved’s human capital management and people platform brings together HR, payroll, time and attendance, and benefits enrollment all in one … [More]

Verified Talent Directory

by Mike Hunter

The recently rolled out Talent Directory from Credly, a leader in digital credentials, brings skills-based talent sourcing to the forefront, allowing organizations to find uniquely qualified candidates based on verified skills, and enabling qualified professionals to add value to opportunities for which they would have initially been overlooked. Using Talent Directory, … [More]

Real-Time Dining-Out Data

by Mike Hunter

SIP is a member-based app designed to offer an advantage to each part of a three-pillar ecosystem of venues, consumers and alcohol companies, by providing marketed brands with real-time data about consumer alcohol purchasing behaviors inside bars and restaurants and bars — all with meaningful perks and drink discounts to its member base in return for the purchase data of their … [More]

Cost Transparency Can Increase Sales 20%

by Bhavya Mohan and Ryan Buell

Businesses don’t typically disclose information to consumers on how much it costs to produce a product. However, the study “Lifting the Veil: The Benefits of Cost Transparency” we recently conducted — along with our colleague Leslie John of Harvard Business School — provides evidence that doing so can increase consumers’ purchase interest by more than 20 percent. We also found … [More]

Jobs, Wages and Value

by RaeAnne Marsh

As business tries to gear back up from the COVID-19 shutdown, the health of the economy is a major concern. Businesses are concerned about their profitability, and employees are concerned about their wages.  Business.org, a company that researches and compares the top business products and services, conducted a study on pay rates across the country for the “essential … [More]

‘Walkie Talkie’ App Connects WFH Teams 

by Mike Hunter

Distance and digitization of communications can pose a challenge to the relationships upon which great work relies. Emails can be misinterpreted. Virtual meetings can feel stressful or strange. The blurring of private home life and public work life can impact employee well-being. Zello offers a way to empower every team member, allowing them to take ownership of their workload … [More]