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NCET Tech Tips: Attracting tech talent takes more than free bagels

NCET explores business and technology

By all accounts the tech sector in Northern Nevada is booming, and just as the floodgates on our beloved Truckee River are wide open, so are the floodgates on local hiring. Recent reports cite hiring “sprees” and point to a worsening labor crunch. As local businesses replace talent or hire for expansion in […]

June 19th, 2017|Business Strategy, Hiring Hacks|0 Comments

Low Nevada Unemployment and its Effect on Recruiting

A wave of positive energy is vibrating through Nevada as unemployment reached a low of 5.8% in September. Nevada now ranks second in the country in terms of job growth. Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, praised the state for regaining more than the 186,000 jobs it lost in the recession. Overall, the entirety of the job […]

November 15th, 2016|Business Strategy, Recruitment Strategy|0 Comments

How to Develop and Maintain Your Vision in Your Grown-Up Start-Up

If there’s one thing start-ups have in spades, it’s vision. If they didn’t, most of them wouldn’t make it through the first six months. Chances are, you know what you want your business to represent in the world: quality products, impeccable service and relationships. […]

April 6th, 2016|Business Strategy|0 Comments

2016 and Why You Should Run Your Business Like Your Favorite Diner

You know the place. Fresh coffee is served before you can even take your jacket off, the pancakes are fluffy and the scrambled eggs are like springtime clouds. It’s a great model that as business owners we must apply to our own businesses. […]

December 30th, 2015|Business Strategy|Comments Off on 2016 and Why You Should Run Your Business Like Your Favorite Diner

How Can You Close the Gender Pay Gap?

Women have come a long way since we first entered the workforce in mass in the middle of the last century. We have achieved higher overall earning potential, improved pay and opportunities, better working conditions and protection from harassment and higher rates of promotion and career advancement all around compared to even just ten years ago. And yet… while huge advances have been made, the race for gender pay equality is far from over. […]

December 9th, 2015|Business Strategy, Career Development|Comments Off on How Can You Close the Gender Pay Gap?

Lessons from Google: Turning Game-Changing Talent into a Winning Team

Recruiting top talent to join your team is essential to moving your business forward and reaching your full potential, but adding star players to your lineup is only part of the process. More work is required to take full advantage of your new talent as well as make the most of your existing staff. Corporate trailblazer Google recently undertook a massive study of exactly what qualities make for the most successful teams, and their conclusions might surprise you. […]

December 2nd, 2015|Business Strategy, Career Development|Comments Off on Lessons from Google: Turning Game-Changing Talent into a Winning Team

Payroll 2016: Would You Like to Super Size That?

The Law of Supply and Demand is a very strong economic model. When it is manipulated, strange and scary things happen. When Adam Smith wrote his notable ‘The Wealth of Nations’ nearly 240 years ago, he wasn’t amiss in his theory that a free market economy benefits all members of a society. […]

November 24th, 2015|Business Strategy|Comments Off on Payroll 2016: Would You Like to Super Size That?

“Reno Sees Future, and it isn’t Casinos” misses mark on one key point

While I don’t believe it can be definitively attributed to a specific individual, I certainly agree with the statement that, ‘any publicity is good publicity’. To this end, I appreciate Mr. Carlton’s WSJ piece on growth in Reno. I bristle however at the comment that Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada’s (#EDAWN) CEO Mike […]

September 15th, 2015|Business Strategy|Comments Off on “Reno Sees Future, and it isn’t Casinos” misses mark on one key point